Travis Agnew

Travis Agnew is married to Amanda and the father of two sons and one daughter. He serves as the Senior Pastor of Rocky Creek Baptist Church in Greenville, SC. Travis graduated from North Greenville University with a B.A. in Christian Studies and a Music minor. Earning a M.Div. and D.Min. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, his doctoral focus was on family discipleship.

In addition to authoring Distinctive Discipleship, Wiki God, What God Has Joined Together5 Worship Team KillersDon’t Drop Your Kids Off at Church, It’s All About God, and Freshman 15, he has also developed LifeWay curriculum with the Kendrick Brothers including the studies The Battle Plan for Prayer, Honor Begins at Home, The Love Dare for Parents, and The Resolution for Men Bible Study.

Travis has worked on the religion faculty at Lander University and currently serves on the Board of Trustees for North Greenville University.  As time allows, he preaches at different conferences, events, and camps.  He blogs frequently about faith and family at

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Ernesto Chaparro

Ernesto ha servido en el ministerio por mas de 40 años como pastor y evangelista. estableciendo iglesias en Sur y Centro América. mayormente en Ecuador por más  de 25 años. y actualmete como pastor y plantador de la iglesia hispana en Rocky Creek.
Esta felizmente casado con Marcela con quien tienen un niño que nacio en el año 2008. Ernesto también tiene 3 hijos ya cada uno con vidas independientes que le sirven al Señor. Su pasatiempo favorito  es ir de campamento con su familia, soccer, mirar documentales basados en historias reales y  escuchar noticias. Su comida favorita mariscos. su mayor pasión el evangelismo. Pasaje favorito San Juan 15.8

Joy Emery

Joy and her husband, Chris, have three adult children: Jackson, Kristen, and Brandon. Chris is a relationship manager at a national bank where he specializes in church banking and serves religious organizations.

Joy graduated from Furman University and then earned a master’s degree in religious education with an emphasis in student ministry from Southwestern Seminary in Ft Worth, Texas. She served as the minister of education/youth at First Baptist in Louisville, Mississippi, and served as minister of childhood education at Wayside Baptist in Miami, Florida. While living in Nashville, Joy worked at LifeWay as the editor in chief of ParentLife and Living with Teenagers magazines. She also has experience as a student ministry adjunct professor at North Greenville University.

Currently, Joy serves as the Ministry Coordinator at Rocky Creek where she is passionate about helping you find your home at Rocky Creek. From the parking lot to church membership, Joy’s Connections Ministry Team desires to see you in worship, in Bible study groups, and in meaningful places of service at Rocky Creek. Joy is passionate about connecting people to Jesus through the church and spreading the Gospel to all generations.

Daniel Gibson

Daniel serves as the Media Coordinator at Rocky Creek where he is passionate about using media as a means to glorify God, point others to Christ, and enhance the mission of the Church.

Prior to joining the team at RC, Daniel studied Elementary Education at North Greenville University where he graduated in 2020. For over 5 years, Daniel has served and partnered with churches everywhere to help them implement media strategies and techniques into their ministry.

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Jeremy Johns

Jeremy joined the Rocky Creek staff in July 2003. Currently, Jeremy serves as the Discipleship Pastor, and he desires to see people of all ages know and love God by being grounded in the Bible, living out the truth of Scripture, and impacting their communities with the Gospel. He provides resources for groups, organizes courses for further growth in the Word, and mentors men and leaders. He also leads the Care Team which helps meet the needs of those in the body of Christ and helps minister in our community.

Jeremy graduated from Wingate University with a degree in Biology and minor in Chemistry. After being called to the ministry, he quit his job in the textile lubricant industry and attended seminary at Columbia International University. During his time in seminary he also served as a Children’s Pastor at Springdale Baptist Church in West Columbia, SC. In July 2003, Jeremy joined the Rocky Creek staff as the Children’s Pastor.

Jeremy and Keri, his wife, have five children and one grandson: Eli (married to Meredith; grandson Grady), Josiah, Sam, Philip, and Maggie Ruth. Keri is a homeschool teacher at Johns Academy.

