Stephen Clyborne, Senior Pastor
I am a homebody, and probably the least adventurous person you can imagine. As you can see from my life story, I have never lived anywhere outside of Greenville County. I began my tenure at Earle Street as associate pastor in January 2002, and became senior pastor in January 2009. A Greenville native, I served as associate pastor in several Greenville churches before coming to Earle Street. After graduating from Furman University, I earned a Master of Divinity degree in 1988 and a Doctor of Ministry degree in 1996 from Erskine Theological Seminary where I also served as an adjunct professor for seventeen years.
I am married to the former Sylvia Davis, who is retired after having served two churches as a ministry assistant for twenty-seven years (combined). I have two daughters: Rachel (a Curriculum Coordinator for the USC School of Medicine – Greenville) and Rebekah (a teacher at Berea Elementary School), who is married to Cameron Jarrell. I also have two stepsons: Patrick Swift and his wife, Jennifer, who have two daughters and two sons (Hannah, Sarah Grace, Sam and Ben); Micah Swift and his wife, Suzanne, who have three daughters (Emma Kate, Addie and Ella).