We offer you warmest regards and greetings

from the pastors of Cumberland Baptist Church


Rev. Tim Baugus, Senior Pastor

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Rev. Cliff Covington, Associate Pastor

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I was born and raised in South Carolina becoming a follower of Jesus Christ on October 21, 1979. Then, following the Lord in believer's baptism on October 28th. Though saved, I wrestled with my new-found faith and the flesh.

In 1991, I completed my AA degree in Computer Programming and joined the U.S. Army at the rank of PFC. After promotion to SSG, I was sent to Officer Candidate School (OCS) then to the Engineer Officer Basic Course (EOBC) in Fort Leonard Wood, MO.

On October 2, 2004, I was introduced to a very special lady (Amy), through her aunt at the church I attended. Then on August 12, 2005, we were married just weeks before I was deployed to Tikrit, Iraq to lead a platoon in route clearance.

When I returned, I was assigned to Fort Bragg, NC, where I enrolled (distant learning) to the University of Management and Technology (UMT) and began attending Cumberland Baptist Church with my family. In 2009, I received my BS in Computer Science and promotion to Captain. The following month, I was deployed to Kandahar, Afghanistan as the Executive Officer of a route clearance company.

Regretfully, I allowed many distractions to interfere with completely surrendering my life to Jesus. After being medically retired in 2013 from injuries sustained in combat, I surrendered to the call of full-time ministry. I enrolled at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia to pursue a Master's of Divinity (MDiv) in Pastoral Ministries.

My wife and I have three children: Tyler, JR and Emily. In my tenure at Cumberland Baptist Church, I have served in the capacity of Youth Pastor, Deacon, Associate Pastor, Interim Pastor and Elder.

"Now we have this treasure [the good news about salvation] in clay jars [of human frailty], so that this extraordinary power may be from God and not from us."

2 Corinthians 4:7