The staff at First Baptist Clemson seeks to minister as a team in fulfilling the mission of this Family of Faith!
Dr. Rusty Brock
Rusty Brock is 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.
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Dr. Tiffany Hamilton
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.
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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 an adjunct professor at Shorter College in Rome, Georgia, and is presently an 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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Ms. Donna Baun
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Mr. Bobby McGill
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Mr. Mike Church
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Mrs. Jane Dill
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