Our Ministry Team
Matt Storie - Pastor
– Matt a native of North Carolina, was born in Elkin and grew up in Salisbury. He graduated from Furman University with a B.A. in Business and Spanish. Matt spent several years working in a Computer Network and Internet company. He later graduated from Campbell University Divinity School with Master of Divinity and Doctorate of Ministry degrees. Matt has served in numerous churches as a pastor and associate pastor ministering with students, missions, and sports ministry. He also served with his family as missionaries for the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Together for Hope Network working in rural poverty. Matt enjoys spending time with his family, wife Melanie, and two sons, Aidan and Owen, hiking, camping, and running. He enjoys coaching rec ball for his sons, playing golf, and some good ole pickin’ and grinnin’ of the guitar (Matt claims he does more grinnin’ than pickin’).
Carol Martin - Minister of Music
Lea Bibbee - Minister of Youth & Children
Lea was born and raised in Parkersburg, West Virginia. She graduated from Marshall University (Go Herd!) with a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Religious Studies. Lea found her way to Shelby through Gardner-Webb University where she is currently enrolled as a part of their Dual Master’s program in Divinity and Clinical Christian Counseling. She spent her college summers working at the West Virginia Baptist Camp at Cowen serving as Camp Photographer, Cabin Counselor, and Director’s Intern. Lea has a great passion for camp ministry and loves sharing the outdoors with students, helping to open their eyes to God through the beauty of Creation. Her hobbies include hiking, lifting, painting, playing ukulele, reading, and going to concerts. Lea’s parents Heather and Ken have served in youth ministry for over 20 years, which is how Lea fell in love with ministry from an early age. She has two siblings, older brother Will and younger sister Becca who she adores!
Jenny Cabaniss - Pianist
John Carroll - Organist
Dick Canipe - Sexton
Wanda Schenkel - Secretary