Eddie Howard, pastor
Eddie Howard, a Greenville native, is a graduate of Anderson College, Carson-Newman College, and Erskine Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Clarice, have two adult children and five grandchildren. He has been a pastor since 1994. "I believe we must answer the call from Jesus Christ to fulfill the Great Commission. As we embrace His mission, embody His name and obey His Word, we will experience the presence and power and love of God on our lives. We invite you to come and worship with us!"
"Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven." -- Matthew 5:16
Donna Russell, minister of music
Donna Russell has been involved in church music most of her life, as a soloist, singing with groups and as pianist. She is married to Barry Russell and has one daughter, Amanda. Her love of music is an extension of her love for Christ, in that every time she sings she is lifting praise to His name. Her favorite verse is Jeremiah 29:11:
"For I know the plans I have for you, saith the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future."
Justin Starling, minister to children and youth
Justin Starling grew up in Spartanburg. He is married to Mandi, and they have two sons, Toccoa and Levi, and a daughter, Savannah. He has been children and youth minister at Sandy Springs since June 2016. His favorite scripture is Psalm 23:4:
"Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for you are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me."