Staff

The staff at First Baptist Clemson seeks to minister as a team in fulfilling the mission of this Family of Faith!

Ministerial Staff

Dr. Rusty Brock
SENIOR PASTOR

Rusty Brock originally from Atlanta, GA. He did his undergraduate work at Mercer University in Atlanta, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications. He received his Master of Divinity degree from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY, and he received his Doctor of Ministry Degree from Baptist Theological Seminary in Richmond, VA. Rusty is active in his denomination having served on the Coordinating Council for the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Oklahoma and the Coordinating Council for the National Cooperative Baptist Fellowship where he chaired the Missions Initiative Team.

Prior to coming to Clemson in December 2007, Rusty served as pastor of Northwest Baptist in Ardmore, OK and Fellowship Baptist in Fitzgerald, GA. Rusty is married to Kerry and they have two children, a son, Peyton, and a daughter, Kathryn.

Email Rusty at rustypreach@icloud.com

Dr. Tiffany Hamilton
ASSOCIATE PASTOR

Tiffany Hamilton is a native of South Carolina and a graduate of Clemson University (B.S.) and the Baptist Theological Seminary of Richmond (M.Div.). She earned her Doctor of Divinity from Columbia School of Divinity. She has served as Co-Minister of Youth at Trinity Baptist Church, South Carolina, Minister of Youth at Oak Grove Baptist Church in Virginia and Minister of Youth and Children at FBC Gretna, VA. She came to Clemson in June 1999.

She has served as a member of the coordinating council for the State CBF and the National CBF. She and her husband Michael, a Middle School Assistant Principal in Seneca, SC, have one son, Sterling, and a daughter, Brighton.

Email Tiffany at tghfbc@aol.com

Dr. Ryan Forbes
MINISTER OF MUSIC AND WORSHIP

Ryan holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Theory and Composition from Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia, a Master of Church Music from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, and a Doctorate in Worship Studies from the Robert Webber Institute for Worship Studies in Orange Park, Florida. Ryan has served in the music and worship ministry of churches in Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, and North Carolina. He served, most recently, as Minister of Music and Worship at First Baptist Church of Decatur, GA and First Baptist Church of Jasper, GA.

He has taught as adjunct professor at Shorter College in Rome, Georgia and is presently Affiliate Professor of Church Music at Southern Wesleyan University in Central, SC.

Ryan is married to Cynthia (Cindy) Castleberry Forbes, who is the Organist/Music Associate at First Presbyterian Church in Anderson, SC. Ryan and Cindy have two sons, Tucker, who is an athletic trainer in Georgia and Tanner, presently a graduate student at North Carolina State University.

Email Ryan at rforbes.mail@gmail.com

The Reverend Matt Hester
MINISTER OF STUDENTS

Matt is originally from Fort Payne, Alabama. In 2012, he graduated from Samford University located in Birmingham, Alabama with an undergraduate degree in Business Management. He received his Master of Divinity degree from the McAfee School of Theology in Atlanta, GA. Prior to arriving in Clemson, Matt served as the Associate Pastor of Youth and Missions at Parkway Baptist Church in Duluth, Georgia.

Matt is married to Courtney, who is a kindergarten teacher, and they have a daughter, Ellie Blake, a son, Everett, and a golden retriever, Tucker.

Email Matt at matt.hester17@gmail.com

Mrs. Lauren Hamilton
DIRECTOR OF FAMILY MINISTRIES

Lauren was born and raised in Greenville, South Carolina. She graduated from Clemson University, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education. Lauren began serving at First Baptist in September of 2012, and she works most closely with the 1st-5th grade children and their families. Lauren received her Master of Divinity degree from the School of Divinity at Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, North Carolina.


Lauren is married to Seth, who is a mechanical engineer, and together they have a dog named Grizwald.

Email Lauren at leevans@g.clemson.edu

Ms. Becky DeWitt
DIRECTOR OF PRESCHOOL DISCIPLESHIP

Since 2012, Becky has helped lead Children’s Worship, Mission Friends, and other FBC programs for young children as the Director of Preschool Discipleship. She holds a B.S. Degree from Clemson University in Recreation and Park Administration.

Email Becky at fbccec@gmail.com

Support Staff

Ms. Donna Baun
OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR

Email Donna at fbccsc@aol.com

Mr. Bobby McGill
FINANCIAL MANAGER

Email Bobby at fbcc397@gmail.com

Mr. Mike Church
FACILITIES MANAGER

Email Mike at a8chur@aol.com

Mrs. Jane Dill
ORGANIST

Email Jane at jdill@swu.edu

Address

397 College Avenue

Clemson, SC 29631

Office Hours

Mon-Fri: 8:00-4:30

Contact Us

Office Phone: 864-654-2347

Email: fbccsc@aol.com