RIVERBEND leadership

The staff and elders here at Riverbend are comprised of men and women who love, care and pray for every single person in the church. If you have any questions for any of our staff, feel free to reach out and email them or call our church office to speak with them. You can contact the church office at info@riverbendchurch.org

  • Jason Williams

    Jason Williams was born and raised in Sumter, SC.  He has resided in Lexington for 18 years with his wife, Becky. They have been married for 18 years and have 5 amazing kids; Anna Grace, Thomas, Andrew, Abigail and Eleanor.

    Jason is the Lead Pastor at RCC and loves the people at Riverbend. “The greatest part about working here is seeing what God is doing in the lives of His people and what he is doing in Riverbend Community Church,” he says.  One of Jason’s favorite passages comes from John 14:1-3, “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you?  And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.”

    When Jason isn’t at work, you can find him hanging out with his family, working on his old Jeep, and crushing pickleballs on the pickleball court.


  • rick swift

    Rick Swift was born in Coral Gables, Florida and has lived in Miami, Atlanta, Gerrards Cross (England), Reston (VA), Houston, and back to Atlanta – just through high school! He met his wife, Patty, while at college in Dayton, Tennessee and they were married in 1987. They have three grown children: Amy, Katy, and Nate (no, not the drummer Randy picks on).

    Rick has works at Columbia International University and has cherished his many years of investing in the lives of students. One of his favorite passages in scripture (Col. 1:9-20) contains his challenge to himself and the students: “…walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to Him.”

    As life piles it on, Rick likes to get his mind refocused by riding his road bike through the hills and countryside. He also enjoys playing golf and, if he ever has time, building his model train layout.


  • Bob wilson

    Bob Wilson was born and raised in Charlotte, N.C. He lived there until heading out to college in 1974 where he met Debbie, in Wilmington, N.C. They have been married since 1979 and have two grown children: Brad and Grace. Both are married and each have three children. Bob and Debbie moved to Lexington, S.C. in summer of 2018 after 24 years in Roanoke, VA.

    Bob has worked at industrial sales for the last 40 years. Since his salvation he has also served bi-vocationally in several different capacities: youth ministry, pastor, single adult pastor, church planter and elder. He finds joy in serving the church through leadership and teaching. Trusting one of his favorite versus, “For we are his workmanship, created in Jesus Christ for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them”. (Ephesians 2:10)

    Bob and Debbie enjoy spending time with their six grandchildren every chance they get. It is one of the blessings of moving to Lexington, SC.


  • wc hoecke

    WC Hoecke is a converted Yankee from Connecticut but moved to South Carolina as fast as he could. He has lived in Columbia for 34 years.  WC is the co-owner of Furniture Medic and Executive Director of Harmony Christian Community. He and his wife, Catherine, have been married for 29 years and have 3 children: Karl (25), Franklin (23), and Anna (19).

    WC's favorite passage comes from Philippians 3:14, " I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus."

    When WC isn't working on furniture or hanging out with his family, he enjoys going on a long hike, sitting in the hunting stand, or taking nice, long naps in his hammock.