Brian Rowland Henderson observed his first anniversary on Oct. 21 as pastor of Bethel Baptist Church, Fairfax, in Allendale-Hampton Association.
He is a graduate of USC-Aiken and Luther Rice University and Seminary. He is working toward his master of arts in leadership from Luther Rice.
A native of Beech Island, he was ordained and licensed to the ministry by his home church, Matlock Baptist Church in Jackson. Previously, he served on the staff at Matlock and at Macedonia Baptist Church, Oxford, Ga.
He is married to the former Devin Whittle of Beech Island.