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About Us

Our Staff


Interim Pastor

Dr. Rudy Gary

37 yrs. pastor of SBC churches; served as a trustee at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary for 10 yrs (2 yrs. as chairman immediately following Katrina); served as a trustee at Anderson University (5 years); president of the SCBC (2009); author of five books; weekly volunteer at Home With A Heart, a Christian residence program for male alcoholics and drug addicts; National Certified Counselor (NBCC); Married 40 years to Anne; three daughters and three grandchildren. All our daughters and two of our sons-in-law are graduates of Anderson University (my alma mater).

BA in Bible; Th.M., MA in Counseling, D.Min. Editor and president of The Baptist Courier (in my fifth year)


•Assist Pastor, or other designee, in planning worship service

•Direct congregational singing & adult choir during worship services.

•Direct choir practices and train choir members.

•Develop music program through enlistment & outreach. (We are open to innovative ideas.); “tap” into those church members who are trained in musical & non-musical arts

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•Manage the acquisition of music materials and equipment

•Keep record of instrumental musician(s)’ attendance at practices & services and submit to ministry assistant for payroll

•Manage sound room technicians for practices & services; Arrange for those skilled to train others

•Keep music posts on website current

•Screen the music selections of independent groups using our church (such as weddings).

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•Dress professionally “inside and out”; Come prepared spiritually and organizationally.

•Attend staff meetings

•Assist with CDC (Child Development) music programs, typically 2 per year: Christmas & graduation.


Student Minister

Matt Smith (Email. Matt)

Hi, my name is Matt Smith. I am the youth minister here at Geoges Creek. I joined the staff here on August 19, 2012. My main ministry is to serve the 6th to 12th grade students here at the church and in the community. But, I also have a passion for people and love to work with all age groups here at GCBC. I graduated Easley High School in 2005 and went on to USC Upstate where I (somehow) graduated with a degree in Secondary Education in 2009. I am currently a Social Studies teacher and golf/tennis coach at PHS. I also coached the Varsity baseball team for 3 years.

I'll never forget when I got the call to interview for the position here at GCBC. I felt humbled, honored, and overwhelmed all at the same time! I had recently gone through some struggles in my life and after one door of my life had closed, he almost immediately opened another here at Georges Creek.

As a Youth minister, teacher, and coach, I have a passion for young people! I want to see all of them succeed in life but also want to make sure all of them understand Gods love for them and the importance of a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

I am married to a wonderful wife, Jamie, who somehow manages to put up with me (thanks babe, love you!) I also have a 2 year old son, Gray, who is, quite literally, the coolest toddler in the world.


Christina Beeco began serving as our Ministry Assistant in August 2012. Having grown up in nearby Travelers Rest, Christina is a native to the Upstate of South Carolina. She and her husband, Nick, have three children and call the Georges Creek Community home.

As our Ministry Assistant, she is our central contact person for the church office for master calendar scheduling, information for the Midweek and Sunday bulletins, check requests and any other budget items.

Christina may be contacted by phone at 859-6789 at extension 10 or you may contact her by e-mail by simply clicking on her name above.

The office hours for the Ministry Assistant are Monday-Thursday, 8:30 am - 3:00 pm. The church office is closed on Fridays.


Child Development Center, Director

Teddi Caldwell (Email Teddi)

Since 2007 I have been a member of Georges Creek Baptist Church and director of the Georges Creek Child Development Center. I was raised by God-loving parents that set an example of faithfully serving the Lord, resulting in me giving my own life to Jesus at the young age of five. God has truly worked in my life and allowed me to grow much in my faith over the years. He gave me a passion for singing, and since the age of two I have been singing in churches. In fact, much of my youth was spent traveling with my family serving the Lord with song and praise.

In 1993 I married the love of my life, Lowell Caldwell, and we have two wonderful boys ages 21 and 17. During my “me time,” I enjoy reading and cooking, discovering new ways to cook our favorite dishes, or new recipes, new spices, and new flavors.

I think I have the best job in the world. God has blessed me by giving me the opportunity to share and show the love of Christ with so many children. I get to see Jesus grow in these young lives every day, and I am truly excited about what the future holds for each of these children and for our Georges Creek CDC.



Organist

Mary Sue Driskell



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