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”

Kevin Houser

Family Minister
Kevin came to Cherokee Creek in April of 2018 to serve as the Youth/Student Minister. In January of 2020 Kevin’s role transformed into what it is today – Family and Youth Minister. In August of 2020, Kevin was transitioned into a full-time position here. Kevin completed his Undergraduate Degree at Gardner-Webb University and has begun masters work, as well. Kevin and his wife Resa married in 2011 and have 3 wonderful children – Ella, Zoey, and Nathaniel. In his spare time, Kevin enjoys being outdoors – swimming, water skiing, and hunting. Kevin says, “I don’t exist to make a good youth ministry, my purpose is to help create good youth ministers.”

Samantha Littlejohn

Assistant Children’s Minister
Samantha started attending CCBC in 2006 and officially moved her letter in 2018 when she began her role as GA Director. Samantha was called to join our church staff in January 2020 as the Assistant Children’s Minister. Samantha also works as a title clerk at a finance company in Spartanburg where she has worked since 2012. She and her husband, Joe, married in June of 2008. Together, they have two beautiful little girls, Alaina and Josie. Sam enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, volunteering at church, and photography. Sam hopes to help build strong individuals who can have a fun, safe and healthy environment to learn about Christ.

Kim McCall

Music Minister
Kim joined at Cherokee Creek in March of 2009. She served as the Children’s Music Director and church pianist for several years before she became Music Minister in 2014. Kim received her BA in Elementary Education from Limestone College and a Master’s Degree in Administration from Converse College. She currently teaches 4th grade at Grassy Pond Elementary School. Kim and her husband John, married in December of 2001 – they have a yorkie named Harley. Kim enjoys spending time with her family, listening to music, reading, and sitting on the beach. Kim believes that praise and worship is not just something we do on Sunday mornings at church, but instead should be a lifestyle used to grow closer to our Lord and Savior. “Let everything that has breath praise the Lord!”

Andrea Clary

Ministry Assistant
Andrea became a member of Cherokee Creek in 1974. She was called to become part of the staff here in 2019. Andrea worked at Stouffers/Nestle for 38 and 1/2 years. She retired from there in 2019. She and her husband, Eric have been married for 36 years and have 2 children: Nicki and Gage. Their children have also given them 4 beautiful grandchildren: Clarie, Cara, Abel, and Luka. In her free time, Andrea enjoys reading, spending time with her family, and playing with Molly (her 3 year old Pitbull). After retiring in 2019, Andrea asked the Lord how he wanted to use her. The ministry assistant job became available and she believes that this is right where God needs her talents right now! Andrea loves being a part of this church and working behind the scenes. “Trust in the Lord with all your hear and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6


Charlie Patton, Chairman
Bedford Fitzgerald, Vice-Chairman
Scott Bolf, Secretary
David Martin
John McCall
Hugh Moss
Rick Humphries
Rick Ruppe
Michael Sprouse