Pastor ‘J’ Thompson, D. Min.

James ‘J’ Thompson graduated from the University of South Carolina and from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. His ministry as pastor at Cedar Creek began in October of 2002. He is married to Donna, his wife of over 30 years. They have served churches in Texas and South Carolina. Pastor “J” and Donna have two married sons that live in the upstate of South Carolina and two grandchildren. Life verse: “Rejoice in the Lord always; and again I say rejoice!” Phil 4:4

R. Kevin Mulligan, Minister of Music and Worship

Kevin Mulligan graduated from the University of South Carolina and the Moore School of Business. His ministry at Cedar Creek Baptist Church began in May of 2008. He is married to Joeli and blessed with two children. Kevin and Joeli have served in various ministries and could not be more blessed to be at Cedar Creek Baptist Church. Kevin’s passion is making music that invites people to worship God in spirit and truth. “Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks.” John 4:23 NIV

Drew Clemmons, Student Minister

I am student at Columbia International University and I’m pursuing a degree in Youth ministry, Family, & Culture with the intent of answering God’s call into full-time ministry. I enjoy all things sports, food, and adventure (if driving around town trying to find the most empty Starbucks to do homework counts as adventure). I enjoy reading a lot and I work out a little. Mostly though, I am passionate about students. I truly believe that the local church has a tremendous opportunity to impact the next generation by being the hands and feet of Jesus Christ to today’s youth.