Brookwood Church - Love God, Love People

Meet Our Team

Advisory Team

Our church structure is designed to be biblical and to build unity.

So let us concentrate on the things which make for harmony, and on the growth of our fellowship together.

Romans 14:19 (Ph)

Our church is led by an Advisory Team, which plans and implements the strategy of our church consistent with our mission, vision, and values. The Advisory Team consists of Lead Pastors and Trustees.


Lead Pastors

Perry Duggar - Senior Pastor at Brookwood Church

Perry Duggar Senior Pastor

Founded Brookwood in October 1993. Main teaching pastor and leads the congregation and Brookwood leadership by providing direction and oversite to the church. Perry enjoys traveling with his family and playing with his grandchildren. He is passionate about helping people to know God personally and hearing His voice.

Hometown: Augusta GA.
Married to Leigh Ann, has two grown daughters, and four grandchildren.

Brantley Smith - Worship Pastor at Brookwood Church

Brantley Smith  Worship Pastor

Came to Brookwood in 2011. Oversees all areas of worship and music. Brantley enjoys grilling out and spending time with his family, performing with local musicians, and watching college football.

Hometown: Taylors SC.
Married to Carleen and has three sons.

Mike Hepola - Outreach Pastor at Brookwood Church

Mike Hepola  Outreach Pastor

Came to Brookwood in May 2006. Leads our global, domestic and local outreach. Mike loves being with his family, golfing, bicycling and traveling to share the Gospel with our missionary partners.

Hometown: Tulsa OK.
Married to Keren and has one grown son.

Gene Beckner - Care Pastor at Brookwood Church

Gene Beckner  Care Pastor

Came to Brookwood in November 2006. Leads Care Ministries. Gene likes to read, exercise and spend time at the beach with his family.

Hometown: Myrtle Beach SC.
Married to Tracy, has two daughters, one grown son and two grandchildren.

JC Thompson - Family Pastor at Brookwood Church

J.C. Thompson  Associate Pastor

Came to Brookwood in March 2008. J.C. oversees all of the ministry from birth through high school. He loves to read, cook on the Big Green Egg and cheer on the Memphis Tigers!

Hometown: Drummonds TN.
Married to Kristen and has two sons.

Trustees

Trustees are lay persons (non-pastors) who possess spiritual maturity and provide servant leadership in our Church as advisors and counselors. They partner with our pastors to provide direction and oversight for our congregation. They also provide practical/professional experience in areas such as finance, facility construction, human resources, management communications, missions or evangelism. Each year, two trustees will be selected by the Advisory Team and confirmed by vote of the church membership from recommendations submitted by the church body. Each trustee may serve up to three consecutive one-year terms. One year after rotating off of the Advisory Team, a person may be nominated for confirmation to an additional term

Trustees do not serve in the biblical office of deacon, but they are qualified spiritually using the requirements of a deacon. (1 Timothy 3:8-13)

Melvin Wright - Brookwood Church Trustee

Melvin Wright  2020-2022

Came to Brookwood in 2003. In addition to serving as a Trustee, Melvin currently serves as a Community Group Leader and with the Care Connection Team. Outside of Brookwood, Melvin enjoys serving with Meals on Wheels. His hope is that as we are in community with one another, the Lord will continue to humble our hearts towards people from all cultures who are seeking relationship with Him. The message of love we communicate defines us as brothers and sisters in Christ, and also as His disciples.

Hometown: Greer SC.
Married to Linda and has a grown son and daughter.

Betty Zeller - Brookwood Church Trustee

Betty Zeller  2020-2022

Came to Brookwood in 1994. In addition to serving as a Trustee, Betty currently serves as a Community Group Leader, in the Sunday Morning Prayer Group, Women's Ministry Team and Transformation Prayer Ministry. Betty enjoys experiencing God's beauty through traveling, spending time with family and friends, reading, and arranging flowers. Outside Brookwood she serves on the International Transformation Prayer Board. She is passionate about people hearing from God.

Hometown: St. Louis MO.
Married to Michael, has two children, three grandchildren and two great-grandsons.

Chuck Church - Brookwood Church Trustee

Chuck Church  2021-2023

Came to Brookwood in 2003. In addition to serving as a Trustee, Chuck currently serves as an Essentials Spiritual Director and Coach, with Adult Discipleship Leadership Training, and as a Men’s Mentor. Chuck enjoys spending time with his family and friends, traveling and reading.

Hometown: South Boston VA.
Married to Kirsten, has one son, two daughters and five grandchildren.

Judy Olson - Brookwood Church Trustee

Judy Olson  2021-2023

Came to Brookwood in 1998. In addition to serving as a Trustee, Judy currently serves with Care Ministries in the Care Connection Room, as a counselor, and with the Sunday Morning Prayer Group. She also serves as a Community Group Leader and with the Women's Ministry Prayer Team. Judy enjoys reading, exercise, baking and encouraging others.

Hometown: Lake Andes, SD.
Has one daughter, one son and one granddaughter.

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Carl Krauth  2022-2024

Came to Brookwood in 2011. In addition to serving as a Trustee, Carl currently serves with the Welcome Team and is a leader for one of the Feeding the Homeless teams. He also served with First Time Greeting and the Traffic and Security Teams. Carl enjoys spending time at the beach or lake.

Hometown: Marietta GA.
Married to Sheridan and has one son.

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Jason Bergeron  2022-2024

Came to Brookwood in June 1998. In addition to serving as a Trustee, Jason currently serves as a High School Ministry Leader and leader of an Adult Couples Community Group. Jason enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, playing like a kid, and time outside in nature.

Hometown: Greenville SC.
Married to Jilly, has two daughters and one son.

