Our Mission & Vision

Our Mission Statement

We exist to worship the living God, to make disciples and to build bridges into the Chapin community and the world.

Our Theme Verse

The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He anointed Me to proclaim release to the captives, and recovery of sight to the blind, to set free those who are oppressed, to proclaim the favorable year of the Lord. (Luke 4:18-19)


The Presbyterian Church in America

As one communion in the worldwide church, the Presbyterian Church in America exists to glorify God by extending the kingdom of Jesus Christ over all individual lives through all areas of society and in all nations and cultures. To accomplish this end the PCA aims to fill the world with churches that are continually growing in vital worship, in theological depth, in true fellowship, in assertive evangelism and in deeds of compassion. — PCA Vision Statement
Chapin Presbyterian Church is a PCA church. If you would like to learn more about the PCA, please visit www.pcanet.org.

Meet our Staff


Rev. Scott Dinkins, Senior Pastor

Scott was born and raised in Sumter, SC. He graduated with a Business Administration Degree from the University of South Carolina and completed his Masters of Divinity Degree at Columbia International University. He has most recently served as a pastor for 10 years at Christ Covenant Church in Columbia, SC. Scott, his wife Sandy, and their six children currently live in Irmo, but they will transition to the Chapin area in the coming months.


Diana Smith, Office Manager

Diana has been employed with Chapin Presbyterian Church since 2006 as the Administrative Assistant for the church office. Prior to that she worked at BB&T as Executive Assistant in the commercial loans office and at Ellett Brothers in Chapin, SC. She also worked at BellSouth for seventeen years in Columbia, SC. Diana currently resides in Saluda, SC with her husband, Raymond.


Helen Anderson, CARE Ministry

Helen is currently the CARE Coordinator at Chapin Presbyterian Church and was originally hired in August 2004 as the Director of Children’s Ministries. She moved to Chapin, SC, from the Virginia area where she served at Columbia Baptist Church in several different capacities such as Assistant Director of Social Needs, Volunteer Coordinator and Director of Senior Adult & Women’s ministries. Helen served as a trainer for church volunteer coordinators with the International Association of Volunteer Coordinators. Helen has 2 grown children and 4 practically perfect grandchildren.


Gingi Cook, Administrative Assistant

Gingi has worked as an administrative assistant at Chapin Presbyterian Church since 2011. She is a 1989 graduate of The University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration – Marketing. Gingi is married with one daughter, two step-sons and two precious grandchildren.


Wanda Hein, Finance Administrator

Wanda has been a member of CPC for 11 years and accepted the position of Finance Administrator in 2019. She graduated from USC with a B.S. in Business Administration. Wanda worked for several years with Edens & Avant as an accountant and asset manger. Prior to this she worked for TM Floyd & Company as a human resources manager.  Wanda also assisted Jeff and business partners with accounting for several rental home and an apartment complex. Wanda and her husband, Jeff have two sons, Lane and Cade.

Jackie Linder, Children’s Director

Jackie has been the Director of Children’s Ministries at Chapin Presbyterian Church since 2009. Previously she served in the same position at St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Irmo, SC. She graduated from Winthrop College with a combined degree in elementary and special education. She taught second grade at Pelion Elementary. She also worked part time at Irmo Elementary as a teacher assistant and at Lake Murray Elementary as a substitute. She currently serves on the PTSO board at Chapin High School. She is thankful to be sharing life with her husband Steve, their children and grandchildren.


Andrea Looney, Nursery Director

Andrea graduated from Belmont University with a degree in Social Work. Before moving to Chapin, SC, she worked with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers in a daycare setting, taught parenting skills to pregnant teenagers and teenagers with children in the Nashville, TN, school system. She was a teacher in a Mother’s Morning Out program at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Andrea resides in Chapin with her husband and three boys.

Marissa VanDeusen, Worship Director

Marissa VanDeusen grew up in the heart of Phoenix, Arizona and it was at the age of five she began taking lessons in her mother’s piano studio. Music has always been a part of her life, having been raised in a music pastor’s family. In 2011 and then 2015 she earned a bachelor’s degree in music education and then a master’s degree in voice performance from Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC. While completing her master’s degree, she joined her husband Kyle in Orlando, FL where she ministered in their church both as a musician and ladies ministry coordinator.

Mitch Van Thof, Student Ministry Director

Mitch graduated from the University of Southern California with degrees in business and accounting in 2014. In fall of 2016 he and his wife Mackenzie moved to London to assist in a church plant while continuing in secular jobs. Following God’s call to ministry, he undertook the Associate Scheme at St. Helen’s Bishopsgate where he trained and worked in gospel ministry, with an emphasis on expository teaching and preaching. He most recently led the youth ministry at Grace Church of Greenwich. Mitch is passionate about raising up students who love the Lord Jesus Christ and equipping them for the work of ministry. Mitch and Mackenzie have two daughters, Myla and Zoe.
Thank you for visiting the Chapin Presbyterian Church website located in Chapin, SC. We are a local Presbyterian PCA church in a lakeside community serving our congregation through worship, prayer, fellowship, and various outreach activities.