Pastoral Team


Jeremy Chasteen | Lead Pastor for Strategy

Jeremy is passionate about mobilizing laborers to see churches planted globally. He has a B.A. in Business Administration from East Carolina University (1995) and a M.Div. from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (2006). Before helping plant Crosspoint Church, he served on staff with Campus Crusade for Christ in Clemson, SC, Slovakia, and Raleigh, NC. He is the Executive Generation LINK Director and serves on the Board of the Pillar network. He married Liz in 1999 and they have four children: Carson (2004), Bryn (2006), Lydia (2008), and Spencer (2011). Liz is a stay-at-home mom and also enjoys mentoring women and encouraging our missions partners.

Jason Finley | Lead Pastor for Equipping

Jason’s desire is to equip men and women to glorify God through making disciples of Jesus. He gives oversight to worship services and preaching as well as our EQUIP teaching strategy. He earned a B.S. in Science Teaching – Biological Sciences from Clemson (2000) and is a two-time graduate of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY (M.Div., 2004 and D.Min., 2015). Jason met his wife, Cayce, as a student at Clemson and they married June 3, 2001. They have two daughters: Reese (2003) and Anna (2010) and four sons: Will, (2005), Stuart & Clark (2006), and Nathan (2011).
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Will Jackson | Executive Pastor

Will’s passion is to see Christians equipped and sent on mission as multipliers for God’s expanding Kingdom. Will oversees Crosspoint's stewardship efforts (e.g. facilities, finances, personnel) and manages the church office. He has earned a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Clemson (2011), a M.Div. from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (2015), and a Ph.D. in Theological Studies with a concentration in Systematic Theology through Southeastern (2022). Will has previously served as an Industrial Engineer, as a Generation LINK Resident, and occasionally serves as an Adjunct Professor with Southeastern. Will met his wife, Kimberly, in middle school and they were married 13 years later (2013). They have a son, Miles (2019) and a daughter, Emma (2021).

Ken Lewis | Legacy Ministry Pastor

Ken is committed to preach and teach God’s word to the body of Christ. Prior to planting Crosspoint Church, Ken served as senior pastor of West Asheville Baptist Church in Asheville, NC (6 years) and Pisgah Forest Baptist Church in Brevard, NC (4.5 years). Pastor Ken graduated from Clemson University (1983) and from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (1989) with his M.Div. While attending seminary, Ken met his wife, Robin Shealy, who earned her MDiv (1988). Ken and Robin married in May of 1988 and have three sons: Daniel, Caleb and Matt.
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Gabe Bolding | Lay Pastor

Gabe has spent his entire life in the Six Mile community, just north of Clemson. Gabe was convicted of his sin and surrendered to Christ as Lord and Savior while attending Clemson University in 2003. Growing up in a tight-knit community with a large loving family helped Gabe see the value of relational community and he desires to see Crosspoint continue to be a relational congregation. Gabe and his wife Aleesha met on Easter Sunday in 2003 and were married in 2005. They have 3 children, Lillie (2009), Annie (2014) and Gill (2017). Gabe graduated with a B.A. in Christian Studies (2006) and an M.A. in Apologetics (2009) from Luther Rice Seminary in Lithonia, GA. Having served on staff at local churches as Youth Pastor and Minister of Music, Gabe currently serves at Crosspoint as Director of Kids Connection. Gabe works at Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative in Pickens. He loves spending time with his large extended family and enjoys football, farming, teaching his kids about trout fishing, and making homemade ice cream.
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Matt Denton | Lay Pastor

Matt grew up in Kingsport, TN, and repented of sin and turned to Christ at the age of 8 - led to Christ by his father. After graduating from Clemson University in 2007, he served on staff with Generation LINK for three years with college ministry and one year as a Pastoral Assistant. He married Tara Kneece in 2010 and they have three children: Andrew, Rett, and Emery Kate. He holds both a B.S. & M.S. in Civil Engineering from Clemson University and also a M.Div. in Christian Ministry from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He currently works as a structural engineer at Wood in Greenville. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, watching football, coffee, running, hunting/fishing, or reading.
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John Henschen | Lay Pastor

