Cleveland First Baptist Church
Ministry Staff
Dr. Hal Parris, Pastor
Hal has served as pastor of Cleveland First Baptist Church since January 2006. Prior to serving at Cleveland, he was Associate Pastor and Youth Pastor at State Line Baptist Church in Gaffney, SC. He received his doctorate in pastoral studies and masters in biblical languages from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Hal received his undergraduate degree in Christian Studies from North Greenville University. He and his wife, Ruth, have two sons, Wilson and Thomas.​



Rev. Joseph Hudson, Music Minister
Joseph has served as Minister of Music at Cleveland First Baptist Church since August 2010. Prior to serving at Cleveland, he served as Recreation Pastor at Clearview Baptist Church in Travelers Rest. Joseph has studied at North Greenville University, majoring in History and Music. 





Zac Epps, Youth Minister
Zac is our newest staff member at Cleveland First Baptist Church. Zac is originally from Marietta, South Carolina but spent his high school years in Florida graduating from Matanzas High School. Zac felt called to ministry a few years ago, not knowing then where God wanted him to serve. God revealed and led him to youth ministry. His goal and vision for ministry is to teach students to love God, His Word, and His people. Zac and his wife, Brittany, have one son Jackson and are expecting a second child in July 2019.
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