Kyle Hite

Reverend Doctor Kyle Hite serves as the Senior Pastor of our Church. Kyle has a passion for making complex truths simple. He is a pastor, a husband and father of two teenage boys. He ministers with humor and preaches in such a way that people can understand and apply God’s Word to their everyday lives.








Brad Christie

Reverand Doctor Brad Christie serves as the Director of Adult Education at our Church. As a professor at Eskine College, he is a dedicated teacher with a gentle heart and a gift for sharing the word of Christ. He also coordinates the Stephen Ministry. 










Elise Collins

Elise Collins is a graduate of Wofford College and Vanderbilt University, where she earned her M. A. in Religion. She is a double PK (preacher’s kid) and MK (missionary kid), and volunteered in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for 6 months after college. Amazed that she gets to call FPC her church family and work home, Elise is grateful to be the wife of Christopher and mom to Dawsey, Emma, and Lily. In her free time, you’ll find her curled up with a good book and her dog.





Steve Skinner

Steve Skinner, MM, serves as head coach for the music ensembles. Steve assists in offering songs for congregational worship (Hymns, Psalms and Spiritual Songs) that correspond to the seasons (Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter, Ascension, etc.) and the sermon topic. Preparing the choirs to lead in worship is part of his joy, another is helping individuals to “find their voice” (everyone has one!) through choir training or individual attention. Steve’s utmost desire is that worshippers apprehend that their Heavenly Father LOVES to hear them sing—and that we all experience the joy of worshipping together!

Jade Green

Director of Youth and Young Adults












Cliff Cain

Rev. Dr. Cliff Cain serves as Theologian in Residence. 












Lea Jones

I started working here in the fall of 2007 and have been blessed to actually love my job.  My husband, Rees, and I have been married for over 30 years and we have 3 sons.   My hobbies include spending time with my family, cooking, reading, college football (particularly University of Georgia), and travel.





Lauren Trantham

Noah’s Ark Preschool Director


I am a Charleston native, but have lived in Greenwood since 2006.  I attended Lander University and graduated in 2010 with my Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education.  I have a wonderful husband and three beautiful children.  Noah's Ark holds a special place in my heart.  All three of my children started Noah's Ark in the nursery and finished through 4K.  I love what I do and I am proud to lead "The Ark!"

Nan Smith

Nan Young Smith  has served as the Financial Administrator for the church since 2015. She is responsible for the accounting and payroll, weekly deposits and disbursements, and periodic financial reports. Nan was born and raised in Greenwood and is the proud mother of three boys.

Vince Plotczyk









Noah's Ark Teachers