John grew up in New Knoxville, OH and is currently an accountant at Payne, White & Schmutz CPA in Seneca. After graduating from The Ohio State University with a B.S. in Family Financial Management, he served on staff with Athletes in Action, the sports ministry of Cru, ministering to collegiate and professional athletes and coaches until 2016. Following his time at AIA, John served with Generation LINK at Crosspoint for three years, working with small groups and EQUIP. While serving with Generation LINK, he received his M.A. in Christian Studies from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. John has been married to his wife Courtney since 2010 and they have five children: Ainsley (2011), Millie (2013), Luke (2015), Wade (2017), and Evelyn (2020).

Mark Welborn | Lay Pastor

Mark grew up in Pickens, SC and graduated from Clemson in 1981 with a degree in Business Administration. Mark married Cathy in 1983 and the Lord has blessed them with three children: Ashley, Ben, and Adam. Overflowing from a love for God’s Word, the Lord has given Mark a deep love for the local church. In 2005, Mark and Cathy played a pivotal role in the planting of Crosspoint Church by committing to relocate their family with the Lewis’s to Clemson to help start Crosspoint Church.

Ministerial Team


Abbey Cook | Ministry Coordinator & Generation LINK Assistant Director

Abbey is thankful for the privilege to serve as the Generation LINK Assistant Director. She has a passion to disciple women and see the gospel transform their lives, to grow in their love for God and His Word, and to be equipped in biblical womanhood as it relates to others, the church, and the home. Abbey holds a B.A. in Biblical Studies from the College at Southeastern and a M.Div. from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. She enjoys hanging out with friends, exploring the city, a good cup of coffee, reading, and traveling.

Jason Elvington | College Minister

Jason's desire is to see college students love Jesus, make disciples, and bring hope to a broken world. He graduated from Clemson in 2009 (B.A. - Communication Studies) and from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2014 (M.Div.). After serving as a GLINK resident from 2010-2012, Jason worked in college, young adult, and youth ministries at churches in South Carolina and Texas before joining Crosspoint again in 2022. Jason married his best friend, Elizabeth, in 2012.

Ryan Heard | Director of Small Groups & Men's EQUIP

Ryan is passionate about helping people connect to biblical community, grow to be more like Jesus, and reach the lost as they live on mission. Ryan gives oversight to Crosspoint's Small Group strategy as well as Men's EQUIP. He earned a B.A. in Mathematical Sciences from Clemson (2010) and a M.Div. from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (2015) while serving as a Generation LINK Resident in College ministry and Communications at Crosspoint (2010-2015). He is married to his best friend, Spencer Caroline. They have a daughter, Audrey Beth (2021) and a son, Grayson (2023).

Caleb Morgan | Student Minister

Caleb serves as the Student Minister. Having grown up in student ministry as the son of a student pastor, he believes that relationships are the key to reaching students and instilling a life-long love for Christ and his Church. Caleb is a graduate of Union University in Jackson, TN where he graduated with a B.S. in Communication Studies in 2019, and he is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Christian Studies through Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. While attending Union, Caleb met his wife Gabby, and in June 2020 they got married before moving to Clemson later that summer. In his free time, Caleb loves fellowshipping with friends, drinking coffee, going to the movies, and watching football and basketball.

Ronnie Morris | Worship Minister

Ronnie longs to see God’s people worshiping Him in spirit and truth in all facets of their lives. He helps to make this a reality through serving as Crosspoint’s Worship Minister. Shortly after Ronnie graduated from Clemson (2004), he served as a Generation LINK Resident with Crosspoint for four years as Crosspoint’s Worship Leader. He earned an M.Div. in Christian Ministry (2011) as well as a Th.M. in Biblical Counseling (2017) from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Ronnie is married to Allison, and they have three children: Tripp, Kline, and Della, and a dog named Tiger.

