Pastors & Staff

John Lacombe

Senior Pastor

John and his wife Connie Lacombe have been serving the Lord for over fifteen years.  John entered the ministry in 2002 serving as the Assistant/Youth Pastor of Odenton Baptist Church.  During his time as the Assistant Pastor, he had the opportunity to serve in many capacities while training under the leadership of Pastor George Shafer.  Pastor Lacombe and Connie developed a passion for mentoring young people, cultivating a servant’s heart in them.  Pastor Lacombe also taught in the Odenton Baptist Bible Institute equipping men and women for the ministry.
In 2003, Pastor Lacombe surrendered to be a missionary to the country of Thailand.  His family started deputation in July of 2005 and in November of 2006, they arrived in Thailand; serving there for over ten years as church planting missionaries.  God allowed the Lacombes to partner with Mike and Panan Leemon in team missions as they began their church planting efforts.  God used Pastor Lacombe to help start Sriracha Baptist Church, Sriracha Baptist Bible Institute, and Grace Baptist Mission Organization helping missionaries obtain a visa allowing them to serve as missionaries unimpeded by the government.
In May of 2017, God moved the Lacombe family to make the difficult decision to return from Thailand to help Odenton Baptist Church serving as the Administrative Pastor and the Christian School Administrator under the leadership of Pastor Thomas Howard.   In July of 2018, Pastor Howard announced that God has called him to Australia as a church planting missionary.  In August of 2018, Odenton Baptist Church extended a call to Pastor Lacombe to be the Senior Pastor of Odenton Baptist Church.  He accepted the call, and is dedicated to serving our Lord diligently.

Kevin Barta

Administration Pastor

Pastor Barta joined OBC in August 2023 as the Administrative Pastor. He oversees and organizes various ministries of the church in order to enable the Senior Pastor to remain focused on preaching the Word and ministering to people. Pastor Barta completed 27 years of active service in the Marine Corps.  During this time, God allowed opportunities to serve in many facets of ministry and the completion of a Master of Arts in Biblical Studies. 

Evan Kernaghan

Assistant to the Pastor

Born and raised in Augusta, GA. Evan joined the Army following High School and served over seven years active duty. At, 21 years of age he was saved and at 22 years old was called to preach. Evan knows that God has called him to minister to our nation’s military as an United States Army Chaplain. He is currently training to fulfill that calling. Evan serves as an assistant pastor at Odenton Baptist church. His primary ministries are leading the outreach and discipleship ministries. He also teaches in the Odenton Baptist Bible Institute and teaches Bible in the Odenton Christian School ministry.

Daniel Rice

Music Leader

Daniel Rice grew up in Odenton Baptist Church and Graduated from Odenton Christian School. He serves as a Pastoral Assistant and as a Music Minister as part of the Pastoral Staff at Odenton Baptist Church. Charity Rice, his wife, is one of the piano players. He has two young boys, Boaz and Benjamin, who he and his wife are raising to love God and serve others.  

He is a graduate of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City where he earned a 4-year Bachelors in Pastoral Studies and a 2-year Masters in Ministry. He also serves in Odenton Christian School as a 5th Grade Elementary teacher. God has been faithful to allow this young man who was a product of the earlier ministries of Odenton Baptist Church family to now help others grow in faith and love of Jesus Christ.