Philip Pinckney planted Radiant Church in 2017. Since then, he has served as Radiant’s lead pastor.
Philip is a native of Charleston, South Carolina, and received his bachelor’s degree from the Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina. He began his seminary training at Westminster Seminary, and will complete his master’s degree at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Philip is on the leadership team for the And Campaign Charleston Chapter, the former executive director of 1Charleston, and also served in the Marine Corps for six years. In 2012, Philip married a gracious and loving woman, Jenetta Pinckney. They have three wonderful children named Ezra, Judah, and Naya. In his free time, you can catch Philip wrestling with his sons or laughing loudly with friends.
Neal joins the Radiant team excited to pursue the multiplication of multiethnic leaders and churches! He grew up in Athens, GA and is a UGA alum. After getting his masters at Southwestern Baptist Theological seminary, he served as a planter/pastor in NJ for ten years. In Charlotte for 17 years, Neal was part of the team at Steele Creek Church of Charlotte as it became a city impacting, multiethnic church, and then helped start a network of new churches there. In 2008, Neal co-founded, and continues to lead, The Cypress Project, which has helped to multiply missionary leaders and churches in dozens of US cities and 12 countries.
Neal and his wife, Joy, live in North Charleston, SC and were part of the team at Journey Church, Summerville for seven years. They have two children, and one grandson. He remains a huge college football and Dawg fan!
Lila Castellano is from Byron, Georgia, and has made Charleston her home for the past six years. She graduated from Macon State College in 2012 with a bachelor of science degree in business and IT with a major in marketing, and continued her studies by completing an MBA through Charleston Southern University in 2019.
In her free time, you might find Lila at the beach with her dog, reading a good book, or exploring somewhere in the world with her friends.
Courtney “LaRae” Snider is a proud native of Charleston, South Carolina. Courtney is a recording artist and has over 15 years of experience in worship and arts. She is a graduate of the Charleston Cosmetology Institute and became licensed in 2008. She travels often to share her gift with the world.
Courtney is a mother of two boys and enjoys spending time at the movies, traveling, and fine dining.
Brittney Eady is a native of Summerville, South Carolina. She is a photographer with over five years of experience and the owner of Brittney Crystal Photography. She has been married to her husband, Justin Eady, since 2011. They have three children named Jazlyn, Jalyn, and Justin, Jr.