Rev. Jamie Duncan
Jamie has been the Senior Pastor of East Pickens since 2011. Jamie was born and raised in Pickens, and at East Pickens. Before becoming the Senior Pastor he served as the Minister of Students and the Pastor of Young Families from 1997-2008. He returned to East Pickens after pastoring Good Hope Baptist Church in Iva, SC. Jamie enjoys outdoor adventure, all kinds of music, and Clemson sports. Jamie graduated from Furman University and earned his Masters of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has been married to Chrissy since 2000 and they have 3 children: Anna Beth, Sarah, and Brooke.
Rev. Allen Sherwood
Allen is passionate about seeing members plugged into ministry. His desire is for the Lord to use his gifts of administration, teaching and leadership to strengthen His church. Prior to coming to East Pickens he served as the Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church-East Flat Rock, NC for 3-1/2 years. Prior to that, he served as the Minister of Education & Youth at Overbrook Baptist Church in Greenville, SC for 8-1/2 years. He also served as Minister of Youth & Activities at two other churches from 1995-1999. Allen received a Bachelor of Science Degree/Church Recreation from Mars Hill College in 1991 and a Master of Arts in Christian Education from Southern Seminary in 1993. He is married to Carey Alexander Sherwood, who was raised at EPBC. Allen & Carey have three children: Campbell, Gatlin,and Macrae.
Rev. Nick Smith
Associate Pastor of Students and Recovery
Nick oversees the Student Ministry, College Ministry, Intern Program, and the Celebrate Recovery Ministry at East Pickens. He has been serving the Lord in student ministry since 2005 in part time and full time capacities. His passion is to see children and teenagers come to the transforming knowledge of Christ as their savior. As a student pastor, God has placed a burden on his heart for the students of today to fulfill the Great Commission as they engage the world around them with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Nick is married to his high school sweetheart, Katie. They have 3 beautiful little girls, Adalyn, Gracyn, and Chloe. Their youngest is a son named Declan. Nick enjoys working with his hands, hunting, fishing, playing ball, laughing with friends, coffee, and spending time with his family.
Rev. Brent Stewart
Associate Discipleship and Missions
Brent’s passion is to see every person in every stage of life involved in being discipled and discipling others. He previously served as the Pastor to Youth and Children at Trinity Baptist Church in Calhoun, GA for 3-1/2 years. He also served as the Residence Life Coordinator at Carson Newman University for 2 years. Prior to that time, Brent served during his college and seminary years in various youth camps and youth ministries. Brent received his Bachelor of Science in Christian Ministries from Shorter College in 2007. In 2012 he graduated from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary with a Masters of Arts in Christian Education. Brent is married to Kate Stewart and they have one daughter, Cora.
Associate Pastor of Children and Families
Brian oversees our Children’s Ministry from nursery through 6th grade. He graduated from Word of Life Bible Institute in NY as well as Baptist Bible College and Seminary in Clarks Summit, PA with a major in Elementary Education. He has previously served in various roles including elementary teacher, athletic director, youth pastor, and children’s pastor. He entered into full-time ministry in 2005. He is married to his wife Kari, and they have three children: Gigi, Harper, and Nolan. He enjoys spending time with family, collecting Legos, fishing, reading, watching Cleveland sports and the Clemson Tigers. Brian is excited to equip and encourage those serving in the Children’s Ministry to make an impact in the lives of the kids and parents they connect with. He loves to see kids give their lives to Jesus and being baptized.
Jenny Owens joined the church staff in September of 1997. She has her Associate Degree in Accounting. She works with the church treasurer, staff, finance team, and Missions Director to manage contributions, accounts payable, mission funds, building funds, and the payroll needs of the church. Jenny has lived in Pickens all her life. She and her husband, David, were married on April 8, 1978. They have two sons, Jeremy and Justin. She has been a member of East Pickens for over 40 years. Jenny also serves on the Hostess Team and in the nursery. She has previously served as Sunday school teacher in the preschool, children and youth ministries.
Kate Stewart joined the church staff in May of 2019. She is married to our Associate Pastor Brent Stewart and they have one daughter, Cora. Kate serves on our check-in team on Sunday mornings as well as our third service worship team.