Ministry Staff

Drew Gardner
Senior Pastor
Pastor Drew has returned to Smithville, MS to be the pastor of Smithville Baptist Church. He grew up in Smithville while going to Smithville Baptist Church under the leadership of his father Lee Gardner. Him and his wife, Kelly, have 5 children: Virginia, Dillard, Hannah, David, & Laura.
Logan McCoy
Youth Pastor
Logan is the Youth Pastor of Smithville Baptist Church. He has been serving at Smithville Baptist Church since May 2019. He is from Mantachie, MS, but now resides in Smithville. He graduated from Blue Mountain College with a degree in Christian Ministry in May 2019. He has served in many different ministry roles. Camp Counselor at Central Hills Baptist Retreat, Interim Youth Pastor at First Baptist Church Amory, MS. Summer Missionary serving in Sydney, Australia.
Ronnie Summerford
Worship Leader
Ronnie is the Worship Leader of Smithville Baptist Church. He has been serving as worship leader for Smithville Baptist Church since 1983. He was a member of the Messenger Quartet for over 20 years. He retired from True Temper after 40 years of work. He is married to Ladonna Summerford. They have 3 children and 8 grandchildren.
Amanda Bowen
Amanda is the secretary of Smithville Baptist Church. She began this role in 2020. She is a apprentice facilitator in Trauma Healing and teaches a recovery program. She is married to Gordon Bowen, and they have 2 children.

Deacon Body

Luke Harris
 Luke has been a SBC member for 41 years. He attends with his wife Kathy. 
He and Kathy serve as the 4 and 5 year old Sunday School Teacher.
He enjoys spending time with his grandkids. 
Michael has been a SBC member for 8 years. He attends with his wife Joey and two daughters Hailey and Addie Grace. He also has a son and daughter in law (Jacob and Allie).

He serves as the 7th and 8th grade Sunday School Teacher.

He works for the Mississippi Forestry Commission as an Area Forester and Wildland Fire Fighter.

He enjoys hunting, fishing and spending time with his family.


Mark has attended SBC his whole life. He is married to the lovely Kim Whitehead. They have two terrific boys (Weston & Caleb). 
He and his wife serve as the 5&6 grade Sunday School teacher.
He works for Gregory Construction and his hobbies are mowing the yard & eating.
Joe Hal Morgan
Joe Hal has been a SBC member for 45 years.
He attends with his wife, Phyllis, his son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Jennie Morgan, and grandson, Stuart.
He has served as a deacon since February 1993.

He is retired.

He enjoys spending time fishing.

Barry has been a member of SBC for over 52 years. He attends church with his wife, Christy, his son, Layne, and his daughter, Katie Beth.
He works at Tronox Chemical since 1996. His hobbies are spending time outdoors and with family & friends.
Jordan has been a SBC member for over 30 years.
He attends with his wife, Laura, his son, Collin and daughter, Isabelle.

He works as the Monroe County Truancy Officer.

He enjoys spending time playing golf and hunting.

Additional Church Staff
Lisa McNeese
LaDonna Summerford
Carol Harper
Gilbert Whitehead
Grounds Maintenance