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Mike Seaver and his family were sent to the Summerville, SC area in 2011 to help plant Risen Hope Church. As Lead Pastor, he is responsible for the majority of preaching/teaching, envisioning, and leadership development.
Formerly, Mike was a Pastor at Crossway Community Church in Charlotte, NC for 5 years and before that, Student and College Pastor at Open Door Baptist Church in Raleigh, NC for four and a half years.
He has an undergraduate degree from Carson-Newman College and his Masters of Divinity degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He was also trained at the Sovereign Grace Pastors College.
Mike is married to his best friend, Kristin since 2000 and they have five beautiful daughters. He is a die-hard University of Tennessee fan, but also roots for Clemson University—since Kristin is a Tiger grad. He also enjoys going to the beach or pool with his family, reading biographies and doing “daddy-daughter dates”…which is good, since he has a lot of daughters!
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Jim Hawkins and his family joined the Seavers in 2011 to help plant Risen Hope Church. As Associate Pastor, he shares with Mike the responsibility to
Previously, Jim was also a Pastor at Crossway Community Church in Charlotte, NC for 14 years and before that, Administrator at Fairfax Covenant Church in Fairfax, VA for 9 years.
He has a Bachelors of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech. He also has received some training at the Sovereign Grace Pastors College.
Jim is privileged to be married to his wife,
Christopher is the Financial Deacon for the church. His responsibilities include being a church Corporate Board member; leading the Financial Advisory Team that advises the pastors, and he coordinates financial counseling and benevolence for those in need.
Christopher and his family were a part of the original church plant team that came from Charlotte, NC in 2011. He also leads worship singing for the church. His career is in banking.
Jim is the Sunday Meeting Administration Deacon for the church. His responsibilities include ensuring the church facility is ready for use; interfacing with Sunday service ministries (e.g. Set-Up, Ushers, Welcome, etc.); communicating the order of service for ministries to follow, and resolving administrative issues as they arise. Jim and his family joined the church in 2013. He also serves as a Community Group Leader. His career is in government contracting.