Elders & Staff


Brandon Morris


Background: Born and raised in Gaffney, South Carolina 
Received a BS in Christian Ministries from Liberty University and an Associate Degree in Christian Ministries from Fruitland Baptist Bible College.
Family: Married my wonderful wife Kayla on September 14, 2013.  We are blessed with three kids, Bradlee (born in 2015), Banks (born in 2016), and Ellie (born in 2021).
Hobbies: I love anything music!  Listening, playing and singing, concert going, you name it.  I also love hanging with my wife and kids, spending time in God's Word, and playing just about any sport out there (for the time being, Disc Golf definitely takes the cake).

Contact me at pastorb116@gmail.com

Marty Height


Background: Born in Dayton, Ohio and lived in Pennsylvania and North Carolina before settling in South Carolina in 2005.

Received a B.S. in Psychology from North Greenville University and an M.A. in Counseling from Columbia International University.

Family: Met Ashley, my hot wife, while in college at North Greenville. We married in October of 2012 and have two boys: Maddox and Charlie.

Hobbies: I tend to stay busy as a full-time therapist and adjunct professor, but I enjoy good food, sports, and documentaries in my free time.

Contact me at jmheight@gmail.com

Matt Wease


Background:  Born and raised on Chesnee, SC.  Spent over 20 years in Rock Hill, SC before returning home in 2018.

Received BS in Mechanical Engineering from Clemson University and a BS in Physics from Presbyterian College. Employed by De Dietrich Process Systems, Inc. since 2000 working in Technical Sales Management and Marketing.

Family:  After dating for seven years, I finally convinced and married my best friend, Carla, in 1999.  God has blessed our home with three wonderful sons (Elijah, Daniel, and Caleb) .

Hobbies:  I enjoy all things related to home renovation (woodworking, remodeling, plumbing, etc…) with the exception of painting!  I enjoy spending time with family, especially watching the kids play sports (baseball and basketball). I also enjoy reading when I have the chance.

Contact me at matt.wease@ddpsinc.com


Gary T. White


Background: Born and raised in Sandy Mush, NC. Spent most of my life
in Cliffside, NC.

Received a Masters of Arts in Religion with a Specialization in
Pastoral Counseling from Liberty University, a Bachelors of Arts in
Art Education from Limestone University and an Associates of Fine Arts
from Brevard College.

Family: My wife, Shannon and I met our first day of high school in our
first period English class. That was in 1983. We married on June 1,
1991. We have seven children: Nathanael (Married to Mollee), Aerin
(Married to Henry), Joelle, Elise, Anya, Susanna, and Tobias. We also
have four grandchildren, Karis, Roslyn, Mina, and Mira.

Hobbies: I enjoy reading, writing, watching movies, shooting video,
listening to music, playing guitar (poorly), woodworking, building,
creating, speaking, studying, cycling, hiking, science, history,
drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, and learning.

Contact me at gthomsawhitestudio@gmail.com

Belinda Wade

Ministry Assistant

Background: Born and raised in Chesnee, South Carolina 
Received a BS in Early Childhood Education from Gardner-Webb, Master of Education from Converse College and Master of Education in School Counseling from University of the Southwest.
Family: Married my high school sweetheart, Steve, in 1988.  We have two grown sons, Clint and wife Shannon, and Taylor and wife Taylor, and one dog, Tiger.
Hobbies: I enjoy time with my family, Saturday afternoon drives, reading, and shopping.

You can contact me at newpleasantbc@gmail.com