Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.
Chad Barr, Senior Pastor
My name is Chad Barr and I am the Senior Pastor at The Link Church. I took this position in our church in August 2016. I was our church’s Youth Pastor since we started but God has moved me into this position and I could not be happier or more excited. I look forward to where God takes us from here and would love for you to consider joining with us as we minister to people of our community, our state, our nation, and our world.
My wife, Amy, and I have been married since 2000. She is a 4th or 5th grade teacher depending on the year and she is the best that I know. We have 3 kids, Alexis, Sebbastian, and Ja’Nayah. We love them and they have added much joy and love to our family. I could not imagine my life apart from them. We also have a dog currently, Ranger is a Rhodesian Ridgeback.
I would love to talk to you or have you come hang out at The Link Church with us. We meet on Sunday mornings from 10:30-12 at 9 Tekoa Lane.
Please contact me at Chad@thelinkbeaufort.com or at (843) 379-1122 anytime if you have any questions.
Mac McClelland, Associate Pastor
William “Mac” McClelland is the Associate Pastor at The Link Church. He is married to Alyssa, and they have four boys; Nathan, Fernando, Jeremiah and Little Mac and one girl; Sydney.. Mac was born in Yuma, AZ and raised in Beaufort, SC from the time he was 6. After receiving the call to ministry, he attended Liberty University where he received a Bachelors in Religion and a Masters in Discipleship Ministries. Prior to The Link, Mac served on the worship team at Tidal Creek Fellowship. Mac is zealous about teaching the Word of God in whatever way he can. He feels truly blessed to have the great privilege of the ministry of God. In his spare time he enjoys reading, painting and cooking on the grill for his family.
You can reach me at Mac@thelinkbeaufort.com.
Amie Applegate, Children's Director
As a child I spent my summers here in beautiful Beaufort, but lived in St. Petersburg, Florida with my mother. I grew up going to church but was confused by the teachings of the church I attended. Fast forward a few years. I got married and we had a son. Being a mother sparked a hunger in me to know more about God and to raise my son with a real knowledge of Him and His plan for us. A few years later we divorced so as a newly single mother I tried a few local churches but none of them really felt like home. My son and I lived in the Preserve apartments at the time and I got a card in my door asking “What would you do if you had one month to live?”. Intrigued, I showed up to The Link that Sunday and I have been there since. One Sunday we had a guest speaker whose presentation was about creationism and presented actual scientific proof that the Bible is an accurate account of the earth’s history. At that moment I felt the weight of my sins come flooding in along with the absolutely undeserved grace that God has given a wretch like me. I vowed to live my life for God and to raise my son the way He would have me raise him. Not long after that I started teaching little links, our children's ministry and have been teaching for about 12 years now. I am so excited to have the opportunity to partner with Chelsey Munyon in leading the children of The Link church to a relationship with God.
You can reach me at Amie@thelinkbeaufort.com
Chelsey Munyon, Co-Children's Director
Originally from Michigan; my husband, Josh, was stationed at MCAS Beaufort in 2007 and I made the move down south after our wedding in 2008. We found The Link Church in 2012 but due to military orders we moved away for a few years. We found our way back after hearing a calling from God to return in 2021. After growing up in a catholic school, I have always been aware of God’s presence in my life but didn’t truly understand the depths of that relationship until I started digging deeper into His word. While I am new to children’s ministry, I am not new to children. I grew up with a mother that was a child care provider for 16 years, as well as a Sunday school volunteer. I now have the privilege of homeschooling my own two amazing kids; Taylor and Logan. The Munyon household loves animals. We have 2 dogs-Tank and Atlas, 4 cats-Abby, Jaguar, Sheik, and Zelda, as well as 12 chickens. We hope to be adding goats in the future, too. As I continue my journey with Christ, I realize the importance of my role as a teacher to children. I will strive to help your child to understand God’s significance in their life.
You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Olivia Achor, Nursery Director
We are taught that the accounts of our lives are called a biography, but as I write this, “biography” falls short of the work that the Father has done in my life. So here is my testimony of that work. I grew up in a small town in the most southern point of Ohio, a little town engulphed in despair and bad life choices. I accepted the Lord as my Savior at an early age and carried out His plans for my life as He opened doors to mission work in far away countries and in my own town. But like many people do, I began to allow the enemy to start having a say so in my life and it wasn’t long before I began to go my own way rather than the narrow path that God had designed for me. At the lowest point in my life I found myself hopeless, guilty, and in utter depression. It was at this time that I discovered I was due to have a child. Knowing that I needed change and a better future for the life that I now carried, I moved far away. I ran to a small town called Beaufort, South Carolina that I had visited once as a child. It was here that my daughter was born and I found out what selfless love truly meant. I knew that no matter where my heart was with God, it was my duty to make sure that my daughter was taught Christ and so I began to attend a small church called The Link. Sitting in services week after week with my baby, I tried to fathom that it was possible for God to still love me and still want me to serve Him. One Sunday my cold heart that hadn’t felt the voice of the Lord in so long broke, and with that Jesus made it so clear to me that He not only still wanted and loved me, but that He still had great things to fulfill through me. I surrendered all to Him and He began again to rekindle the love that burned so brightly between us. Months later I met a young man that attended the same small group and church. I had never had a truly healthy and Christ centered relationship before, so the thought of someone else entering my life and the life of my daughter only terrified me. But this man began to disciple me and speak life into me simply by his friendship. We began dating and I could see so quickly that He only wanted me to grow in my relationship with God and be a good influence to my daughter. We got married a year ago and he adopted our daughter and has been the man that my Father had been leading me to throughout my whole life. So as I reflect on the history of me I give my most humble praise to the One who never abandoned me. The one who never remembers the wrong that I have done. The One who never for one second thought that I was unworthy to die for. He has had His loving and tender arms around me throughout all my days, constantly protecting me and drawing me close to His overwhelming love. This is my testimony and the accounts of my life. God Bless.
You can reach me at Olivia@thelinkbeaufort.com