Philip Blankenship


Senior Pastor

I have the best job in the world. I have been serving at Mount Tabor since October 2017. I have been married to my wife, Madi, since June 2018 and love working alongside her.

God called me into youth ministry when I was a teenager, and after graduating from Toccoa Falls College in 2017 with a degree in youth ministry, I jumped right in. In 2020, I received my Masters in Christian Ministry from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. My passion is to see students come to know Jesus as their Savior and Lord in their lives. My greatest desire is to see them become faithful disciples even after graduating high school.

In my free time, I love playing disc golf. I have played in a few tournaments and play weekly with friends. I also help coach the Pendleton baseball team and enjoy investing in students on the field.

Daniel Nally


Pastor of Students and Families

Reg Slaton


Minister of Music


It is my great honor to serve as the Children’s Director at Mount Tabor. I joined the church in 2018 after marrying Daniel, the youth pastor here. We have one elderly cat named Felicia, and a few spiders that would like to take up residence in our house. I grew up in North Carolina but love living in this corner of South Carolina.

I have always loved working with children. I graduated from Toccoa Falls College with a degree in Elementary Education. I started serving in the nursery and began teaching children’s church soon after becoming a member. In 2022 I became the Children’s Director. There are so many things I love about the job – planning events, going to ball games, working with volunteers – but what I love most is seeing the heart change in children and their parents. My biggest desire is to help parents as they raise their tiny disciples to love God and love others.

In my spare time, I love to have my house full of family, friends, and good food. I love to play board games, read good books, and crochet blankets.

Madi Nally


Children's Director

Missy Dickson


Administrative Assistant

Michelle Sutherland



Greg Dickson


Visual Coordinator

Russ Harbin


Audio Coordinator