Mrs. Carol Thompkins, Child Development Center Director

Mrs. Carol Thompkins, Child Development Center Director Carol Thompkins is the Child Development Center Director at Langston Baptist Church. She has been a member of Langston for thirty three years. Carol has been married to Sidney Thompkins for thirty two years. They have two daughters Christie Gilbert and Brandie Thompkins. Carol has an eight year old grandson Grant and a six year old granddaughter Blair. She has been working in childcare for over thirty...

Mrs. Susan Smith

Mrs. Susan Smith, Financial Secretary This portion of our website is currently under construction. We are working to get this page online as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience. Contact...

Rev. Jonathan Gardner

Rev. Jonathan Gardner, Associate & Worship Pastor Jonathan is married to Shelly and they are the parents of a two sons, Nathanael 26, and Jon Leighton 16. He enjoys personal time with his family, boating and skiing when possible and also playing basketball with Jon Leighton. He is a graduate of Cumberland College, Williamsburg KY with a B.S. in Business and Education; and The Southwestern Theological Seminary, Fort Worth TX with a Masters of Church Music degree. Since then, God has blessed and allowed him to serve as a minister of music in a part-time capacity for thirteen years and in full time ministry for twenty years. Shelly is a graduate of the University of Tennessee with a B.S. in Physical Therapy. She is employed by McLeod Health Center Seacoast in Little River, SC. as a physical therapist specializing in pediatrics. She compliments Jonathan’s ministry by being a dedicated wife and mother who is very active in children’s ministry activities, choirs, teaching and other outreach ministries. Personal Testimony God has given me great joy and fulfillment in this life. He has consistently brought me to the place He wanted me, in His time, and for His purpose. Through each of my experiences, and especially the adoption of our oldest son from Russia and the trauma of the shooting at Wedgwood Baptist Church in 1999, God has strengthened my faith and confidence in Him. His Word reminds me that I am nothing without Jesus Christ; the One who is my strength. I am humbled that He would allow me to be expendable for Him in order to bring Him glory....

Rev. Bruce Davenport, Associate Pastor

Rev. Bruce Davenport, Associate Pastor Bruce is an Associate Pastor at Langston Baptist Church. He is a native of New Ellenton, SC where he grew up and attended Foreman Memorial Baptist Church with his family. While under the solid Bible teaching and gospel preaching, God began to convince Bruce of his need of the Savior. At the age of 8, he received Christ, was baptized and became a member of the church. While attending a Baptist youth rally at the age of 13, Bruce surrendered to the call of God to full- time ministry. Bruce is a graduate of Aiken High School in Aiken, SC. He furthered his studies at Charleston Southern University where he obtained a BA in Religion. After serving as a US 2er Missionary with the Baptist Home Mission Board in Los Angeles, CA, he attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and received his Masters of Divinity. “I have enjoyed serving the Lord for many years at Langston Baptist Church. It is my pleasure to minister to and serve with our senior adults. I believe that one may retire from work but born again believers cannot retire from serving the Lord. The word of God states that He renews the vigor of thy youth. We will work together till Jesus comes. We have His purpose to do until He takes us home to be with Him.” Contact Pastor...

Dr. Hampton L. Drum

Dr. Hampton L. Drum, Senior Pastor Dr. Hampton Drum is the Senior Pastor of Langston Baptist Church. As the son of a Southern Baptist minister he spent his childhood in various churches across North Carolina. His high school years were spent in Robbinsville N.C. where he met his wife Janice and they married in 1983. They have been blessed with two sons; Westley in 1985, and Ethan in 1992 who is married to Karin. Pastor Drum, a native of North Carolina earned each of his degrees from Southern Baptist Schools in North Carolina. His undergraduate work was completed at Fruitland Baptist Bible Institute and Wingate University. He received his postgraduate degrees from Southeastern Baptist Seminary. He has held numerous Associational and North Carolina State Baptist Positions, and has served on National Level Committees with the Southern Baptist Convention. After enjoying a long and successful ministry at South River Baptist Church he was called to be the Senior Pastor of Langston in May of 2011. During his tenure at Langston he has been blessed to see the church experience a renewed spiritual vitality and some promising growth. He is an enthusiastic speaker who is thrilled with the opportunity of proclaiming the unsearchable riches of God’s word. Contact Dr....

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