providence home Staff

Executive Director Executive Director Rob Settle
Program Director Program Director Mike Byars
Development Director Development Director Adele Little
Chas Case Manager Charles Sulita
Steven-Stevenson Resident Assistant Steven Stevenson

A Testimonial from Rob Settle

God has allowed Rob to have a broad spectrum of experience that makes him especially suited for his current executive director position.  Rob has his seminary degree in Theological Studies from Columbia International University, which has equipped him to serve 12 years in Christian education and 17 years in the pastorate.  He also has a Criminal Justice degree and spent 7 years in police work.  Therefore, his background in “law” and “grace” suits him well for his current role. He and his wife, Sally, attend Hope Church, where he serves as an elder.  His genuine love for the resident men is evident in all he does.

2 Chronicles 16:9a  For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to Him.

A Testimonial from Mike Byars

Mike grew up playing football, basketball, and baseball for Batesburg-Leesville High School and Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC, also earning B.A. degrees in Religion and Business Economics. After college, Mike began a long career in sales, including 21 years as an insurance commercial lines producer.  Through the years, he has served in Fellowship of Christian Athletes, as a youth pastor and as a volunteer with his church’s youth group and men’s ministry, as well as Christmas in Action.  Mike has three children, Zach, Hannah and Ethan, whom he cherishes. He enjoys dogs, being outdoors, hiking, movies, and attending live sports events and concerts.

During 2016-18, Mike’s life took drastic turn.  He became depressed, angry, and filled with grief. He turned to alcohol, and it took over his life like a locust swarm until everything was consumed. After coming to Providence Home during the summer of 2019, Mike began to gradually feel whole again through Christ and the love of the staff and residents.  He repented, and God began doing for him what He did for the nation of Judah in Joel 2:25 when He said, “I will restore to you the years that the locusts have eaten.” First God began restoring Mike to Himself, and since then has been gradually bringing restoration and blessing into a once broken life. God has put Mike back together and even placed a call on heart to serve in ministry. 

Now, as Program Director, he wants to give back and serve the men who come the Providence Home by using his own experiences to point them to Christ. He wants to show them that through Him, freedom from addiction is possible, restoration is possible, a better way of living is possible….all things are possible.  They are “more than conquerors through Christ who loved them.”

Favorite Bible Verses: Romans 8:37, Joel 2:25 and 1Thessolonians 5: 16-22

A Testimonial from Adele Little

Adele Little currently serves as the Development Director of Providence Home and has worked in the non-profit community for over 13 years.  While she holds a marketing degree and has held positions in the business world, her heart’s desire is to use those experiences and education in ministry to see God transform lives through the power of Jesus Christ.  She enjoys family time with her husband, Tod, and two grown daughters and sons-in-law, and loves to combine outside adventures and family time together!  Adele and her husband attend VillageChurch in Blythewood, SC where she is involved with the Prayer Team.

Colossians 3:2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.

A Testimonial from Charles Sulita

Charles (aka Chas.) provides case management services for the men at Providence Home. He is retired after serving in SC State Government for 33 years as a Social Worker with the Department of Disabilities and Special Needs and the Department of Juvenile Justice. He is also retired military from the SC Air National Guard with 24 years. He is a graduate of Columbia International University (formerly Columbia Bible College) in the early 1980’s. Chas. serves as a deacon with Columbia Presbyterian Church and was a volunteer with Providence prior to coming on board as an employee in early 2020. 

Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.  In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths.

A Testimonial from Steven Stevenson

Steven came to Providence Home on August 6, 2018 due to changes in his previous living situation involving a devastating experience.  Thankfully, having been involved in Celebrate Recovery for many years, he had the tools to get him through this traumatic time.  Steven recalls it was a time to get back to putting his focus on God.  He knows that God had a plan and purpose for him being at Providence Home.  Steven joined the staff of Providence Home in 2019 to assist residents during intake and regarding their steps to progress.  His goal is to help other resident men realize their potential and God’s purpose for their life.

Proverbs 18:10 The name of the Lord is a strong tower;
    the righteous man runs into it and is safe.  

providence home Staff

Executive Director Executive Director Rob Settle
Program Director Program Director Mike Byars
Development Director Development Director Adele Little
Chas Case Manager Charles Sulita

A Testimonial from Rob Settle

God has allowed Rob to have a broad spectrum of experience that makes him especially suited for his current executive director position.  Rob has his seminary degree in Theological Studies from Columbia International University, which has equipped him to serve 12 years in Christian education and 17 years in the pastorate.  He also has a Criminal Justice degree and spent 7 years in police work.  Therefore, his background in “law” and “grace” suits him well for his current role. He and his wife, Sally, attend Hope Church, where he serves as an elder.  His genuine love for the resident men is evident in all he does.

