Chris Gillespie

Student Pastor (6th - 12th)
Chris is originally from Mauldin, SC, and was ordained at First Baptist Church of Mauldin. He earned a BS in Marketing from Clemson University, and a Master of Divinity from Gardner-Webb University. Before coming to Deermeadows in May 2017, Chris served for eleven years as Minister to Students at First Baptist Church Hickory in Hickory, NC.

Chris and his wife, Lydia, met while at Gardner-Webb, and they have two children, Jacob and Lily. Chris has a passion for working with teenagers, and particularly for giving them the tools they need to fulfill God’s calling in their lives after they graduate high school.

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