church staff

  • russ shinpoch


    • 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.

  • Matt bradley

    family ministries Pastor (& interim student 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 Asheville, Hendersonville, Shelby, NC & Taylors, SC. 

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

    • Contact MATT.

  • Brandon higginbotham

    interim worship pastor

    • Brandon and his wife Suzanne (Greenville County Schools) have 2 children.

    • Served in worship ministry since 2000 in Nashville, TN, Cincinnati, OH, & Taylors, SC.  

    • in Business Administration

  • Student Pastor

    Join us in praying as we search for our next Student Pastor.

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.