Steve Pettit


Steve Pettit was raised in Columbia, South Carolina, and earned his BS in Business Administration from The Citadel in 1978. He earned an MA in Pastoral Studies from Bob Jones University in 1980. For the last year, Pettit has served as president of the Steve Pettit Evangelistic Association, an organization he headed for 29 years previously.

Prior to that, Pettit served as Bob Jones University’s president from May 2014 through May 2023. During his tenure at BJU, he led with a strong commitment to the authority of Scripture and the integration of a biblical worldview into academic programs and student life. Under his leadership, BJU achieved regional accreditation and tax exemption in 2017. Pettit also authored seven books that focus on biblical themes and discipleship.

In 2015, he was recognized as the 140th Distinguished Alumni in the history of The Citadel. On May 5, 2023, Steve Pettit Day was declared in the State of South Carolina by Governor Henry McMaster to honor Pettit’s numerous accomplishments as BJU’s president.

Pettit and his wife, Terry, reside in Greenville and are members of University Baptist Church in Clemson.

Randy Page

Executive Vice President

Prior to joining Palmetto Family Council’s staff, Page served as State Representative Adam Morgan’s congressional campaign manager and as state director for Never Back Down PAC in South Carolina. He also served as public relations director and chief of staff at Bob Jones University from January 2013 until May 2023.

Page served as director of public events for Governor David Beasley, legislative director for Lt. Governor Bob Peeler and chief of staff for Lt. Governor Andre Bauer before becoming president of South Carolinians for Responsible Government, one of the state’s largest grassroots organizations advocating for school choice.

He currently serves as vice chair of the South Carolina Public Charter School District Board of Trustees and as a board member of Faith Wins, South Carolina Citizens for Life, Save America Now PAC, Exceptional SC, and the Teach from DeHart Foundation. He previously served on the Greenville County Library System’s Board of Trustees.

Page and his wife, Melissa, reside in Greenville and are active members of Faith Baptist Church of Taylors where he serves as a deacon.

Mitch Prosser

Director of Policy and Church  Engagement

Mitch is a passionate leader with a vision to connect pastors and equip them to engage the culture. Mitch is a gifted communicator and a strong voice for biblical values. He has been a part of state, local and federal election campaigns for nearly 20 years. Mitch served as the Director of Political and Policy Advancement for the Family Policy Alliance of Georgia before moving back to South Carolina in 2019. Mitch has a unique perspective concerning pastors and political engagement, since he has served as both a pastor and a political advisor.

He graduated from Piedmont International University. Mitch was ordained into the ministry in 2008. Mitch married his college sweetheart, Christina, in 2007 and they have three boys, Ethan, Connor, and Graham. He enjoys spending time outdoors, watching college football, and reading.

Kevin Caiello

Operations Director

Kevin is a US Navy veteran and graduate of Columbia International University where he received his B.S. in Bible and M.A. in Intercultural Studies.

He joined the staff of Palmetto Family in 1994 as the first full-time employee, and other than a four year break to work in an evangelistic teen abstinence ministry, has worked for Palmetto Family ever since. His areas of responsibility include administration, technology and development.

Kevin resides in Lexington with his wife of 34 years. They homeschooled their three sons from K-12. Two are married and one is in graduate school. He is a member of Hope Church Columbia where he has served in International Student Ministry, Youth Ministry, Singles Ministry, Refugee Ministry and as a home group leader.

Justin Hall

Communications Director

Justin is a graduate of the University of South Carolina where he received his Bachelor's Degree in Mass Communication. A lifelong South Carolinian, Justin has previously worked in the communications side of the sports industry, as well as the education sector before joining Palmetto Family in July of 2021.

His areas of responsibility include social media management, website administration, host and producer of the Palmetto Family Podcast Network, editing and producing the Palmetto Family Matters Magazine, and communication with state and national media outlets.

Justin resides in the town of Pine Ridge with his lovely wife, Leah and their brand new baby girl. You can find both Justin and Leah ministering at their church, Calvary Chapel Columbia, as well as watching college football (he's a Gamecock, she's a Clemson Tiger), and rooting for the Atlanta Braves.