Rev. Jennifer McClung Rygg was called to First Baptist Church of Pendleton as Pastor on February 5, 2017. She previously served as Associate Pastor at FBCP from 2009-2016. Jennifer is married to Travis Rygg from Greenville, South Carolina. They have two sons, Thomas and Caleb.
Jennifer spent most of her childhood in Ecuador where her family served as missionaries. She spent her middle and high school years in Haddock, Georgia, and then attended the University of Georgia, where she majored in language education and graduated in 2004. Jennifer is a 2007 graduate of McAfee School of Theology. Prior to coming to FBCP, she participated in a pastoral residency program at Milledge Avenue Baptist Church in Athens, Georgia.
Jennifer is the recipient of the 2007 Community Ministry Award from McAfee School of Theology. She currently serves on the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of South Carolina Administrative Council and Congregational Life Team and is involved with the Alliance of Pendleton Area Churches. She has participated in Leadership Pendleton and has served on the Faith and Values Advisory Board for the Anderson Independent. She has served as pastor for youth events in Georgia and Virginia and has written a children’s camp curriculum for use by multiple churches.
Jennifer enjoys traveling, reading, organizing, and spending time with her family.