Our Pastors


Pastor Joel Barrere has been the pastor of Life Bible Church since 2012. Joel and his wife, Angela, had been attending LBC when the lead pastor at that time felt led to move to Ecuador to work with international adoptions. The elders of LBC asked Joel if he would step in to be the interim pastor. After much prayer, Joel agreed to lead the church while still running a painting/construction business. The Lord provided for Joel to be full time in 2019 and since then, other staff have been added to help in shepherding the church.

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.

Pastor Scott Regent Photo

Scott Murphy is a Georgia native and moved to Canton in 2008 with his wife, Brandy, and their two children, Madeleine and Patrick. 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, including serving as a teacher, mentor, and administrator with an international Christian school, providing food and education scholarships for children in need, supporting local pastors in their ministries, and working with ministries that serve rescued women.

Having returned to Canton in 2020, the Murphy’s returned to Life Bible Church where Scott accepted the position of Executive Pastor. Scott also has a Masters degree in Discipleship for Ministry through Regent University.