Due to inclement weather, the 9 a.m. service for Sunday, Jan. 20 has been cancelled. We will have one morning service at 10:45 a.m. as road conditions improve.


Pastors & Staff

Dr. David Lemming

Lead Pastor

Dr. David Lemming has been the Senior Pastor of Lewis Memorial Baptist Church in Huntington, West Virginia, since December 1982. He was saved as a teenager and early on became actively involved in various phases of Christian ministry. He has a heart for people and actively seeks new ways of extending Christ’s love to those in Huntington and around the world. He and his wife, Mary, have two grown children and three grandchildren.

Dr. Tim yates

Small Group & Outreach Pastor

Tim Yates is an assistant pastor who oversees the Life Groups at Lewis Memorial. Tim and his wife Myra grew up locally and graduated from Barboursville High School. Both Tim and Myra are multiplying small group leaders and thoroughly enjoy their role as trainers and equippers for the glory of God. They have a passion for making disciples and mentoring small group apprentices. They are the proud grandparents of Abbie Kate, Adalynn Reese and Noah Timothy.

Nathan mcclay

Worship Pastor

Nathan McClay is an assistant pastor and oversees the music and worship ministry of LMBC. He has been serving God at Lewis since 1991. Nathan and his wife, Audrey, have been married for 28 years and have 4 children and two grandchildren.

Dr. Jeremy Shaffer

Executive Pastor

Jeremy Shaffer is an assistant pastor who oversees the technical and administrative areas of the ministry.  He regularly works alongside his wife Rebekah in the Children's Ministry, teaches in the LMBC Bible Institute, and teaches together with his wife tackling marriage and family topics as well as general Bible studies for adults.  He has been at serving the Lord at Lewis since 2004.  He and Rebekah have two children, Grace and Luke.

Rebekah Shaffer

Children's Ministry Director


Deide Mccomas

Children's Ministry Director


Matt Mcclay

Student Pastor

Matt McClay oversees the student ministry at Lewis. He was raised locally in Huntington, and married his wife April in March of 2011. In May of 2012, Matt and April welcomed their daughter, Addison, into the world. Matt has a heart for student ministry, the outdoors, and redeeming technology for God's glory.

Phil Newberry

Membership Pastor

Phil and Ann Newberry have been faithfully serving the Lord at Lewis Memorial Baptist Church since 1972. They prepared for service at Tennessee Temple University. Over the years, their service has focused on reaching the young people of the area. Phil and Ann have served as the youth leaders for junior high and high school students, directed the childrens church ministries and led the college department. Phil has also been active in the music ministry and is an ordained deacon.

Bill Blankenship

Hospital Visitation Pastor

Bill Blankenship oversees the hospital and nursing home visitation program at
Lewis Memorial. Bill and his wife, Debbie, have a loving and caring heart for the sick,
shut-ins, widows and widowers. Bill and Debbie married in 1974 and have two
grown children and are proud grandparents of Grace, Olivia, Jaxon, and Christian.

Angie O'Dell

Director of Operations and Finance

Angie O'Dell works in the main church office and serves as the office manager. She assists in overseeing the finances of the ministry, the cleaning and maintenance staff, and also is Pastor Lemming's ministry assistant. Angie has worked at Lewis Memorial since 2001. She has three children: Josh, Ethan and Hayleigh.

Andrew Steele

Production Director

Andrew Steele joined our staff in Feb. of 2016 as an overseer of media and technology implementation at Lewis Memorial.

Matt Waller

Graphic Designer

Matt Waller has been a part of the LMBC staff since 2002 working primarily as a graphic artist. He is also heavily involved in video production and website maintenance. He and his wife Miriam are actively involved in the music ministry and have two rambunctious boys, Gabe and Judah.

Mary ellen black


Mary Ellen is the church secretary. She has been serving at Lewis since 2005, and is the proud mother of two wonderful daughters, Annie and Abi. Mary Ellen's desire is to encourage, equip, and empower women with the Word so that they might not just have a religion, but a living and vibrant relationship with God.

Angela Harbour

Media Specialist


Abi Black

Creative Assistant