Our Pastors

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Joey Thompson

Senior Pastor.

Preaches the Word.

Crazy about his wife and family.

Bulldogs and Star Wars fan.

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David Rogers

Associate Pastor of Youth & Missions.

 Leads our students faithfully.

Loves his wife and kids.

Tar Heels and Star Trek fan.

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Cliff Lewis

Associate Pastor of Worship & Music

Leads God-centered music.

Loves his wife and kids.

Crimson Tide and Narnia fan.

Our Laymen Elders


Mike Hopkins

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Mike retired from Georgia State Patrol  as a Corporal, He has served Rabun County as a Volunteer Firefighter for over 40 years.  You can find Mike serving in Childcare and other places all over the church.  Mike and Tina have been married over 40 years, and have two adult children.


Sam Brandsma

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Sam and his wife Linda moved to Clayton after retirement from serving as a Fire Chief in Florida.  Sam leads Sunday School and the Sparks club in AWANA.  He can be found serving the church in many capacities.


John Jowers

John owns and operates Antique Appliances in Clayton. He leads Sunday School and the Admin Committee.  John has been married to Cathy for over 40 years, and have two adult children.

Ministry and Support Staff

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Will Griffin

Director of Discipleship &

Digital Ministries

Will formerly pursued a career in Public Safety, which was cut short after a life changing Line of Duty accident.  He first came to CBC as a Ministry Intern in January 2017 with a strong desire to serve God.  Will and his wife Ashley have one child.