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!
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 served for the past 29 years 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.
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.