NETWORK

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THE BOARD

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BRENT BENNETT

Brent works as a Bible teacher at Greenwood Christian School and an adjunct religion professor at Piedmont Technical College. Brent is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Leadership from Anderson University. Brent has been married to his wife Heather for thirteen years and they have two beautiful girls.

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RUSS BENNETT
Executive Director
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Russ serves as the executive director of Gospel United Network and church planter in Charleston, SC. He and Anna have 4 kids and have been married for 18 years.  Anna is a mom, nurse at MUSC, and director of her non-profit Babazi. Russ has served as a church planter, campus minister, missionary, and businessman over the years. Anna and Russ love anything to do with the water and being with friends and family.   

WHIT SMITH

Whit is Georgia born and bred, War Eagle by choice, and he connected with Russ and other GU board members in Fort Worth, Tx at SWBTS. He studied at TEDS in Chicago next, Go Cubs! He and Molly and tied the knot in 2008, and they've lived in 3 states, done campus ministry, church planting, sold Christian chicken, and welcomed Kirksey Cannon and Mac into their family. Whit currently serves on staff at Athens Church in Athens, Georgia. 

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JASON SMITH

Jason and his wife Susan live in Clemson, SC. After their first daughter, Emerson Rose, died suddenly at 2 1/2 months old in 2011, the Lord has blessed them with two daughters, Rowan and Campbell. Shortly after Emerson Rose's death, Jason and Susan formed the Emerson Rose Heart Foundation to share the hope available exclusively through Christ in the midst of our darkest days by serving families caring for children with heart defects.  Jason has served as an elder at Crosspoint Church in Clemson since 2015. Vocationally, the Smith's are in the self storage business and are working toward their goal of becoming self funded missionaries. More than anything Jason longs for people to know Jesus and to see the day the Great Commission is fulfilled and hears his King say the “former things have passed away.” Rev 21:4 

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JASON WILLIAMS

President

Jason Williams has served as the Lead Pastor and Elder at Solid Rock Church in Fort Worth, TX since 2008. He has been married to his wife, Hallie, since 2004 and they have two sons, Hudson and Calvin.  In addition to his passion for preaching and teaching God’s Word, Jason loves spending time with his family, fishing, hunting, backpacking, and coaching his boys in sports.   

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JOHN FILS-AIME

John is the lead pastor of Central Baptist Manhattan.

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