Meet our Ministry and Worship Team

The Ministry and Worship Team of Zoar Baptist Church is a vital and integral part of our operations! This team is made up of both paid staff and volunteers who work to minister to our church and community, keep the day to day operations of the church going, and play a major role in leading our worship each week. Our Ministry and Worship Team works alongside each member of our Zoar, we believe that "Every Member is a Minister".

  • Pastor Jon Jones

    Pastor Jon graduated from North Greenville University with a BA in Christian Studies. He then went to New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and earned a MDiv with a specialization in Counseling.   He also served in the S.C. and L.A. Army National Guard. Pastor Jon is married to Adriene and they have 2 children, Jamie & Jolynne.  His family love the outdoors. They enjoy camping, swimming, hiking, and geocaching. When not outdoors, they enjoy playing board games and cooking. They love meeting new people and hearing their stories.

  • Johnny Cabaniss,  Worship Leader

    Johnny grew up in Cleveland County and is a graduate of Shelby High School. He has a Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Western Carolina University in Cullowee, NC and studied Trumpet and Jazz at North Texas State in Denton, Texas. Johnny has led and taught music in the church setting as well as private Christian and public schools. He is a professional trumpet player and toured with TRUTH in his earlier years as the lead trumpet player as well as serving as a staff trumpet player for several other groups. He has a passion for leading others to worship . He has had a variety of experiences in both the field of music and church work. Johnny is married to Dani Bridges Cabaniss who is also a Cleveland County native. Together they have 3 sons - John, Luke, and Briley and 4 grandchildren.

  • Brittnye Lee, Children & Youth Minister

    Brittnye was born and raised in Gastonia, NC where she currently lives with her husband, Matthew, and their two children, Addisyn and Ashton. Brittnye is a graduate of UNC Charlotte and has a Masters in Ministry from Piedmont International University. Brittnye is passionate about working with children and has over 10 years of experience in early childhood education. Brittnye is excited to a member of the team at Zoar Baptist and looks forward to growing Zoar Kids' relationships with Christ.

  • Lyn Carroll, Choir and Worship Accompanist

    Lyn Carroll serves as the Choir and Worship Accompanist at Zoar. Lyn has been a member of Zoar for over 30 years and has served as both the Church Pianist and Church Organist. She enjoys helping lead worship and providing her musical skills whenever possible. Lyn is active in many areas of the church and is the teacher of the Barnabas Sunday School Class. She and her husband, Steve, have three children and two grandchildren. 

  • Amelia Poston, Accompanist

    Amelia Poston serves as one of the Accompanists at Zoar. Amelia has been a member of Zoar since 1998 and previously served as the Church Pianist for 10 years. Currently, she assists in leading worship by providing keyboard accompaniment during the morning worship services. She is active in many areas of the church and is a member of the Upper Room Sunday School Class. She enjoys spending time with her grandchildren and working with different mission projects at Zoar. 

  • KAYLA GAUTHIER,  Administrative Assistant

    Kayla is a native of South Carolina but has lived in Shelby with her husband and daughter for 2 years.  She feels her position at the church is a way for the Lord to use her through the many ministries of Zoar. She enjoys meeting all the people she comes in contact with!