We believe that churches should be led, not only by a pastor, but also by a group of men (i.e., elders). In time, men will be elected from our church to lead and serve our church family as elders. In the meantime, while our church is in the process of being formed, we are governed by elders and pastors from other PCA churches in the greater Charleston area.

Nathan Francis


Ron Hemingway

Temporary Elder

Elder from Eastbridge Presbyterian Church, PCA

John Schley

Temporary Elder

Pastor from Metro North Church, PCA

Michael Walters

Temporary Elder

Assistant Pastor from Church Creek Presbyterian Church, PCA

Rich Wylly

Temporary Elder

Elder from Eastbridge Presbyterian Church, PCA

Meet the Pastor

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Nathan Francis grew up in Richmond, VA. He graduated from Virginia Tech with a B.A. in Graphic Design in 2003. During college, he served with the Navigators campus ministry and spent two summers in Japan. After college, he stayed in Blacksburg, VA and worked a dozen years in the Information Technology field in design, support, and project management. 
During those years, his desire grew for pastoral ministry. Subsequently, he moved his family to Charlotte, NC to attend Reformed Theological Seminary where he graduated with a Masters of Divinity in 2017. They moved to Asheville, NC to become a Pastor of Discipleship and Outreach. They now live in Cane Bay laying the groundwork for this new church. 
He met his beautiful wife, Lori, in Blacksburg. He and his wife, Lori, have four daughters: ages 19, 14, 13, and 7. Nathan loves being outside and Lori’s happy place is the beach. They are excited to be living in the Lowcountry! Nathan enjoys cycling, building things, frisbee, campfires, and anything with his girls.


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