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Joseph Adams Worship Technology Director (864) 385-3352

Joseph has been interested in technology since he and his twin brother began programming and building computers as children. He loves using technology to serve God and the people of FG and is dedicated to equipping a team of volunteers. He is husband to Rachelle and father to Asher. The Adams are parents of two young boys.

Rachelle Adams Registered Childcare Director (864) 385-3361

After serving with women and children in various capacities, Rachelle joined the FG staff. She is passionate about investing in children, enabling parents to participate in Bible studies and small groups, and equipping the Registered Childcare staff to care well for our FG families. Rachelle is married to Joseph and they have two young boys.

Tim Adams Technology Support Assistant (864) 605-7932

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Amy Allen Fellowship Care Coordinator, Wedding Venue Coordinator (864) 679-4220

Amy is happily married to her husband, Clayton, and they have two great children, Grace and Carson. When she is not running kids from one activity to the next or slipping through the Starbucks drive-thru, Amy enjoys meeting up with a friend, reading, going to a movie or to the gym. She enjoys using her gifts to help people in need experience the love and grace of our church members who graciously give of themselves with no expectation of return.

Michelle Alvarez Connections Event Coordinator (864) 558-0791

With a background in planning and managing corporate events, Michelle came on staff to use her experience and skills as one of our Event Coordinators. She also enjoys cooking, entertaining, and speaking at marriage conferences with her husband. Together, they have three adult children.

Josh Amos Connections Pastor (864) 679-4209

An entrepreneur at heart, Josh loves ideation, brainstorming, planning and executing events, as well as investing in and connecting people to God and his church. As husband to Lisa and dad to Sydney, Siena and Skylin, Josh thoroughly enjoys going on trips, going to the pool, and working out with his girls.

Rick Aylestock Assistant Facilities Manager (864) 558-0793

The Lord planted Rick and his wife, Lynne, at FG in 1975. They've been calling it home ever since. Rick's passion in ministry is to serve others. He enjoys the behind-the-scenes work helping create an atmosphere where people feel comfortable worshiping and connecting with God.

Becky Blackwell Worship Ministry Assistant (864) 605-7929

A transplant from Nashville, TN, Becky and her husband, Tom, came to FG in 2009 and volunteered in worship ministry before joining staff in 2013. She enjoys being "Den Mother" to the Worship Ministry staff, as well as mom to two grown sons and part-time caregiver for her nonagenarian mother.

Ray Bohon Facilities Assistant (864) 605-7934

Coming soon.

Charlie Boyd Directional Leader & Teaching Pastor (864) 679-4201

Charlie was born in Mount Airy, NC, grew up in Florida and graduated from Florida State University. He then graduated with high honors from Dallas Theological Seminary with a Master of Theology and also earned his Doctor of Ministry from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. [Read more...]

Chelsey Brilliandt Communications Project Manager (864) 385-3363

Chelsey is a native of Greenville and is a graduate of UNCSA's School of Filmmaking. She is married to Alex and has two daughters, Piper and Quinn. She has enjoyed serving FG in several capacities since 2009.

Kristin Brooks Family Ministry Coordinator (864) 609-4173

Kristin is passionate about facilitating a partnership between our church and our families by providing encouragement and resources to help parents disciple their children. In her free time, she and her husband Jeremy can be found exploring downtown Greenville, finding the best local places to eat, and backpacking in the mountains.

Jonny Brush Worship Leader (864) 679-4205

A native of Greenville, Jonny grew up at FG. Jonny is passionate about the Church and has a strong desire to see it become a global, worshiping community not just on Sundays but every day of the week. He loves spending time with his family—wife, Mandy, and three young kids—watching movies, playing video games, reading books, and splitting wood.

Katie Bullock Ministry Logistics & Operations Coordinator (864) 704-1595

Katie enjoys juggling details, logistics, and calendars as she strives to keep ministries running smoothly. She is wife to Bryan and mom to Ariel and Hunter. When not crossing off items on her task list or using colorful markers on her wall calendar, Katie can be found horseback riding and spending time with her family.

Tiffany Bunney IT Support Specialist/Accounting Clerk (864) 679-4204

Having lived in KS, CA, NJ, and PA, Tiffany moved to SC in 1998, and it has been her home ever since. She is married to Josh, and mother to Teya and JJ. She loves the church, and feels privileged to have the opportunity to use her gift of helping others each day.

