Ryan grew up in Huntsville, Alabama and received his Bachelors degree in Accounting from Auburn University in 1995. He then went on to receive a Masters of Divinity degree from the Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond in 1998. He has written articles for the Abingdon Preaching Annual for almost ten years. He earned his Doctor of Ministry Degree from McAfee School of Theology in 2009.
Following five years of serving as Associate Pastor of the First Baptist Church in Columbus, Georgia, Ryan became pastor of Trinity in June of 2003. His wife is Kay, a pharmacist at Seneca Pharmacy and they have two daughters and one son (Jenna, Mary Brooks, and Turner). Ryan enjoys sports, music and being outdoors.
Tony’s primary duties are music and worship, missions, and senior adult ministry. Tony grew up all over South Carolina, and graduated from the University of South Carolina in 2000 with a Bachelor of Arts in History and a minor in African-American Studies. In 2005 he received a Master of Divinity degree from the M. Christopher White School of Divinity at Gardner-Webb University. He also completed one unit of Clinical Pastoral Education at Palmetto Baptist Hospital in Columbia, SC. Tony has served on the Coordinating Council and the Administrative Council of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, and remains actively involved with CBF. Prior to coming to Trinity in 2004, Tony was the Minister of Music and Youth at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Shelby, NC from 2002-2004.
Tony is married to Kristen, a Math Interventionist at Ravenel Elementary, and they have twin daughters, Caroline and Carter. Tony enjoys Gamecock football, Braves baseball, South Carolina history, and laughing.
Preston’s primary duties are youth and collegiate ministry. Preston grew up in Clemson, SC, is a graduate of Clemson University and is currently a student at McAfee School of Theology in Atlanta. Preston began at Trinity as a summer intern through the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship’s Collegiate Church Internship program, and he is excited to be a part of the loving community at Trinity. He enjoys reading, playing and watching sports, and anything Clemson-related.
Preston is married to Kelli, a teacher at Seneca High School, and they have two children: Liam and Savannah.
Children’s Minister & Preschool Director
Rebecca began as Trinity’s Children’s Minister in August of 2013 and in 2019 she was named the Director of Trinity’s Preschool and Aftercare program. Rebecca grew up in Connecticut and attended College of Charleston and now resides in Seneca with her husband Brian, their son Davis and twin daughters Taylor and Olivia. Rebecca and her family enjoy spending time at the beach and all Clemson sporting events.
Debra joined Trinity’s staff as Administrative Assistant in 2018. A native of Oconee County, Debra lives in Westminster with her husband B.J and three sons, Austin, Bradley, and Carter.