2 Chronicles 16:9a  For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to Him.

A Testimonial from Mike Byars

Mike grew up playing football, basketball, and baseball for Batesburg-Leesville High School and Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC, also earning B.A. degrees in Religion and Business Economics. After college, Mike began a long career in sales, including 21 years as an insurance commercial lines producer.  Through the years, he has served in Fellowship of Christian Athletes, as a youth pastor and as a volunteer with his church’s youth group and men’s ministry, as well as Christmas in Action.  Mike has three children, Zach, Hannah and Ethan, whom he cherishes. He enjoys dogs, being outdoors, hiking, movies, and attending live sports events and concerts.

During 2016-18, Mike’s life took drastic turn.  He became depressed, angry, and filled with grief. He turned to alcohol, and it took over his life like a locust swarm until everything was consumed. After coming to Providence Home during the summer of 2019, Mike began to gradually feel whole again through Christ and the love of the staff and residents.  He repented, and God began doing for him what He did for the nation of Judah in Joel 2:25 when He said, “I will restore to you the years that the locusts have eaten.” First God began restoring Mike to Himself, and since then has been gradually bringing restoration and blessing into a once broken life. God has put Mike back together and even placed a call on heart to serve in ministry. 

Now, as Program Director, he wants to give back and serve the men who come the Providence Home by using his own experiences to point them to Christ. He wants to show them that through Him, freedom from addiction is possible, restoration is possible, a better way of living is possible….all things are possible.  They are “more than conquerors through Christ who loved them.”

Favorite Bible Verses: Romans 8:37, Joel 2:25 and 1Thessolonians 5: 16-22

A Testimonial from Adele Little

Adele Little currently serves as the Development Director of Providence Home and has worked in the non-profit community for over 13 years.  While she holds a marketing degree and has held positions in the business world, her heart’s desire is to use those experiences and education in ministry to see God transform lives through the power of Jesus Christ.  She enjoys family time with her husband, Tod, and two grown daughters and sons-in-law, and loves to combine outside adventures and family time together!  Adele and her husband attend VillageChurch in Blythewood, SC where she is involved with the Prayer Team.

Colossians 3:2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.

A Testimonial from Charles Sulita

Charles (aka Chas.) provides case management services for the men at Providence Home. He is retired after serving in SC State Government for 33 years as a Social Worker with the Department of Disabilities and Special Needs and the Department of Juvenile Justice. He is also retired military from the SC Air National Guard with 24 years. He is a graduate of Columbia International University (formerly Columbia Bible College) in the early 1980’s. Chas. serves as a deacon with Columbia Presbyterian Church and was a volunteer with Providence prior to coming on board as an employee in early 2020. 

Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.  In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths.

Steven-Stevenson Resident Assistant Steven Stevenson

A Testimonial from Steven Stevenson

Steven came to Providence Home on August 6, 2018 due to changes in his previous living situation involving a devastating experience.  Thankfully, having been involved in Celebrate Recovery for many years, he had the tools to get him through this traumatic time.  Steven recalls it was a time to get back to putting his focus on God.  He knows that God had a plan and purpose for him being at Providence Home.  Steven joined the staff of Providence Home in 2019 to assist residents during intake and regarding their steps to progress.  His goal is to help other resident men realize their potential and God’s purpose for their life.

Proverbs 18:10 The name of the Lord is a strong tower;
    the righteous man runs into it and is safe.  

providence home Staff

Executive Director Executive Director Rob Settle
Program Director Program Director Mike Byars
Development Director Development Director Adele Little

A Testimonial from Rob Settle

God has allowed Rob to have a broad spectrum of experience that makes him especially suited for his current executive director position.  Rob has his seminary degree in Theological Studies from Columbia International University, which has equipped him to serve 12 years in Christian education and 17 years in the pastorate.  He also has a Criminal Justice degree and spent 7 years in police work.  Therefore, his background in “law” and “grace” suits him well for his current role. He and his wife, Sally, attend Hope Church, where he serves as an elder.  His genuine love for the resident men is evident in all he does.

