Pastor/Elder Team

Andy Waldroup- Lead Pastor/Elder

pastorandy@safeharborbaptist.org
 
Andy & his wife, Dana, have been married 15 years and have 4 children: Joshua, Matthew, Laurel, and Luke.
He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA from the University of Kentucky and an M.Div. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.  The Lord called him out of the engineering field to full-time vocational ministry in 2011.  Safe Harbor called him as lead pastor in March 2015.  Pastor Andy takes the primary lead in preaching and vision at Safe Harbor.
 

 

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Carlos Martinez – Pastor/Elder

pastorcarlos@safeharborbaptist.org
 
Carlos has been married to his High School sweetheart, Angel, for 20 years and has three children, Nikita, Natasha, and Nazareth. He is originally from Puerto Rico and holds a B.A. from Indiana University and a Juris Doctor from the Temple University School of Law. He has previously held the position of Elder and Children’s Pastor while working full-time as an attorney. He is currently attending the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary M.A. program.  
 

 

John Logsdon – Staff Pastor/Elder

pastorjohn@safeharborbaptist.org

John and his wife, Debbie, are truly best friends, and they love serving together. They have four adult children: Jillian, Jordan, Shane, and Cassidy. Although John studied worship ministry at Boyce College (SBTS), which included music and theology, he completed his undergraduate, seminary training at Piedmont International University, with a B.A. in Christian Ministry. The Lord called John out of the industrial field of overhead cranes into vocational ministry in 2009. Safe Harbor called him as worship leader in September of 2017, and John was ordained and installed as a pastor in December 2018. He plans to begin his M.A. studies in the near future.

 

Chad Lindon – Pastor/Elder

pastorchad@safeharborbaptist.org
 
Chad married his college sweetheart, Sandy, 26 years ago.  They have 6 children, ages 9 to 22, one daughter-in-law and one beautiful granddaughter, Amelia, born in 2018.  Chad works at Toyota, has a BA in Management and has worked toward his Masters in Biblical Counseling from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
 
 

Deacons and Trustees

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Josh Smith

Deacon, Ordained in 2015

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Richard Ishmael

Deacon, Ordained in 1966

Chris Cloud

Deacon

 

 

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Dallas Borders

Trustee

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Buford Blackburn

Deacon Emeritus, Ordained in 1970
 

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Mary Ishmael

Secretary/Treasurer

 

 
Beliefs
 
Members of Safe Harbor affirm the Baptist Faith and Message 2000.
 
A Brief Summary of Some of Our Key Beliefs are:
 
The Scriptures
 
The Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired and is God’s revelation of Himself to man. It is a perfect treasure of divine instruction. It has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth, without any mixture of error, for its matter. Therefore, all Scripture is totally true and trustworthy.  All Scripture is a testimony to Christ, who is Himself the focus of divine revelation.
 
God
 
There is one and only one living and true God. …The eternal triune God reveals Himself to us as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, with distinct personal attributes, but without division of nature, essence, or being.
 
God the Father
 
God as Father reigns with providential care over His universe, His creatures, and the flow of the stream of human history according to the purposes of His grace. …God is Father in truth to those who become children of God through faith in Jesus Christ.
 
God the Son
 
Christ is the eternal Son of God. In His incarnation as Jesus Christ, He was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. …He honored the divine law by His personal obedience, and in His substitutionary death on the cross, He made provision for the redemption of men from sin.
 
God the Holy Spirit
 
The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God, fully divine. …He exalts Christ. He convicts men of sin, of righteousness and of judgment. …He enlightens and empowers the believer and the church in worship, evangelism, and service.
 
Man
 
Man is the special creation of God, in His own image. He created them male and female as the crowning work of His creation. …By his free choice man sinned against God and brought sin into the human race. … The sacredness of human personality is evident in that God created man in His own image, and in that Christ died for man; therefore every person of every race possesses dignity and is worthy of respect and Christian love.
 
Salvation
 
Salvation involves the redemption of the whole man, and is offered freely to all who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour, who by His own blood obtained eternal redemption for the believer. God’s Purpose of Grace Election is the gracious purpose of God, according to which He regenerates, justifies, sanctifies, and glorifies sinners. …All true believers endure to the end. Those whom God has accepted in Christ, and sanctified by His Spirit will never fall away from the state of grace, but shall persevere to the end.
 
The Church
 
A New Testament church of the Lord Jesus Christ is an autonomous local congregation of baptized believers, associated by covenant in the faith and fellowship of the gospel, observing the two ordinances of Christ, and governed by His laws.   Each congregation operates under the Lordship of Christ. Its scriptural officers are pastors/elders and deacons. While both men and women are gifted for service in the church, the office of pastor is limited to men as qualified by Scripture.
 
Baptism & the Lord’s Supper
 
Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water. …It is an act of obedience symbolizing the believer’s faith in a crucified, buried, and risen Saviour, the believer’s death to sin, the burial of the old life, and the resurrection to walk in newness of life in Christ Jesus.
 
The Lord’s Supper is a symbolic act of obedience whereby members … memorialize the death of the Redeemer and anticipate His second coming.
 
Evangelism & Missions
 
It is the duty and privilege of every follower of Christ and every church of the Lord Jesus Christ to endeavor to make disciples of all nations… to seek constantly to win the lost to Christ by verbal witness undergirded by a Christian lifestyle, and by other methods in harmony with the gospel of Christ.
 
Last Things
 
God, in His own time and in His own way, will bring the world to its appropriate end. …Jesus Christ will return personally and visibly…the dead will be raised; and Christ will judge all men in righteousness. The unrighteous will be consigned to Hell. …The righteous… will receive their reward and will dwell forever in Heaven with the Lord.
 
Stewardship
 
God is the source of all blessings, temporal and spiritual; all that we have and are we owe to Him.  Christians are therefore under obligation to serve Him with their time, talents, and material possessions.
 
Religious Liberty
 
Church and state should be separate. The state owes to every church protection and full freedom in the pursuit of its spiritual ends. …A free church in a free state is the Christian ideal.
 
Family
 
God has ordained the family as the foundational institution of human society.
Marriage is the uniting of one man and one woman in covenant commitment for a lifetime. … The husband and wife have different roles as defined in the Bible but are of equal worth before God, since both are created in God’s image.