Evan Ward | Kids Minister

Evan joyfully serves as the Kids Minister at Crosspoint, striving to partner with families and make disciples of the next generation. Evan graduated from Clemson University in 2020, receiving a B.A. in Elementary Education. Over his four years at Clemson, he was part of Crosspoint's college and kids ministry and would describe this time as foundational in his walk with the Lord. After graduating, Evan joined Crosspoint’s staff as a Generation LINK resident and became the Kids Minister in August 2022. Evan is married to Ellison, and they have one son.

Administrative Team


Sheila Campbell | Financial Administrator

Sheila is the financial administrator in the Crosspoint office. Her desire is to show Christ's love to others through her daily life at work and in the community. She enjoys serving in the cafe and nursery here at Crosspoint. Sheila has been married to her husband Richey since 1991. She has a son named Lane and a daughter named Brianna.

Nate Farrar | Facilities Manager

Nate is thankful for the opportunity to serve God’s church as the Facilities Manager at Crosspoint Church. Nate previously worked as the manager of Radiology and Cardiology services at Oconee Memorial Hospital. He earned a bachelors degree from Carson-Newman College in 1983 and a MHA from the University of South Carolina in 1987. He is married to Nancy who works as a Nurse Practitioner for Providence Home Care. They have two children, Patrick (deceased) and Kayla and three grandchildren.

Rachel Ledbetter | Communications

Rachel is passionate about serving the local church through graphic design, video, and social media. Rachel graduated with a degree in Cinematography, and she loves supporting the mission of the church and GenerationLINK creatively. Some of her greatest joys are being wife to Matt, mom to her littles, and using her home in a way that seeks to make strangers neighbors, and neighbors family of God.

Ashley McQuaig | Administrative Assistant

Ashley moved to Clemson in March '19 with her husband Jayse and they plugged into Crosspoint right away. She graduated from Southern Illinois University with her BA in Fashion Design in ‘07 and helped plant a church in Bloomington, IN in ‘08. God has given her gifts of hospitality and organization which she is thankful to be able to use as an Administrative Assistant. Ashley loves hiking with her husband and son (J.J.), as well as, reading, sewing, quilting, road trips, and trying new foods.

Emily Squires | Communications, Administrative Assistant & Membership Coordinator

Emily graduated in May 2021 from Clemson University with a degree in Graphic Communications and is passionate about using her degree and the gifts God has given her to serve the church. She enjoys working behind the scenes to serve our members and guests. Emily married her husband, Noah, in 2019, and they have one daughter, Elanor (2022). Outside of work, Emily enjoys hanging out with family and friends, reading, spending time outdoors, and art.

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Gracie Wells | College Ministry

Gracie is a second year Generation LINK resident with a focus in College ministry. Gracie graduated from Clemson University with a B.A. in Psychology and is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Christian Studies from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Gracie is passionate about the local church and how God works in and through it. Gracie is deeply encouraged by healthy church-planting and longs to see people from all backgrounds transformed by the gospel of Jesus Christ. In her free time, Gracie likes to cook food, read books, and exercise, usually not all at once (depending on the vigor of the recipe being attempted).


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Justin Blakley | Deacon

Justin is a financial advisor with Edward Jones in Pickens. Justin is married to Erin and they have three children, Elijah (2009), Selah (2013) and Karis (2015). The Blakleys are currently involved in a small group meeting in Six Mile and have served in the worship and children's ministry for several years. Justin earned a BA (Church Music) from North Greenville College as well as a MA (Church Music) and DMin (Christian Leadership) from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Justin also previously served full-time in worship ministry for 12 years.
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Greg Brock | Deacon

Greg is the Business Center Manager of multiple departments in Brackett Hall at Clemson University. He has been married to Deborah for 37 years. They have been doing marriage enrichment conference with Lifeway Christian Resources and pre-marital counseling for over 25 years. Their adult daughter, Kathrine works in the music business in Nashville, TN. The Brocks host a College Small Group in Pendleton and have been blessed to participate in multiple mission trips with their CP family. Greg is an ordained minister and previously served on staff at Remount Baptist Church in Charleston as the Associate for Community Ministry.
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David Conner | Deacon

