P A s t o r s / e l d e r s

Elders are the leaders of the church who in the Bible are also called pastors, bishops, and overseers (Acts 20:28; Ephesians 4:11; 1 Peter 5:2). Elders are to be men chosen for their ministry according to clear biblical requirements (1 Timothy 2:11-3:1-7; Titus 1:5-9) and an elder’s duties include ruling (1 Timothy 5:17) managing (1 Timothy 3:4-5), tending (1 Peter 5:2-5), giving account (Hebrews 13:17), living an exemplary life (Hebrews 13:7), using authority (Acts 20:28), teaching (Ephesians 4:11, 1 Timothy 3:2), preaching (1 Timothy 5:17), doctrinal instruction (Titus 1:9), and church discipline (Matthew 18:15-17).

The clear pattern of scripture is for local churches to train up multiple qualified elders to serve together as a safeguard for both the church and the elders (Acts 20:17; 2 Timothy 2:2; Titus 1:5; 1 Peter 5:1). Within our leadership, Jesus alone is the Senior Pastor (1 Peter 5:4). Below, you will find the pastors under him who lead and serve in our church family.

  • Chris Barrineau

    Executive Pastor

    Chris and his wife Laura have four children: Blake, Faith, Libby, and Caleb. He is originally from Sumter, SC. and came to Fountain Inn in 1999 to be with his future wife, Laura. Chris loves spending time with his family and attending his kids' various sporting events. Previously, he was the Director of Fountain Inn Parks and Recreation for 8 years and he served as student pastor at Trinity United Methodist Church in Fountain Inn for over 7 years. He was able to minister to hundreds of teenagers in the community and see many lives transformed while at Trinity. Chris says that he is passionate about " providing opportunities for people to get closer to God."

  • walt tanner 
    Vision and teaching pastor


     Walt and his wife, Betsy, have three boys named Luke, Eli, and Trevor. Walt is a native of Greenville, SC.  He is a graduate of Clemson University and loves Clemson football. Walt enjoys being outdoors and watching movies. If you have any type of conversation, there's a good chance he might give a corny quote from some random movie. Walt and his family moved to Fountain Inn in August of 2008 to help plant Capstone Church. Prior to planting Capstone Church he served 5 years in children/student ministries at Travelers Rest First Baptist (Travelers Rest, SC) and TrueNorth Church (North Augusta, SC) . When asked what he is passionate about he says, “I am passionate about seeing the church fulfill its potential to change the world.” 


  • TJ Bargeron

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  • Erick Chapman

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  • Scott Marlar

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  • Andrew stoddard

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  • joel Cannon

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Capstone's Leadership Team is made up of individuals who lead different areas of ministry at Capstone.  The Elder Team communicates with this group on a regular basis to get a pulse on the health, needs, and opinions of our Gospel Community.  The leadership team and elders work together on the big picture of Capstone and the process of achieving our mission and vision as a community of faith.