Mark Kannarney

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Mark came to Liberty First as Pastor on January 20, 2014.  Mark graduated from North Greenville University in 1999 with a BA degree in Christian Studies, and he also graduated from North Greenville University's T. Walt Brashier Graduate School in 2012 with a Masters degree in Christian Ministry.  Mark met his wife Valerie at their home church (East Side Baptist here in Liberty) where they married on September 18, 1999.  Mark and Valerie have three children (Matthew, Michael, and Maegan) and they love serving at Liberty First and living here in Liberty.  You can follow Mark on his blog "Mark's View."  

Youth Directors

Stoney and Jennifer Collins

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Stoney and Jennifer love ministering to students and have been known to have their living room filled with students on numerous occasions. Stoney enjoys teaching our students on Sunday and Wednesday nights, and they have been serving as LFBC Youth Directors since March 1, 2015. They have 4 children, Sean, Erin, Cade, and Ally. 

Children's Director

Doug Alexander

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Doug has been a faithful member of Liberty First Baptist for over 43 years and has been volunteering as a children's leader and teacher during that time. Doug began as our Children's Directer in May 2021. Doug loves to teach the Bible to children and see them come to faith in Jesus.  

Doug is married to Glenda, and as Doug has been so faithful in our children's ministry, Glenda has been so faithful to volunteer in our nursery. 


Music Director

Donna Brown

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Children's and Youth Coordinator

Deanna Counts

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Deanna loves Liberty and has pretty much lived in Liberty her entire life. She has taught for over 29 years in Liberty elementary schools. Deanna serves along side with Doug Alexander, our Children's Director, and Stoney Collins, our Youth Director, to help plan and coordinate necessary needs. Deanna loves working with and being around children and seeing them learn about the Lord. 

Deanna has a masters degree in Elementary Education from Souther Wesleyan Univeristy. Deanna is married to Chris and they have two adult sons, Clay and Cole.

Ministry Assistant

Lisa Boozer

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Lisa joined our staff in 2005 as Ministry Assistant. Her and her husband Chris have three children, Georgia, Krista and Zane.  


Preschool Teacher

Teresa Cummings

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Teresa began teaching in 2010 and continues to be a wonderful addition to the classroom.  As a certified teacher, she has a heart for children and education.

Teresa is a graduate of the University of South Carolina Upstate with a degree in Elementary Education.  Before joining the staff of First Liberty, Teresa taught for the school district of Pickens County.

Teresa and husband Danny live in Pumpkintown.

Preschool Assistant

Tracy Kristiansen

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  June 2021  
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