Staff Directory

About Our Staff

Oakhurst Baptist Church's staff are dedicated to serving the needs of the church and would be happy to talk to you and help you in any way we can! Feel free to call the church and speak with our church administrator, or you may contact a staff member directly below.

Church Office Hours: 9am - 5pm Tue-Fri
Phone: 404.378.3677
Fax:404.378.3225

Karen Shipp Minister of Music
Karen Shipp was born in Norfolk, Virginia, and, as the daughter of a Baptist preacher, grew up in the church.
Lanny Peters Pastor
Lanny Peters grew up in a cotton mill community in Lexington, North Carolina.


Leslie Withers Church Administrator
Leslie Withers was born in Spartanburg, South Carolina, and is graduate of Duke University.


Melanie Vaughn-West Pastor
The Reverend Melanie Vaughn-West grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. Melanie received her Master of Divinity from the Candler School of Theology at Emory University.