Lead Pastor – Josh Finklea
Josh is married to Krista and has raised four incredible kids. His life and ministry are centered around the core belief that people matter to God. That simple truth has carried him to preach and communicate in a relational way that is Bible based, Christ centered, and response oriented. Josh’s goal is to help people connect, discover, and respond to Christ, His word, and His will.
Josh grew up in Indiana and met Krista while in college. He graduated from Cincinnati Christian University with a major in biblical studies and ministry. Krista graduated from Indiana University with a major in education. They both have dedicated their lives serving and ministering to This Generation. Krista has done that through education both as a teacher and as a principal. Josh has always done that through serving as a student and family pastor and now as a lead pastor. Josh transitioned from a This Gen pastor to a lead pastor so that he could better serve and empower This Gen and families.
Josh loves doing home projects and working in the yard, playing golf, watching football, anything at The Inlet, and sitting on the beach with Krista reading books, listening to the waves, and watching the sun go down.
The Rock Staff
Timmy is married to Shelby and they have three adopted children, two sons and one daughter. Timmy is a native to Horry County, graduating from Conway High School in 2003 and then from North Greenville University in 2010. Timmy loves to work with his hands and be outside.
Adrian is from Whiteville, NC but has lived in Conway for the past 22 years. She attended Coastal Carolina and studied Special Education. During her time at CCU, she met her husband, Stephen. Together, they have three beautiful daughters, Caroline, Kayleigh and Carleigh. In her spare time she loves advocating for people who can’t advocate for theirselves, hanging on the river, watching her kids do activities they love and spending time with friends and family.
Leanna graduated from Horry Georgetown Technical College with a Certificate in Applied Science. She has worked in admin for 13 years. She enjoys Spring and Summer days at the pool or beach, loves reality TV, and sweet tea…with all the ice.
Ashley is married to her husband, Devin, and has a son, Shepard. Ashley graduated from Coastal Carolina University with a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education. She previously worked as an interventionist at a local elementary school. Ashley enjoys all things fun; arcades, putt putt, Disney movies & pumpkin spice all year long.
Michael aka, Sweaty Mike, Benny, or Bensfield, is married to his wife, Samantha, and has three kids. He is originally from California and served in the US Navy. Michael is studying at Liberty University, where he is pursuing a Bachelors Degree in Christian Ministries. Michael loves to spend time with his family, skateboard, and although he looks like he is 12 years old, he is actually in his 30’s.
Scott outkicked his coverage when he married Amanda May, and together they are raising future world leaders named Wyatt and Emory. Scott is an adventurist, shepherd, and cultural architect. He is on a mission to help people awaken the sleeping giant of purpose by challenging the norm of mediocrity.
Clay has a wife named Katie and he graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University with a degree in Biblical Studies. He’s a big fan of sports, random college team hats, and mini corn dogs. He would love to get to know you!
Olivia was born and raised in Conway, SC. She attends Coastal Carolina University as an Early Childhood Education major (Chants Up!). One way to her heart is chocolate covered strawberries. She enjoys spending time with her friends and family and she has a big heart for kiddos!
Tyler is married to Sammy-Kaye and they have a beautiful baby girl, Junia. Tyler is a graduate of North Greenville University with a degree in Marketing and has served in Worship and Creative roles for the past 10 years. He loves black coffee, chorizo tacos, and thinks hot sauce should accompany every dish.
Sammy is a wife to Tyler and momma to Junia aka "Juju". Sammy graduated from Presbyterian College with a double bachelor's in Psychology + Biology. She is passionate about people, interior/event design, and worship. Outside of mom-ming, running her interior design business, and serving on staff at The Rock, Sammy loves a good oat milk latte, could spend an entire day at the beach, and is a self-proclaimed taco connoisseur.
Gabe is a native Hoosier, received his Bachelor of Arts from Ozark Christian College, and really won big when he married Michelle. He enjoys going for walks in new places, learning new languages, and has always been a sucker for LEGO. He also loves to chat about different cultures and why worship is so important to God.
Michelle is married to Gabe Schaffer and graduated from Ozark Christian College with a bachelor's degree in Intercultural Studies. Michelle loves to go hiking, take naps on the beach, play board games with tons of friends, and get to know people's stories and cultures.
Erik aka, The Legend, knocked it out the park when he married Rachel and they have two wonderful kids, Grace and Gabriel. Erik is originally from Long Island, New York and is a graduate of The State University Of New York at Brockport. Erik loves baseball and being in the mountains. His go-to snack at night is a good bowl of cereal. He has a heart for helping and serving people. Although he doesn’t look old, he’s aging like fine wine.
Rachel, also know as Snookie, is the apple of her husband Erik’s eye. Rachel is also Grace and Gabriel's mom. One very unique thing about Rachel is that she's a birthmom. She placed her daughter Skyler through adoption in 2013. Rachel’s love languages are coffee and food. She especially enjoys cooking and hosting others in their home. Rachel is originally from Philadelphia, PA, but here's a fun fact...she has been to more countries than states - most while serving on missions. She also loves to read and is intrigued by crime stories. If you hear laughter it's usually her. Rachel is always quick with a joke and a smile.
Gwen is a transplant from New Jersey and has been in Conway since January of 2017. She has been married 26 years to her husband Jeff and have four children and three grand children. She has a Bachelors Degree from Cairn University In Bible Education and a Masters in Business Administration from Southern New Hampshire University. She is an avid fan of Downton Abbey, The Crown, and other historical pieces.
Andrew is a Conway native. He graduated from Conway High School in 2016 and is currently finishing up his Bachelors degree in Elementary Education at Coastal Carolina University. He loves to spend time outdoors, play golf, and spend time with friends and family. Most importantly, he loves to serve God wherever and however he can.
Peyton graduated from The College at Southeastern with a Bachelor of Arts in Pastoral Ministry. He has a passion for young adult and This Gen ministry. Peyton is a huge fan of the Tennessee Vols, Tennessee Titans, and Memphis Grizzlies. He would love to get to know you!
Brooke was born and raised in Conway. She is currently attending HGTC to earn a degree in Human Services. She spends most of her time with family, friends or kiddos. Her favorite foods are cheeseburgers & french fries. You’ll often find her laughing or signing. She enjoys meeting new people and hearing about their stories and dreams in life.
Madison grew up in Myrtle Beach and graduated from Socastee High School. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Physics from Coastal Carolina University. Madison enjoys all things sports, exploring new places, acquiring new nicknames, and is only slightly obsessed with Nike.
C3 Coffee Team
Matt is married to our C3 Conway manager, Amanda and is originally from Tampa, FL. Matt served on staff at a church in upstate South Carolina for 10 years before coming to The Rock. Matt studied Christian Studies at North Greenville University and Graphic Design at Fullsail University. He loves hunting year-round and eating the things that he hunts.
Amanda is happily married to our C3 General Manager Matt. She grew up in Conway and graduated from the University of South Carolina with a degree in Biological Studies. She loves plants, farm animals and creatively designing comfy spaces in her home and C3.
Danielle is married to her husband, Blake and graduated from Coastal Carolina University with a Bachelor’s in Exercise and Sport Science. She loves family time, all things summer, all things warm, and being on the water.