OUR STAFF

  • JOSEPH VEST  |  Lead PASTOR

    joseph@freedomfellowshipsc.com |  Twitter

    • Hometown:  Danville, KY
    • Song that instantly brings back good memories:  Africa by Toto
    • Bible verse that means a lot to you:  Genesis 39:6, "Joseph was well-built and handsome." (Sorta explains itself. :) )
    • Favorite sports team:  Kentucky Wildcats basketball
    • What is your favorite vacation?  Hiking in the mountains
    • What did you do before you worked on a church staff?  Muffler installer, ad salesman for a newspaper, UPS truck packer.
    • If you could eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?  Chili (the perfect food) or Chinese takeout
    • What is your favorite movie?  Invictus, an amazing movie highlighting Nelson Mandela's leadership
  • chris Roberts  |  Music/arts/media PASTOR

    chris@freedomfellowshipsc.com |  Twitter

    • Favorite vacation spot:  Anywhere there's a beach, but loved the Caribbean the one time I've been there. Other than that, Charleston or Nashville.
    • What do you love about Freedom Fellowship?  The people here are some of the most genuine, loving, and serving people I've ever known. And it's amazing the level of musical talent we have in a church our size. 
    • Hometown:  My dad was a pastor, so I have many. Fairfax, SC was where I was born but Nashville, TN is where I spent the most time and where I went to high school so I call that my hometown most of the time.
    • Favorite sports team(s):  Charleston Southern Buccaneers (my alma mater), Carolina Gamecocks, Tennessee Titans, and the Boston Red Sox
    • Bible verse that means a lot to you:  Proverbs 3:5-6, "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your paths."
    • What did you do before you worked on a church staff?  Marketing/Branding director for a clothing company, worked in an ad agency, assistant manager at a bank, barista, and drove an armored car for a little while. 
  • Robin wEllmon  |  ministry assistant

    robin@freedomfellowshipsc.com

    • Favorite movie:  It's A Wonderful Life and Gone with the Wind
    • If you could eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would that be?  Fried okra
    • Favorite sports team:  Any that my grandsons play on
    • Favorite Bible verse:  Philippians 4:13, "I can do all things through Him who strengthens me."
    • What do you love about Freedom?  The people
    • Hometown:  Greer, SC
    • If you could have dinner with anyone living or dead, with whom would it be?  Eve
    • Favorite vacation spot:  Where the water meets the sand
  • ASHLEY  TEEMS  |  FREEDOM KIDS PASTOR

    ashley@freedomfellowshipsc.com

    • Bible verse that means a lot to you:  Matthew 22:37, "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and all your soul and all your mind."
    • Hometown: Greenville, SC
    • What's a song that instantly brings back good memories?  The Wedding Song (Peter, Paul, & Mary). My uncle sang it at our wedding and all of our family members' weddings.
    • Favorite vacation spot:  The beach
    • Favorite sports team:  Clemson Tigers
    • What do you love about Freedom?  The people...they are like family.
    • What was the first concert you attended?  Elton John and Billy Joel
    • Favorite food:  Salad and pizza
    • What did you do before you worked on a church staff?  Medical Office Assistant
    • Favorite movie:  Steel Magnolias
  • Dwain Simmons  |  student PASTOR

    dwain@freedomfellowshipsc.com |  Twitter

    • What's your favorite movie?  Lord of the Rings trilogy (It's one BIG epic story!)
    • Hometown:  Greenville, SC
    • If you could have dinner with anyone living or dead, with whom would it be?  C.S. Lewis
    • Favorite musicians/bands:  needtobreathe, TobyMac, Crowder, Boyz II Men
    • Favorite vacation spot:  Disney World
    • Favorite Bible verse:  It's a 3-way tie - Proverbs 3:5-6; Ephesians 3:20-21; Romans 5:8
    • What's your favorite sports team?  Duke basketball
    • What do you love about Freedom?  The staff and volunteers that make it a pleasure to serve as Student Pastor.