Our Pastors

Philip Pinckney

Lead Pastor

Philip is a native of Charleston, SC and received his Bachelor’s Degree from The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina. He began his seminary training at Westminster Seminary, and will complete his Master’s degree at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.  Philip is the Executive Director of 1Charleston and also served in the Marine Corps for 6 years.

In 2012 Philip married a gracious and loving woman, Jenetta Pinckney. They have a wonderful son named Ezra. In his free time you can catch Philip wrestling with his son or laughing loudly with friends.

Jake Brown

Pastoral Resident

Jake is from Anniston, Alabama, and has served in pastoral ministry since 2011. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Auburn University and a Master of Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He is currently in the Doctor of Ministry program at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions at Charleston Southern University. He enjoys books and music. Jake and his wonderful wife, Laura, have been married since 2014.


As a Southern Baptist Church we have oversight built into our core DNA. We have also added another layer of accountability by forming an Advisory Board. The Churches Below provide regular financial and pastoral oversight.

Pastor Joe Still of RiverBluff Church

Pastor Mike Seaver and Jim Hawkins of Sovereign Grace Church of the Lowcountry

Pastor Ra’Shan Wilson of Impact Church

Pastor Russ Miller of James Island Christian Church