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Richard Smith
Teaching Pastor

Whether he’s serving in a 200 year old church in Georgia or starting a new church in South Carolina, Richard believes that the deepest needs of this generation can be met through the hope-giving power of Scripture. In a world filled with increasing pain and evil, his passion is to see many people anchor their lives to the God of hope. Richard is a graduate of Clemson University and Southwestern Seminary. Joining him in ministry is his wife, Lisa, and their daughter, Anna. Among his interests are golfing with a good friend and hiking with his dog Conrad.



Dan Yacoviello
Executive Pastor

Combining administrative skills with a specific passion for evangelism and discipleship, Dan will sharpen our focus as we long to see God applauded, Christ followed, and the church living on mission. Dan holds a finance degree from Bob Jones University and an MBA from Clemson University. He has served 6 years in the United States Marine Corps Reserve and has spent the last 15 years in a variety of corporate finance positions, most recently with Sealed Air as Division Finance Manager. Joining him in ministry is his wife of 14 years, Judy, along with their 4 children – Carlee , Nicholas, Camille, and Noah.



Chris Arnold
Pastor of Ministry Development

A graduate of Lees McRae College and Southern Seminary, Chris has seen South Carolina play a major role in his spiritual journey. After leading the student ministry of a local church for five years, Chris became involved with a children’s sports ministry where he served as program development manager. It was there that he was again drawn to use his gifts specifically in the local church, helping people to experience God more fully through discipleship and community. Joining him in ministry is his wife Paula, and their three sons, Jakin, Seth, and Micah. Chris especially enjoys creation through hiking and riding mountain bikes.



Ronny Marmol
Missions Pastor

Ronny Marmol was born in the Dominican Republic and raised in Miami, FL. Graduated from College of Charleston in 2001 where God changed his passion from baseball to the gospel. With a passion for the gospel comes a passion for people and the nations. As an ordained minister, Ronny has served as youth minister, lead pastor and now missions pastor in the local church since 2008. In God’s grace, joining him in ministry is his bride Elizabeth, son Daniel and daughter Emily.  





Zina Gajewsky
Director of Preschool Ministry

Zina has a passion for parents and their children to fall in love with Jesus, as the true Word of God. God in His grace and mercy grabbed hold of Zina's heart in the early parenting years when her daughters were just toddlers. In preparation for serving the local church, God led Zina to Bible Study Fellowship, where she was blessed and humbled to be part of the leadership team. She oversees the details of the Garden ministry (infants-K5), and her passion is to partner with parents in their marriages through resourcing and encouraging them as the primary ones to disciple their children. Having received much grace, her heart is for others to live in the true freedom God offers through Christ. Zina loves spending time with her husband, Scott, and their daughters, Sage and Rea. 



Kerri Bell
Administrative Assistant




Dean Anderson
Director of Media Ministries

Dean is so thrilled to be able to serve at Hope Point and to assist in spreading the good news of Jesus Christ through media.  Dean previously worked in Broadcast Television and Radio through a Christian Ministry. He has been married to his wife, Donna since 2001 and they have three children, Gracie, Blake and Addison.

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Hunter Carithers
Worship Leader