Operation Tristan

Emmanuel’s Hammer is led by individuals who know the Lord Jesus Christ as their savior and are dedicated to furthering His Kingdom through the support of those who are His “feet on the street”. They are:

Les Pritchard, Chairman

Mr. Pritchard is originally from Hattiesburg, MS and moved to Greenville, SC in 1977 from Atlanta, GA.  He attended the University of Southern Mississippi, majoring in Business Administration and minoring in Architectural Technology.  Mr. Pritchard has a combined 44 years of construction industry experience including Senior VP of Argo Construction/Division of MB Kahn, VP of Business Development York Construction and VP of Business Development Roebuck Buildings Company.  He retired from Roebuck in 2012, formed Pritchard Enterprises, LLC and is currently a licensed General Residential Contractor in South Carolina.

Mr. Pritchard currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of the South Carolina UMC Camps and Retreats Board, is the past President of the South Carolina Economic Development Association and Founding Chairman of the Upstate South Carolina Alliance.

Mr. Pritchard has been a member of Buncombe Street United Methodist Church since 1977 where he currently serves as Chairman of the Staff Parish Relations committee. He and his wife, Bobbie, have been blessed with three children, Jason, Amy and Hap and five grandchildren.

KC Carter, Executive Director

Mr. Carter is the founder and has served as Emmanuel’s Hammer’s Executive Director since its inception in 2004. Mr. Carter has successfully led Emmanuel’s Hammer through its focus in the Bahamas, to the Gulf Coast of Mississippi after hurricane Katrina in 2005 and now to assisting homeowners in need in the Southeast.

Mr. Carter is a past Board member of A Child’s Haven which provides therapeutic intervention for developmentally delayed, abused, and neglected young children and their families.  He has been actively involved in the Commission on Missions at Buncombe Street United Methodist Church in Greenville, South Carolina.  He has either led or participated in dozens of mission trips to Mexico, the Bahamas, Poland, Haiti, Mississippi, Florida and South Carolina.

Mr. Carter is currently a member of the Finance Committee and Board of Trustees at Zion UMC in Anderson, SC. He and his wife Kimberly have two children and four beautiful grandchildren.

Michael Richards

Michael is the former owner of RCS Construction a remodeling business. He grew up doing construction work with his dad and has spent his entire career in construction. He and his wife, Kimberly, have three children: a daughter, Avery, and twin boys, Blake and Chase, who are active in sports and volunteer at the Lot Project, a ministry that clothes and feeds the needy in Anderson. They also volunteer with Emmanuel’s Hammer projects on the weekends.

Michael has been a missionary to Haiti for several yrs. serving the people of Bohoc thru Matthews 28 ministries.  He has served the Lord thru numerous local ministries including Emmanuel’s Hammer. Through this connection as well as serving on the Board he has been called to join EH full time as Project Manager.

His construction expertise is invaluable in helping EH reach more families in need to rebuild homes and restore hope.

T. Martin Fridy

Mr. Fridy’s interest in construction started when he was 7 years old, when his family home underwent a renovation.  This childhood fascination continued through adolescence with various jobs in home remodeling, which led to his receiving a Bachelor of Science in Construction Science and Management from Clemson University in 1994.  His career has included extensive field experience in residential and commercial construction with Palmetto State Roofing, Morris Construction, and Fluor Daniel.  He has served as Director of Construction for Centennial American Properties, as Director of Development and Vice President of Development for RealtiCorp.  Mr. Fridy is founder and owner of Magnolia Property Group, Inc., a commercial retail development company.

Mr. Fridy served as a volunteer with Emmanuel’s Hammer for several years and was immediately impacted by the overwhelming need of the mission and the peace and hope that Emmanuel’s Hammer brings to their clients.

He has devoted his time and talents to Camp Opportunity as a board member, coaching youth church basketball, rescuing dogs, mentoring youth, and is a long-time supporter of Zoe Empowers- a nonprofit that equips orphaned and vulnerable children with tools and training to overcome life-threatening poverty for good.

Mr. Fridy and his wife of 25 years, Hunter, are blessed with three children, Camilla, Thomas, and Charlotte. They are active member of Buncombe Street United Methodist Church.

Marshall Hobson

Mr. Hobson is recently retired from Glen Raven Mills after 42 years in textile sales, development, and manufacturing. He is married with two children and two Grandsons. He has taught continuing education involving the history of Anderson, SC the Electric City.

Mr. Hobson served as Elder and Deacon at First Presbyterian Church in Anderson. He participates in mission work locally and throughout the southeast. He believes serving on the Board of EH allows him to be more involved in local missions to which the Lord has called him.

Mike Williams

Mr. Williams, originally from South West Virginia, retired from the US Air Force active duty in 1991 after assignments in five states and four foreign countries. After his military retirement, Mr. Williams obtained his CPA, completed an MBA from Virginia Tech, and was the controller or Chief Financial Officer for five non-profit companies before joining a defense contractor in 2005. While in the defense industry, he served as a finance director, managed a logistics support contract in four countries in the Middle East, and in 2013, moved to Iraq to start up a life support contract. He retired for the second time in 2015.

