Student Staff


Seth Buckley, Minister to Students

Seth has been with us since December of 1996 . He graduated from Furman University and received his Master of Arts from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He has served several churches...all in the great Palmetto state and he is a consultant for the SC Baptist Convention. Seth has a beautiful wife Robin, and 4 exciting boys and a beautiful daughter-in-law...Jacob and Sloane, Caleb, Eli, and Micah!


Matt Kuhn, Associate Minister to Students

Matt joined our staff in June 2011. Matt was born and raised in Spartanburg and graduated from Charleston Southern University with a degree in Youth Ministry and is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Biblical Studies from Liberty University. Since graduation he has served in several churches in South Carolina and truly has a heart for students. His desire is to see students come to know the Lord, worship Him and serve Him in the areas where God is calling. Matt has a beautiful wife Mollie and together they have four precious Children Hannabeth, Julianne, Emmalyn and Benjamin. 


Jacob Comer,  Junior High Ministry Assistant


Jacob or “D-Hub” joined our staff in August of 2014. Jacob spent 6 summers on staff at the SC Baptist Convention’s Camp SummerSalt. During his time there, he developed a love for middle school students. His desire is to see them grow in their relationships with Christ and be a light on their middle school campus. 

Rhonda Lanford, Student Ministry Secretary

Rhonda graduated from Winthrop College and has served at First Baptist Church for the past 26 years.  She is married to her wonderful husband Chip, they have 2 grown children, Matt Lanford and daughter-in-law Caroline and Bailey and son-in-law Tripp and their son Reid and daughter Riley Elizabeth who all live in Spartanburg.
Rhonda and Chip love the beach, family time, and riding 4 wheelers.