OUR CLERGY TEAM
THE REV MARK AVERA
Married to Joy for over 28 years. Still intoxicated with her love. Five outrageously wonderful (grown) children. Soon to be a grandfather (hard to believe that one). In ordained ministry for 16 years. Love family, friends, books, good beer, well-turned phrases, and seeing lives transformed.
Came to Christ by way of an uncle's prayer, a friend's invitation, a well-aimed sermon, the music of Keith Green, and a gaggle of coincidences that weren't really coincidences at all.
Favorite author: Tough call. CS Lewis and Walker Percy.
Favorite books: The Chronicles of Narnia, Godric, Lost in the Cosmos, The Great Divorce, The Pearl.
Favorite movies: Really? The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Les Miserables, Luther, Braveheart
Prayer for our community: that the peace of Christ would reign in every heart.
THE REV RICH GIERSCH
Rich currently lives in North Charleston, but he has ministered in the Charleston area in various capacities for many years.
Born in Savannah, GA, and raised in Charlotte, NC, Rich has felt called ever since 9th grade to the Christian ministry. Since 1988 he has served in the Presbyterian, Methodist, Baptist, Non Denominational, and of course the Anglican Church.
Ordained into the priesthood in January of 2013, Rich is now using his life experiences and gifts to encourage others in their Christian faith and inspire them to the greater things of Christ. Rich has two sons. Griffin (27) who is studying film at UNC School of the Arts, and Oliver (10) who is presently working on his doctorate in The Study of Legos and Super Heroes.
THE REV EDDIE DRIGGERS
Born the youngest of five children to Grace and Bubba Driggers, raised and educated in North Charleston. Joined the US Navy to see the world, and after Bootcamp and Sub school the Navy stationed me right back here in North Charleston until I was Honorably Discharged.
Met my wife Lennis during those Navy years and by the Grace of God we were married 46 years ago. Blessed with two sons and have been enriched as one with my wife in Gods sight. Retired after a long career in Law Enforcement and currently working for the Mayor in the City of North Charleston.
Ordained a Vocational Deacon in December 2012, and through Gods authority continue to spread the message “ Do you know you are Loved?” I thank God everyday for the opportunity to serve. Most on earth, I cherish Gods love and forgiveness, my family and extended family in and around North Charleston, and an abiding sense of hope and peace through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.