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Purple Podiums

Board of Directors

David Baker, Chairman  & Martha Baker, Member

The Bakers, a husband and wife team, have served on the board of CCLC since its inception, contributing countless hours that include Martha’s participation in the prayer group that birthed this ministry, and David’s contribution of valuable business acumen and leadership. David is a business consultant and Martha is an adult education teacher. This couple is a part of First Baptist Church in Manning, where David serves as a deacon and they have lead a Sunday school class for many years. 

Dawn Holladay Jordan, Vice-Chair

Dawn lives in New Zion and works as an MRI technologist.  She is a member of Turbeville Southern Methodist Church, where she teaches children's church, serves on the missions committee, and is Sunday school superintendent.   She loves CCLC because students see that true love and salvation come from God.  Also Biblical truth, plus peace and spiritual healing, are made known through CCLC to combat Satan's lies.  She desires to minister to students'/families' needs and loves seeing all God is doing through CCLC.

Kirby Johnson, Treasurer

Kirby Johnson is a self-employed farmer, warehouseman, and cotton ginner. He and his wife, Miriam (a former CCLC board member), make their home near Alcolu. Their children have participated in CCLC classes during their primary and elementary school years. They are members of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Manning.   

Derrick Fort

Derrick is a licensed financial advisor with Edward Jones Investments in Manning, SC.  He has been the senior pastor of Great Commission Ministries for 20 years.  As a long-time citizen of Clarendon County, he has a heart to spread the gospel to the children in the public school system and to see lives changed for Christ.

Judy Brown

Judy attends First Baptist Church of Manning and works with the children there and has worked with youth for many years. She loves children and recognizes their need for attention, guidance, and love. She knows that she is doing what God wants her to do and has pushed for schools to allow "moments of silence." She hoped to at least open doors for other groups like CCLC. She joined CCLC because she really believes in what is being done with the schools.

Allison Blackmon Knowlton, Secretary

Allison is a full-time homemaker and part-time rural mail carrier. She and her family are involved at Turbeville Southern Methodist Church.  Her involvement in the Clarendon County School District as a student has led her to an interest in Released Time Bible Education. “My heart is burdened for the youth of Clarendon County because I was like many of them. I am thankful to be a part of a Christ dependent organization that seeks to daily interrupt young lives with God's Word and Love.”

Jason Montgomery

Mr. Jason J. Montgomery is a Member of Bethesda Church of God/Mt. Carmel Freewill Baptist Church, where he serves in multiple areas.  Jason also works as the Clerk of Court in Manning and serves the community on other boards.  He enjoys helping with CCLC because it gives him the opportunity to make an impact in the community through ministry and see lives changed. 

Bea Simon

Bea Simon retired after 30+ years in Clarendon School District Two.  She is a member of Pine Grove AME Church in Greeleyville where she has served as Pastor's Aide Chairman as well as in several other ministry positions. She loves that CCLC gives churched and unchurched students the opportunity to learn about God, who he is, and to know him as the Savior who loves them.  She serves on the board in order to make a difference and to continue serving parents and students in our community.

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