Our Staff


Dr. Daryle Hawthorne

Senior Pastor 
Pastor Daryle began his ministry at CCBC on March 1, 2020 to serve has the Senior Pastor. Daryle graduated from Abbeville High School and completed his Bachelor’s degree at Anderson College. Daryle also holds a Master of Divinity with Languages from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Theology from Andersonville Theological Seminary. Daryle and his Bride, Christy were married on May 20, 1995. Together they have 5 children: Drew, Lauren, Katelyn, Micah, and Josiah. Daryle enjoys family time, most sports (basketball, football, tennis, pickleball), running, and fishing.
From Pastor Daryle: “I accepted Jesus as Lord and Savior at the age of 9. When I was 18, I felt God calling me into ministry. I later realized He was calling me to Pastoral ministry. For nearly 22 years, I’ve been privileged to be called Pastor (along with a few other things). I believe in conservative theology and liberal service. Jesus has amazingly and wonderfully changed my life and I want others to know Jesus personally and the difference He makes in our lives. It’s all about Jesus”

Greg Phillips

Worship Leader
Greg started serving in his current position at CCBC in November 2021. Greg has spent over 35 years serving as a Law Enforcement officer in both Cherokee and Spartanburg Counties. He is currently employed by the 7th Circuit Solicitor’s Office as a Senior Investigator. Prior to that, Greg worked for the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office. Greg and his wife Deedie live in the Grassy Pond area and they have 2 sons, Alan, and Clay and his wife Shea. Greg and Deedie have 3 grandchildren, Camron, Kalli, and Cooper! Greg loves all types of music and has sung in two Southern Gospel Quartets over the years. He brings a blended style of music to Cherokee Creek. “I believe that the song lyric and the message the song brings is more important than the style. Whether Traditional, Contemporary, or Southern Gospel, I hope to offer something for everyone here at CCBC as we worship together in song!”

Berry Mintz

Ministry Assistant

Berry and her family have been part of CCBC since 2018 and she officially became a member in 2021. Gantt, Berry’s husband, grew up at CCBC and they wanted to be able to serve with family. Gantt and Berry have been married for 8 years, been foster parents for 5 years and share a total of 7 children together.  The smallest of their children has cerebral palsy and is considered medically complex with multiple therapies and specialist appointments. Once he started school, Berry had been praying about how God could use her during the day. This ministry position became available in November and after much prayer Berry applied. Berry has always held administrative employment until 2018 when she quite the workforce to be a stay at home mom. Berry is excited about serving the Lord, the church and her pastor in this role.

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9


Tommy Peeler

Hugh Moss

Charlie Patton – Chairman

Johnny Lathan

John McCall

Tyler Womack

Rick Humphries

David Martin

Hal Mintz