Kivett Hicks

Pastor Kivett Hicks is the Senior Pastor of Salem Baptist Church. On the Pastoral staff since 2014, Pastor Kivett holds a Bachelors in Youth Ministries and a Masters in Pastoral Counseling from Liberty University.
Pastor Kivett and his wife Hilary were married in June of 2010 and have four sons: Colton, born August 2013, Jackson, born May 2015, Weston, born July 2017 and Mason, born November 2018.
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Rick Clinard

Pastor Rick Clinard is the Pastor of Education and Discipleship and has been on staff at Salem since 2007. Pastor Rick holds a Bachelors in Bible, Secondary English Education, and a Masters in Biblical Studies from Piedmont International University.

Pastor Rick and his wife, Jill, were married in 2001 and have three children: Eli, Ella and Owen.

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Harper Compton

Pastor Harper Compton joined the Pastoral Staff in 2017 as Pastor of Student Ministries. He graduated from Liberty University with a Bachelors of Religion degree.

Pastor Harper and his wife Sydney were married in May of 2014. They have a daughter, Madison, born in October of 2015, and a son, Hudson, born in June of 2017. You can connect with Pastor Harper via Facebook or email at



Pastor Dwayne Carson is our Pastor of Christian School Ministries. He is also the Head of School for Salem Baptist Christian School, starting that role in August of 2018.  Previous to coming to Salem, Pastor Carson was a church planter in Columbus Ohio as well as a Campus Pastor at Liberty University, where he graduated in 1987 with a Pastoral degree and a Greek Minor and graduated in 1989 with his Master’s in Religion.   

Pastor Carson is married to Donita and they have 4 great children (Kristi, Katie, Kirk and Klayton) and one AWESOME grandson (Logan.)


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