Jerry Frye - Brookwood Church Trustee Emeritus

Jerry Frye  Trustee Emeritus

Founding Member of Brookwood Church. In addition to serving as Trustee Emeritus, Jerry currently serves as an Usher, with the Men's Ministry and with feeding the hungry in downtown Greenville. Jerry enjoys spending time with people, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and serving God outside of the church.

Hometown: Columbia SC.
Married to Jayne has 2 sons, 3 daughters, 14 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

Pastors

He (Jesus) makes the whole body fit together perfectly. As each part does its own special work, it helps the other parts grow, so that the whole body is healthy and growing and full of love.

Ephesians 4:16 (NLT)

Mark Taylor - Adult Discipleship Pastor at Brookwood Church

Mark Taylor  Adult Discipleship Pastor

Came to Brookwood in March 2012. Develops leaders and helps people walk with God. Mark enjoys time with family, all things soccer and alone time in the mountains or by water.

Hometown: Sylvania OH.
Married to Kathy, has two daughters and two sons.

Stewart Mathis - Associate Adult Discipleship Pastor at Brookwood Church

Stewart Mathis  Associate Adult Discipleship Pastor

Came to Brookwood in January 2012. Oversees Community Groups, Classes and Seminars. Stewart has a passion to help people grow to be disciples who make disciples. He enjoys dog shows, time at the beach, and spending time with family.

Hometown: Houston TX.
Married to Jackie and has one daughter.

Josh Masters - Associate Care Pastor at Brookwood Church

Joshua J. Masters  Associate Pastor

Came to Brookwood in May 2015. Josh oversees prayer and support ministries and serves on the Sunday morning teaching team. In addition to seeing God transform lives, Josh has a passion for film, writing and other creative endeavors. He loves going on adventures with his wife and their little dog, Franklin.

Hometown: Bethlehem NH.
Married to Gina.

Doug Wildman - Counseling and Marriage Pastor at Brookwood Church

Doug Wildman  Counseling & Marriage Pastor

Came to Brookwood in August 2015. Oversees the Lay Counselling program, Pre-marital Mentoring Program, and the Re|Engage Marriage Ministry. Doug enjoys spending time with his family, reading old books, exploring the outdoors and painting. He also has a passion for sharing the Gospel and seeing how the Spirit brings transformation to people's lives.

Hometown: Chula Vista CA.
Married to Ingrid, has two sons, three daughters and several foster children.

Kevin Nunnery - Student Ministry Pastor at Brookwood Church

Kevin Nunnery  High School Pastor

Came to Brookwood in November 2016. Kevin leads an incredible team of parents and volunteers in helping high school students pursue relationship with Jesus. Kevin enjoys running, reading, disc sports and Colts football.

Hometown: Ninety Six SC.
Married to Julie and has two sons.

Chris Burch - 5th – 8th Grade Pastor at Brookwood Church

Chris Burch  Middle School Pastor

Came to Brookwood in July 2011. Leads students in grades 6–8 in their pursuit of Jesus. Chris enjoys hanging out with friends and family. You can probably find him with a cup of coffee in hand.

Hometown: Greenville SC.
Married to Paige.

Jacob Russo - Family Worship/Young Adults Pastor at Brookwood Church

Jacob Russo  Family Worship/Young Adults Pastor

Came to Brookwood in December 2013. Oversees Family Ministry Worship and Brookwood Young Adults, ages 18-29. Jacob desires to help people have a posture toward Kingdom building while growing in their love for God and others through Worship and Discipleship. He enjoys playing music, hosting board game gatherings and cooking with his family.

Hometown: Virginia Beach VA.
Married to Jessica, has one son and one daughter.

Julio Samayoa - Children's Pastor at Brookwood Church

Julio Samayoa  Children's Pastor

Came to Brookwood in August 2008. Leads the BrookwoodKiDs Ministry Team. Julio enjoys cooking, golfing and going to the beach with his wife and kids, and seeing families from all over the world worship Christ at Brookwood.

Hometown: Claude TX.
Married to Karina, has three sons and one daughter.

Staff

Have a question? Feel free to email or call the appropriate staff member below. Office Hours are 8:30 AM–5:30 PM Monday through Thursday and 8:30 AM–12:30 PM Friday. The receptionist is available to assist you Sundays from 8:30 AM–12:30 PM.

Please note that some staff members who work on Sunday are off on Friday.

Department Contact
Phone
Accounts Payable Jennie Altick 864.688.8247
Adult Discipleship Luisa Sizemore 864.688.8212
Bookstore Sherry Presley 864.688.8300
Care Ministries  Care Admin 864.688.8355
Celebrate Recovery Joshua Masters 864.688.8218
Childcare Childcare 864.688.8240
Children (Birth–Grade 5) Laura Haney 864.688.8239
Counseling Care Admin 864.688.8355
Contributions Stacy Cook 864.688.8306
Creative Services Cindy Griffin 864.688.8391
Facilities Jim Taplin 864.688.8263
Human Resources Nina Mitchell 864.688.8265
Information Technology Clint Bryant 864.688.8221
Membership Lora Catoe 864.688.8242
Outreach & Missions Amy Mitchell 864.688.8341
Preschool Academy Renee LaPierre 864.688.8223
Recreation Ashley Shelby 864.688.8311
Senior Pastor's Office Lora Catoe 864.688.8242
Small Groups Luisa Sizemore 864.688.8212
Serve Kristin Dawsey 864.688.8282
Special Friends Angie Padgett 864.688.8231
Student Ministry (Grades 6-12)  Laura Haney 864.688.8239
Worship/Production  Erin Owens 864.688.8396