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Mr. Kyle J. Ballantine
Director of Music and Administration

Kyle Ballantine began his ministry with First Baptist Church of Savannah as Organist and Choir Director in July of 2013.  Kyle is a native of New Concord, Ohio.  As an undergraduate he attended Muskingum University and majored in music education with an emphasis in organ.  He studied organ with Todd Wilson at the Cleveland Institute of Music, earning a Masters Degree in Organ Performance.

Kyle taught middle school choir and general music in the Zanesville City School District in Zanesville, OH for two years.  There, he directed the 7th and 8th grade choirs and taught 6th grade general music.  During his time in Zanesville, Kyle expanded the choral program and took singers to District Honors Choir and Solo Ensemble Adjudicated Events, established a Veterans' Day assembly and a "Pop's Concert," and also directed and produced the school-wide musicals.

Kyle's experience in church music includes serving as music intern at Plymouth Church of Shaker Heights (UCC), Shaker Heights, OH; associate organist at The Presbyterian Church, Coshocton, OH; interim organist at Trinity Presbyterian Church, Zanesville, OH; and college intern of music ministry at College Drive Presbyterian Church, New Concord, OH.

Kyle lives in Parkside with his partner, John, and their two cats, Ellie and Milo.

IMG_0544 (2).jpgRev. Josh S. Brewer
Assistant Minister for Community Missions

Rev. Joshua S. Brewer joined our staff in September of 2015 as Assistant Minister for Community Missions.  He grew up along the Gulf Coast in Gulfport, Mississippi.  He received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Mississippi College in 2000 and graduated from George W. Truett Theological Seminary at Baylor University in Waco, Texas with a Master of Divinity in Mission and World Christianity.

Currently Rev. Brewer teaches high school religion, journalism, and yearbook.  He is a Certified Journalism Educator and his publications have received multiple state and national honors.

Since college, Rev. Brewer has been involved in some sort of ministry.  He was a four-year summer staffer at Gulfshore Baptist Assembly in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi and served on M-Fuge staffs for six years, three of which he served as camp pastor.  He has been on multiple mission trips to places in the U.S. and to Mexico, Bolivia, Kenya, Rwanda, and India.  He has also served as a church worship leader and been the main speaker at state level college gatherings.

Rev. Brewer is married to Nicki Brewer, and they have two small children.  In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family, listening to music, playing guitar, watching movies, dabbling in photography, keeping up with the Denver Broncos and Baylor Bear sports, and reading.

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