Meet The Staff

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Casey Williams

Senior Pastor

Office: 803.787.2133
Facebook: cleguin
Twitter: @Pastor_Casey

In June of 2017, Casey Williams began serving as the Senior Pastor of North Trenholm Baptist Church. Casey is passionate about boldly and faithfully preaching The Word of God, equipping believers to make disciples, and empowering the Church to engage the world through Gospel missions. Casey has been married to Kate since 2005 and they are blessed with three amazing kids: Ayla, Chandler, and Caden. He has earned a Bachelors in Religion from William Carey College, a Masters of Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, and is currently working on his Doctorate in Intercultural Studies from Western Seminary in Portland, OR.

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Coltin Wester

Worship Pastor

Office: 803.787.2133

In August of 2017 Coltin Wester joined the staff of North Trenholm Baptist Church as our Worship Pastor. He believes our Sunday morning worship should be an exciting time as we gather together to celebrate our Savior.  Coltin has been married to his wife Chelsea since 2013 and they have one daughter Cappella. Coltin and Chelsea enjoy leading worship together and seeing the Spirit of God penetrate hearts through music. He earned a Bachelor's degree in Applied Behavioral Analysis from the University of North Texas and a Master's degree in Worship from Liberty University.  Coltin's hope for our church is that we would be a people devoted to the Word as we worship God with our lives.


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David Knapp

Senior Adult Pastor

Office: 803.787.2133

David holds a Master of Divinity degree from Columbia Biblical Seminiary (CIU) with a concentration in pastoral leadership. He has been in Christian ministry for many years in various roles ranging from youth work to hospital chaplaincy to education ministry to pastor of a church. David and his wife Janie are a ministry team that loves people and have a heartfelt call to meet their needs in good times and trying times. They have been married over 30 years and love to visit and fellowship with people together.

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Kenny Robertson

Connections Pastor


Kenny Robertson joined the North Trenholm Baptist Church staff in March of 2018 as our Connections Pastor. Kenny and his wife Michelle were married in May of 1989. Both are native Texans, and they have two adult sons, Matt and Aaron. Matt and his wife Amanda are the parents of their only grandchild, Lydia. Kenny earned bachelor degrees in Accounting and Management Information System from Texas A&M University and a Master of Theological Studies from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Prior to joining the North Trenholm family, he spent 29 years in corporate America. Kenny prays that all come to know Christ as Lord and Savior and pursue a lifelong journey of discipleship and service, working out their faith for the glory of God.

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Josh Vance

NextGen Pastor

Office: 803.787.2133

Both natives to Tennessee, Josh and Victoria Vance have been married since 2013 and have two kids, son Owen and daughter Anniston. Josh received a business degree from the University of Tennessee before completing his Master of Divinity from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary in 2015. Josh loves serving the Church and being able to impact the next generation for Christ in some of the most faith formative years. Josh believes that NextGEN Ministry emphasizes the journey of developing faith from preschool to college. North Trenholm’s prayer is to have strategic ministries celebrating milestones of faith through each season of life in our NextGEN Ministry.

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Karlita Patrick

Children's Minister

Office: 803.787.2133

Karlita Patrick joined our staff in August 2015 and serves as the Children’s Minister at North Trenholm. Karlita is originally from Ohio and attended the University of Toledo majoring in Education. She has been a very active member of North Trenholm since 1996. She oversees all of our NT Kids ministry environments, coordinates summer activities for children of all ages, and leads our NT Kids Club and NT Kids Worship. Karlita and her husband, Tony, have a wonderful family Brent, Ashley, Bryce, Kylie and their granddaughter Collins, who are all active at North Trenholm.

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Melody Morris

Preschool Minister

Office: 803.787.2133

A native of Columbia, Melody graduated from Spring Valley High School in 1980. She attended Columbia College and Morehead State University. Melody was the Mother's Morning Out coordinator prior to her present position. She has been a member at NTBC since 1973. She lives with her husband, Tom, and their two children, Kristen and Kayla. Her hobbies and interests include family outings, horses, music and handbells.

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Spencer Creech

NextGen Intern, Students

Office: 803.787.2133
Facebook: northtreholmstudents
Twitter: @ntbcstudents

Spencer Creech is the Student Ministry Intern at NTBC. He is a junior at Columbia International University in the 5-Year B.A./M.Div. (Advanced Biblical & Theological Studies) Program. Having grown up in Columbia, he graduated from Ridge View High School in 2015 and committed his life to vocational ministry. His wife, Sophia, is phlebotomist at Kershaw Health. They married  November 2017. 

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Reagan Gonzalez

NextGen Intern, Children

Office: 803.787.2133

Reagan is a freshman at the University of South Carolina studying elementary education. She’s from Columbia, SC and her home church is Columbia World Outreach. 

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Russell Patterson

Business Administrator

Office: 803.787.2133

Russell Patterson joined our staff in August of 2015. He comes to North Trenholm having served in administrative roles with five churches in SC and VA, as a regional consultant for LifeWay Christian Resources and Director of Stewardship Development for the SC Baptist Convention. He is a graduate of Carson Newman University and Southwestern Baptist Seminary where he concentrated in church and education administration.
Russell is a Certified Church Business Administrator and has a Certificate in Fund Raising Management. Russell and his wife Wanda have been married for over 30 years. They have a grown daughter who lives in Seattle, WA and a son who attends Winthrop University.

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Benji Holder

Director of Facilities

Office: 803.787.2133

Benji Holder has faithfully served this church as facilities director since 1998 ensuring the buildings and grounds bring honor to the Lord we all serve.

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Beth Knott

Director of North Trenholm Weekday Education

Office: 803.790.5104

Beth Knott is a life long member of North Trenholm Baptist Church. She began her working career in the NTBC Weekday Education program in Extended Care. Upon graduation from the University of South Carolina with a BA in Psychology, Beth taught 3 year olds for 6 years at NTBC Weekday Education. She taught 2 years at Forest Lake Elementary in Special Education and has been the Art & Music teacher for the last 16 years at Ben Lippen Elementary. Beth has served every age group at NTBC from babies to senior adults with a 23 year stop in youth ministry. Hobbies include kayaking, cooking, decorating, snow skiing, traveling and spending time with her family.

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Mark Cunningham

Director of Sports Outreach

Facebook: NorthTrenholmSports

Mark has been involved with NTBC for over  23 years.  He loves this church and believe the sports ministry program is a truly great outreach tool for teaching and impacting the surrounding community.  Mark began coaching baseball at NTBC in 1995 and continued until 2008, when he took over running the Short Stop Cafe.