Don Flowers, Jr. email
Don Flowers has served as pastor of Providence Baptist Church since July 1997. Prior to coming to Charleston he served as Minister of Youth at First Baptist Church, Lenoir, NC and First Baptist Church, Greenville, SC. He is a native of Cherryville, North Carolina, and is a graduate of Wake Forest University, the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and Emory University.
"When you go to seminary, you dream of what a church might be like. Providence is as close to my dream as I may ever get. This is a loving, caring congregation where we have the freedom to try new things, ask tough questions, and do things in a different way - all the while knowing that you will be loved, no matter what the result."
In addition, Don serves on the Board of the SC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy. In the past he has served on the Coordinating Council of the SC Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, served with the Trident United Way and serves as a pool chaplain at MUSC Hospital. Don and his wife, Anita, are the parents of two daughters, Alison (married to James) and Savannah. He enjoys playing golf, biking and being in, on, or near the water (but not while playing golf!)
David Woody email
Minister of Faith Development
Woody grew up in the mountains of Asheville, N.C., earned a B.A. in History from Furman University and M.Div. from the Baptist Theological Seminary in Richmond.
Prior to coming to Charleston, he served as Youth Associate at First Baptist Church, Greenville, SC and as Minister with Youth and Families at Providence Baptist Church, Charlotte, NC. His responsibilities at Providence include Youth, Education, Missions, and "other activities deemed necessary."
"I love it when people gain an understanding of the gospel or of God in a way that is real and tangible. I try hard to make bridges so that the gap between us and God is as narrow as possible. Some days I succeed and other days people wonder what I tried to do. Regardless, the journey is fun I enjoy walking with people as we all seek a closer relationship with God and with each other."
Woody enjoys cycling, watching and participating in sports, writing, and reading. He is married to Kristen and he loves spending time with his children--Brooks, Blair, Sarah, and Matthew.
Deanna McBroom email
Minister of Music
Deanna McBroom serves as a part of the worship planning team, directs the Adult Choir, and helps to lead worship on a regular basis, supervising the other programs and staff of the music ministry. She has served as the part-time Minister of Music of Providence Baptist Church since its inception in 1995.
Deanna is also a professional concert/opera singer and has performed nationally and internationally with symphony orchestras and opera companies and in numerous recital appearances for over twenty years. She is a Professor of Music and Director of the Voice Program at The College of Charleston where she teaches studio voice lessons and various music classes. She also sees clients as a singing voice rehabilitation specialist with the Evelyn Trammell Center for Voice and Swallowing at the Medical University of SC.
Spending time with her family is very important to Deanna. Her husband Scott is a family counselor/minister/spiritual director who is very active in the life of Providence. Being a part of Providence is "the most exciting 'church' she's ever done". The Music Ministry is a vital and significant part of life and worship at Providence. Our talented, supportive, and loving folks make serving here both fun and meaningful!
Linda Wills began formal piano lessons when she was five years old and subsequently accompanied various choirs in Kentucky throughout high school and college. She obtained an undergraduate degree in organ performance from Centre College, and subsequently received a master's degree in communications from the University of Kentucky.
She worked for more than twenty years as a legal administrator for law firms in Ohio, South Carolina, and Florida before transforming herself into a college professor and free-lance musician. Her second career started while living in St. Augustine, Florida, where her work included teaching public speaking classes at Flagler College and serving as the organist/choir director at St. Paul's by the Sea in Jacksonville Beach.
Linda and her husband, Charles Hall, moved back to South Carolina in 2006 when they re-located to Summerville and she began playing for area churches as a substitute organist. In addition, she is an adjunct professor at the College of Charleston, where she teaches public speaking classes. Linda joined the music staff of Providence in January 2011.