Joseph Stewart Willis – Senior Pastor


Pastor Willis accepted the call of Gospel Baptist Church in 2014. Pastor Willis was born in Thomasville, GA. where he grew under the ministry of Pastor Bruce Smith. He studied Bible at Pensacola Christian College, Pensacola, FL. Graduating in 1986 with a B.A. in Bible. While counseling at the Bill Rice Ranch, he met his wife Diana Sue Dover Willis and married in Taylors, SC in 1986. They reside in Piedmont, SC and have three sons: Kenneth, William and Phillip. Pastor’s favorite hobbies include, golf, history, antiques and duck hunting.

He was the final pastor of GBC, closing the church in 2020.


Kenneth Daniel Willis – Associate  Pastor

67784886_10162192226135080_1285662721634729984_nPastor Kenneth was installed as the Associate Pastor of GBC on December 17, 2017. He served in that capacity since 2014. He studied Bible at Bob Jones University, Greenville, SC. During his Junior year, he changed majors to History and graduated with a B.A. in History in 2011. He has studied at Geneva Reformed Seminary (but DOES NOT subscribe to Reformed Theology) and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He was ordained at Gospel Baptist Church on June 6, 2015. He is an instructor of Elementary Hebrew at Danieltown Bible Institute. His hobbies are guns, hunting, History, Literature, bagpipes, piano, singing and writing.  He met his wife Gabrielle Ziegenfuss in 2018. They were married in March of 2019 and reside in Piedmont, SC.

He served until he stepped down in 2020 for health reasons.

His online ministry blog can be found here:  Voice In The Wilderness.

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  1. Dear Pastor Joseph Willis,

    Allow me to introduce ourselves. We are Jean-Claude & Matilde Guilbaud, Missionaries to Costa Rica. Our sending church is Tabernacle Baptist Church in Virginia Beach, VA under the leadership of Pastor James Baker and being assisted by Macedonia World Baptist Missions.

    We are in the area presenting our ministry and we would be honored to be part of the service and perhaps share our calling, vision and burden with Gospel Baptist Church this Sunday morning the 5th of August.

    We humbly invite you to our website at : www,guilbauds2costarica,com for more information about us and our ministry.

    We thank you in advance for the opportunity.

    Reaching Costa Rica for Christ,

    Brother Jean-Claude Guilbaud
    Under His Wings Reaching the World for His Glory
    In Christ alone


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