church staff

  • Dr. Tony Beam

    Interim Pastor

    • Vice-President for Student Life and Christian Worldview at North Greenville University

    • Co-host of Christian Worldview with Tony and Hannah

             Mon.-Fri., 7:00am-9:00am on Christian Talk 660AM and 92.9FM

    • Limestone College, B.A., 1980

    • Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Master of Divinity, 1990

    • Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Doctor of Ministry, 2002

    • Pastor of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Fountain Inn, SC 1994-2004

    • Served 13 interim pastor positions since 2004.  

    • Wife: Denise, married 38 years

    • Son: Adam

    • Daughter: Amber

    • Daughter: Allision

    • Six grandchildren: Caroline, Lucy, Henry, Jackson, Ezra, and Sterling

    He must increase, I must decrease

  • Matt bradley

    family ministries Pastor

    • Matt and his wife Beth (Dance Studio Owner - Dance Without Limits) have 3 girls.

    • Served in church ministry since 1998 in a variety of roles (Children, Students,

       Outreach and Discipleship) in North Carolina and South Carolina. 

    • Has an Associates in Religion & Church Ministries and a B.A. in Christian Studies.

    • Contact MATT.

  • gavin armstrong

    student minister

    • Gavin was born in Mississippi and raised in South Carolina; he has a twin brother who also works

        in ministry. 

    • Gavin has served in ministry for over four years as an intern with First Baptist Church of Mauldin.

    • He has a BA in Christian Ministries from Anderson University and is pursuing his MDiv at Clamp


    • Contact GAVIN.

  • russ shinpoch

    Founding Pastor / Pastor Emeritus

    • Russ & his wife Carol (Speech therapist) have 3 children and 9 grandchildren.

    • Author of:  What’s In Your Backpack: Overcoming 7 Mistakes That Can Steal

                          God’s Best For Your Life.

    • B.S. degree in Business Administration/Finance (Univ. of Nebraska), Masters and

       Doctorate Seminary degrees.

    • Led churches from 60 to 7,000+ members in Missouri, Georgia, & South Carolina.

    • Led rebuilding of 2 mega-churches in Atlanta.

    • Known for practical bible teaching, innovative school and community ministries,

       and mentoring Pastors.

    • Served Southern Baptist denomination at all levels.

    • Hosted radio programs and spoken on 4 continents.

    • Contact RUSS.

church leadership

  • eddie black


    • Eddie and his wife Beth have two children and two grandchildren.

    • Served as Teacher, Deacon, and in other leadership roles.

    • Career in development, manufacturing, and distribution of healthcare products

      with Perrigo.

    • Destiny Church Financial Director. Contact Eddie by EMAIL or call 864-444-8396.

  • mark jeffords


    • Mark and his wife Alisa have three daughters.

    • Served as Deacon, teacher, and in other leadership roles.

    • Career in project management with MetLife Insurance.

  • van pinckney


    • Van and his wife Rebecca have two children and four grandchildren.

    • Served as Teacher, Men's Ministry leader, Deacon, and Church construction leader.

    • Career in Construction, including owning his own company.