Pastors & Staff

Ken Wright

Associate Pastor to Senior adults and Pastoral Care

Ken was born and raised in Lyman, SC.  He and his wife Sheila have been married for 45 years and have one grandson, Jackson.  Answering God’s call to ministry at age 16, Ken has served churches in SC and Georgia for the last 51 years. He enjoys fishing and watching college football.

Joey Farrington

Associate Pastor to Students

Joey is a native South Carolinian. He grew up in Fort Mill and has lived in South Carolina for most of his life. He became a follower of Jesus Christ while a student at Anderson University (AU). He earned his Bachelor of Business Management from AU and a Master of Divinity in Christian Ministry from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS). While at SEBTS, Joey met the love of his life, Ansley. They have been married since 2015 and have two sons, Jacob and Luke.
Joey has been serving in full-time vocational ministry since 2015. He came to Whitefield in 2019 as the Associate Pastor to Students. He loves partnering with parents in discipling the next generation. Joey's desire is to present every student at Whitefield as mature in Christ (Col. 1:28). In his free time, Joey loves to spend time with his family and his pug named "Buddy". He also enjoys reading, watching movies, and playing sports. Joey is a fan of the South Carolina Gamecocks, Philadelphia Phillies, and the Philadelphia Eagles.

Cory Rutledge

Associate Pastor of Music and Media

Cory was born and raised on a small farm outside of Richmond, VA. He grew up going to church and watched his parents serve in volunteer leadership roles throughout his childhood. As a junior in High School Cory felt a call to fulltime ministry, which lead him to attend Anderson University (AU). He received both his degree in Christian Theology and his Masters of Ministry from AU. While attending, Cory met his wife Emily on a mission trip. Cory and Emily have been married since 2015 and now have four beautiful children. (Aliyah, Keigan, Abner, and Quincy)
Cory has been serving in churches in different leadership roles since 2015. Cory and Emily attended Whitefield starting in 2019 and he came on staff as the Associate Pastor of Music and media in 2022. Cory's desire is to connect the church's worship, technology, and media with the teaching and preaching of God's word. Cory loves spending time with his family, supporting Virginia tech athletics, and participating in a wide variety of athletic events. 

Abigail Boltin

Children's Ministry Director

Abigail has grown up in ministry and her family moved all around the South serving the Church in her youth. She considers Anderson County, SC to be her home since she moved here in 2008, not even leaving for college as she earned her BA in Christian Theology (2014) and Master of Divinity (2022) from Anderson University. She met her always-supportive husband Harrison at a grueling summer job at his college of North Greenville University and they married in 2013. They have three children, John Harrision, JoyeAnna, and Jane-Maecyn.
After working in private and public schools, Abigail joined the staff of Whitefield in 2018. She has many passions in ministry including introducing children to the depth of the Bible, mental health/neurodiversity and faith, and fostering a confident faith in young girls. She enjoys learning about whatever her current hyperfixation is with books, podcasts, and more. She also loves family adventures with the best involving food and being outside.

Elaine Ellison 

Financial Secretary

Andrea Addis

Administrative Assistant

Ivan Vargas

Facilities Director