Pastor Stephen F. Mims
Church has always been a big part of my life, but, then again, I really didn’t have much choice. I’m a preacher’s kid. When the doors were open, my family was there. Despite all of that, however, I never saw myself as a pastor (and for that matter, neither did most of my teachers!). Needless to say, God had different plans. After graduating from Lenoir-Rhyne University (that other Lutheran college) in 1996 with a BA in psychology and Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary four years later, I was ordained in August of 2000. Before coming to Pisgah, I served at Summer Memorial in Newberry, SC (2010 - 2016), Peace Lutheran in Gibsonville, NC (2000-2006) and Pilgrim Lutheran in Lexington, SC as the Pastor of Nurture and Outreach (2006-2010).
My wife, Staci, and I have two beautiful daughters (not that I’m biased or anything), Rachel and Mary-Margaret. Aside from spending time with my girls, I like to play golf (poorly), read, write, and play Xbox (You won’t find many preachers who will admit that!). Basically, I just love to have fun!
Direct Phone: 803-359-2223 Ext. 11
Deborah Poole, AIM
Deborah was born and raised in Leesville, SC. She attended Batesburg-Leesville High School and Winthrop College, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology/Social Work. She attended Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, received a Master of Arts in Religion, and was commissioned as an Associate in Ministry on September 20, 1993.
Deborah served as the Associate in Ministry at Mt. Hermon Lutheran Church in West Columbia for 12 years before coming to Pisgah in August, 2005.
Deborah currently serves as the Convener for the Synod's Lifelong Faith Formation Network.
She is married to Steve Poole and they live in Lexington with their dog, Mazie.
Direct Phone: 803-359-2223 Ext. 12
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Robin Smith is our Parish Administrator. Robin was born and raised in Gilbert, South Carolina. She graduated from Gilbert High School and Midlands Technical College where she earned an Associate's Degree in Office Systems.
Robin is married to Chris Smith and they have two children, Maggie and Adam. She has two dogs, Rubie and Shelbie and a cat, Steve. She loves to go camping with her family, reading, spending time with friends and sewing but above all she loves our Savior Jesus Christ.
Direct Phone: 803-359-2223 Ext. 10
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Tony Roof serves as Minister of Music at Pisgah. His duties include directing the Chancel and Spirit Song choirs, organist, and service planning.
Tony is very active in the Association of Lutheran Musicians of South Carolina where he has served as President since 1992 and has been responsible for bringing numerous nationally recognized artists and lecturers into the state. He has also served as the coordinator for the 2013 Region IV convention of the American Guild of Organist. He is currently serving as Sub-Dean of the American Guild of Organists (AGO), Greater Columbia Chapter, and as District Convener of South Carolina for AGO.
Tony holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Newberry College and is a manager at Roof Basket Works.
Direct Phone: 803-359-2223 Ext. 21
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Beverly Roof is the Pisgah's Custodian.