Elders and Staff

SIBC is an elder led church. We believe the Bible teaches that the local church is to be governed by a group of godly men who meet the biblical qualifications for leadership (1 Timothy 3; Titus 1). This group of men shepherd and govern our church through prayer, visioning into the future, and ensuring the resources it takes to fulfill our mission of equipping passionate followers of Christ.

  • John Crunkleton

    Lead Pastor

    Pastor John is committed to preaching and teaching God's Word to the body of Christ at SIBC. John is a graduate of Clemson University (2000) and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (2007). John married his wife Kelli in 2002 and they have been blessed with five wonderful children, Kate (2005), John David (2007), Caedmon (2008), Cooper (2010), and Celia (2012). John is an avid Clemson Tiger fan and a wearer of bowties, often at the same time wearing orange around the church office and in the pulpit.

  • David Baxter


    David Baxter has been a member of Skidaway Island Baptist Church for 10 years. David has been an elder at SIBC for 7 years and teaches a Sunday Bible Study class. David and his wife Ann relocated to Savannah from Atlanta to teach medicine at Memorial University Medical Center and Mercer University School of Medicine. He and Ann have  3 grown children. David considers it a great blessing to be a member of and to serve at SIBC.

  • John DuRant


    John is an elder and teaches a Sunday Bible Study class. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from The Citadel. John has been married to his wife, Lynda, for 32 years and they have son, Andrew, married to their daughter-in-law, Sarah, and a daughter, Madeleine. John enjoys running, fishing, and UGA football.

  • Scott Jackson


    Scott has been a member at SIBC for 9 years and currently teaches a Sunday Bible Study class. He holds a Master of Architecture degree from the Savannah College of Art and Design and founded an architectural ministry working in Africa. Scott has been married to his wife Stephanie for 10 years and has 2 boys, Baylor & Brayden. Scott enjoys fishing, golf, spending time with his boys playing baseball in the backyard, watching South Carolina football and Atlanta Braves baseball.

  • Kenny Sellers

    Worship Pastor

    Kenny has over 25 years experience as a worship leader in the Savannah area. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Georgia Southern University. Kenny is married to his wife Page and has two children. Kenny’s desire is to lead God’s people to genuine worship through song.

  • April Brown

    Office and Children's Coordinator

    April joined SIBC staff January 2020...