• Dr. Keith Shorter - Senior Pastor

    I was born in Anderson, South Carolina, but our family moved to Johnson City, Tennessee when I was only six weeks old, and I consider that "home."  God has blessed me with a wonderful wife named Lisa, and three children - Kelly, Lauren and Jonathan. I graduated with a B.A. in Religion from Carson Newman College in Jefferson City, Tennessee.  I obtained a Master of Divinity Degree in Theology from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, in Ft. Worth, Texas.  In 1996, I graduated from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary with a Doctor of Ministry degree. "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not onyour own understanding.  In all your ways acknowledgeHim and He will direct your path."     Proverbs 3:5  
    | Email Keith at kshorter@mtairybaptist.com | follow him on Twitter @keithshorter |

  • Steve Robins - Director of Administration/Education

    I grew up in Walhalla, South Carolina, and graduated from Clemson University with a B.S. degree in Financial Management.  I earned my CPA designation in 1982.  My wife, Janet, and I have a son, Brad, who is married to Stephanie.  We have two granddaughters, Abby and Reiss. A Bible verse that reflects my thoughts on administration is 1 Corinthians 14:40: "Let all things be done properly and in an orderly manner" (NAS). 


    | Email Steve at srobins@mtairybaptist.com |

  • Dave Storay - Minister of Worship/Pastoral Care

    I am a native of Greenville, South Carolina and a graduate of Berea High School. I have a B.A. in Religion with an emphasis in church music degree from Charleston Southern University. My wife Angela and I have three children, Anna, Joshua, and Jaden. I have served as Minister of Worship since July, 1993 here at Mt. Airy. I have based my ministry on the verses from Ephesians 5:19-20 which reads "Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ." 

    | Email Dave at dstoray@mtairybaptist.com |

  • Chris Meaders - Minister of Students

    I was born and raised in Greenville, South Carolina. I began trusting in Jesus as my Lord when i was 19 and shortly after that I surrendered to a calling to serve in the Church full-time. I graduated from North Greenville University with a B.A. in Religion in May, 2000. I married my beautiful wife Jennifer on May, 2000. We have a daughter named Hallie and a son named Jackson.  "However, I consider my life worth nothing to me, if only Imay finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesushas given me—the task of testifying to thegospel of God's grace." Acts 20:24 

    | Email Chris at cmeaders@mtairybaptist.com  | follow him on Twitter @cmeaders

  • Allison Taffer - Director of Preschool/Children

    I was born and raised in Sumter, SC.  I graduated from Lander University in May, 1985, with a degree in Elementary Education.  My husband Ron and I have three children, Grant, Anna and Daniel.   I have been involved in lay ministry since 1980, serving and teaching both adults and children the truths of God's Holy Word.  As I grow in my daily walk with Christ, I find it increasingly important to share my passion for His truth to the ones that Christ referred to as His "little ones." Establishing them in God's word is both their future and the future of the Church. John 8:32: "And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." 

    | Email Allison at ataffer@mtairybaptist.com |

  • Ron Taffer - Minister of Missions/Discipleship


    | Email Ron at rtaffer@mtairybaptist.com |

  • Lori Whisnant - Administrative Asst./Financial Secretary

    I was born and raised in Easley, SC. and I am a graduate of Easley High School.  I have two sons, Evan and Brandon.  I began working at Mt. Airy Baptist Church in 2001, first as Receptionist/Secretary and now as Financial/Senior Pastor Ministry Assistant.  One of my favorite Bible verses is Psalms 121:1-2:  "I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.  My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth." 


    | Email Lori at lori@mtairybaptist.com |

  • Melanie Muller - Church Secretary

    I was born in Easley, South Carolina, where I still reside.  I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Art from Furman University, and I enjoy being able to use my art background and experience to design the many publications and marketing materials for the church. One of my favorite verses has always been Romans 12:2: "And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect." 

    | Email Melanie at mmuller@mtairybaptist.com |