Our Pastors

Our pastors are available to help you in any way they can. Feel free to call our church number to connect with them or directly email them at their addresses found below.

CHURCH PHONE: 770-217-7494


Senior Pastor

Pastor Joel Barrere is the lead pastor at Life Bible Church. In 2013, Joel became the interim pastor. After much prayer, Joel agreed to lead the church, which he did bi-vocationally for 4 years.

It then became clear that God was calling him to be the full-time lead pastor, which became official in 2017. In addition to teaching, preaching, and counseling, Pastor Joel has done a number of video series on the gifts of the Holy Spirit and other important topics for the church. His gifts of teaching and preaching reach beyond Holly Springs thanks to a strong online presence of sermon podcasts & videos.

Pastor Joel and Angela have six children: Madison, Seth, Caleb, Mia Joy, Samuel, & Charlotte.



Scott Murphy

Family Pastor

Scott Murphy is a Georgia native and moved to Canton in 2008. He and his family have been members at Life Bible Church since 2011. In 2016, the Murphy family moved to Quito, Ecuador to serve as missionaries. Their ministries included teaching, mentoring, and administrating with an international Christian school, providing food and education scholarships for children in need, supporting local pastors, and working with ministries that serve rescued women.

Having returned to Canton in 2020, Scott accepted the position of Executive Pastor and in 2024 transitioned to being Family Pastor. Scott also has a Master’s degree in Discipleship for Ministry through Regent University.

Pastor Scott and his wife, Brandy, have two children: Madeline and Patrick.


Executive Pastor

Pastor Jason is the Executive Pastor at Life Bible Church. He began attending LBC with his family in November of 2020. Jason grew up in north Texas and married Kate from Little Rock, AR after meeting at a church revival. Throughout their marriage, Jason and Kate have remained open to the Lord’s call to move and serve. They have lived in north Texas, central Arkansas, northwest Oklahoma, northwest Missouri, and now Canton GA. Each stop of the way Jason has served in different capacities in a church. Most recently in Missouri as a church planter. After a short time of rest at Life Bible Church, he felt the Lord’s leading to go back into full-time ministry. He gladly accepted the opportunity to step into executive Pastor role in April 2024.

Pastor Jason and his wife, Kate, have 4 children: Madi, Mason, Mia, and Max.