Meet Our Church Staff

Tobe Witmer

Tobe Witmer: Senior Pastor

Pastor Witmer was born and reared in Morgantown, WV. His father was a business man and his mother was a homemaker. He grew up in an independent, fundamental, conservative Baptist Church.

At age 10, after years of burdened doubting, he called upon the Lord to save him. A few years later in junior high he was called to the ministry under the preaching of Dr. Bob Jones III. Pastor Witmer earned his Bachelors degree in Bible and Masters degree in Pastoral Ministry from BJU.

Pastor Witmer's wife, Amy, received Christ in college after doubting her salvation through her teen years. She graduated from BJU as an Art Education Major and presently teaches High School Art in a local Christian School. She is also a piano teacher and ministers in various music ministries, as well as, leading the First Touch Ministry to visitors. Tobe and Amy have 5 children, elementary through college age.

Pastor Witmer's ministry includes preaching, teaching, counseling, and training, and would like to write in the future if the Lord provides the opportunity. The Witmers have been in the pastorate since 1992 as youth, assistant, and now senior pastor.

Charles Pritt

Charles Pritt: Music and Counseling Pastor

Pastor Pritt has been on staff at LBC since August 2007. He came to LBC with over ten years of experience in full-time church ministry. He is responsible for the oversight, development and implementation of our music and counseling ministries.

Pastor Pritt came to know the Lord as a young child of 5 and was baptized at the age of 7. It was in a high school chapel under the preaching of Evangelist Tom Farrell that he recognized and responded to the call of God to full time ministry.

Pastor Pritt received his Bachelor's Degree in Church Music, and a Master's Degree in Counseling at Bob Jones University, where he has also been taking doctoral level classes. It was at Bob Jones that he met his wife, Shelley who also holds a Bachelor's Degree in Piano Pedagogy and a Master's in Piano Performance.

Josh Canedy

Josh Canedy: Youth and Outreach Pastor

Pastor Josh began his ministry as pastor of student ministries and outreach at LBC in May 2013. He holds a bachelor's degree in Bible and a master's degree in Biblical Counseling from Bob Jones University.

Pastor Josh came to a saving knowledge of Christ at the age of 7 after a Sunday evening service. Convicted of his sin and need of a Savior, Josh sought out his dad who happily showed him from Scripture how to be saved.

After Pastor Josh's senior year of high school, he surrendered his life to full time ministry with a specific burden for youth ministry. Josh met his wife Megan through summer teen ministry at the Wilds Christian Camp. Megan also holds a bachelor's degree in Biblical Counseling from Bob Jones University.