In the spring of 2021, Anthony and Heather Miller, packed up their three children (Eleanor, age 9; Mimi, age 7; and Clark, age 5) and began moving from Vancouver, WA to Greenville, South Carolina. Prompted by a desire to leave the Pacific Northwest and to trust God with their future, the Millers felt led to come to Greenville. Desiring to find a church home that supported their goals as Christian parents, they began their search for a new church. Choosing a church is never easy, but they were encouraged by a quick invite to Rocky Creek from their neighbors. After only a week of being in town, they decided to check it out.
With their first visit to Rocky Creek in May, the family began participating in everything we had to offer their children. When VBS rolled around, the kids were not the only ones excited about VBS. Mom and dad jumped in as well. Not yet members, the parents had to wait to actually teach in the classrooms, but mom helped with preparing snacks while dad eagerly greeted our VBS participants in the car-rider line.
Anthony and Heather also joined a new adult Gospel Group led by Randy and Karen Burns. The Burns class, made up of other parents of preschoolers and children, gave mom and dad a place to build new friendships as well. As only the Lord can, He recently allowed the family to unexpectedly meet up with some of their new church friends at an apple orchard in North Carolina. Heather has enjoyed some mom outings with some of the women in her class, and Anthony has jumped in a Bible study with other men called, “Kingdom Men Rising.”
We love it when God orchestrates a move all the way from Washington state and puts that family a mere 1.5 miles from Rocky Creek. As we have watched Mimi recently declare her faith in Christ through believer’s baptism, we look forward to walking with the Millers through other spiritual milestone celebrations at Rocky Creek.