Staff


  • Brad Giffin, Senior Minister

    Brad Giffin is a 1994 graduate of Mid-Atlantic Christian University. He obtained a BS in General Ministry with an emphasis in Youth Ministry, Preaching, and Missions. When he enrolled at MACU, becoming a preacher was, perhaps, the farthest thing from his mind. But the transforming Word shaped him into a vessel fit for service. Brad loves to preach because "the power of the Gospel has changed my life...If God can use me to preach the Gospel, and change lives, then I want to be used."


    Brad has held ministries in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Ohio. He met his wife, the former Kristine "Sissy" Phillips, '94, at MACU, and they have four children.


    He can be reached at...

    bjg@tscoc.com

    Cell: 252.619.4303

  • Jonathan Snoots, Associate Minister

    Jonathan Snoots has been with TSCOC since August 2006. He is a 2002 graduate of Mid-Atlantic Christian University with a BS in Bible and a minor in Youth Ministry. He has served in ministries in North Carolina and Maryland before moving to Towne South. He married Melissa Roller in 2004 and they have one son, Eric.


    As the associate minister, he oversees various programs, teaches/preaches when needed, and leads the everyday functions of the church.


    He can be reached at...

    jasnoots@tscoc.com

    Cell: 252.312.3232

  • Corbin Kuhn, Student Minister

    Corbin is from Norfolk, VA and came to Elizabeth City in 2009 to attend Mid-Atlantic Christian University. He graduated from Mid-Atlantic with a Bachelor of Science in General Ministry and Biblical Studies. Corbin spent 3 years  serving as an Admission Counselor at Mid-Atlantic before becoming our Student Minister. 


    Corbin has been married to the love of his life, Joanna, for 4 years. Corbin and Joanna recently welcomed their first child into the world and his name is Kai. They have two awesome chocolate labs named Bear and Bow. Corbin enjoys spending time with his family and friends, watching and coaching football, drinking coffee at Muddies, and serving the Towne South family. 


    Corbin Kuhn, Student Minister

    corbin@tscoc.com

    757.407.2355

  • Sissy Giffin, Children's Director

    Kristine (Sissy) Giffin is a 1994 graduate of Mid-Atlantic Christian University with a BS in General Ministry with emphasis in Children's and Music Ministry, and a minor in Early Childhood Education.


    It was at MACU where she met Brad, and they married in 1992. Sissy was the Director of Young Children's Ministries at North Terrace Church of Christ, Ohio, for four years, and has prayerfully and joyfully accepted the position as the Children's Director for pre-school thru 5th grade.  


    She can be reached at...

    sgiffin@tscoc.com

    Cell: 252.619.2592

Elders

  • Mike Baker

    Mike was born at Fort McClellan, AL, as his father was in the military. Upon his father's retirement, his family moved to Roanoke Rapids where Mike would graduate, then be baptized into Christ at First Christian Church in Roanoke Rapids. Here, he taught Sunday school, helped with Christian youth and served as a deacon.


    After 30 years of service in the NC Division of Prisons and earning his Associate Degree in Criminal Justice, Mike retired to Perquimans County where he lives with his wife, Patricia, and daughter, Sarah. He also has a son and daughter from a previous marriage who live in Newport News.The Baker family have been members of TSCOC since 2001. They have grown close to our church family and serve in many areas of ministry.


    He may be reached at . . .

    252.339.6748

    mkluvs2fly@gmail.com

  • Bill Griffin

    Bill grew up in Eastern North Carolina and gained a B.A. in Bible from Mid-Atlantic Christian University in 1962. In 1986, he was elected President of MACU and held that position until he retired in 2006. 


    He and his wife, Trish, have two grown children, and six grandchildren. Currently, Bill is retired and enjoys volunteering as well as joining Trish in their business, EmbroiderOn.  


    He may be reached at . . .

    252.335.2321

    bill.griffin@macuniversity.edu

  • ROD SERSHEN, Chairman

    Rod was born and raised in Austin, MN. After graduating, he joined the U.S. Navy and was stationed in Norfolk, VA. While serving, Rod and his wife moved to Elizabeth City in 2002. Rod surrendered his life to Christ in 2001. Several years into his walk he decided to earn a college degree and felt called to attend a Christian school. He earned his B.S. in Leadership and Administration from Mid Atlantic Christian University. He is currently working at the Food Bank of the Albemarle. 


    Rod and his wife, Nicole, have three daughters. Rod is the Towne South team leader for the SOULS Ministry as well as a member of the benevolence committee. He is leading a small group, taught various classes and enjoys the Wednesday morning Bible Study.

     

    He can be reached at…

    252-562-5602

    rsershen@gmail.com

  • Bob Smith

    Bob Smith was born in Ohio and raised by Christian parents who moved through the years from ministry in the American Mid-West to serve as missionaries in Zimbabwe and New Zealand. He became a Christian at age eight and has pursued a life of service for God. In 1978 he left his family in New Zealand and went to Cincinnati Bible College seeking to discern how he would best serve the Lord. Later at Cincinnati Christian Seminary, his focus sharpened. He committed to the pursuit of an academic ministry after volunteering as a staff member on the Abila of the Decapolis Archaeological Expedition. In Seminary, his appreciation for the enormous grace of God helped to liberate him from a tendency toward legalism. As a self-proclaimed “recovering Pharisee” he has a passion for loving God and serving people for whom Christ died. While pursuing graduate degrees, Bob worked as an intern in campus ministry with Challenge Unlimited at Northern Kentucky University and Miami University. 


    Bob is married to the former Lorna Philpot, and they have four children: Rachel, Riley, Ross, and Reed. He teaches at Mid-Atlantic Christian University and alternates summers between excavating in the Near East and mission efforts. 


    He may be reached at . . . 

    252.267.0991

    bob.smith@macuniversity.edu

  • Jeff Wood

    Jeff is originally from Knoxville, Tennessee, but left home to spend 20 years with the Coast Guard before retiring in Elizabeth City. Since retiring he has worked at Elizabeth City State University as a web developer, graphic artist, and research mentor. He completed Bachelor Degrees in Computer Science and Aviation Science in 2005 followed by his Masters in Applied Mathematics in 2010. He has served as a deacon, worship leader, and youth leader at various churches and enjoys serving wherever a need exists.


    Jeff married Karen White in 1999 and they have five children along with four grandchildren. Jeff has served with the Attic and assists with the worship presentations. He also assists with the bulletin development each week. 


    He may be reached at...

    252.384.8047

    wood684@gmail.com