• Dr. Gordon Turnbull - Senior Pastor

    Dr. Turnbull became Senior Pastor and Head of Staff at John Knox in November of 2015.  He is a graduate of Davidson College, Vanderbilt University, Union Theological Seminary in Virginia, and Princeton Theological Seminary.  He previously served pastorates in Shelbyville TN and Bristol TN.  His special interests in ministry include worship, missions, and Christian growth.

    Gordon and his wife Betsy have three grown sons:  Alec, Thomas and his wife Caroline, and John.  They also gratefully claim as family Miles Hite and his wife Morgan.  He enjoys music, fly fishing, and together with Betsy, hiking and backpacking.


  • Rev. David Howell - Associate Pastor

    David joined the staff at John Knox in November of 2017 as the Associate Pastor of Discipleship. He is a graduate of Clemson University and Erskine Theological Seminary and has previously served as the Minister of Youth and Young Adults at John Knox and the Stated Supply Pastor at Second Presbyterian Church in Spartanburg, SC. He is passionate about missions and the study of Scripture as the Holy Spirit guides the church to faithfully reflect the light of Christ to the world.

    David and his wife Angie have two grown children: Katherine and Will. He enjoys Clemson athletics, fishing, music, and spending time with his family.


  • Jessica Meggs - Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry

    Jessica grew up at John Knox and called Greenville home until leaving to attend Wofford College in 2013. At Wofford she majored in both Religion and Government and took every opportunity to explore and discern her call to Youth Ministry. She is passionate about meeting students where they are in life and sharing the transformative love and grace of the Lord with them during their formative years. Jessica enjoys losing herself in really good books, finding the perfect spot to hang her hammock with friends, and spending time at the lake or in the mountains.


  • Susan Felton - Director of Children's Ministry

    Susan has graciously agreed to share her gifts as our Director of Children's Ministry .  She has over 16 years in public education and has previously served on the JKPC CE committee and as a member of Session.  Susan, her husband Bruce, and their daughter Emma are active in many ministries at John Knox.


  • Mandy Scott - Administrative Assistant

    Mandy Scott came to John Knox as Administrative Assistant in August of 2007. She has worked in several different office settings since graduating from North Greenville University in 2002 with a degree in Business Administration. Mandy enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 sons.


  • Caroline Bishop - Financial Secretary

    Caroline Bishop came to John Knox as Financial Secretary in September 2017.  She graduated from Clemson University with a degree in Financial Management.  She and her husband, Michael, and their two children enjoy finding new "adventures" together!


  • Luke Browder - Director of Music Ministries

    Luke Browder joined the John Knox staff as Director of Music Ministries in the Fall of 2019. He has previously served as Director of Music for Eastminster Presbyterian and Aldersgate United Methodist. Luke has a Master of Music from Converse College and a Bachelor of Music from Furman University. In addition to his ministry service, Luke has been a member of the voice faculties at Clemson University and North Greenville University, where he taught in the Music Worship Studies program. Luke is passionate about helping the people of the congregation discover their song, and to encourage them to lift their voices to God in praise. He and his wife Chelsea Rudisill live in Greenville with their dog, Spirit.


  • Greta Williams - Nursery Director

    Greta Williams has been Nursery Director since Oct of 2003. Since 2005, she has also been a Para Educator at Washington Center with Greenville County School District where she works with students that have moderate to severe mental and physical disabilities. Greta is married and has two grown children; she enjoys the outdoors with her family.


  • Betty Ward – Chalice Choir (Early Service)

    Betty Ward was born in Memphis, Tennessee and started playing piano when she was six years old. She took formal piano lessons through three years of college at Memphis University.  She started playing piano for Sunday school groups at church and playing piano and organ for different churches beginning in high school.  She moved to Greenville in 1982 and has worked full time at the law firm of Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP for about 22 years. She began playing for the Early Service at John Knox in the summer of 2011 and substitutes at several churches in Greenville.  Betty is married to her husband, Michael, and they have two sons, Graham and Grayson.


  • Caleb Stephens - Facility Manager

    Caleb Stephens has been the Facility Manager since September 2014.  Caleb is responsible for all maintenance issues that occur on a daily basis.  Caleb is a local native of Greenville County and previously worked at the Salvation Army Kroc Center.  Caleb is married to Lauren and they have two daughters, Piper and Hollis. Caleb enjoys spending time with his family on the weekends, taking trips to NASCAR races, and working outside doing various landscaping projects.