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Jim Palmer
Senior Pastor
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Dr. Jim Palmer has been Senior Pastor at Miles Road since 1993. By God’s grace and the faithful sacrifice of many, Miles Road has become a leading church in South Carolina and a nationally recognized church by Lifeway. Jim holds a doctorate from Covington Theological Seminary and is a popular speaker on Bible prophecy/current events.

He and his wife, Randi, have three sons and seven grandchildren.

Debbi Dunlap

Debbi Dunlap
Director of Family & Women's Ministry
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Dr. Debbi Dunlap serves as Director of Women’s Ministries and the Director of our Family Counseling Center. Debbi graduated from Florida State University, did master’s work at Southwestern Theological Seminary, and holds a doctorate from Master’s Graduate School of Divinity. Debbi has 10 children and 20 grandchildren.

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Sam Knight
Youth Minister
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Sam Knight joined the staff in 2008 to serve full time as Minister to students. He received Christ as his savior at MRBC in January of 1997. Sam has a Master of Divinity from Andersonville Theological Seminary. Sam’s passion is to see teenagers receive a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and not just know it, but live it and share it!

He has a wife, Kimberly, and three children, Taylor, Colton, and Garret along with one grandchild. He enjoys racing, coaching softball, watching football, and hanging out with his family.

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Jason Palmer
Director of Operations & Technology
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Jason Palmer accepted Christ as his Savior in 1999, has been serving at Miles Road for over 20 years, and joined the staff in 2022. He holds a Bachelor's in English Education from Charleston Southern University and double Master's degrees from the American College of Education in Educational Leadership and Curriculum and Instruction. Jason enjoys helping others use technology to enhance their ministry work.

He is married to Katie, and they have three children: Addie, Weston, and Amelia. Jason enjoys playing video games and spending time with family and friends.


Amy Rostance
Director of Children’s Ministry
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Amy Rostance has been a member of Miles Road since 2007 and joined the staff in 2013. Amy has a Bachelor's degree in Social Work from SIU Edwardsville and has been teaching children for over 30 years. She is passionate about making sure children are loved and brought up in the knowledge of God.

Amy and her husband, Scott, have three children: Noah, Isaiah, and Sarah. Amy enjoys scrapbooking, meeting people, and spending time with her family and friends.


Keith Wilson
Music Minister
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Dr. Keith Wilson has served as Minister of Music at Miles Road Baptist Church since 1992. He accepted Christ when he was seven years old and received his call into the music ministry in 1988. Keith graduated with a B.S. in Music Ministry from Charleston Southern University. He would continue his education by earning his Masters Degree in Music Ministry and a Doctorate in Ministry from Covington Theological Seminary.

Keith is married to Kimberly, and they have four children, Brittany, Kyle, Courtney, and Connor. Keith enjoys working out, coaching his kids in sports, and spending time with his family.

Gidget Peterson
Office Administrator
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Gidget Peterson joined MRBC in January of 1997 as church administrator assistant, she has enjoyed watching the church growth over the years. Gidget is married to Joe and has two children and six grandchildren. She loves having family get-togethers and traveling.

Valerie Kelly
Financial Administrator
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Valerie Kelly joined the staff at Miles Road in 2011 with our daycare center. She was transferred to Financial Administrator in 2019. Valerie is married to Reginald, and they have three children; Valyncia, Jariah, and Kenola; as well as one handsome grandson. Valerie enjoys planning events, family vacations, and time off with her family and friends.