Pastors, Staff & Leaders at KBC
Jody Yopp: Senior Pastor
Jody was born and raised in Sneads Ferry, NC and has been blessed with a wonderful family that is supportive of ministry and has partnered with him in this great journey. He married Staci, June 3, 2000 and has a son Camron and a daughter Savannah. Staci serves as a Lower School Principal in Richlands NC, at Liberty Christian School and Jody has been the Pastor of Kellum Baptist Church since January 1, 2004. Both attended Gardner-Webb University earning their undergraduate degrees. Staci would continue on at Liberty University earning a Masters Degree in Christian School Administration. Jody earned a Master of Arts in Religious Studies at Southern California Seminary and now is pursuing an MDiv from Southeastern Seminary in Christian Ministry. He loves to travel when possible and his favorite mode of travel is by motorcycle. Right now his greatest joy is watching his kids grow in the Lord and find their own interests.
Dusty Maxwell: Youth Pastor
Dusty has served at Kellum Baptist Church since 2006 as the pastor to students. Over the last 12 years God has done incredible things within the church and the student ministry. Dusty is married to Jessica and they have two amazing children. Dusty was born in Baton Rouge, LA where he lived until he was ten. He then moved to Northern Virginia where he lived for 6 years before moving to Jacksonville, NC. Dusty holds an Associate degree in Business Administration from Coastal Carolina Community College, a Bachelor of Religion from Liberty University, a Master of Arts in Christian Ministry Leadership and a Master of Religious Education both from Liberty University Theological Seminary. He is currently seeking a Doctorate in Christian Ministry Leadership. Dusty has a passion and calling to minister to our next generation while also serving in the church and community. He loves to spend time serving in ministry and investing in our students. He loves high school and college football, loves coaching his kids’ soccer teams and loves being able to serve God with his wife and kids.
Linda Kellum: SecretaryLinda taught in the Onslow County School System for over 40 years. When she retired in 2012, she came to work for Kellum Baptist Church. She was married to her husband, Kenneth, for 32 years until his death in 2002. She has two wonderful children: Karen, who works for Marine Federal Credit Union and Kevin, who is the executive chef at True Blue Butcher and Table in Wilmington, NC. She also has two wonderful grandchildren, Amber and Caleb, who she loves spending time with.
She has been a member of Kellum Baptist Church for over 50 years. She has taught Sunday school, led WMU, bible studies, worked with RAs and Acteens, taught VBS, and served as a Deacon’s wife. It’s a pleasure serving as Secretary!