MEET OUR TEAM 

Ric Edgar
Founding/Lead Pastor
Ric and his wife Jean started the church in their home in April of 2013 with a group of friends that shared the same heart.  The church moved to another member’s home on Winchester Circle in the Crowfield development and remained there until moving to the present location in November of 2013.  Ric started in ministry at age 18, in Seneca, SC, working with his father, R. Richard Edgar, until age 30 when he became Senior Pastor of the church, which he then led for 18 years.  He has also served as an Executive Pastor in Jacksonville, FL and as an Associate Pastor in Moncks Corner, SC. He and Jean currently live in Goose Creek, SC, have been married for over 40 years, and have three adult children: Ricsha (David) Kinard, Ryan (Nikki) and Micah (Erin).  They also have nine grandchildren: Allie Grace, Hunley and Raley Kinard; Jaslyn, Jordan and Frankie Adeline; and Abbie, Titus and Veda Jean. In all of their ministry experience, leading Reality Church is proving to be the most exhilarating and exciting time in Ric and Jean’s life!  They love imparting to others from their knowledge and experience and seeing YOUR dreams become your REALITY! Their vision is to see the cultivation and fulfillment of every good dream that God has deposited in your heart!

FAVORITE THINGS TO DO:
Hanging out with Jean, spending time with the grandchildren and playing golf.
CONTACT INFO: pastor@realitychurchgc.org

Hope Christmas
Worship Pastor
Hope was born and raised in the Charleston area. She is married to David and has three beautiful girls: Brooklyn (7 years), Cameron (5 years) & Addyson (2 years). Hope started serving in church in her early teens and has continued to believe in and support the local church for over 20 years. Hope attended Trident Technical College and the College of Charleston. It was at C of C that she felt the call of God to prepare for ministry. Her love of worship drew her to Sydney, Australia where she studied at Hillsong International Leadership College and obtained her Certificate IV in Worship and Creative Arts and then her Diploma in Pastoral Leadership. After returning home, she came on staff at a growing church and served in the role of Service Coordinator/ Worship Pastor’s Assistant and then as the Children’s Pastor. She has had the opportunity to be a stay-at-home mom for the last 7 years. Now that her girls are in school, she is excited to begin working in a greater capacity to build the Church once again. Hope is passionate about seeing people connect with God through worship!

FAVORITE THINGS TO DO: Travel, Write, Sing, & Spending Time with her family.
CONTACT INFO: hope@realitychurchgc.org

Nina Simpson
RealKidz Director
Nina was born and raised in the Charleston area and currently lives in Goose Creek, SC. She is married to Johnathan Simpson and is a stay-at-home mom to her two little girls, Sophia and Claire. Nina has served as a nursery director, but has also worked together with Johnathan as a youth leader and a teacher to 4-6th graders at her childhood church. She enjoys working with children and uses a hands-on teaching technique in order to connect with kids in a unique way. Nina has been attending Reality Church since 2016 and has big plans for the future of RealKidz ministry.

FAVORITE THINGS TO DO: Spending time with family, crocheting, sewing, crafting and spending time at the beach.
CONTACT INFO: realkidz@realitychurchgc.org

Jennifer Wooten
Nursery Director
Born and raised in Elloree, SC, I met and married my high school sweetheart Rick Wooten in 1994. I am a stay at home mom to our three children Brandon 14, Lindsey 12 and Sadie 1. I have served in the church since accepting Christ when I was 17. My family and I have been attending Reality since 2015 and I am excited to become the nursery director.

FAVORITE THINGS TO DO: I enjoy spending time with my family, baking and spending time at the mountains/beach.
CONTACT INFO: nursery@realitychurchgc.org