Pastor Dean Miller
Pastor Dean Miller, the youngest child of Dr. and Mrs. Dean Miller of Colorado Springs, CO, was saved at the young age of 5 years old and surrendered his life to the Lord when he was 11. After graduating from Cornerstone Baptist Bible College in Colorado Springs with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Pastoral Studies, he worked for six years on the staff of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Colorado Springs as an Assistant Pastor. In 2000, he left Colorado to teach at a Bible college in Florida.
Pastor Dean Herring
Dean was born in the pristine, southern city of Savannah, Georgia. He trusted Christ as his Savior at the age of 12 at a Bobby Richardson Crusade, and at the age of 17 he surrendered his life to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Susie grew up in historic northern Virginia, and was saved at the age of 15 at the Bethlehem Baptist Church of Fairfax. They met while at Bible College and were married on August 9, 1975. God has blessed them with six children: Jason, Dixie, Tara, Georgia, Nathan, and Jonathan.
After graduation, the Herrings spent the next 30 years ministering in South Georgia. During that time, Dean spent 8 years as a youth minister, 2 years in evangelism, and 20 years as a pastor. He has had the privilege of preaching numerous youth camps and family/marriage conferences, along with preaching several revivals and missions conferences across America each year.
After a visit to the Treasure Valley, God began to impress upon the hearts of the Herring Family that He wanted them to move to the area and plant a historic Baptist church. In November of 2005, they bid farewell to their friends and loved ones, and moved to Idaho to begin the work that God had led them to do. On the second Sunday of February, 2006, the South Valley Baptist Church had its first service with 43 present, and 6 people accepting Jesus Christ as their Savior. Twelve years later the church is going strong, and has grown into family of friends with a heart for a lost and dying world.
Pastor Kevin Folger
Pastor Kevin Folger graduated from Baptist Bible College in 1978. He joined the staff of Cleveland Baptist as an associate in May of 1978. In 1990, he became co-pastor with Dr. Roy Thompson. In 1995, Dr. Thompson resigned as pastor to pursue missions, and the church called Kevin Folger to become senior pastor. Pastor Folger and his wife, Denise, have three children and ten grandchildren.
Pastor Pete Folger
Pastor Peter Folger graduated from Crown College in 2001. He joined the staff of Cleveland Baptist Church as the youth pastor in January, 2001. He was named the Senior Associate Pastor in 2009. On November 6, 2016, the church voted to name Pete Folger as the co-pastor. Brother Pete and his wife, Sandra, have four children.