Casey Callahan FG Kids Director (864) 385-3362

Casey was born and raised in Easley, SC. She is wife to Chase, and mom to Emerson and Georgia. She loves cooking (eating), reading, laughing, and her family. She is passionate about the local church and since going into full-time ministry has partnered with many local churches. She enjoys leading the staff, volunteers, kids and families through FG Kids.

Chasen Callahan Next Gen Worship Leader (864) 704-1596

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Tim Dallas Facilities Manager (864) 609-4175

Tim grew up in nearby Woodruff and moved to Greenville in 2005. He loves working in the facilities area of the ministry and participating in God's work here. Tim enjoys working out and DIY projects, and is an avid fisherman.

Victoria Dean Student Connections Director (864) 609-4177

Victoria was born and raised in a small, Michigan town. Her love of travel and sense of adventure have brought her to FG to partner with what the Lord is already doing. She loves sports, owls, and breaking bread together. Her passion is people of all ages and discovering the things that bring people together. She tries her best to live by this motto, "everyone has a story worth listening to".

Patricia Deane Executive Administrator to Ministry (864) 558-0792

Patricia moved to South Carolina from Chicago, however she grew up in California. Although her educational background is in Nursing, she has worked in leadership roles in a variety of settings and completed her Masters degree in Organizational Leadership. Patricia has four grown children: Joshua, Sarah, Jeremiah, and Jacob.

Kim DeMersseman Connections Event Coordinator (864) 385-3355

Kim moved to the Upstate five years ago with her husband, Jon, and four kids. With a BS in Hospitality Management, Kim loves that working at FG allows her to combine her passion for hospitality with her passion for Christ.

Matt Densky Student Pastor (864) 609-4174

Matt grew up in the mountains of East Tennessee and loves the outdoors and adventure. In his free time can be found in the woods. He is married to Lauren and father to Trent. He graduated from Columbia International University with a double major in Bible and Student Ministry and a minor in Outdoor Leadership. He then went to seminary to earn a Masters of Divinity degree with a focus in leadership. He has been serving in student ministries for over ten years and is passionate about discipling students, teaching the Bible, and partnering with parents.

Todd DeVaney Executive Director of Operations and Outreach Pastor (864) 234-7585

Born in Michigan, Todd became a southerner in middle school when his family moved to South Carolina. Todd is married to Tena and father to Kaylyn, William, and Ashlyn. He enjoys grilling, traveling, golfing, hunting, fishing, watching sports, a good cup of coffee with friends and spending time with his family. Leadership development and organizational health are two of Todd's great passions.

Angel Flemmer Next Gen Ministry Assistant (864) 558-0788

Angel was born and raised in upstate New York. She attended Liberty University where she received a degree in Psychology. She is passionate about working with kids and young adult ministries, and serving in any way she can. She is married to Steven and in her free time enjoys rock climbing, hiking, running, and drinking coffee with friends.

Melanie Grainger FG Kids Elementary Coordinator (864) 385-3357

Melanie grew up in Aiken, SC and attended Columbia College where she received her Psychology degree. She married her high school friend, David, in 2007. Together they have a son, Landon, three fur babies and a small brood of chickens.

Annie Gray Staff Development Director (864) 679-4246

Annie has a passion for leadership and the fostering of great culture. When she isn't working she spends her time enjoying the outdoors, exercise, cooking, traveling, and reading.

Dallas Greenaway Middle School Director (864) 385-3360

Dallas has been at FG since he was in the 6th grade. By God's grace, everything has come full circle and now he gets to be a part of seeing God reach the next generation of students at the same church where his life was changed over 10 years ago. Dallas is married to Brittany and they are counting down the days until their baby boy joins the family in August of 2017.

Brian Haase Group Leader and Young Adult Discipleship Director (864) 558-0794

Brian was born in WA state, grew up in FL and SC, and graduated from the University of SC with a degree in mathematics.  He loves spending time with his wife, Amy, and their three kids. His favorite hobbies are hiking, snow skiing, mountain biking, and making music and is a fan of the Miami Dolphins, Seattle Mariners, and Carolina Gamecocks. 

