Jason Ormiston

After participating for over eleven years in urban church planting in the Midwest, Jason and his wife, Heather, moved their four children to Greenville, SC, with a desire to train men and women at Bob Jones University for multi-ethnic ministry. Jason and Heather were blessed with two more children while in Greenville. Once adjusted to his new role as a professor at BJU, Cornerstone Baptist Church extended a call to Jason to serve on staff as pastor of outreach and discipleship beginning January 2008. Jason’s heart continued to grow for church planting when he accepted the call to start Palmetto Baptist Church in 2010. He serves as the Pastor for Preaching and Vision.

Jason earned a Doctor of Ministries in Urban Missions from Westminster Theological Seminary. He also holds a BA in Pastoral Studies from Northland Baptist Bible College, an MA in Biblical Studies and an MDiv from Central Baptist Theological Seminary.

His previous ministry experience includes serving as a youth/assistant pastor for nine years, a senior pastor for two years, and an adjunct professor at Central Baptist Theological Seminary and Northland Baptist Bible College.


Kurt Stephens

Kurt Stephens has served as the Pastor for Worship and Administration at Palmetto Baptist Church since its start in 2010. Kurt’s primary role is to lead in executing plans and programs that support the mission and vision of the church. Kurt also oversees the operations of the church relating to finance, facilities, and building plans. 

Prior to joining the church planting team at Palmetto, Kurt served as the Operations Manager at SoundForth Music for four years. In addition to his role at SoundForth, Kurt also worked for two years as Account Manager at Your Creative People, a digital branding firm in the upstate. He previously served as Worship Pastor for a combined total of eighteen years at Oakwood Baptist Church, Anderson, SC; and Berean Baptist Church, Lilburn, GA.

As part of the leadership team, Kurt teaches, pastors, and leads Palmetto in heartfelt worship. His desire is to win unbelievers, and strengthen, encourage, and support the hands of those who serve through music and the Word. Kurt and his wife, LaDean, are the proud parents of three children: Ashlyn, Blake, and Bennett.




Michael Durso

Michael was ordained at Palmetto Baptist Church in August 2014 and became a Lay Pastor shortly after. Michael and his wife, Natalie served as youth leaders at their church in North Carolina for five years while Michael completed an MA in Pastoral Studies. The Dursos transitioned to PBC in 2012, where they helped start and co-lead the College Ministry. Both have a desire to disciple the college students to grow and have a deeper relationship with Christ.

Michael works full-time leading an internet lending department at a finance company in Greenville, SC. Michael and Natalie were married in 2007 and are blessed with two children, Shad and Emera.

Bill Eisaman

Bill has been a Lay Pastor at Palmetto Baptist Church since August 2014.  He serves in the college and music ministries and has a heart for discipleship. He earned an MA in Pastoral Studies from Bob Jones University in 2013 and was ordained for Gospel work by Palmetto Baptist Church in 2014.

Bill works full-time at Concentrix as a Team Lead for Intuit QuickBooks Online Customer Service. Bill and his wife, Jessica, were married in 2013 and are enjoying life in Greenville.

Jonathan West

Jonathan received a BA in Bible in 2010 and an MA in Biblical Counseling in 2013 from Bob Jones University. He was ordained at Palmetto Baptist Church in August 2014. He and his wife, Christine, have been serving at Palmetto from the very beginning at the store front in 2010. They have served in a variety of ministries over the years including children's church, youth group, outreach, and shepherding groups. Jonathan's current role as a Lay Pastor is to help members assimilate into the Palmetto family by getting them connected and serving.

Jonathan works at Bob Jones University in the Facilities Distribution warehouse. Jonathan and Christine were married in 2009 and are blessed with three children: Joshua, Benjamin, and Elliana.