Meet Our Pastoral Team

Take a moment and get to know some of the leadership of Arran Lake Baptist Church.

Jeff Isenhour

Senior Pastor

Pastor Jeff has been the senior pastor at Arran Lake since 1989. He received a BA in Religion from UNC-Charlotte. He received a Masters and a Doctorate in Biblical Studies from Andersonville Seminary. He and his wife, Phyllis, have three children and five grandchildren.

Jimmy Atkinson

Executive Pastor

Pastor Jimmy has been at Arran Lake Baptist since 1995. He has a doctorate degree in ministry. He served our country as a U.S. Marine. He and his wife, Sue, have two children and seven grandchildren.

Chris Dickerson

Teaching Pastor

Chris is our teaching pastor. He holds a Ph.D. from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary He has served at Arran Lake since 2013. Chris and his wife, Stephanie, have four children.

Andrew Clark

Discipleship and Leadership Development Pastor

Andrew is our Discipleship Pastor overseeing discipleship groups, student ministry and churchwide leadership training. He is married to Brittany Clark, and holds a Masters of Divinity in Preaching and Pastoral Ministry from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and is currently working on his Doctorate in Christian Leadership. He and Brittany have one daughter.

Danny McDonald

Worship Pastor

Pastor Danny has served as Worship Pastor at Arran Lake since 2002. He received an Associate of Arts in 1983 from Brewton-Parker College in Mount Vernon, Georgia. He and his wife, Dawn, have two children.

Jamie Rich

Celebrate Recovery Pastor

Jamie is the CR Pastor at Arran Lake Baptist Church and has served alongside his wife, Amy, as the Celebrate Recovery Ministry Leaders since 2012. Jamie is on the national team of Broken Chains JC, and Amy is Team Lead State Rep in NC for Celebrate Recovery.  Jamie and Amy have two daughters.

Meet Our Ministry Directors

Brent Dickson

Media Director

Brent has been attending Arran Lake since 1995. He has served as our Media Director since 2013. Brent and his wife, Anna, have four daughters.


Ebon Freeman-James

Director of Children’s Ministry and Community Engagement

Ebon serves as the Director of Children’s Ministry and Community Engagement.  She has a Masters Degree in Social Work from the UNC-Chapel Hill, experience as a clinical social worker and volunteer in the church and numerous community organizations.  Ebon, her husband Frank (an Air Force Reservist) and their two children have attended ALBC since 2011.