2 Chronicles 16:9a  For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to Him.

A Testimonial from Mike Byars

Mike grew up playing football, basketball, and baseball for Batesburg-Leesville High School and Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC, also earning B.A. degrees in Religion and Business Economics. After college, Mike began a long career in sales, including 21 years as an insurance commercial lines producer.  Through the years, he has served in Fellowship of Christian Athletes, as a youth pastor and as a volunteer with his church’s youth group and men’s ministry, as well as Christmas in Action.  Mike has three children, Zach, Hannah and Ethan, whom he cherishes. He enjoys dogs, being outdoors, hiking, movies, and attending live sports events and concerts.

During 2016-18, Mike’s life took drastic turn.  He became depressed, angry, and filled with grief. He turned to alcohol, and it took over his life like a locust swarm until everything was consumed. After coming to Providence Home during the summer of 2019, Mike began to gradually feel whole again through Christ and the love of the staff and residents.  He repented, and God began doing for him what He did for the nation of Judah in Joel 2:25 when He said, “I will restore to you the years that the locusts have eaten.” First God began restoring Mike to Himself, and since then has been gradually bringing restoration and blessing into a once broken life. God has put Mike back together and even placed a call on heart to serve in ministry. 

Now, as Program Director, he wants to give back and serve the men who come the Providence Home by using his own experiences to point them to Christ. He wants to show them that through Him, freedom from addiction is possible, restoration is possible, a better way of living is possible….all things are possible.  They are “more than conquerors through Christ who loved them.”

Favorite Bible Verses: Romans 8:37, Joel 2:25 and 1Thessolonians 5: 16-22

A Testimonial from Adele Little

Adele Little currently serves as the Development Director of Providence Home and has worked in the non-profit community for over 13 years.  While she holds a marketing degree and has held positions in the business world, her heart’s desire is to use those experiences and education in ministry to see God transform lives through the power of Jesus Christ.  She enjoys family time with her husband, Tod, and two grown daughters and sons-in-law, and loves to combine outside adventures and family time together!  Adele and her husband attend VillageChurch in Blythewood, SC where she is involved with the Prayer Team.

Colossians 3:2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.

Chas Case Manager Charles Sulita
Steven-Stevenson Resident Assistant Steven Stevenson

A Testimonial from Charles Sulita

Charles (aka Chas.) provides case management services for the men at Providence Home. He is retired after serving in SC State Government for 33 years as a Social Worker with the Department of Disabilities and Special Needs and the Department of Juvenile Justice. He is also retired military from the SC Air National Guard with 24 years. He is a graduate of Columbia International University (formerly Columbia Bible College) in the early 1980’s. Chas. serves as a deacon with Columbia Presbyterian Church and was a volunteer with Providence prior to coming on board as an employee in early 2020. 

Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.  In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths.

A Testimonial from Steven Stevenson

Steven came to Providence Home on August 6, 2018 due to changes in his previous living situation involving a devastating experience.  Thankfully, having been involved in Celebrate Recovery for many years, he had the tools to get him through this traumatic time.  Steven recalls it was a time to get back to putting his focus on God.  He knows that God had a plan and purpose for him being at Providence Home.  Steven joined the staff of Providence Home in 2019 to assist residents during intake and regarding their steps to progress.  His goal is to help other resident men realize their potential and God’s purpose for their life.

Proverbs 18:10 The name of the Lord is a strong tower;
    the righteous man runs into it and is safe.  

providence home Executive Board

Bill Cogdill - Board of Directors Chairman Bill Cogdill
William Brumbach - Board of Directors Vice-Chairman William Brumbach
Chris Younts - Board of Directors Treasurer Chris Younts
Edwin Davis-Board of Directors Secretary Edwin Davis

A Testimonial from Bill Cogdill

Bill has been involved with Providence Home for many years. Currently serving as the Chairman of the Board, Bill brings many years of experience as Chairman of the SC. Baptist Hospital and Palmetto Health Hospitals Board.  He is possibly best known as the owner of Cogdill Carpets and has gained many accolades, including the “Order of the Palmetto,” presented by former Governor David Beasley. However, if you asked him what he would like to be known for most, it would be his involvement helping dislocated men at Providence Home and in prison. Bill is married to Kathy and has two sons, Lloyd and Gary, and five grandchildren. They attend Riverland Hills Baptist Church, where he is active in their Sunday School class. 

A Testimonial from William Brumbach

Will Brumbach is an attorney who holds the Labor Relations Manager position at Dominion Energy, Inc.  As a dedicated board member Will has shared his expertise on many occasions to assist Providence Home.  He loves camping with his daughters, Amelia and Claire.  They attend Shandon United Methodist Church and serve meals regularly to residents on campus. 

