Staff

Pastors

Dr. Bradley Smith

Senior Pastor
Phone: 803-256-1654

Since Brad became Eastminster’s pastor in 2009, the church family has significantly increased its community outreach, discipleship opportunities and benevolence giving, while also launching a Small Group ministry that now includes over 50 groups meeting across the city.  

Before coming to Eastminster, Brad founded and for many years directed the Souper Bowl of Caring, which has generated an aggregate of over $100 million for food banks by mobilizing young people to use the energy around the "Big Game" to help others. Currently, Brad serves on the Souper Bowl of Caring and the Columbia Theological Seminary Board of Directors.  He also chairs the Nominating Committee for Trinity Presbytery.  

Brad and his wife, Nancy, have three children, two of whom are college graduates and the youngest studies at Duke University.  Together they enjoy walking, time with family, traveling, reading, and good meals. 

Dr. Douglass D. Key

Senior Associate Pastor
Phone: 803-256-1654 x167

Dr. Douglass Key joined our staff in December of 2019 as the Sr. Associate Pastor for Adult Discipleship (NED: Nurture, Education & Discipleship) and Administration (CLC: Christian Life Center & EDS: Eastminster Day School) Ministries. Douglass grew up in Columbia and is a child of Shandon Presbyterian. He attended Hammond and went on to Clemson where he received a B.S. in Financial Management. He received his Master of Divinity degree in 1993 from Union Theological Seminary and his Doctor of Ministry degree from Columbia Theological Seminary in 2003.  He and his wife, Kathy, a graduate of Columbia College and with a Master of Arts in Christian Education from PSCE, come to us from Clover Presbyterian Church, where Douglass was the Sr. Pastor for 15 years. Their son, Thomas, is studying aerospace engineering at The University of Alabama (Huntsville). 

Rev. Lynn Grandsire

Associate Pastor
Phone: 803-256-1654 x163

Lynn is a native of Connecticut, but has spent over 25 years in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. She is a registered nurse, and has 26 years of nursing experience. She also has a Masters in Counseling from Colorado Christian University, which she earned in 1998. Prior to seminary, Lynn served as Director of Congregational Life at First Presbyterian Church in North Palm Beach, Florida. She went to seminary at Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, MA, and graduated in January of 2009. Just prior to coming to Eastminster in September of 2011, Lynn served as pastoral associate of visitation in North Palm Beach, Florida.  Her pastoral duties at Eastminster are Congregational Care and Presbyterian Women. She resides in Forest Acres.

Rev. Brian Marsh

Associate Pastor
Phone: 256-1654 x164

Brian began his ministry at Eastminster in February of 2016 working with Young Adults and Evangelism as well as Membership ministries. He is now leading Evangelism and Membership, Fellowship and MSB (Missions, Service & Benevolence) Ministries at Eastminster. Brian graduated from Clemson University with a degree in Chemical Engineering and worked for four years as a Process Engineer before deciding to answer the call and go to seminary. He attended Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, where he received his Masters of Divinity. Brian is married to Marya and they have two sons, Connor and Brenden.

Rev. Nicholas P. Demuynck

Associate Paster for Youth & Younger Adults
Phone: 803-256-1654 x140

Rev. Nick Demuynck (ordained at Eastminster on August 16, 2020) joined our staff in the spring of 2020 as the Associate Pastor of Youth and Younger Adults. Nick is a graduate of North Carolina State University, and holds an M. Div. from Austin Theological Seminary. He is married to Savannah Demuynck who also graduated from Austin Seminary in May of 2020. They both look forward to being a part of the Eastminster family, and Nick especially looks forward to continuing the nurture and faith development of Eastminster's high school youth as well as college-aged and younger adults. Be sure to introduce yourself to Nick and Savannah!

Administrative Staff

Bill Collins

Business Administrator
Phone: 803-256-1654 x138

Christy Rippy

Treasurer
Phone: 803-256-1654 x130

Anna Bower

Finance Assistant
Phone: 803-256-1654 x133

Laura Long

Membership & Outreach
Phone: ext. 190

Blythe Lewis

Communications Director
Phone: 803-256-1654 x165

Kelly Fernet

Assistant to the Business Administrator
Phone: 803-256-1654 x127

Julie McDaniel

Executive Assistant to the Senior Pastor
Phone: 803-256-1654 x143

Sarah Beasley

Administrative Support - Congregational Care & Concern, and Fellowship Ministries
Phone: 256-1654 x122

Janice Blair

Administrative Support for NED, Youth & Young Adults
Phone: ext. 168

Christina Siokos

Membership Involvement Coordinator & Admin for MSB
Phone: 803-256-1654 x123

Wedding Coordinator Team

As many of you know, Betty Barton, Eastminster's long-time wedding director retired in 2016. We appreciate Betty's commitment and her many years of service here. We are now using a team approach to weddings at Eastminster through a group of member volunteers:

Sally McWilliams - Lead Coordinator (Please email Sally initially.)
Betty Gilbert
Rose Ann Johnson
Alison McGowan
Sharon Vanzant

Once a coordinator has been assigned for your wedding, you may email her by clicking on her name above.

Music

Fredna Lee

Director of Music Ministries
Phone: 803-256-1654 x160

Joshua Evanovich

Organist
Phone: 803-256-1654 x146

Fran Sullivan

Director of Handbells

Augie Gill

Jubilee Worship Leader

Hannah Agrelius

Director of Junior Choir

Children's Education

Croskeys Royall

Director of Children's Ministries
Phone: 803-256-1654 x142

Croskeys was born and raised in Charleston SC, a graduate of James Island High School and Clemson University with a major in English. He earned a Master of Arts in Christian Education from Union Theological Seminary and the Presbyterian School of Christian Education (Union-PSCE) where he worked in the Newbury Center for Childhood Education (the on-campus preschool) as a student assistant for two years. Croskeys is married to Carolyn Frederick and they have two children Audrey and Isabelle.

Before coming to Eastminster, Croskeys worked as Director of Children's Ministry and Family Nurture at Saint Andrews-Covenant Presbyterian in Wilmington, NC.

Bethany Dixon

Middle School Youth Director

Lauren Halter

Director of Church Childcare
Phone: 803-256-1654 x161

Angel Jeffcoat

Director of Drop-In Nursery
Phone: 803-256-1654 x161

Day School

Jenny Smith

Director
Phone: 803-256-1654 x151

Leslie Snell

Assistant Director
Phone: 803-256-1654 x152

CLC

Emmet Hough

Director of Christian Life Center
Phone: 803-256-1654 x159

Food Services

Regina Jeffcoat

Director of Food Services
Phone: 803-256-1654 x135

Sue Finch

Kitchen Assistant
Phone: 803-256-1654 x136

Maintenance

Alex Rogers

Director of Plant Operations
Phone: 803-256-1654 x162

Tony Taylor

Senior Maintenance Technician

Ron McCollough

Maintenance Technician Full-Time

Mike Cook

Maintenance Technician Part-Time

Lorenza Kennedy

Maintenance Technician Part-Time

Lee Mitchell

Housekeeping