MEET OUR PASTOR
DR. STEPHEN CANNON
Welcome to Millbrook Baptist Church and thank you for taking time to visit our website!
I would love the chance to get to know you and your family, and hear about what God has been doing in your life.
My testimony is one of God’s grace and faithfulness.
I will never get over the fact that He can both save and call someone like me for His glory. The Lord has blessed me so richly with my wife Julie of 22 years, and with 3 incredible children – Natalie, Tyler, and Ruthie.
Our family felt a clear calling from The Lord to come to Aiken in 2020. We are excited to be here and believe God has big plans both for Millbrook and our community in the days and years ahead!
Can you believe that within only 5 miles of Millbrook that there are nearly 35,000 people in need of finding life in Christ? That is incredible to me. And The Lord has strategically placed Millbrook at the busiest intersection in Aiken County where every day 28,000 cars pass by our campus. Not even mentioning that our church is surrounded by 3 schools that are within walking distance. What an opportunity!
The Lord has put on my heart that His calling for Millbrook is to be a church on a RESCUE mission with God in Aiken to IMPACT our world with the GOSPEL.
I would love for you to be part of this vision if God so leads. Again, welcome! Please let us know if we can help in any way.
In His Strength and for His Glory,
Dr. Stephen Cannon grew up in South Carolina, and his family attended First Baptist Spartanburg. He accepted Christ when he was 12 years old while attending a church camp. Dr. Cannon holds a Doctor of Ministry from North Greenville University and a Master of Divinity from New Orleans Theological Seminary.
Outside of ministry and family, Pastor Stephen enjoys basketball, golf, fishing, and playing guitar. His life verse is 1 Corinthians 10:31 which says, “Whatever you eat, or drink, or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.
Pastor Stephen has also had the privilege to serve the Lord as a member of the Southern Baptist Convention Committee of Nominations and as a member of the Executive Team of the South Carolina Baptist Convention. He is currently the Chairman of the Board of Directors for Parson’s Pantry – a ministry which provides financial assistance to needy Pastors, widows of Pastors, and married ministerial students.
DR. STEPHEN CANNON
Robbie Yarborough is our Executive Pastor and works in sync with the heart and vision of our Senior Pastor and ministry team at Millbrook to impact our city, region, and world with the gospel. Serving as Executive Pastor since September 2015, Robbie combines the necessary administrative skills with a pastoral heart and ministry calling that seeks to take us in the direction God is leading. He is married to Jenny and they have 5 children: Emma Grace, Jay Jay, Cross, Anderson, and Jeremiah. Born and raised in Aiken, he placed his faith in Christ when he was 8 years old and was baptized at Millbrook Baptist Church. A 1994 graduate of Clemson University, Robbie has extensive business experience and had been actively serving in our Sunday School ministry and Men’s Ministry for several years. During his years of volunteer ministry, Robbie felt a growing understanding that God was in fact calling him into full-time vocational ministry. What a blessing it is that God would use that calling to raise and prepare “one of our own” for a future of faithful service at Millbrook.
Bill Howard has been married to Alicia for 30 years. They have 4 children, Will, Braeden, Lauren and Rhett. Bill accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior at the age of 9 and surrendered to full time ministry in 1992. They have been ministering at Millbrook since September of 2009. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of South Carolina and a Diploma in Pastoral Ministries from the Southern Baptist Convention Seminary Extension. Bill served as Worship Pastor at FBC Camden for 17 years before coming to Millbrook. Bills life verse is found in II Samuel 24:24, “I will not sacrifice to the Lord my God an offering that cost me nothing.”
In his spare time Bill enjoys playing golf, relaxing in Charleston, coaching little league baseball and hanging out with Alicia and the kids.
OUTREACH/ SINGLES PASTOR
Gary has been married to his wife Chris for 32 years and they have 4 children and 5 grandchildren. He was born in Vineland, New Jersey and joined the Marine Corps after graduation and spent 8 years in the Marines. Gary was radically changed at a revival at a small church in Woodlawn, Illinois on March 28th 1993. He was called to the ministry in 2004 and started attending Seminary. He received his Associate in Religious Education from Covington Theological Seminary and is finishing up his Bachelors of Ministry from Andersonville Theological Seminary. Gary has been at Millbrook since April 2012. His life verse is Philemon 1: 5 – 6, “because I hear about your love for all his holy people and your faith in the Lord Jesus. I pray that your partnership with us in the faith may be effective in deepening your understanding of every good thing we share for the sake of Christ.” Gary loves spending time with his family, especially with his grandchildren.
NEXT GENERATION PASTOR
Jason comes to Millbrook with over thirteen years of student ministry experience and most recently by way of Dawson Memorial Baptist Church, Birmingham, Alabama, where he served as Student Pastor for the past two and half years. Jason and his wife Marsha desire to help ignite teenager’s hearts for Christ in various ways. Having studied at Atlanta Christian College in East Point, Georgia, Jason believes strongly in connecting with and equipping teachers and parents to reach students, as well as high energy worship, God-driven messages, fellowship outings, mission trips, and Bible studies. Jason also believes in order to build those relationships with students you must be a part of their everyday lives. Because of that, Jason will often be seen at local schools, games, programs and a variety of other community events throughout the year. Jason is the founder of Greater Ministries, which is a non-profit ministry with the passion to help all people identify and unleash their talents.
Dr. Ben Northcutt holds a B.A. in International Affairs from Murray State University, an International Certificate from Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico City, Mexico, and a Masters of Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. In 2016, he graduated with a PhD in Family Ministry from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY with a Doctoral Minors in Higher Education and Biblical Counseling/Applied Theology.
Over the last ten years, Ben and his wife, Jess, have been blessed with four amazing children—Bella, Jack, Emme, and Rorie — and have had the opportunity to serve God in a variety of ways, across a wide range of opportunities. God has brought Ben and Jess together under the same mission—making disciples who make disciples—beginning with their own family. He has given Ben a vision and a drive to help families grow together as disciples of Jesus, and Ben has spent the last five years working with families of all shapes and sizes to help them learn to “walk with Jesus as a family” with growing excitement and confidence.
In his free time, Ben loves to hang out and drink coffee…read and drink coffee…play games while drinking coffee…drink coffee sitting around a campfire…and contemplate the mysteries of the universe with cup of coffee in hand.
DEAF MINISTRY PASTOR
Pastor Allen Franklin is married to his wife Joan and have a son, John and daughter, Jill. He was born in Augusta, GA and grew up in Jackson. He received the Lord Jesus Christ at the age of 45. In February 2005 he was ordained and his deaf church in Columbia, SC called him as their pastor. In June 2008, Pastor Allen came to Millbrook to start the deaf ministry. He is currently studying at the Tri-State Deaf School of Theology. His life verses are 2 Peter 3:18 and John 14:6. In his spare time, Pastor Allen enjoys fishing.
Katherine Granillo is our Communications Director. She was born in Galveston, TX and accepted Christ as her Savior at the age of 8. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree Music Concentration/ Technology Arts Option from the University of South Carolina Aiken. After graduating college, she surrendered to the call to full time ministry in 2002. She holds a Master of Church Music degree from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. She has served at Millbrook since March 2006. Her life verse is Psalm 37:4, “Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart.” In her spare time, Katherine enjoys playing tennis, cooking, reading, composing music, and playing the violin and piano.