Our Staff

Johnny Touchet - Senior Pastor at Mount Moriah Baptist Church

Pastor: Rev. Johnny Touchet

Johnny is our senior pastor at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church in Powdersville, South Carolina. He has been with MMBC since 2003. He has a MA in Biblical Preaching from MIDS out of Indiana, BA from NOBTS, and has served as the Southeastern Regional Mentor for IABC, and professor at Covington Theological Seminary. Johnny married his lovely wife Kerry Lynn in 1984 and have six wonderful children (Sara, Rachel, Gerry Ann, Savannah, Hannah, and JET).


Jeff Jowers - Youth Minister at Mount Moriah Baptist Church

Youth and Family Minister: Rev. Jeff Jowers

Jeff Jowers was born and raised in Columbia, SC. He received a B.S. in Financial Management from Clemson University in 2002. He then received a Masters of Divinity from Columbia Biblical Seminary in 2005. Jeff was ordained to the work of the gospel ministry in 2005 at SouthEast Community Church in Columbia. Jeff has served as the Minister of Youth and Families at Mount Moriah since January of 2006.

Jeff met his wife, Lisa, while in seminary. They were married in June of 2005. Lisa taught English as a second language for a few years and now stays at home with their daughters, Hadessah, Karis and Priscilla, and their sons, Nathan and Samuel.


Melissa Hood - Church Secretary at Mount Moriah Baptist ChurchChurch Secretary: Melissa Hood

Melissa grew up in Cheddar, South Carolina not far from Powdersville. After graduating from Palmetto High School, she earned a BS degree in Elementary Education from Lander University. She earned her certification as a Ministry Assistant in March of 2005. She has been a member of Mount Moriah since 2001 and has served as the Ministry Assistant since 2005. She and her husband Tommy have been married for 18 years and have 2 children Drew and Anna.


Lloyd Shockley - Worship Leader at Mount Moriah Baptist ChurchWorship Leader: Lloyd Shockley

Lloyd was born in Ravenna, OH but at the age of ten his family moved to Nettie, WV.

After graduation from high school, he was offered a scholarship to be part of the vocal group “Joyful Sound” from North Greenville College. It was there that he met his wife of 25 years. He and Christina have two sons Kenny and Chris.

After graduating from North Greenville, he joined the Greenville City Police Department for 5 years. He left the police department to be the Minister of Music/Youth Director for Clearview Baptist Church in Travelers Rest, SC. Since leaving Clearview he has served as worship leader in several area churches. Lloyd has served at Mount Moriah as worship leader since 2005.