Meet the Rock Creek Team


Senior Pastor
Pastor Sam is the youngest of five children and has always been very involved in ministry as his father has been pastoring for over 50 years. Pastor Sam and his wife, Emily were married in 2010 and they have three beautiful sons, William, Jackson, and Caleb. Pastor Sam has over a decade of ministry experience and has served in many roles in ministry as worship & youth pastor, associate pastor, and senior pastor. Sam holds a degree in Biblical and Theological Studies from Regent University.

Sam and Emily made the move all the way from Wisconsin in 2023 when they felt God calling them to ministry in Georgia. Sam is an avid guitar player, softball player, and loves serving in all aspects of ministry.

Tabitha Nelms

Worship Leader
Tabitha came to Rock Creek in 2014 and has been an active member of the worship team since 2016. In 2023, Tabitha became our Worship Leader. Tabitha has been married to Daniel since 2015, and they have three beautiful daughters, Saydee, Skarlet, and Danielle. She is active in our community and works at Lee County High School. Tabitha brings an energetic and passionate heart to our worship experience and serves in many aspects at Rock Creek.

Cheryl Vinson

Director of Family Ministries
Cheryl Vinson comes to us as our Director of Family Ministries. Cheryl is married to the love of her life, Jason Vinson. Together they have two daughters, Britney and Kayla, one beautiful granddaughter, Baylee Grace and a Son-in-Love, Brock. She is a very familiar face to Rock Creek and has a combined history of over 17 years of serving in Family Ministries, providing Pastoral Care to congregations and Directorship of Non-profits and Ministries. She currently holds a BA in Christian Counseling from Colorado Theological Seminary. Cheryl is a NCCA Licensed Pastoral Counselor and serves with NorthPoint Christian Counseling.

Emily Hall

Church Administrator
Emily came to Rock Creek in 2023 when her husband, Sam became our Senior Pastor. Emily came to Christ after graduating high school. Sam and Emily were married in 2010 and they have three sons.  Emily has served in many roles in the church for over a decade from women's ministries, children's ministries, media content, administrative work, to worship team. Em is currently serving as our church administrator.