• Dearld Sterling

    Dearld has been the Senior Pastor of Wise Drive Baptist Church since 1990. He leads the church with a strong emphasis on God's love and grace through Biblical preaching and teaching. Dearld is married to Jane Sterling, and they have two grown children and five grandchildren. His favorite saying is, “If we can get the love thing right, everything else will work itself out.”

  • Kristine Hinson
    Administrative Assistant

    Kristine has been an employee and member of Wise Drive Baptist Church since 2012. She is married to Steven Hinson and has one daughter, Krista Kay. Kristine graduated from Central Carolina Technical College with a major in public service and a health science certificate. She enjoys volunteering her time and using her strong administrative skills to aid the various ministries of Wise Drive Baptist.

  • Lisa Andrews
    Director of Children & Student Ministries

    With a background of 12 years in Elementary Education, Lisa has served as the Director of Children and Student Ministries at Wise Drive since 2013. Her responsibilities include providing a safe and nurturing nursery, curriculum and volunteer support for Sunday morning bible studies for children and students, and directing our TeamKID program on Wednesday evenings. 


    She also organizes these events throughout the year: VBS, Fall Festival, Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Collection, Children’s Christmas Program, Youth Summer Camp, and other Youth events throughout the year. Lisa and her husband Daniel have three sons: Jenkins (9), Joshua (5), and Caleb (5).

  • Mitch Champagne
    Worship Leader

    Mitchell has been serving at Wise Drive Baptist Church as a part of the worship team since 2014, and as Wise Drive’s worship leader since autumn of 2017. He serves alongside other members of the church every Sunday for the worship service, and helps lead the “College and Career” Sunday School class as well. Mitchell has been playing music since 2009, where he found a passion for leading worship at his youth group, and from there began providing worship for missions events in the local area, and partnering with other local worship teams and musicians for youth rallies as well. Mitchell also works as the HR Assistant at Covenant Place, here in Sumter.