Head Pastor

Ron Lewis

Pastor Lewis has served as head pastor of RMBC since April 2001. Ron was saved at the age of 15 and immediately surrendered to full time Christian ministry. 

Pastor Lewis has a Bible degree from Bob Jones University. After graduating he taught in a high school, but was able to take his first church in 1993 where he served until being called to RMBC.

He and his wife, Tracy, met in college and have been married since 1984. They have four children, Benjamin, Jonathan, Rebecca, and Bethany.



Associate Pastor

Nate Petty-Neal

Pastor Nate began his ministry as a youth pastor at Monroe Baptist Church in the fall of 2014. After spending sometime at Calvary Baptist in Toccoa,He and his wife Rebekah were added to our ministry in February of 2019. They are primarily involved in our youth and media ministries.

Pastor Nate graduated from Bob Jones University, Greenville, SC, with an undergraduate degree in Christian Ministries. Pastor Nate and Rebekah have one son, Judah Allen, that was born in August of 2016.


Music Minister

B.Vernon Baxley 

Ernie and I  are thankful to be a part of the team at RMBC.  We have been blessed over the years to share with several Churches since completing study in Music Ministry at Florida Baptist Theological College and Luther Rice Seminary.

Now as then, the purpose of our Ministry is to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ through Music in Worship.  Our goal is to encourage and lead others to worship using all of our talents and abilities. This is one of the ways we can all glorify and praise the one true God.

To those of you already at RMBC who might consider becoming part of our Ministry, we encourage you to do so.  And to those viewing this website who aren’t already involved, you can rest assured your talents will be appreciated at Roper Mountain Baptist Church.

Our favorite Scripture that validates Music Ministry in our Churches today is found in Colossians 3:16

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.