A Testimonial from Chris Younts

Chris Younts was introduced to Providence Home through the Men’s Ministry at Trenholm Road United Methodist Church. A lifelong resident of Columbia and an avid tennis player, Chris graduated from USC and has enjoyed a 40-year career in accounting, currently serving as the Controller for Turbeville Insurance. He and his wife have two children and four grandchildren. His wisdom will be a valuable addition to the board and staff! 

A Testimonial from Edwin Davis

Born in Columbia S.C., Edwin has lived in the city all his life. He graduated from USC with major in math, completed a master’s degree, and worked for IBM before joining the family manufacturing business, The Marwin Company.  Later, he entered the garage door business by starting Bilt Rite Garage Doors, concluding a 44-year career in 2017 when he retired.  He is married to his high school sweetheart, Jane, and after 54 years, they have three children (Haden, Andy, and Neely) and five grandchildren.  He and Jane are members of Riverland Hills Baptist Church since 1970, and he has served as a deacon and on many committees including Executive, Nominating Personnel, and others.  Edwin enjoys reading and being around Lake Murray. For many years, he has supported homeless and prison ministries. What most people do not know about Edwin is that as a young teenager, he had a horse, and his parents gave me the choice give up the horse or the girl friend.  He gave up the horse and later married the girlfriend! 

providence home Executive Board

Bill Cogdill - Board of Directors Chairman Bill Cogdill
William Brumbach - Board of Directors Vice-Chairman William Brumbach
Chris Younts - Board of Directors Treasurer Chris Younts
Edwin Davis-Board of Directors Secretary Edwin Davis

A Testimonial from Bill Cogdill

Bill has been involved with Providence Home for many years. Currently serving as the Chairman of the Board, Bill brings many years of experience as Chairman of the SC. Baptist Hospital and Palmetto Health Hospitals Board.  He is possibly best known as the owner of Cogdill Carpets and has gained many accolades, including the “Order of the Palmetto,” presented by former Governor David Beasley. However, if you asked him what he would like to be known for most, it would be his involvement helping dislocated men at Providence Home and in prison. Bill is married to Kathy and has two sons, Lloyd and Gary, and five grandchildren. They attend Riverland Hills Baptist Church, where he is active in their Sunday School class. 

A Testimonial from William Brumbach

Will Brumbach is an attorney who holds the Labor Relations Manager position at Dominion Energy, Inc.  As a dedicated board member Will has shared his expertise on many occasions to assist Providence Home.  He loves camping with his daughters, Amelia and Claire.  They attend Shandon United Methodist Church and serve meals regularly to residents on campus. 

A Testimonial from Chris Younts

Chris Younts was introduced to Providence Home through the Men’s Ministry at Trenholm Road United Methodist Church. A lifelong resident of Columbia and an avid tennis player, Chris graduated from USC and has enjoyed a 40-year career in accounting, currently serving as the Controller for Turbeville Insurance. He and his wife have two children and four grandchildren. His wisdom will be a valuable addition to the board and staff! 

A Testimonial from Edwin Davis

Born in Columbia S.C., Edwin has lived in the city all his life. He graduated from USC with major in math, completed a master’s degree, and worked for IBM before joining the family manufacturing business, The Marwin Company.  Later, he entered the garage door business by starting Bilt Rite Garage Doors, concluding a 44-year career in 2017 when he retired.  He is married to his high school sweetheart, Jane, and after 54 years, they have three children (Haden, Andy, and Neely) and five grandchildren.  He and Jane are members of Riverland Hills Baptist Church since 1970, and he has served as a deacon and on many committees including Executive, Nominating Personnel, and others.  Edwin enjoys reading and being around Lake Murray. For many years, he has supported homeless and prison ministries. What most people do not know about Edwin is that as a young teenager, he had a horse, and his parents gave me the choice give up the horse or the girl friend.  He gave up the horse and later married the girlfriend! 

providence home Executive Board

Bill Cogdill - Board of Directors Chairman Bill Cogdill
William Brumbach - Board of Directors Vice-Chairman William Brumbach
Chris Younts - Board of Directors Treasurer Chris Younts

A Testimonial from Bill Cogdill

Bill has been involved with Providence Home for many years. Currently serving as the Chairman of the Board, Bill brings many years of experience as Chairman of the SC. Baptist Hospital and Palmetto Health Hospitals Board.  He is possibly best known as the owner of Cogdill Carpets and has gained many accolades, including the “Order of the Palmetto,” presented by former Governor David Beasley. However, if you asked him what he would like to be known for most, it would be his involvement helping dislocated men at Providence Home and in prison. Bill is married to Kathy and has two sons, Lloyd and Gary, and five grandchildren. They attend Riverland Hills Baptist Church, where he is active in their Sunday School class. 