David came to repentance and faith in Christ at the age of 13. David has been married to Julie for 40 years and has four grown children: Kimberly, Andrew, Daniel and Stephen. David and Julie moved to Keowee Key from Johns Creek, Georgia (Atlanta) over 6 years ago and have been active members of Crosspoint since July of 2015. David recently retired in June of 2020. At Crosspoint, David has been serving as a member of the Financial Controls Team for the last two years, provides backup leadership for his small group, and has served in several other ministries. Previously, David had leadership roles in two church plants and taught adult and children’s Sunday School. David was also an active Deacon at the First Baptist Church of Duluth, Georgia for 15 years. David earned a BS in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Tech and had a 40-year career as an electrical engineer and management consultant.
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Mike Dempsey | Deacon

Mike was born and raised in a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia. Mike and Susan met during college and were married shortly after his graduation from Georgia Tech. His first job took them to New Orleans, LA. They moved fifteen times around the country associated with his business transfers and job changes. The moves provided opportunities to serve in a number of churches as a deacon, teacher and on a number of church committees. After retirement, Mike and Susan moved to Seneca in 2014. They have three married sons, Chris, Danny and Mark and five grandchildren, Isla, Graham, Caleb, Mason and Maya. Shortly after moving to Seneca Mike and Susan joined Crosspoint and have been active in a small group and teach in the children’s ministry. Mike also serves on Crosspoint’s Financial Controls Team.
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Matt Higginbotham | Deacon

Matt retired from the US Army after serving for 26 years. Matt is married to Shaley and they have two sons, Travis (1989) and Nathaniel (1997). The Higginbotham’s lead a Small Group at CP Church and have been involved in family ministries for several years. Matt earned a BS in Business from the Citadel, a MA in Human Resources Development from Webster University, and a MMAS from the Command and General Staff College. After retiring, Matt served as a JROTC instructor at Pickens HS, a Substitute Teacher in Oconee School District, and now works in the main office at Daniel HS.
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Matt Ledbetter | Deacon

Matt Ledbetter works in the finance department at Greenfield Industries in Seneca. Matt is married to Rachel and they have five children, Levi (2017), Wilson (2019), Alice (2021), and the twins, Kenny & Noah (2023). The Ledbetters lead a Small Group in Central and are involved in Finance, Family Ministries, and Communications. Matt served with the Financial Controls team from 2017-2019. Matt earned a BS in Accounting, is a licensed CPA, and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Matt is passionate about supporting the ministry of the local church and investing in the next generation, and is an avid fan of all things Clemson athletics.
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Austin Meares | Deacon

Austin is a local production homebuilder. Austin married Katherine in 2017, and has one child (Jason, born May 2021). The Meares are a part of the Jackson small group, and have served with high school youth. Austin earned a BS in Construction Science and Management from Clemson.
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Matt Minto | Deacon

Matt is a Sr. HR Manager for TTI Floor Care. Matt is married to Amber, and they have two children, Lennox (5) and Lucca (2). The Mintos are a part of the Denton Small Group in Clemson. Matt currently serves in Kids Worship and, in the past, has led a Small Group, taught Equip Classes, and has served in Youth Ministry. Matt earned a BS in Safety & Environmental Management from Slippery Rock University. Matt and Amber moved to the Upstate for work in 2011 and have been at Crosspoint since the second week of relocating.
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Art Sandy | Deacon

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Steve Yost | Deacon

Steve is a retired family physician who volunteers at local free clinics and serves with hospital care, widows, and shut-ins. He has been married to Judy for 42 years, has 2 married daughters and 3 grandkids. He lives on Lake Keowee and helps lead a small group of empty nesters who meet in homes in the Seneca area. He has previously assisted with a college small group and enjoys using his lake resources for gatherings. Over the past 37 years, he has been privileged to serve intermittently as a deacon in previous churches.