Staff

Jacob Helsley
Pastor

Jacob was brought on board at Blaney Baptist Church in September of 2014. Before Blaney, Jacob was the pastor of a church in Blythewood, SC, for 5 years.

Jacob completed his B.A. in 2004 at Presbyterian College. He began pursuing his M.Div at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary until Hurricane Katrina forced him to transfer to Beeson School of Divinity at Samford University. He completed His M.Div in 2009.

Jacob is married to Sarah Elizabeth and have a daughter together named Evelyn Mae Helsley. He likes to read and travel, enjoys all sports and loves being outdoors. He loves to hunt, fish, hike and go backpacking.
 
jacobhelsleybbc@gmail.com
 
 

Sage Moody
Youth Pastor

Sage began his ministry at Blaney Baptist in March of 2016. Prior to coming here, Sage completed internships in children’s, youth, and collegiate campus ministry. This is his second full time youth ministry position. 

In May of 2015, Sage received his B.A. in Youth Minisry from Charleston Southern University. Later in November, 2015, Sage married his college sweetheart Kim Pollard of Blythewood, SC. Kim is an elementary school teacher in Lexington County where they both live. They have two cats named Big Cat and Little Cat. 

Sage really enjoys playing disc golf, real golf, teaching, midnight snacks, theological conversations, and all things Clemson athletics.
 
msagemoody@gmail.com
 

Tony Sinclair
Music Director

“I will sing to the LORD as long as I live; I will sing praise to my God while I have my being.” (Ps. 104:33)
Since the age of 13 when he first “heard” the Good News and asked Jesus to be Lord of his life, Tony has counted it a high privilege and honor to help lead the people of God into His awesome Presence through music. In bi-vocational music ministry much of his adult life, he has led choirs, ensembles, instrumentals, revivals, Lay Renewals, conferences, and performed in community theatre musicals. He joined Blaney in 2008, and encourages everyone to use the gifts God has given them. Musically gifted? Come join the Blaney Choir family!

 
Originally from the Upstate, Tony graduated from Clemson University and the Graduate School of Banking at LSU, and is now enjoying retirement after 34 years in Corporate Banking. He serves on the Executive Board of Child Evangelism Fellowship of SC. He and his wife, Jill, have two beautiful married daughters, two wonderful son-in-laws, and a new GRANDSON! They enjoy travel (especially with one daughter in CA), mountains, beach, Clemson, fellowship, and all things FAMILY!
 
tonysinclair08@gmail.com 
 

Blanche Riley
Secretary

It has been a blessing to serve as Ministry Assistant of Blaney Baptist Church since 2008. What makes this a blessing—the members strive to honor God in the biblical sense of loving and supporting each other. The greatest blessing, however, is coming to know Jesus Christ in my life. I, along with my family have been involved with church life over the years. The offices I have held included Deaconess, Sunday School Superintendent, and Secretary-Treasurer of the SCBC Ministry Assistants. I hold several college-level certificates, licenses, and awards in the areas of business and ministry.

My husband and I make our home in Camden and have 2 grown children, one of which is currently attending Presbyterian College.
 
bbcsecretary@sc.rr.com
 

Gloria Wright
Pianist

Gloria Wright is a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Music Degree in Piano Pedagogy. Her life stays full of music activities, including private piano teaching and pianist for Blaney Baptist Church. She especially enjoys accompanying musical theater.

She and her husband James have 2 married sons and 4 grandchildren and they reside in Elgin, SC. When she is not playing the piano, Gloria enjoys running, biking, playing golf, going to the beach and reading, but mostly playing with her grandchildren.