Our Leadership

Bill Avila - Lead Pastor

Bill grew up in a rough suburb of Chicago with no religious background, but experienced a complete change in the trajectory of his life when he heard the story of Jesus and was discipled by a godly man. Because of this man’s influence, Bill not only became a Christ follower, but also became the first in his family to graduate from college. Bill received his bachelor’s degree from Grace College and his master’s degree from Liberty University. He has a special passion for discipleship and regularly disciples others.

Bill has a deep desire to for people to share in this life-changing relationship with Jesus and experience Jesus’ love firsthand. He lives to make Jesus make sense and is passionate about connecting people to the heart of God and being part of movement that is all about multiplication!

Bill and his wife Elaine have been married 25 years and have one son and five daughters. They love entertaining people in their home and you can often find “honorary” sons and daughters hanging out at their house even on nights they are not hosting their millennial-age small group of 30+ people. Because once you have 6 kids, what’s a few more, right?

Dalivette Marin - eKidz Director / Worship Coordinator

Dalivette was born in Connecticut and moved to Florida when she was in middle school. She grew up in church and accepted Christ as her savior as a preteen in Florida. She married her high school sweetheart Brandon in 2003 and they moved to Greenville in 2006. Dalivette has always had a passion for music and this passion led her to start serving in Ekidz leading worship. She volunteered for two years before being offered a paid position as Ekidz Service Programming Coordinator in November of 2015. She is now our Ekidz Director. She is passionate about organizing worship sets and leading children in worship. She loves creating a worship experience for the children and teaching them how to worship. Her husband Brandon serves as a volunteer production team leader in Ekidz. Dalivette and Brandon live in Greer and have four children: Dylan, Jayce, Izayah, and Bryanna.

Elaine Avila - Director of Operations

Elaine was born and raised in Greenville, SC. Despite being raised in a Christian home and church, she chose to reject God’s calling on her life. However, pursuing life without God ultimately left her empty and purposeless. A series of pivotal events in Elaine’s early young adult years made clear God’s unconditional love for her and resulted in choosing to follow Jesus wholeheartedly. Once she gave her heart to Jesus, she felt unexplainable peace and joy. In one of the best decisions of her life, she choose to attend Grace College in Winona Lake, Indiana where she met her future husband Bill and grew very strong in her faith. Bill and Elaine have been married over 20 years and have 6 children: Vanessa (serving in the United States Navy), Lauren (serving in the Air Force National Guard), Ashley, Monica, Connor, and Megan. Elaine is passionate about helping people understand how much God loves them personally and how that knowledge can change their lives. Bill and Elaine live with their children in Mauldin.

Ashley Rudisill - Guest Services Director / Ministry Coordinator

Ashley grew up in South Bend, Indiana. She followed her family to the Upstate after completing dental school. In 2010 she married her husband Will. They have since expanded their family to include three children. Ashley accepted Christ when she was 5. Since that young age she has spent her life in seasons of success and failure, faith and cynicism, and obedience and rebellion. She has experienced times of celebration and times of deep mourning. In each season, God has proven He is constant and good. She joined the Envision Team in August of 2016.