Pastoral Staff
Senior Pastor and Head of Staff
Jeff Bryan began serving OAPC in May of 2015. Originally from northwest Georgia, he holds degrees from Berry College and Princeton Theological Seminary, and received his Doctor of Ministry degree at the Lutheran Seminary at Philadelphia. Read More
Associate Pastor for Compassion
Jane Summey grew up in Spindale, NC, and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She finished seminary at Vanderbilt Divinity School, and has served churches in the Charlotte area for over 25 years. Read More
Program Staff -- Music and Education
Head of Music Ministries
Ed has served Purity Presbyterian Church, Chester, for many years, both as Director of Music/Organist, member and Elder. A Wofford graduate and recent resident of Rock Hill, Ed has also served Eastminster Presbyterian in Columbia, SC, St. Joseph Catholic and Bethel United Methodist Churches in Chester, and a number of Methodist churches in our immediate area. Read More
Director of Children's Ministry and Children's Music Coordinator
Lisa Gallagher has served as the Children's Choir Director (since 2018) and Children's Music Coordinator at OAPC since May 2020. She is a graduate of Winthrop University with a degree in Music Education (percussion). Lisa taught in the public schools in Lancaster and Chester Counties, and also in St. John's United Methodist Church Preschool. A member of Neely's Creek ARP Church in Rock Hill, Lisa is active in their music program, singing in the choir, playing handbells, accompanying, and volunteering with the children's choir. She is also trained in Kindermusik, and taught the program at McFete at Winthrop University. Read More
Director of Youth Ministry
Luke is a Georgia native. He grew up in the small, one-red light town of Ludowici, GA. He attended Georgia Southern University where he majored in Child and Family Development with an emphasis in Family Services. He enjoys playing ultimate frisbee, reading, walking his dogs, and computer gaming. Luke has served in various youth related roles such as after school programs, 4-H programs, and churches. Luke and his wife, Maria, have three fur babies named Leo, Blu, and Storm. Read More
Church Administrative Staff
Church Business Administrator
Lisa Whisenant is a proud Rock Hill native. A graduate of York Technical College, she holds a Bachelor of Theology from Christian Life School of Theology. She is a Certified Church Administrator (CCA), having completed the Church Business Administration program at Union Presbyterian Seminary. Lisa enjoys shopping, spending time with her family, and attending Harvest Ministries Church of God of Prophecy. Lisa has three children, two grandchildren (plus one on the way) and has been a staff member at OAPC since 1998. Read More
Dir. of Communications
Louise Kerr was the Assistant to the President at KS State Polytechnic and to the Dir. of Agric. at OK State University. She was the Network Administrator and Dir. of Communications for 19 years at a TX church. Read More
Church Support Staff
Set-up Provider
Tommy McClinton is a native of the Rock Hill area. He and his wife Phyllis have been married for 32 years and have two children and three grandchildren. They are active at Cedar Grove AME Zion Church, where he is currently Chairman of the Trustees, and they both sing in the Hymn Choir. Read More
Interim Facility Maintenance Technician
Frank Price was born and raised in South Carolina. He and his wife Harriet have three children and five grandchildren. Retired from a long and faithful service with the City of Rock Hill, Frank began working with OAPC in 2014. Read More
Chef/Church Host
Dean Archer was born in Connecticut and moved to Clover, SC, in 1979, where he was active in high school football, baseball, and weight lifting, later involved in semi pro. Dean learned to cook at his mother's apron strings. Read More