Our Team

HHICC is Staff-led and Elder-protected. This means that the staff makes the day-to-day decisions for the church under the leadership of our Lead Pastor. The Elders provide oversight concerning financial matters, staffing, spiritual unity, accountability for the Lead Pastor and prayer for the staff and church.  Our Lead Pastor also serves as an Elder. Our Elders serve a term of 3 years and then rotate off. An Elder may be asked to return to the team after taking one year off. Click here to read out Statement of Faith and Qualifications for Elder at HHICC.

Our Stewardship Team is a group of staff and volunteers who advise and serve our church through their unique gifts in the areas of finances and facility management. We have a who works with our staff and our outsourced bookkeeping service to give a "second look" to all our financials and to give our team regular reports. We also have volunteers who work with our staff to advise on interior and exterior needs for our entire campus.

It is the role of the staff to raise up volunteers, leaders, and teams to do the work of the ministry in our church and community. To read more, CLICK HERE.

Todd Cullen

Lead Pastor

Office: 843.806.3399 Ext. 215

Pastor Todd grew up in Stone Mountain, Georgia, where at the age of 16 he realized that God wanted him to be in full-time ministry. He attended Liberty University and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science. Todd and Cynthia met at LU and  were married in 1995. Todd did not begin in full-time ministry till years later after college and really struggled to understand what God’s plan was for his life.

He had the opportunity to work as a consultant for John Maxwell in the late 90‘s which helped him understand the needs of the local church. God used this experience to instill a passion for local church ministry within him. He started in full-time ministry in 2002 as the Small Groups Pastor at NorthStar Church in Kennesaw, Georgia where Cynthia was already serving as the Worship Director.

In 2005, Todd and Cynthia felt led to move to New York City to plant a church in Manhattan with a team of people called the Gallery Church. It was his spiritual mentor and former youth pastor, Jeff Cranston, who asked Todd and Cynthia to move to Hilton Head Island to plant a new campus of LowCountry Community Church in 2007.  LCC birthed this campus in 2011 and Hilton Head Island Community Church became its own independent congregation.  At this time, Todd is completing his Masters of Arts in Ministry at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

Cynthia has served on staff in the local church since 1993.  Raised in a Pastor's home, she attended Liberty University where she received her Bachelor's Degree in Music with a focus on piano and voice.  She has had various staff roles within the local church that include worship leadership, music, media, communications, and administration. She has served alongside Todd in planting HHICC from the very beginning. She oversees the day-to-day ministry operations for HHICC and all programming including our Worship Services and Media. She leads our team of Worship Leaders and also serves as one of our worship leaders.  

Todd and Cynthia live on the Island with their two children, Sydney and Sean.

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