Our Staff


Sonny Horton

Associate & Missions Pastor

Sonny Horton has served as Pastor of Missions & Pastoral Care since 2004. He and his wife Sheila reside in Simpsonville, SC and have 3 daughters and 6 grandchildren. He is an ordained minister in the IPHC.

Email – sshortons@yahoo.com


Brandon Whitworth

Worship Leader

Brandon Whitworth has served as Music Pastor since 1999. He and his wife Sheri reside in Belton, SC and have 3 boys: Landon, Eli & Jonas. Brandon graduated from Anderson University in 1994 with a BA in Music. His wife, also a graduate of AU, is a music teacher for Anderson District One.

Email – brandon@beechsprings.org


Kim Knight

Pastor of Youth & Education

Kim Knight is our Pastor of Youth & Education and has been on staff at Beech Springs Church since 2003. She earned her Bachelor of Theology from Destiny Bible College in 2007. She and her husband Kenny reside in Williamston, SC and they have 3 children and 6 grandchildren.

Email – kim@beechspringstab.org

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Dr. Tony Smith

Executive Pastor

Dr. Tony Smith has served in ministry for over forty years as a senior pastor, associate/youth pastor, evangelist, and presently as administrative pastor of Beech Springs Church. He and his wife Connie have two daughters: Tonya who serves as a pharmacist at The University of Utah in Salt Lake City, and Hannah serves in an interior design studio and performs in theater productions. Also, Dr. Smith is a retired educator of thirty-seven years of service, and has worked on sixteen foreign mission trips.

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Julie Donald

Children’s Pastor

Julie Donald is the Children’s Pastor at Beech Springs Church.  She and her husband Brad reside in Williamston, SC.  She has three boys:  Hunter, Bryar, & Brody.  Before becoming the Children’s Pastor, she served in the Children’s Ministry for many years.


Jonathan Fowler

Student Pastor

Jonathan Fowler currently serves as the Student Pastor at Beech Springs Church.  He and his wife, Jill, served as Youth Leaders at BSC over the last five years and are also involved in other ministries within the church.  They reside in Belton, SC with with their three-year-old daughter, Sadie Grace. In addition to his service at Beech Springs, Jonathan also works as the Assistant Principal at Belton Elementary School.

Email- jfowler.bsc@gmail.com


Tim Farmer

Outreach Pastor

Tim Farmer is our Outreach/Big Events pastor and has been on staff at Beech Springs Church since 1993. He and his wife Mary reside in Williamston, SC and they have 2 children and 11 grandchildren.

Email – timothy.farmer@duke-energy.com

Mailing Address:
PO Box 426
Pelzer, SC 29669
Physical Address:
125 Cooley Bridge Rd
Pelzer, SC 29669
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