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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.



Todd Nethery
Administrative Pastor

 Todd graduated from Clemson University and views his time there as a turning point- a time when God spoke clearly and completed a heart transformation that changed his destiny.  God's providence and his Clemson degree led him to his wife,  Jeanie, and a 25 year career in the automotive industry, where he  served in Georgia and SC in numerous leadership positions.  During that time, he cultivated a deep love for the church and was blessed with many leadership roles in several churches.   He and Jeanie also raised three children during this time! He clearly sees God's hand in the past preparing him for the leadership responsibilities he now handles at Hope Point, which include leading the staff and supporting the church's administrative needs.   Todd enjoys playing with his grandson, Henry,  and growing vegetables in his garden.



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.

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Jeremy Nuckolls
Student Pastor

Jeremy was born in Hanahan, South Carolina and graduated from Charleston Southern University in 2006 with a degree in youth ministry and religion. He is filled with a global passion to raise up a generation of students who find their satisfaction in applauding God, their identity in Christ's love, and their ambition in reflecting the Glorious image of God. Joining him in ministry is his incredible wife Andrea, his gorgeous daughter Analeigh Faith, and his dog Lily. Jeremy loves spending time with his amazing family and doing just about anything outdoors, including playing a little known sport called soccer. 



Zina Gajewsky
Director of Preschool Ministry

Zina has a passion for parents and their children to fall in love with Jesus and His Word. 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), allowing parents to engage in worship and teaching,  while teachers and caregivers display and delare the beauty of Christ to their children with the hope that early in life God might be applauded and obeyed. 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 part-time at Hope Point and to assist in spreading the good news of Jesus Christ through media.  In his full-time job, Dean works for a Christian Ministry which produces two TV programs.  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