Cherokee County DSN Board welcomes new members
The Cherokee County Disabilities and Special Needs Board (CCDSNB) recently welcomed three new members to the Board of Directors. Members of the Board of Directors are appointed by the Governor of South Carolina. The three began their four-year terms on July 1.
Thomas C. Comer serves as Associate Pastor at First Baptist Church. He holds a master of religious education degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of South Carolina.
Perry K. Mardis is the Chief Audit Accountant of First National Bank of Shelby. He holds a master’s degree in accounting from Gardner- Webb University and a bachelor’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in accounting from Charleston Southern University. He is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in South Carolina and North Carolina, a Certified Internal Auditor, and a Certified Fraud Examiner.
Dr. Clyde P. Thomas is pastor of Cherokee Avenue Baptist Church. He holds a doctor of ministry degree and master of divinity with religious education degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Limestone College.
Dr. Thomas has served in numerous religious and civic service roles, including president of the Great Gaffney Min-
isterial Alliance; member of the Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Club; council member for the Cherokee County Drug and Alcohol Awareness Committee; member of the advisory council of Gardner-Webb University; and member of the Cherokee County Services to the Aging. He is also one of three pastors who established PeachCenter Ministries, which now serves over 3,000 individuals each year with food, clothes, utility vouchers and medicine.
CCDSNB provides a variety of services and support to children and adults with lifelong special needs and their families through: residential services, work services, service coordination, early intervention, and respite.
The board is located at 959 E. O’Neal St. and the phone number is 864-487- 4190.