David Bailey has been pastor at Central since 1998. He is a graduate of Davidson College and Columbia Theological Seminary. He is married to Claire, and they have three grown children – Erin, Allison, and John. They also have two grandsons, Dawson and Mac. David enjoys music, reading, golf, and traveling, and of course Davidson Wildcat basketball.
Noelle was raised at Central Presbyterian Church in Anderson, SC. She attended Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC where she majored in Southern History and German. After college she worked in the insurance field in Charlotte, NC. In 1994 she was began her time as a Young Adult Volunteer in Ministry with the PCUSA. She served a small church in London, England where she was called to the ministry. When she returned home she attended Columbia Seminary in Decatur, GA and received her MDiv in 1999. Her first call was to Second Presbyterian in Indianapolis, IN where she served as a Resident in Parish Ministry for two years. Upon her completion of the program, she and her husband were called both as Associate Pastors to South Highland Presbyterian in Birmingham, AL where they served for seven years in the area of young adults and youth. In 2009 they were called to be Co-Pastors of First Presbyterian in Natchez, MS where they served for seven years together. This year Noelle was called to be the Stated Supply Associate Pastor at her home church of Central Presbyterian in Anderson. She is happy to be home and brings with her her husband Denny and their four children Ethan, Emily, Benjamin and Daniel.
Sandy has been with Central since December of 2014. Born in New York, she attended college at Southampton College (LIU) and attended graduate school at Boston University. She has two grown children, Hilary and Jeff. She moved to the Anderson area after living in Florida and Pennsylvania. Sandy has many years experience working in a non-profit environment and enjoys all that comes with it. She also loves dogs and has two named Kenzie and Suzie Q!
Mandy Davis was born and raised in Charleston, SC and has been immersed in music her entire life. Studying violin, piano, organ, and voice from an early age, her earliest performances included church and school solos, as well as participation in numerous choral and instrumental groups, musicals, and plays. Ms. Keathley began her professional conducting career by conducting the Greenville Symphony Orchestra after studying at the South Carolina Governors School for the Arts. Early studies also included the Brevard Music Center and later, the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and Appalachian State University.
Mandy has performed with groups throughout the United States and abroad, including performances with Opera Charleston, the Singers Guild of Charleston, and the Metropolitan Chorus of Washington, DC. In recent years she joined with groups of singers from around the world to sing the Mozart Requiem in the Sydney Opera House and took member of the Central Chancel Choir to sing the Rutter Requiem at Carnegie Hall under the direction of the composer.
Mandy has served several Presbyterian churches as Director of Music and/or Organist. In addition, she teaches private piano, organ, and voice lessons.
Amy grew up in Charlotte, NC. She is a graduate of Appalachian State University. She is married to Brett, and they have a daughter, Monet and a son, Aiden. Amy has been a member of Central since 2009. She loves kids, mostly because she is a kid at heart! In 2012, she felt God calling her to work full time at Central as the Children’s Director and has enjoyed every minute of it since!
When Amy isn’t planning events for children or teaching them about Jesus, she is hanging out with her family, including her adorable chocolate lab, Barley. She loves the mountains, hiking, kayaking and pretty much anything outdoors, especially near the water! Amy also enjoys gardening, cooking, music, and art! She loves being creative and finding new projects to do! She also gets super excited about Vacation Bible School, in January when there is snow on the ground!!!
Stephen and his wife Laura live in Anderson with their 3 daughters, Ashlyn, Hannah and Campbell. They have been members of Central for 12 years.