Contact Us

  • Phone: (864) 878-6564
  • Fax: (864) 878-6555
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  • Mailing Address: 406 East Main Street, Pickens, SC 29671 


Our Staff

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Fred Stone

Senior Pastor


Fred has enjoyed serving as Senior Pastor of Pickens First Baptist since 1996. He is quick to tell you that God blessed him with a wonderful wife and best friend in Lisa. They are the proud parents of two grown sons and daughters-in-law, and two grandchildren. Fred has deep roots in this area, having grown up just down the road from Pickens in Pendleton. He has degrees from Clemson University (Bachelor of Arts), Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (Master of Divinity), and Reformed Theological Seminary (Doctor of Ministry).

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Bryan Hester

Associate Pastor and Music Minister


Bryan is our Associate Pastor and Minister of Worship at Pickens First Baptist Church. He has served there for 16 years. He is married to Angie and they have 3 boys, Austin, Aaron, and Alex. He graduated from Southern Wesleyan University where he received his B.A. in Church Music. Bryan finished his Master of Divinity degree at New Orleans Seminary in 1996. Bryan loves to spend time with his wife and family, play tennis, golf, read, and drive his Chevrolet pickup.

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Jeff Rafferty

Discipleship and Missions Pastor


Jeff is our Discipleship and Missions Pastor and has been in full-time ministry for more than 21 years. He has a B.A. in Business Administration and a Master of Divinity from Southern Seminary in Louisville, KY. He has served churches in KY, TN, NC and SC. He has led mission teams to Malawi, Africa, Calgary, South Dakota, and Peru. Currently he is working on establishing a Pastor Training Center in Lima, Peru for Pastors who cannot afford or do not have the opportunity to go to seminary. Jeff is married to Michelle and they have three beautiful daughters: Ashley, Sarah, and Maggie. Jeff is a big basketball fan and loves the KY Wildcats! He also enjoys fishing, gardening, and spending time with his family.

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Mike Sterlachini

Student and Family Pastor


Mike oversees our children and student ministries and has been in family ministry for almost 15 years. He is a two-time graduate of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies and Master of Divinity degrees. He is currently finishing his doctorate at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. Mike is married to Karen and they have two children. He enjoys playing guitar, working out, and drinking good coffee.

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Jennifer Hendrix

Preschool Director


Jennifer is our Preschool Director and has served at PFBC since August 2007. She received her Bachelor's of Science in Elementary Education from Anderson College in 2002 and her Masters of Education from Southern Wesleyan University in 2011. In addition to her position here at the church, she teaches math at Pickens Middle School. She is married and has two sons.

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Tricia McJunkin

Church Secretary


Tricia is our Church Secretary and has been here at Pickens First Baptist Church for 25 years. She is married and has 3 children. She loves teaching preschoolers in Sunday School, reading, swimming, chocolate, and spending time with her family.

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Katie Freeman

Financial Secretary


Katie is our new Financial Secretary. She joined our staff in 2016. Though new to the job, she is a familiar face at Pickens First Baptist as this was her home church growing up. She has worked in Accounting for 13 years. Katie and her husband, Corey, have a daughter and a son.

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Jack Haskett



Jack serves as our custodian and the rest of the staff would be lost without him! Jack retired from Albany International in Greenville and has faithfully served PFBC for almost ten years. He enjoys spending time with family and his dog, Jackie.