Becky Kirby

Becky Kirby was added to Rocky Creek’s staff in 2020 as our Counseling Coordinator. She received her BA degree in Music Education from Gardner-Webb College in 1980 and her Masters in Education from Furman University in 1988. She retired from the Greenville County Schools system in 2018 after serving as an elementary music teacher for over 30 years.

Throughout her adult life, Becky has had a heart for ministering to hurting women. During the 1990s, she completed Levels I and II of Liberty University’s lay counseling program, Light University. She earned her Pastoral Counseling degree through Sarasota Academy of Christian Counseling in 2020 and is presently working on a doctorate degree in Christian Counseling. She is a member of both the American Association of Christian Counselors and the National Christian Counselors Association.

Along with her late husband, Rick, Becky served on staff at North Greenville University as co-directors of Joyful Sound for 15 years. She presently serves on the board of the Christian Ministry Scholarship Fund at North Greenville and as a small group leader at Rocky Creek.

Becky has 2 daughters, Karla Simpson (Brandon) of Greenville and Kelly Picardi (Rob) of Herndon, VA. Becky is called by several names; mom, teacher, friend, counselor, small group leader to name a few. Being called ‘Granna’ by her grandchildren is her favorite title by far! Her goal is to live life in such a way that others see Jesus, our Hope and our Salvation.

Dennis Miller

Dennis Miller serves on our building and grounds staff.  He is married to Brenda. They are members of Rocky Creek. Raised in the NC mountains, Dennis likes learning new things and wishes to use skills to help Rocky Creek be a serving church.

Marty Miller

Marty joined the staff at Rocky Creek in the fall of 2014. His passion is to build relationships with students and their families, invest in their lives, and encourage them to live out their faith in Jesus Christ.

Marty holds both an M.Div and MA degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He enjoys reading, rock music, roller coasters, oldschool NWA wrestling, and sports. His favorite thing to do is spend time with his wife Jennifer their two kids, Kensey and Cade. Clemson football and UNC Basketball are his teams. Hailing from Atlanta, GA, Marty loves Braves baseball and Falcons football. Psalm 105:4 is dear to his heart.

Donald Shockley

Donald joined the staff in the spring of 2001. He has a passion to see people connect with God through music and the Word. He is also a tech junkie.

Donald has been married to his wife, Gwyn for 32 years. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf, and cooking. The Bible verse that keeps him grounded in his ministry and personal life is John 4:23-24.

Lindsay Smoak

Lindsay grew up at Rocky Creek. She asked Jesus to be her Lord and Savior at the age of 9 and made her faith known through baptism that same year. She is married to Lewis and they have a daughter in 3rd grade and a son in kindergarten.

They are foster parents through Miracle Hill Ministries and have traveled to West Africa several times on various missions. Lindsay has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from The College of Charleston. She has taught in the preschool area for the past 10 years and has served as the Preschool and Greeter Coordinator for the past 4 years. She loves teaching preschoolers about the Bible in ways they can understand it and presents ways they can retain it through songs, rhymes, hand motions and visuals. She also teaches preschoolers how to pray and how they can serve, even at their young age.

Lindsay enjoys her Ladies Bible group, volunteering at her children’s school and spending time with family and friends.

Keith Westcott

Keith Westcott is the Facilities Manager at Rocky Creek Baptist Church.  He has a passion to use his gifts and the resources of Rocky Creek to reach the community.

Keith is a member of Rocky Creek and involved throughout the life of the church.

David Williams

David started at Rocky Creek in 1992 as Minister of Youth and Education. During the years his position changed several times but for the last several years he has been serving as the Missions and Pastoral Care Pastor.

David and his bride Christie are happily married and while they enjoy their empty nest, they also thoroughly enjoy having their granddaughter Juliette and grandson Judah come over.  David and Christie enjoy eating at Bojangles and spending time together. He enjoys working with his hands and helping others.  A favorite passage that he tries to live up to as a child of God is 1 Peter 1:14-15. And while it is true that David used to play basketball for the University in Chapel Hill… it was actually University Baptist Church in Chapel Hill.