Rob has served as a pastor of Three Rivers since 1999, when he, his wife Holly, and daughter Julie moved south from their home state of Pennsylvania. He received a B.S. in Education from Taylor University (Indiana), a Master of Divinity degree from Reformed Episcopal Seminary (Philadelphia), and a Master of Theology (New Testament) degree from Westminster Theological Seminary (Philadelphia), where he also did Doctor of Ministry course work. Rob came to saving faith in Christ shortly after his discharge from the U.S. Army at age 24.
Paul was raised as a missionary kid in Ethiopia. Upon graduation from high school in 1981 he attended John Brown University, a small Christian liberal arts college in Arkansas, where he received a bachelor’s degree in English and an associate’s degree in Bible. He has also done some graduate work at Columbia International University. Paul and his wife Tracy spent two years in Bolivia, South America as missionary teachers before returning to the US. They have been a part of Three Rivers since 1990, and Paul has served as the Associate Pastor since 1997. The Cumbers have 4 children.
Director of Youth and Evangelism
Josh was born and raised in a Christian home in Pennsylvania. After High School he completed his Bachelor’s of Religious Education with a Youth Ministries emphasis at Practical Bible College (now Davis College) in Binghamton, NY. He and his wife, Heather, were married in May of 1998 and they have 5 children: Jesse, Olivia, Isabella, Jedidiah, and Anna. The Eyler’s have been members of Three Rivers since 1999, and Josh has been serving as Director of Youth and Evangelism since May of 2004. Josh’s interests include carpentry, the great outdoors, and piano technology.
Bethanie was raised in a Christian home. She grew up living in several different states including Maryland, Texas and Iowa. She met her husband, John, in Iowa and they have been married since 1992. They moved to South Carolina in 1993 and joined Three Rivers Baptist Church in 1994. They have four children: Abigail, Michaela, Lydia and Seth.
Children’s Ministry Director
Gail was born and raised in the Columbia/Lexington area. She began attending Three Rivers in 1983. She and her husband, Michael were married in 1984 and have two adult children, Katie and John. Gail became our Children's Director in 1996. She has a heart for children as well as a love for music and theater. Our Children's program includes Musical Theater, VBS, Sunday school and Bible Drill. She finds that working with children through these venues offers a variety of opportunities to share Jesus. In her spare time, Gail enjoys working in local theater groups, cooking and visiting Edisto Beach.