Meet Our team


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Michael Sims - Lead pastor

Michael Sims is a lifelong resident of Lexington County.  After initially pursuing football and a political science education at the University of South Carolina, Michael soon became aware that God had other plans for him.  Michael transferred to Columbia Bible College to pursue a degree in Family And Church Education.  He began in vocational ministry at 19 years old, and has been serving in local churches ever since.  Michael is the husband to Chrissy Sims, and they have one daughter, Kierra.  

michael@thechurchatwhiteknoll.com


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Jessie Tinsley - Associate Pastor of Discipleship

Jessie Tinsley was born and raised in South Congaree. He began working at an early age and it wasn’t until a few years after high school graduation he decided to study engineering at Midlands Tech. It wasn’t soon after that God changed his heart and called him to ministry. Jessie began taking courses at Columbia International College in 2015 and will be graduating May of 2019 with a double major in Bible and Philosophy. Jessie has been serving his local church as a Youth Pastor for 3 years. Jessie is the husband of Amanda Tinsley.

Jessie@thechurchatwhiteknoll.com