Dr. Keith Dewease 



Dr. Keith Dewease arrived at Star Baptist Church in October 2017. He originally came on to serve as Youth Pastor but was voted in as Pastor in October 2020. Dr. Keith is married to Leigh Ann and they have three really awesome children: Maddie, Mason, and Mac. He loves spending time with his family and anything sports related (Roll Tide!).

Dr. Keith holds a Master of Arts in Christian Ministry degree, a Master of Divinity in Discipleship degree, and a Doctor of Ministry in Discipleship degree all from Liberty University. Seeing believers grow in their relationship with Jesus is our Pastor’s passion as he seeks to equip the saints for the work of ministry. It’s through the Great Commission we find obedience to the Great Commandment.

Bro. Todd Ward

Associate Pastor and Minister of Worship


Todd Ward arrived at Star Baptist Church on May 1, 2013 as Associate Pastor/Worship Minister. He is married to Faithe, who is also on staff at SBC as Staff Instrumentalist. They have 3 beautiful daughters, Michaela, Mallory, and Malena. Todd also serves our Senior Adults as J.O.Y. (Just Older Youth) Coordinator. He served churches in Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, and North Carolina before God’s Call to Star. 


Todd received the Bachelor of Arts degree in Church Music (Voice) from The Baptist College of Florida, in Graceville, FL, where he also served on staff as Executive assistant to the Head of the Church Music Division. He loves leading others in worship and providing an outlet for people of all ages to use their musical gifts in worship. 

Ms. Sophie Day

Minister of Children


Sophie Day arrived at Star Baptist Church in January 2022. She immensely enjoys building relationships with kids and sharing the Gospel with them! She graduated with her Master of Arts degree in Christian Education in May of 2022. Additionally, she enjoys playing the piano and singing. 

Bro. Bracey Wilkinson

Minister of Students


Bracey Wilkinson arrived at Star Baptist Church in January of 2021. He graduated with two Bachelors’ degrees from Mississippi State University in November of 2022. Currently, he is working on his Master’s degree in Preaching and Pastoral Ministry. Upon completion of his Master’s degree in May of 2023, Bracey will begin his Ph.D program in Theology in August of 2023. 


Bracey is married to KaLeigh Wilkinson. She is a native of Star, and she was born and raised at Star Baptist Church. They were married in December of 2020.