Bill Crews


Pastor Bill Crews joined our staff in 2017 and is passionate about discipleship. He believes the best way for people to grow spiritually is through relationships with others where they find encouragement, discover biblical truth, and enjoy a life lived on mission.

Pastor Bill sees his role as pastor as one that equips people to live out the gospel by pursuing their identity in Christ, engaging their world, and sacrificing freely. This includes a call to teach biblical truth in a practical and understandable way so that genuine life change can occur.

As a life long learner, Pastor Bill loves to read and for fun he loves to take things apart "just to see how they work." With degrees in Mechanical and Environmental Engineering, and 18 years of working in an industrial setting, he approaches most things in life from an analytical perspective.

For 10 years, Pastor Bill served as an Administrative Pastor in FL.

Most importantly, Pastor Bill loves his family. He and his wife, Jane are both natives of South Carolina and graduates of Clemson University. They are the parents of Ellie and Matthew.


PASTOR of discipleship

John has been a part of Grace since we began in November of 2004. He started as a leader of the worship team and was soon given the role of Worship Coordinator. After completing his Masters in Pastoral Counseling and Spiritual Formation from Columbia International University in 2010, John transitioned to the role of Pastor of Discipleship. 

John enjoys playing percussion and participating in the worship team, but he has also enjoyed growing in his current role as he helps to guide our church in going deeper in our walk with Christ. From Life Groups, to Bible Studies, or community outreach events, John enjoys connecting with others and encouraging them to connect deeper with one another and to share the love of Christ with those in their spheres of influence. 

John has been married to his wife Betsy since 2006. They have one daughter, Hannah, who is six years old. John enjoys spending time with his family, being outdoors, exercising with his F3 group, and cheering on the Gamecocks. 



At an early age, God called Jeremy Franklin to ministry on the dirt hills of Jamaica. Jeremy has been leading youth ministry for over 10 years and enjoys connecting with youth and seeing transformation occur. He loves the fact that God still speaks and is calling people to Himself. He has been part of the GraceChurch staff since June of 2013.

He holds a Bachelor of Science from East Carolina University in Family and Community Services with a concentration in Music. He is a graduate of Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, where he received a Master of Divinity with a concentration in Cross-Cultural Ministry and Pastoral Care and Counseling. He is currently pursuing his Doctorate in Ministry at South University in the areas of multicultural ministry and leadership.

Jeremy married his college sweetheart Feneisha in 2013 and they have one daughter, Rachelle. His passion is pursuing deep spirituality in hopes of causing transformation and restoration in people's lives and communities. He enjoys spending time with his family, playing the piano, Netflix, and a good ole cup of coffee.  

mary kay bernard

worship leader/Church Administrator

Mary Kay joined the GraceChurch staff in 2016 after leading worship at churches in Florida, Virginia and Hawaii. She has degrees in Business Management and Accounting (Bradley University, Peoria, IL) and a Master's in Business Administration (Webster University, Irvine, CA).  Her strongest passion, however, has always been with worship at the local church.

Mary Kay is married to Joe and his USMC career is what originally moved them from place to place. They have four grown children - Matthew, Michael, Jake and Anne. 

In her spare time, she enjoys photography and is an avid sports fan, especially with her hometown Cleveland teams and several college teams, which now includes the Gamecocks, of course!



Patricia joined the GraceChurch staff in 2017 as the Children's Ministry Coordinator and strongly believes that our children will be the future of ministry. From a young age, Patricia learned that even children can do big things for Christ.

She obtained her Bachelor's degree in Youth Ministry, Family & Culture from Columbia International University and hopes that in the future she can pursue a Master's Degree in Counseling to become a Youth and Children's Counselor.

Patricia loves sports such as Basketball and Track and Field. She likes to run in her spare time, listen to Broadway Musical Soundtracks and putting together puzzles.

Patricia also enjoys spending time with her husband Malcolm and her two sons, Kaden and Keenan.