Meet the NRHC Staff

  • Chad Merrell

    Chad Merrell
    Lead Pastor

    Chad serves as Lead Pastor of North Rock Hill Church. Chad joined the staff of NRHC in March 2018. He and his wife Tanisha have been married since 2008 and have 5 children, Christopher, Carrington, Madeline, Kendal and Ava Rae. Chad entered full time ministry in 2011, After nearly 20 yrs in various operations management positions in corporate America.

    A self-proclaimed church leadership nerd, Chad also serves as a consultant and coach, working to help pastors and leaders in church planting, multi-site development and church revitalization. His calling is to leverage his life for the multiplication of the local church. He describes himself as “An average man, with an above average beard and a God who has gone out of his way to give me better than I deserve!”

    Chad has a Bachelor of Arts from Liberty University and continues to pursue his Master of Arts degree in Theology.

  • Matthew Cavin

    Matthew Cavin
    Church Planting Resident

    Matthew Cavin serves in the role of Church Planting Resident. After previously serving faithful as Executive Pastor of Disciple Making at North Rock Hill Church since 2016, Matthew is preparing to lead as the lead pastor/planter of Old Town Community Church. Matthew and the OTC Launch team will be commissioned in August 2019, as they are sent out to reach the Downtown Rock Hill area.

    Matthew holds a Bachelor in Psychology from Clemson University and a Master in Religious Studies from Liberty University.

    Matthew and his wife, Meghan, have four children, Grey, Tucker, Will, and Lucy. Matthew’s favorite things include his wife, coffee, Clemson football, and not admitting that his favorite movie is You’ve Got Mail.

  • Jenny Provin

    Jenny Provin
    NRHkids Director

    Jenny Provin serves as the NRHkids Director at North Rock Hill Church. Jenny joined the staff at NRHC in 2012 after serving as the Associate Children’s Director at First Baptist Church in Fort Mill, SC.

    Jenny holds an Associate’s Degree in General Studies from Montgomery College in Maryland.

    Jenny and her husband, Chris, have three children: Abby, Krista, and Adam.

  • Bonna Shook

    Bonna Shook
    Director of Operations

    Bonna Shook serves as the Director of Operations at North Rock Hill Church. Bonna Joined the staff at NRHC in November 2009 after owning and operating an outdoor specialty retail store. Prior to that, Bonna was the church administrator at Pawleys Island Community Church.

    Bonna holds a Bachelor of Arts in Special Education from Furman University

  • Cody Baxter

    Cody Baxter
    Student Pastor

    Cody Baxter serves as Student Pastor of North Rock Hill Church. Cody joined the staff in July of 2018 after serving as the Sport Outreach Pastor at Biltmore Church.

    He has been married to his wonderful wife, Hannah, since August of 2017. They have a very manly long-haired chihuahua named Novi and enjoy being outdoors, binge watching tv shows, and trying new restaurants.

North Rock Hill Church
North Rock Hill Church
P.O. Box 2477
Rock Hill, SC 29732
(803) 327-6753