Pastors & Ministry Staff

Eric Smith

Senior Pastor

Pastor Eric and his wife Candace have three children: Coleman, Crockett, & Clarabelle. He has been the senior pastor at SBC since 2013. He adores the people of SBC, and loves preaching the gospel to them on a weekly basis, helping them apply it to their lives in every way. Pastor Eric is from Dyersburg, TN and has his M. Div. & Ph. D. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is also an author and not only has several books of baptist history published, but also actively writes for the people of SBC.

Greg Young

Associate Pastor

Pastor Greg and his wife Retha have two daughters and sons-in-law and five grandchildren. He loves caring for the people of SBC and has been doing so as a pastor at SBC since 1998. A Savannah native, Brother Greg has a passion for teaching the Bible and shepherding the people of SBC.

Jeremy Isbell

Associate Pastor & Worship Leader

Pastor Jeremy and his wife Crystal have four children: Elijah, Nora, Olivia, & Isaac. Jeremy and Crystal are West TN natives and moved to Savannah in 2018. He loves leading his church family in worship on a weekly basis and encouraging them in their faith. Pastor Jeremy is from Jackson, TN and has his M. Div. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Matthew Van Neste

Student Minister

Matthew and his wife Bethany have been at SBC since 2018 and Matthew serves as the student ministry leader. He is from Jackson, TN and in the process of completing his degree in Christian ministry and missions from Union University.  Matthew has a passion for investing in the lives of students and helping parents disciple them to the fullness of Christ. 

Brock Benson

Children's Minister

Brock and his wife Cassie have three sons: Kandler, Garner, & Tucker.  They moved back to Savannah in 2019 and Brock joined the staff at SBC in 2022. They have been in ministry for well over a decade serving at various churches. While Cassie grew up at Sharon, their whole family has come to call this place home and are so excited to see the gospel impact the lives of our children and the families of SBC helping them come to faith in Jesus.