Steve Teter serves as the Senior Pastor and has been in full-time ministry since 1989. Steve has lived in Franklin all his life, and after college practiced dentistry for 7 years before becoming a pastor. Linda moved to Franklin from Virginia in 1969. Steve and Linda were married in 1982 and are the parents of five children and nine grandchildren. Steve enjoys outdoor sports including hunting, fly-fishing, and golf. He also enjoys reading. Together, Steve and Linda enjoy traveling and hanging out with friends.
Brad Mitchell has served on staff at LFC since 1995 and was ordained as a pastor in 2000. Brad has lived in Pendleton County all his life and has been part of LFC since 1983. JoLynn moved to Franklin in 1977. Brad and JoLynn were married in 1984 and are the parents of four girls.
Josh Blount has been on staff since 2009 and was ordained in October 2011. He is a graduate of the Sovereign Grace Ministries Pastor’s College (2009), the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div, 2017), and Westminster Theological Seminary (Ph.D, 2023). Josh and his wife Anna were married in April 2010 and have three kids, Elliot, Katelyn, and Lauren. He enjoys birding and bird photography with Anna, bladesmithing with his son Elliot, and doing anything together as a family.
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