Mike Hawkins Congregational Care Pastor (864) 679-4206

Mike has been at attending FG since he started college 40 years ago. He and his wife Jane call Greenville home and raised their daughters at FG. They are very involved in mentoring premarital and newlywed couples. Mike loves to grill, golf, and fish, but mostly loves hanging out with his grandsons!

Eddie Holeman IT Director (864) 679-4211

Eddie and his wife, Diane, came to us after serving as missionaries for six years in Bolivia, South America. Although he has a degree in Electrical Engineering Technology, his passion is not technology, but using technology as a tool for ministry. Eddie is dad to Rachel and Rebecca, both who are training for medical professions.

Peggy Howard Accountant for Contributions (864) 679-4213

Peggy works as a part-time accountant and loves her Mondays at FG as the Contributions Accountant. She also works part-time at Southside Christian as an accountant and is a full-time wife and mother of five children.

Jana Johnson Outreach Ministry Assistant (864) 385-3350

Jana grew up at FG and is thankful to be able to work at a place that God has used to form her into who she is today. She is passionate about the life-changing power of the gospel and social justice issues and loves supporting a ministry that combines the two. When Jana is not working, you can find her reading, enjoying a good movie, or hanging out with family and friends.

Rob Marks Executive Director of Ministry (864) 558-0792

Rob was born in raised in southwestern Ohio where he met his wife Sherry. They have five children: Jake, Emma, Nathan, Kyle, and Autumn. Rob has been on staff at FG since 2007. Rob loves problem solving, leadership, and strategy.

Cassandra Martin Global Outreach Director (864) 385-3354

Cassandra loves seeing God at work everywhere. Since college, she has had a missionary heart for serving Jesus, an empathetic ear that allows her to relate well to others, and a thirst to learn more about how to advance the Kingdom of God. A native South Carolinian and married to Bruce, Cassandra has four children and three grandchildren.

Lynda Moldrem Executive Assistant to Charlie Boyd (864) 679-4201

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Johnathan North Discipleship Pastor (864) 679-4223

Johnathan is husband to Alison and father to Avery, Jackson, and Sawyer. He loves outdoor adventures with his family, relaxing with a good book, and listening to vinyl oldies. He is passionate about helping people understand the gospel and how to apply it to every area of their life.

Jonathan Parker Director of City Involvement (864) 385-3369

Jonathan actively looks for opportunities to have intentional and transparent conversations around critical social issues, situations, and challenges. His passion for well-informed engagement between the Church and the city has given him a respected voice in both contexts. He humbly ventures forward in these things with his wife, Jessica, and sons, Titus, Judah, and Zion.

Chandler Patterson Communications Media Producer (864) 385-3364

Chandler was born and raised in the countryside of Charlotte, North Carolina. He has a passion for creative media, particularly videography and filmmaking. He is husband to Kelly, father to Silas, and, when he isn't working, he enjoys leading worship, bonfires, fishing, playing soccer, and watching/quoting movies and The Office!

Tara Quint Discipleship & Community Life Ministry Assistant (864) 704-1597

Raised in NC, Tara loves coming alongside others to encourage them and help them achieve their goals. In her free time, you may find her cooking, singing, or spending time with friends and family (she loves game night!). Tara is happily married to her husband Mike, and the two of them are expecting their first child in August of 2017!

Matt Rexford Worship Pastor (864) 679-4245

Matt is passionate about seeing the people of God respond to who God is and all that he has done. He loves making familiar songs fresh through a variety of musical expression. His free time is spent with his wife Whitney and four kids or on a golf course making bogeys.

Art Ringger Operational Leader & Executive Pastor (864) 679-4247

Art grew up on a farm in Indiana and worked as a veterinarian until God turned his heart toward ministry. He attended seminary and learned his giftedness was in the operational side of ministry. He enjoys serving the staff by making their days run smoothly. Art is married to Suzanne; they have three married girls and 10 grandchildren. He loves playing golf and spending time with the family.

Lisa Romines Special Needs Coordinator (864) 558-0790

Lisa is a retired special education teacher, loves ministry, and people of all ages. She has a passion for serving families with special needs children and going on global mission trips. Lisa enjoys spending time with her children, Chad and Laura. They can be found swimming and body-surfing at the beach, playing games, watching movies, or just relaxing over a good meal.

