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.
Wayne Terry grew up in Inman, SC and moved to Lexington in 2008. He is newly married to Donna for just over a month. Combined, Donna and Wayne have six kids: Ben, Josh, Sarah, Caleb, Katherine, and Emily.
Wayne serves as the Executive Pastor and Disciple Making Coordinator at Riverbend. Wayne says, “From the first time I experienced worship at RCC I sensed the heart for loving God and spiritual depth of the church. It is so refreshing to be part of a group of people who truly desire to love God passionately. Wayne has been in ministry for over 35 years serving as collegiate minister; pastor; church planter; denominational executive.
His favorite verse comes out of Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.
When Wayne isn’t at work or hanging out with his family, he enjoys reading a good book and hiking in the mountains!
Randy Wilson is originally from New Orleans. He and his wife, Lynn, have lived in downtown Columbia for the past 31 years. Randy and Lynn have three adult children; Anna (25), Caleb (23), Sarah Beth (21).
Randy wears several hats as he serves as an Elder, RCC's Worship Leader, and is a part of the preaching team as Teaching Pastor. Randy's enjoys being practically involved in Kingdom ministry. He loves leading people into God’s presence in musical worship. He also loves creatively teaching God’s word with a shepherd’s heart. One thing he has asked from the LORD, that I shall seek: That I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, To behold the beauty of the LORD, and to meditate in His temple. (Psalm 27:4)
When Randy isn't too busy with work or church responsibilities, you can find him enjoying cycling; kayaking; playing guitar; reading; and picking on drummers named, “Nate-Dawg!”
Ashley Cannon is originally from Turbeville, S.C. where he grew up on his family farm. He has lived in Lexington County for 19 years. Ashley is married to RCC's children director, Lindsey, and they have been married for 13 years. Together, Ashley and Lindsey have 3 boys; JacksonLee (10), Hudson (7), and Graham (4).
Ashley enjoys serving RCC as an elder and says he is excited to see what the Lord is doing through Riverbend. He loves teaching people the truth of God's word, serving them in any way he can. Seeing people grow closer to the Lord is the greatest part about being an Elder at RCC. Ashley's favorite verses come from Romans 12:1-2. "Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will."
Ashley is a big fan of the Gamecocks. When he isn't teaching, you can find Ashley on the golf course, playing sports with his boys and watching older sitcoms.
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 Furnature Medic and Executive Director 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.