Our Staff

Say hello to the leadership team at BHPC

Meet our leadership

Say hello to the leadership team at BHPC. Got questions for the lead team? Contact us by clicking here.

Paul Saleeby | Pastor

Paul has been the pastor of BHPC since 1996. He has been in ordained ministry since 1991. His wife of 35 years, Lauri, is a pharmacist at the Union County Health Department. He and Lauri have two children and four grandchildren. Paul loves Jesus, his family, his church family, and all things Florida Gators.

"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold the new has come." - II Corinthians 5:17

Carol Pettigrew | Administrator

Carol began as the Church Administrator with BHPC in April 1994. She is married with two daughters, ages 32 and 28. Carol is a native Carolinian, from Matthews, where she grew up loving and enjoying the outdoors and animals with an everyday close connection of family including grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins, all together on Williams Road. Carol strives to serve God with a Christ-like servant heart and to project a sincere welcoming attitude to all she is in contact with.


"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things." - Philippians 4:6-8

Melanie Neal | Director of Family Life and Missions

Melanie started at BHPC in 2014 but has been working with children and teenagers in ministry for over 10 years now. She is crazy about her husband Rick, obsessed with Disney, and enjoys reading a good book while snuggled up with her fur babies. Melanie is passionate about helping teens and children learn how to live in the gospel each day.

"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; or discouraged, for the Lord thy God is with you wherever you go." - Joshua 1:9

Ben Watson | Choir Director

Ben is originally from Boone and came to our area through Wingate University where he earned a degree in Music Education and he is now a teacher at a local high school. He's been on staff with BHPC since 2018. Ben directs the Chancel Choir, Hand Chime Choir, and the music portion of the JAM (Jesus And Me) Program.

"Sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth. Sing to the Lord, praise his name; proclaim his salvation day after day. Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples." - Psalm 96:1-3

Adam Speer | Contemporary Worship Leader

Adam started on staff in 2016, but he is a lifelong member of BHPC. He's been a part of BHPC's Contemporary Music Ministry for over 14 years now. Adam also manages many of the technology aspects. He and his wife LexAnne met at BHPC and are raising their three children here. Adam is passionate about connecting people to Jesus though worship. He is currently pursuing a degree in Worship Studies.

"Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for our God is a consuming fire." - Hebrews 12:28-29