Susan Salamone City Involvement Coordinator (864) 679-4249

An enthusiastic transplant to Greenville, Susan enjoys the outdoors, her family, and great food, preferably all at the same time. Wife to Frank, and mom to Zac, Kate, and a scrappy little dog named Dozer. Her combined love of the Church and heart for the underdog fuel her passion for City Involvement.

Beth Schaffner Executive Assistant to Operations (864) 234-7585

Beth was born and raised in Illinois and moved to Greenville in 1993. She is wife to Bob and mother to Avery and Katie. She has a passion for serving quietly behind the scenes and enjoys using her administrative gifts to support the ministry.

Katie Schaffner Receptionist

Katie is a native Greenvillian and grew up attending FG. She has a passion for missions, other cultures, making people feel welcome, and serving others. She loves laughing, playing tennis, wrinkly puppies, and sweet tea.

Trenton Stokes Community Life Pastor (864) 385-3353

Trenton grew up in Roanoke, Virginia, surrounded by the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. He married his wife, Dana, in 1989 and they have a trio of older sons and two grandchildren, Rosa and Henry. Trenton's leisurely joys include reading, consuming his wife's great cooking, meandering the mountain roads of the Upstate and Western North Carolina, spending time with friends, and catching an occasional movie with his boys.

Paul Tedder IT Systems Administrator (864) 234-7033

Paul began attending FG as a seventh grader back when the church was located on Augusta Road. In 2005, Paul came on staff as Director of Ministry Connections. His passion for technology and helping people eventually drew him to his current role with IT.

Sharon Thomas Women's Ministry Director (864) 385-3356

Her previous career as an elementary school teacher gave Sharon the unique giftings of administrative skills coupled with a love for people. She and her husband, Bill, have been at FG since 2005. When she’s not working, she’s cheering on the Steelers, enjoying weekends away with her husband, or spending time with family and friends.

Jim Thompson Teaching & Equipping Pastor (864) 679-4235

Having been around FG since the late 90s, Jim loves to call our church home. He's a preacher’s kid, a family man, a Bible nerd, a music lover, a Gamecock fan, a porch sitter, and doesn’t like long walks on the beach!

Lindsay Thompson Ministry Resource Designer (864) 385-3366

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Debbie Thurston IT Trainer and Project Manager (864) 609-4172

Debbie and her husband Bob have been members of FG since 1986, and have served in a variety of capacities since then. In her current role, she brings a wealth of human resources and project management experience to the staff. The Thurstons have two daughters and four grandchildren.

Josh Williams Next Gen Production Designer (864) 605-7930

A native of Greenville, Josh is married to his high school sweetheart, is is father to Juliette and Judah (due in September). He is passionate about relationships and production, and loves finding ways to merge the two together.

Mary Beth Williams Women's Groups Coordinator (864) 605-7931

Mary Beth was born in Greenville and grew up attending FG. She graduated from Cedarville University in Cedarville, OH, in 1998 with an English Education degree and a Bible minor. She married her husband, Eric, in 1999. They can be found most days on the sidelines of various events cheering on one of their five children: Ella Grace, Annabelle, Katie, Kanius, and Brielle.

Tonya Wilson Next Steps Director (864) 385-3368

Tonya has been greeting and serving our church body with joy and energy since 2014. She was born and raised in Kentucky and is a true KY Wildcats fan. She enjoys crafty projects and spending time with friends and her two children, Ashton and Haydon.

Jonathan Wunrow Audiovisual Technology Director (864) 558-0789

Jonathan is a musician and audio technology geek, and enjoys combining those interests to serve the body of Christ. He is husband to Melody and “doggy dad” to Libby, and when he’s not playing or recording music, he can be found cooking or taking his coffee making to the next level!

Barbara Zapatka Guest Services Coordinator (864) 679-4217

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Ruthie Zylstra Student Small Group Coordinator (864) 385-3358

Ruthie grew up attending FG with some of the same people she is now privileged to work with. She has a passion for student ministry and recruiting volunteers who want to invest in the lives of students. She is wife to Mike, and mom to Fisher and Gunner. She loves being a "boy mom" and playing Legos and Nerf guns in her free time.

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