Jared Berry

   Senior Pastor

Jared became the Senior Pastor of Union Baptist Church in November of 2019. He has a Masters of Divinity in Expository Preaching. His experiences watching God build up churches fills him with excitement for what God is doing at Union. Jared strongly believes that the church is a family put together by God. Being in each others lives and loving one another is vital to our discipleship and carrying out the mission of the church.

God has also blessed him with his amazing wife Audrey and their 4 kids: Alethea, Shiloh, Gideon, and Declan. They also have a Pomeranian named Pig. Jared loves technology, science, SpaceX, websites, and camping.

His life verse is Matthew 6:33
“But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”

Richard Whiteheart

 Associate Pastor of Care  

Pastor Whiteheart specializes in visiting and ministering to people in their times of need. He has 50+ years of experience pastoring churches, administering Christian schools, and being there for people. He has a great deal of wisdom and countless testimonies of what God can do in His people. He also has a great sense of humor, a good singing voice, a down to earth friendly disposition, and sweet spot for anything made with peanut butter. 

He is married to his lovely wife Linda with 3 children, many grand children, and some great grand kids as well.


Laura Turlington

Administrative and Financial Assistant

Laura joined the staff in August of 2018. She is the glue behind the scenes keeping many of the church’s day to day operations together. Her previous experience serving in the corporate world has been a great asset to the church. She also helps those who come into the church with a patient and attentive ear. She is blessed with her wonderful husband Rob and beautiful daughters Lexi and Emma.

Carolyn Neil


Carolyn officially came on staff in 2009 but has grown up at Union her entire life. Carolyn uses her gifts to serve the church well beyond her role as a pianist. She works in various committees coordinating flowers, decorating, and events. She is known for her inciteful input and wisdom as well as getting the job done with grace and poise.

Rupert Thomas

Maintenance Technician

Rupert has a servant’s heart, a can-do attitude, and a love for all of God’s creatures. Having grown up at Union, he takes time out of his many community activities to help maintain the church he loves.

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