Dr. Danny Parton. Pastor
Dr. Danny Parton became Pastor of Arial Baptist Church in December of 2001. He faithfully preaches the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ every week. He believes the Bible is the inspired and infallible Holy Word of God that is without error.Dr. Parton is the Dean of Covington Theological Seminary Extension of Easley, SC. and is located at Arial Baptist Church.
He graduated at Pickens High School in 1974 and earned his Doctorate in Ministry Degree (D.Min) from Southern Baptist School of Biblical Studies, Jacksonville, FL.
He is married to Barbara Jean Parton and they have a son, Bryan Parton and a daughter, Amy Smith and six grandchildren.
Kenneth Dover, Minister of Education
- Minister of education at Arial Baptist Church since 2001
- Married to Loretta Hodges Dover
- Two sons and three grandsons
- Education: Liberty High School, Furman University, Clemson University, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas
Dr. Kevin D. Dennis, Minister of Youth
Assistant Dean of Covington Theological Seminary
Kevin received his doctorate from Covington Theological Seminary in July of 2016. He has been minister of youth since May 15th of 2011. Currently the youth program is reinventing itself to focus on outreach in our public schools and equipping our youth to outreach in the public schools.
Darlene Dennis, Children’s Director
My name is Darlene Dennis. I am blessed to be the Children’s Director at Arial Baptist for the past five years. I am married to my high school sweetheart and we live in Pickens, South Carolina. I am blessed with two wonderful children and three granddaughters, one great daughter and one great grandson.
I accepted Jesus as my savior in 1983. I had believed that I had made that very important decision as a very young child, but realized that I did not understand salvation. Before coming to Arial I served as Children’s Director at Northside Baptist Church.
I consider it an honor to serve Christ by leading children to know Jesus as their Savior and learning to follow Christ. Also to be leaders of the church as they grow in Christ.