Staff

 

Rev. Marcus Van Vlake

Senior Pastor

803-222-7166
mvanvlake@hotmail.com

A native South Carolinian, Marcus did his undergraduate studies at the University of South Carolina School of Business in Columbia (BS 1994).  Before being called to ministry of the Word, he worked professionally in sales and management with Blanchard CAT for nine years and then owned a small retail business and was a licensed contractor.  After submitting to the Lord's call, while studying at Reformed Theological Seminary (MDIV 2011), Marcus served as ministerial intern at Bethel PCA and was ordained and served as Assistant Pastor at Bethel before the Lord called him away.  Marcus served the Lord's church as Senior Pastor of New Covenant Presbyterian Church in Manning, SC from 2012-2015 and is excited to be called back to Clover serving the Lord at Bethel Presbyterian Church.  Marcus and his wife Shelly have four children and enjoy time together with friends, recreational sports, hunting, camping, and being with the people of God to worship and serve Him together.

 

 

Rev. Greg Marshall

Assistant Pastor

803-222-7166
gmarshall1970@gmail.com

The son of a career military officer, Greg moved around a great deal growing up but called Northern Virginia home in his early years.  Greg graduated from Covenant College in 1992 and took his first youth ministry position as a director at Ebenezer ARP church in Rock Hill, SC.  Greg attended Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, NC (MDIV 2001) where he met and married his bride, Ruthanna, a school teacher at Covenant Day School in Matthes, NC who worked in the RTS bookstore in the summer.  They moved to Lexington, SC to take a call as an Assistant Pastor of Youth at Lexington PCA.  During their ten years there, Timothy, Jonathan, Annagrace and Caleb were born.  Before coming to Clover, they lived in Georgia where Greg served as an Assistant Pastor at First Presbyterian Church in Macon and as the interim pastor at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Americus.  As a family they enjoy biking, hiking, swimming, camping, reading, movie watching, and being together with family and friends.

 

 

James Heard

Pastoral Intern

901-413-9251
jwheard13@gmail.com

James was born and raised in Memphis, Tennesee, and he moved to South Carolina to attend Wofford College in Spartanburg, graduating in 2017.  While he was at Wofford, James was involved in the campus ministry of Reformed University Fellowship, and it is through that ministry that he met his wonderful bride Jillian.  James served as a summer youth intern at several churches around the South while he was in college, and through those internships, the Lord called him into service of the church. James will be continuing his education by pursuing an MDiv at Reformed Theological Seminary throughout his time at Bethel. James and Jillian both love to spend time in the outdoors, play board games, and be with friends. 

 

 

Lara Inman

Church Secretary

803-222-7166
office@bethelchurchpca.com

Lara enjoys her new role as secretary for Bethel.  A long-time resident of Gastonia, North Carolina, she and her husband Michael have four children.

 

Jay Forrest

Music Director

Jay has served as Music Director at Bethel since 1997.  In addition to his church responsibilities, Mr. Forrest is the Director of Choral Arts at Clover High School and founded the Clover Coraliers in 1994.  The Choraliers are 8-time first-place winners of the South Carolina Choral Concert Festival. Jay holds a Master of Arts in Music Education and a Bachelor of Music in piano performance from Winthrop University.  The Forrest family resides in Clover; they enjoy spending time with each other and with friends.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to your name be the glory, because of your love and faithfulness!

Psalm 115:1