Mr. Williams and his wife Karen (KT), also a retired Air Force officer, currently own a business consulting practice assisting companies with the pursuit of government contracts. They moved to Simpsonville, SC in 2014. For the first time in 35 years, neither want to move again!

Beverly Clapp

Ms. Beverly (Bev) Clapp recently moved to Greenville South Carolina from Chicago where she retired from J.P. Morgan Financial.  Bev joined Buncombe Street United Methodist Church in September of 2017.

In a career spanning 47 years, Bev has been fortunate to use her administrative, research, and hospitality skills across multiple corporate industries.  Her strong planning and organizational skills allowed her to plan anything from large national sales and training meetings to holiday gatherings or serving lunch to a crew of volunteers working at a building site, Bev has a real love for hospitality.

Bev comments, “It is a true honor to serve with the leaders of this Board and see lives changed by God through volunteer efforts and donors to this mission.   My prayer is that God keep us safe as we work and richly bless the givers and receivers of the labor dedicated to His Kingdom.”

Gaines Huguley

Mr. Huguley is a 1976 graduate from the University of South Carolina College of Journalism. He worked for McCann-Erickson in Atlanta, Dallas and Houston offices, providing marketing and branding services for Coca-Cola USA and Texas Instruments. In addition, Mr. Huguley worked with D’Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles in Atlanta and the Greenville offices of Leslie Advertising and Goudelock Advertising.

In 1991, he was the cofounder of Shafer Huguley Branding Communications where he continues to be a partner. His marketing and branding skills have been invaluable to the development of Emmanuel’s Hammer’s development over the years.

His wife, Kendall Taylor Huguley and three daughters, are members of Buncombe Street United Methodist Church.

Randy Jones

Mr. Jones is originally from Kingsport TN. He graduated from Tennessee Technological University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and spent his working career in manufacturing

Randy’s mom was the spiritual leader in his home, and she provided a great example of what a Christian parent should be. But the most significant day in Mr. Jones’ life came when a pastor came to visit with him and his family in 1990 and asked him the most the most important question that anyone could ask; “If you died today, where would you spend eternity?” That day changed his life forever!

Randy and his wife, Pamela, are members at Concord Baptist Church in Anderson, SC. He is very active in their Men’s Ministry group, which is assisting church members and people in our community that have needs for handyman projects. Their Men’s Ministry group has worked along side Emmanuel’s Hammer for many years helping those in most need of home repairs.

After retiring in 2019, Mr. Jones continues to work on projects through the Men’s Ministry program at Concord Baptist Church. These projects have provided many opportunities for Randy to share his faith with those he works alongside, as well as with the people we are helping. Mr. Jones is now working as a board member for Emmanuel’s Hammer to help others in sharing their faith through the Ambassador Program.

Daniel Jachens

Mr. Jachens is an owner and founder of Daniel Builders, a commercial and residential renovation business.  He began developing his construction skills at age 14. He worked for a licensed builder through an apprenticeship program for 3 years. There he had primary maintenance responsibilities for a Christian school and camp thus gaining a broad range of construction experience. Daniel founded Dan’s Handyman Service in 2001 and acquired his residential builder’s license in 2007.

Daniel, and his wife Julie, have 8 children.  This keeps them very busy!  He is also very involved with mission work to Guatemala and has been leading teams there every year for the purpose of building a camp. He is a member of Concord Community Church in Anderson, SC.  He has a passion for seeing God glorified in all he does and is excited to be a part of Emmanuel’s Hammer!

Craig Stratton

A native Kentuckian, Mr. Stratton’s career has included a myriad of industries including owning an insurance agency, real estate development company and renewable energy company in the Lexington area.  The real estate development company won “Best Architectural Design for a Single-Family Home” for the Lexington Real Estate Market in 2005.

Mr. Stratton was actively involved in the Lawrenceburg Rotary Club as Past President, Rotarian of the Year and winning the “International Presidential Citation Award.”  Mr. Stratton is also a former board member of the Anderson County (Kentucky) Chamber of Commerce as well as the County Tourism Commission.

Mr. Stratton moved to Greenville in 2017, becoming an active member at Buncombe Street United Methodist Church and its 120 member Seekers Sunday School Class where he has taught and is chairman of the Missions Committee.

Mr. Stratton and his wife, Ginger, are retired and reside in Greenville, SC.  They have three children and seven grandchildren.

Bobby Deas

Mr. Deas is originally from Faith, NC and moved to Greenville, SC in 2006 from Huntersville, NC.  He attended Pfieffer University for his undergraduate and graduate studies, majoring in Organizational Leadership and Change Management. Mr.  Deas has a combined 33 years of construction industry experience in Project Management with Fluor Enterprises, Trammell Crow, Duke/ Fluor Daniels and Duke Energy. Mr. Deas has previously served on the Greenville Charter Technical School board.

Mr. Deas and his wife, June, are members at Advent United Methodist Church in Greenville, SC since 2008. He is very active in their Mission’s group, which partners with Emmanuel’s Hammer working with their youth helping those in most need of home repairs in the Upstate. Mr. Deas has been actively involved in the United Methodist Church’s Salkehatchie program for the last 10 years helping provide safer, warmer, drier homes to those in need throughout Sumter, SC. Bobby and June are blessed with three children, Cody, Alex and Jacob.