Heath Rickmond

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Heath graduated from Liberty University with a Bachelor of Science in Religion and furthered his studies at Southern Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. There he received a Masters of Divinity and Doctorate of Philosophy with concentrations in Systematic and New Testament Theology.

Heath has served as Youth Minister at Midway Baptist and Larchmont Church, Pastor of Southside Baptist Church, and taught Bible, Math and Computer at Christian Academy of Louisville.

Heath enjoys reading, movies, games of all types, coffee, different types of food, good conversation, and spending time with family.

Heath and his wife Jackie have two children, Ansley and Elias.

He has been Senior Pastor of Salem Baptist since September 2019.


W. T. Clark

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Tom graduated from Grand Rapids Baptist, now Cornerstone University, college with a B.A in Religion and a minor in music.  He has completed graduate courses at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, Grace Theological Seminary, and Columbia International University.

Tom has served in a variety of ministry roles including Program Director at Lake Ann Regular Baptist Youth Camp, Associate Pastor at Union Lake Baptist Church, Church Planter in Madrid, Spain with WorldTeam and CEO of the Blue Ridge Women’s Center.

Tom and his wife Ronda have two grown children and 6 wonderful grandchildren.  He likes doing things outdoors, being in the garden and cooking Paella for family and friends.

He has been on staff of Salem Baptist since 2008

Director of Music & Children's Ministries

Peggy Campbell Hale

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Peggy graduated from Hollins College, now Hollins University, majoring in music. She holds her M.S. in Music (Education) from Radford University.

She has taught piano and organ privately and taught in the public school system. She has served in varying positions at three churches.

Peggy enjoys working in the yard, reading, playing and teaching piano.

She has been a part of the Salem Baptist staff since 2002.



Tim Shephard

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A Vinton native, Tim has grown up and lived in the area all his life. Tim came to know the Lord as a young adult, and has actively served the Lord since his conversion. Tim joined Salem Baptist in 1988 and has been active in many roles and positions in the church. He has taught Sunday School for many years. He became an elder in 2017.

Tim is retired from his 30 years career at Howell Motor Freight in 2019. Tim and his wife Tina have 2 sons.


Andy McArthur

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A native of Michigan, Andy came to Christ at age 22. He moved to the area to take an engineering position with General Electric, where he met his wife Vanessa. Andy and Vanessa have two adult children, Jordan and Amy, and have been members of Salem Baptist since 2001. Andy has served in many roles including deacon and teacher. He has been an elder since 2017.

Now retired from GE, Andy continues to enjoy restoring and operating vintage railway equipment with the Roanoke chapter of the historical society and playing baritone horn in the community band.


Steve Reynolds

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Steve grew up at Salem Baptist where his parents were members. Saved in his early twenties, Steve fervently loves his Lord and has taught Sunday School for decades. He has served as an Elder since 2017.

Steve and his wife Sherry have two married sons and 6 grandchildren.


Pastoral Intern

Kevin Cox

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A Liberty University Graduate, Kevin joined the staff as an intern in 2019. Kevin’s family began attending Salem Baptist when he was 8. Growing up in the church, Kevin was active in the Youth Ministry and has gone on mission trips.

Kevin is currently a member of the Bonhoeffer House where he is taking seminary courses through Southeastern Seminary and serving as an intern with the Salem Baptist Youth Ministry.

Financial Secretary / Front Office

Brenda Sizer

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Brenda graduate from Roanoke College with a Bachelor in Business Administration and a concentration in Accounting. Brenda is a member of Church of the Holy Spirit in Roanoke.

Brenda enjoys spending time with her family, especially her 9 grandkids.

Front Office

Linda Markham

Linda, a Salem born native, has been a member of Salem Baptist since 1973. She and her husband Larry have faithfully served the church in many different roles with joy and gladness

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