Michael Cloer
Senior Pastor

Michael Cloer has been the pastor of Englewood since 2000.  He has been a Southern Baptist pastor for forty years, serving churches in South Carolina, Arkansas, and New York before coming to Englewood in August, 2000.  Since coming to Englewood, the church has more than doubled in attendance and has baptized over 1200 new believers. In 2003, Southern Seminary awarded Englewood with the C.H. Spurgeon “Church Of The Year” Award, which recognizes churches for evangelism, missions, and church growth. His weekly messages are heard on many radio and television stations. 

Pastor Michael received his Associate of Arts degree from Anderson College, his BA from Carson-Newman College, his M.Div. from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, and his D.Min. from Luther Rice Seminary. Among his involvement with associational, state and SBC denominational groups, Dr. Cloer has been Chairman of the Executive Board for the Baptist Convention of New York, the liaison with the United Nations for the Home Mission Board, and the Committee on Committee for the Southern Baptist Convention. In 2002, he was named “Alumnus Of The Year” for Luther Rice Seminary.

Dr. Cloer and his wife, Tebra, have three children, four grandsons and two granddaughters.


Jacob Cloer
Associate Pastor to Discipleship

Jacob joined the staff of Englewood in March of 2013. He was saved at the age of 16 and surrendered his life to the call of ministry at the age of 17. He graduated from North Greenville University with a BA degree in 2005. Jacob married Melissa in the summer of ’05. Their first son, Michael, was born in 2007, just two days after their second anniversary. 6 weeks later they moved to Memphis, TN so that Jacob could attend Mid America Baptist Theological Seminary. He graduated from Mid America with his Master of Divinity degree in May of 2010. Jacob and Melissa’s second child, Gideon, was born two days later. Jacob was called to be the youth pastor at the First Baptist Church of Athens, TN in the Fall of 2010. After 13 years serving the Lord in youth ministry, the Lord has called Jacob to Englewood to be the Associate Pastor of Discipleship. Their third child, Sophia was born in November 2013. His responsibilities include leading the Bible Fellowship Groups, Small Group Discipleship, and Men and Women’s Ministries.

Jacob’s desires to see lost people surrender their life to Christ by repentance and faith, to see saved people growing in their relationship with Christ through discipleship, to see disciples become disciple makers, and to do all of the above through relationships. His bases that ministry philosophy on 2 Timothy 2:2, “and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.”


Gene Davis
Associate Pastor to Students

Gene came to EBC on September 1st 2003 from Siloam Baptist Church in Easley SC. There he was responsible for Children, Preschool and Recreation ministries as well as IT services for the church and school. Prior to Siloam, Gene was an Engineering Manager for The Robert Bosch Corporation for 10 years. He also received his degree from SEBTS in December of 2005 and has been in full-time ministry for 7 years.

Gene has been married to his precious wife Carole for 22 years and has 3 children, Aaron, Hannah and Seth. Carole serves as Gene's part-time AA and is a member of the EBC choir.


Frank Duncan
Associate Pastor of Reaching

Frank joined the staff at Englewood in February of 2012 as Pastor of Reaching with responsibility in the areas of evangelism, missions, and preaching.  He was saved in 1992 at the age of 24 and hasn’t gotten over it yet!  He has been preaching the gospel since 2000, and has served churches in NC, SC and VA as Senior Pastor for nine years.  He earned both the Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies and the Master of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.  He and his wife Julie have been married 19 years and have four children:  Jordan, Ben, Jared, and Maddi Grace.  He loves just about any type of sports, especially football, and is an avid Clemson Tiger fan.  Frank is most passionate about preaching and teaching the gospel and seeing lost souls won to the Lord Jesus.  A favorite quote from C.S. Lewis: Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and if true, of infinite importance. The only thing it cannot be is moderately important.




Greg O'Neil
Associate Pastor of Prayer

Greg was born and raised in Bristol, Virginia, and attended Grace Baptist church for 18 years.  At age 13, while attending a youth camp in Ridgecrest, North Carolina, he accepted Christ as his personal Savior.  Shortly after graduating high school in 1980, Greg enlisted in the United States Air Force (USAF) at the age of 18, and met his best friend and wife, Theresa, while in Basic Training.  They were married on February 14, 1981.  Serving in the USAF for 22 years, they were blessed to be stationed in seven different countries and have three daughters, Mandy, 28; Cheryl, 26; and Andrea, 12.  He retired from active military duty on April 6, 2002.

Greg came on board our staff on August 9th 2009 as our Children's Pastor and transferred to Associate Pastor of Prayer in October 2011 where he is responsible for Prayer, Pastoral Care and Prime Timers Ministries. His previous ministry experience include Children’s Pastor, Youth Pastor, Deacon, Sunday School teacher and other areas. 

Greg is a graduate of Wayland Baptist University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Education and has an Associates degree from the Community College of the Air Force in Armament Systems Technology. His Master of Divinity degree is from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Greg’s favorites: Food – Pizza & steak; Recreation – Family camping, boating, bowling, weight training; Scripture – John 15:5 and Psalm 1:1-3;
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Chris Pauley
Associate Pastor of Worship

Chris joined the staff on August 1, 2010. Prior to EBC, Chris served as worship pastor in several churches in North Carolina and Virginia over the last 13 years in full-time worship ministry. His passion is to live as a lead worshiper and focus attention only on an "Audience of One" (our Triune God) through the Word of God and music.

Chris attended Bible college for three years, then transferred to Ouachita Baptist University (AR) where he earned his Bachelor's in Music Education (Choral). He is currently pursuing a Master's of Divinity in Christian Ministry at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

He and his wife Amanda, just celebrated twenty years of marriage and serving the Lord as a team in worship ministry. They have three children: Landon, Nathan, & Abigail.



Jordan Reese
Associate Pastor of Children & Looking Up Sports

Jordan joined the staff of Englewood Baptist Church on February 25, 2013. He has previously served as a Pastor to Students, Minister to Children, and Interim Pastor of Worship over the past 9 years. Jordan was born and raised near Dallas, Texas and came to know the Lord as Savior in 1998. Shortly after, he answered God's call to full-time vocational ministry. After two years at East Texas Baptist University, he came to the East Coast in 2004 to serve with Youth on Mission. It was there that he met his wife, Carolyn. Jordan and Carolyn have been married since 2007 and have been blessed with two wonderful children. Jordan earned a Bachelors of Religion degree from Liberty University in 2005 and went on to receive his Master of Arts in Religion from Liberty University  in 2010. Jordan loves baseball, hiking, fishing, and camping.


Michelle Ferrell
Director of Preschool

Michelle Ferrell is Director of Preschool Ministries.  She joined the church staff in 2001 as receptionist and administrative assistant prior.  Michelle is now responsible for programming for infants and preschoolers, birth through Pre-Kindergarten, in Bible Fellowship, Sunday Evening Worship Celebrations, Awana Cubbies, and all church-wide events.

Michelle volunteered in the Preschool Ministry for 14 years before being called by God to serve as the Preschool Director here at Englewood Baptist in January 2005.

Michelle and her husband Mark (Technical Services at EBC) have two daughters, Kristin and Bryan Claire.


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