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Rev. David Turner
Parish Associate

Rev. Turner joined the RPC staff in January 2024.  David is a retired pastor who has served churches in North Carolina, Georgia, Florida, and Barnwell, South Carolina.  He was pastor of the Barnwell Presbyterian Church PCUSA until his retirement, and later, when that congregation split, he returned and helped found the Christ Presbyterian ECO Church of Barnwell.  David was also a US Air Force Individual Mobilization Augmentee Chaplain, finishing his 26 years of service as IMA Wing Chaplain for the 45th Space Wing at Patrick AFB, Florida.  He brings a wide variety of ministerial experience to Rock Presbyterian Church.

John Deal
Summer Intern


John is serving as our 2024 summer intern.  He is a student at North Greenville University.

Deana Gasque
Director of Children's Ministry


Deana joined the RPC staff in June 2022 as the Director of Children’s Ministry.

For the past 18 years, she has taught kindergarten at Palmetto Christian Academy, First Presbyterian Greenville, and Shannon Forest Christian School.  She just completed her 11th year at Camperdown Academy, a school for bright students with dyslexia.  For the past few years, Deana has served as a community volunteer for Augustine Literacy Project, offering free reading tutoring to underprivileged elementary students in the upstate.  She shares that helping struggling readers succeed and sharing the love of the Lord with children fills her heart with joy.
Deana has been happily married to her college sweetheart, Jim, for 32 years, and they have two sons, Reeves (25) and Thomas (22).

Sandra Hix
Adult Choir Director
Sandra joined the staff in March 2023 as the Adult Choir Director.  She also plays keyboard with the RPC Praise Band at the 9 a.m. worship service.  Sandra and her husband, Jeff, became covenant partners of RPC in December 2018.  She is a native of Woodruff SC and moved to Lake Greenwood after retiring from a career in computers.  Jeff and Sandra have three adult children and one granddaughter.  Sandra has been involved in church music ministry her whole life, including playing piano, singing, and directing adult, children, and youth choirs.

Zach McClanahan
Contemporary Worship Leader

Zach has been serving as the Contemporary Worship Leader since November 2021.  Zach and his wife, Julia, live in Ninety Six, SC with their sons, Collin and Luke.

Melanie Fisher
Administrative Assistant

Melanie joined the staff in April 2012 as church secretary.  Prior to joining the church staff, she was administrative assistant/personnel director at Covenant Way Retirement Community in Due West, SC.  She grew up in Due West, graduated from Dixie High School, and received her Associate Degree in Business from Piedmont Technical College.  She and her husband, Tony, have six children and twelve grandchildren.  Melanie enjoys reading, walking, and spending time with her family.

Leigh Gambrell
Financial Secretary

Leigh has been on the staff since August 2003 when she was hired as the church secretary.  She held this position until January 2006 when, in addition to continuing her duties as financial secretary, she accepted the position of Director of Music Ministries.  She has served as an organist, pianist, and music director at other churches in Greenwood since the age of 15.  Leigh is married to Al Gambrell, former organist at RPC.  After their retirement from the music ministry at Rock in August 2020, Leigh remains on staff as part-time financial secretary.

Margaret Moore
Parish Nurse
Margaret is a registered nurse, a graduate of Greenville General Hospital School of Nursing, has worked at Self Regional Healthcare since 1984 and now serves as our church nurse.  She has experience in medical and surgical nursing.  Most of her time at Self was in the Neonatal Intensive Care Nursery with 13 years in management as the Nursing Director of that unit.  She is retired but continues to work occasionally in outpatient surgery and volunteers for Hospice & Palliative Care of the Piedmont.  She is married to Stan Moore and enjoys grandchildren, traveling, fishing, kayaking, but mostly working with people and being available to assist with health care needs.