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. 





T.J. Luikart, Youth Minister
T. J. has served as Youth Minister at Cleveland First Baptist Church since June 2016.  T. J. is a student at North Greenville University, majoring in Interdisplinary Studies. During the summer months, T. J. also serves as a facilitator at Bonclarken Conference Center in Flat Rock, North Carolina.
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