Our Pastors

  • Kivett Hicks - senior Pastor    circlefacebook    circletwitterbird    circleemail

    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, Jackson, Weston and Mason.

  • Harper Compton - executive Pastor    circleemail

    Pastor Harper joined the Pastoral Staff in 2017 and serves as Executive Pastor. He graduated from Liberty University with a Bachelors of Religion degree.
    Harper and his wife Sydney were married in May of 2014. They have three children: Madison, Hudson, and Tinley.

  • Rick Clinard  - pastor of education and discipleship    circlefacebook    circletwitterbird    circleemail

    Pastor Rick has been on staff at Salem since 2007. He holds a Bachelors in Bible, Secondary English Education, and a Masters in Biblical Studies from Piedmont International University.
    Rick and his wife, Jill, were married in 2001 and have three children: Eli, Ella and Owen.

  • Dwayne Carson - Pastor of christian school ministries    circlefacebook    circleemail

    Pastor Dwayne has served as Head of School since 2018. Previous to coming to Salem, he was a church planter in Columbus Ohio as well as a Campus Pastor at Liberty University. Dwayne holds a Pastoral degree and a Greek Minor as well as a Master’s in Religion from Liberty University.
    Dwayne and his wife Donita have 4 children (Kristi, Katie, Kirk and Klayton) and one grandson.