Standing Springs

Baptist Church





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Chris Henderson

Associate Pastor / Youth Pastor





Life Verse:
 1 Corinthians 9:22 “I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some."

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More About Chris

Chris spent his childhood and formative years in the upstate of South Carolina.  He graduated from Palmetto High School in Williamston, SC. He graduated from Anderson University with a BA in Christian Ministry. 2017 marks his eighteenth year of Youth Ministry.

He is married to Angela (Burgess) Henderson of Belton, SC. Chris enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing the guitar, and leading students into a relationship with Christ through the study of God’s Word. He also enjoys cheering on the Clemson Tigers!




Shane Forrester 

Recreation Director

Life Verse:   Colossians 3:23 "Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters"




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More about Shane

Shane was born and raised in Simpsonville, South Carolina. He serves as our part-time recreation director.  He enjoys all sports, especially cycling, basketball, football, and tennis.

Having attended Standing Springs since he was a teenager, Shane was saved and baptized in November 1997.  His passion is helping young people become closer to Christ through Bible teaching and activities.

Keren Willmon

Childrens' Minister / CDC Director




Life Verse
: Proverbs 3:5-6 "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths."

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More about Keren

Born in Beirut, Lebanon as the daughter of Southern Baptist (IMB) medical missionaries, she spent her childhood in Gaza, Jordan and Lebanon before coming to the United States to attend college.  She has a Masters degree from Southwestern seminary.

Since 1981,she has held dual roles as both the CDC Director and Children/Preschool Minister.  Nothing makes her happier than a child telling her “Miss Keren, I asked Jesus to come into my heart!”


Chris Shear 

Director of Media/Technical Services


Life Verse: Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." 



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More about Chris

Chris was born in Hampton, VA and moved to South Carolina in 1993. He enjoys serving as the director of audio and media here at Standing Springs Baptist Church. Chris has been married to Julia for 17 years and they have two children, Mason and Sadie. Chris is happiest when traveling, watching Clemson football and attending hockey games. 





 Emily Hoffman / Financial Secretary


Cassie Willard  / Church Secretary

Norma Hardy / Church Receptionist