Patrick Blackmon

Senior Pastor

Patrick Blackmon became Senior Pastor of Cheraw First Baptist Church in June 2016. Prior to serving as Senior Pastor, Patrick served as Student Pastor since 2013.  


Patrick graduated from Georgia College & State University with a degree in Business Administration. He is currently pursuing a Master of Divinity degree in Christian Studies at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.


Patrick and his wife Brittany are parents to son, Maddox, and twins, Zoey and Reid.

Joe Polson

Student Pastor

Joe Polson became the Student Pastor at Cheraw First Baptist Church in July 2016.  Prior to serving as Student Pastor, Joe was interim Student Pastor for 2 months.


Before serving at Cheraw First Baptist Church, Joe served as Business Education teacher at Cheraw High School. Joe holds a Bachelors Degree in Religion and Business from Liberty University and is currently pursuing a Master of Divinity degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.


Joe has been married to his wife Jessie since July 2011.  They have a 5-year-old son, Archer, and a 1-year-old daughter, Ainsley.  

Chris Bridges

Worship Pastor

Chris became the Worship Pastor at Cheraw First Baptist in August 2017. Prior to joining our ministry team, Chris served at churches throughout the southeast for over 20 years.


Born in Shelby, North Carolina, and raised in nearby Kings Mountain, Chris has always had a passion for music, drama, communications, and technology. He graduated from Gardner-Webb University with a degree in Music Education and received a Master of Church Music degree from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. Chris and his wife Sharon have a son, Nathan, and a daughter, Ginny.