Dr. Lloyd Stembridge - Senior Pastor

How did you find yourself at Arbor?

A friend sent my name to the Search Committee thirty one years ago. After much prayer I accepted the call to Arbor and began my ministry on May 1, 1990. I have considered it a privilege to have served God in the same church for over thirty years.

Get to know the Pastor

Favorite Scriptures

One of my favorite verses is in Psalm 33.4-5, “But I trust in you Lord; I say, You are my God. My times are in your hands.” Nothing happens in my life without God’s permission.

Favorite Movie

My favorite TV show is NCIS. I am in the process of collecting the DVD’s for all the seasons it has been on.

Favorite Books

My favorite authors are Chuck Swindoll, Max Lucado, John MacArthur, D.A. Carson, and Mark Batterson. Each one of these writers spoke to me at a particular time in my life when I needed encouragement. They are all solid Biblical authors.

What do you like to do in your free time?

In my leisure time I enjoy spending time with my wife Marsha, my sons P.K., his wife Melinda, and Matthew; my grandchildren Kennedie, Avery, and Cory. I also enjoy reading by the ocean or reading in the shadow of the Smokey Mountains.