Meet the Members

Everyone has a story.
Get to know the members of Eternal Church.
Click on the pictures below to read their stories.  

Steven & Jamie Rungaitis

The Rungaitis Family
Both Steven and Jamie were born in Texas, Steven in The Colony (Dallas suburb) and Jamie in San Antonio.  At eight years old Jamie’s family moved to Loveland, CO, where she grew up through her high school years.  Steven stayed in Texas and graduated from high school.  So how did they meet?  They met at the Prince of Peace Lutheran church in Carrollton, TX in 2003, but were just friends and thus went their separate ways.  

Garrett & Lauren Copeland

The Copeland Family
Mr. Foster’s 9th grade Geometry class would be a most unlikely place for two young high school students to meet and eventually fall in love, but that is exactly what happened for Garrett and Lauren. However, it wasn’t until after college that they married. What happened in between?

Bill & Alice White

The White Family
If you ever have a chance to visit with Bill and Alice White, you will find them on their 10-acre property amidst a diverse number of animals including two labs (Dougie & Maggie), six stray cats in their barn who found a home during Covid, twenty chickens and four house cats; two strays that were promoted to in house living and two from the Humane Society.

Jason & Kim Vinson

The Vinson Family
Jason and Kim Vinson have been members at Eternal for 6 years and currently live in Tega Cay. Jason grew up in Rock Hill and attended Clemson graduating in 2000 with a degree in Computer Science. Kim grew up in Columbia, SC and graduated from the University of South Carolina in music education and later received her masters at the University of Georgia. 

Joe & Joy Jenkins

The Jenkins Family
In the summer months you will often find Joy and Joe working in their large vegetable garden and Ziva, their mixed Spaniel and Black Labrador, bounding through the garden looking for rabbits.  As you read, you will become aware that faith, family, and health are very important to the Jenkins.

Ben & Diane Smith

The Smith Family
Ben and Diane moved to Baxter Village about 13 years ago and searched many weeks to find a church that had solid biblical teaching, great music and members who are genuine and authentic. Eternal Church is where they landed and even though they now live in Audubon Lakes Estate in Indian land, they continue to be active in church.

Bob & Amy Hay

The Hay Family
Bob and Amy Hay have attended Eternal church since 2013, but their story of faith goes back to their roots in their homes as children, Amy in Cincinnati, OH and Bob in Cedar Grove, NJ. Bob came to faith at age five and while in high school felt God leading Him to serve in full-time ministry.

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