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

church Plant Pastor / Everett, massachusetts

Joe Polson became the Student Pastor at Cheraw First Baptist Church in July 2016.

In August 2019, Joe and his wife Jessie were called to Massachusetts to begin their church plant ministry with The Church at the Well.

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

Joe and Jessie have been married since July 2011. They have three children, Archer, Ainsley, and Adoniram. 

The Polsons now have a website with the latest info about their journey as church planters in Everett, Massachusetts. Follow their journey at and subscribe to their monthly newsletters and receive video updates as well.


If you are interested in continuing to support the Polsons financially or by becoming a monthly supporter, all funds are now being received at The Church at the Well. Checks are to be made out to The Church at the Well with "Polson Family" in the memo line. They can be mailed to:


The Church at the Well

576 Bennington Street

East Boston, MA 02128


There is also an option for giving online! This is very simple and can be done through The Church at the Well website. Make sure you select “Polson Support” under the “Choose Fund” menu. Here is the link:


Thank you so much for the support you have given, both prayerfully and financially.