A Testimonial from William Brumbach

Will Brumbach is an attorney who holds the Labor Relations Manager position at Dominion Energy, Inc.  As a dedicated board member Will has shared his expertise on many occasions to assist Providence Home.  He loves camping with his daughters, Amelia and Claire.  They attend Shandon United Methodist Church and serve meals regularly to residents on campus. 

A Testimonial from Chris Younts

Chris Younts was introduced to Providence Home through the Men’s Ministry at Trenholm Road United Methodist Church. A lifelong resident of Columbia and an avid tennis player, Chris graduated from USC and has enjoyed a 40-year career in accounting, currently serving as the Controller for Turbeville Insurance. He and his wife have two children and four grandchildren. His wisdom will be a valuable addition to the board and staff! 

Edwin Davis-Board of Directors Secretary Edwin Davis

A Testimonial from Edwin Davis

Born in Columbia S.C., Edwin has lived in the city all his life. He graduated from USC with major in math, completed a master’s degree, and worked for IBM before joining the family manufacturing business, The Marwin Company.  Later, he entered the garage door business by starting Bilt Rite Garage Doors, concluding a 44-year career in 2017 when he retired.  He is married to his high school sweetheart, Jane, and after 54 years, they have three children (Haden, Andy, and Neely) and five grandchildren.  He and Jane are members of Riverland Hills Baptist Church since 1970, and he has served as a deacon and on many committees including Executive, Nominating Personnel, and others.  Edwin enjoys reading and being around Lake Murray. For many years, he has supported homeless and prison ministries. What most people do not know about Edwin is that as a young teenager, he had a horse, and his parents gave me the choice give up the horse or the girl friend.  He gave up the horse and later married the girlfriend! 

providence home board of directors

Kim Abbot Kim Abbott
J.W. Hayes - Board of Directors J.W. Hayes
Mark Donnelly - Board of Directors Mark Donnelly
David Massey - Board of Directors David Massey
Tara Whitfield - Board of Directors Tara Whitfield
Brantley Hanna - Board of Directors Brantley Hanna
Henry “Papa” Hennagan
Hal Stevenson - Board of Directors Hal Stevenson
Henry Rollins - Board of Directors Henry Rollins

A Testimonial from Kim Abbott

Kim and her husband, David, are drawn to ministries that change lives. As “empty-nesters,” they have raised a son, Bryan, and daughter, Mary Ellen, now married. Kim and David are both active in Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) and sports and attend Shandon Baptist Church.  Kim loves anything sports, having played amateur tournaments and coached Women’s Golf at USC. She currently serves as the Assistant Athletic Director at Columbia International University. She originally started their Intercollegiate Athletics program in 2010 as the Athletic Director and left briefly to take care of elderly parents in the Midwest, returning to serve at CIU once again.   

A Testimonial from J.W. Hayes

J.W. Hayes is currently the Postmaster at Columbia International University.  He has four wonderful children, J.W. Hayes Jr, Michele Hayes, Lakiesha Hayes, and Keith Hayes.  J.W. attends the Columbia Christian Fellowship where he is a dedicated member.  He enjoys fishing on his spare time.  J.W. Hayes’ story as a former addict and criminal and saved by the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, helps him relate to the ministry of Providence Home.  He has been in fellowship with the Lord ever since his conversion and testifies continually to God’s goodness.  

A Testimonial from Mark Donnelly

Mark Donnelly is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and the owner of Donnelly Renovations, which makes him a huge help serving on the Building Committee at Providence Home!   Mark is a member at Trenholm Rd. United Methodist Church where he holds the position of Stephen Minister Leader.  Hobbies include “therapy” time working in the yard and going RV camping with his wife, Dianne.  They are proud parents of two daughters, Brittany and Cydney. 

A Testimonial from David Massey

David V. Massey is a retired Colonel, US Air Force SC Air National Guard. He served 29 years in the military, plus worked 4 years in quality control/production control in a manufacturing industry. David is married to Kristina for 54 years and enjoys worshipping at First Presbyterian Church, where he has served two terms as a Deacon and served on Care Teams (working with congregational members needing various types of assistance). David’s hobbies include shotgun sports (skeet, trap, sporting clays), hunting, training my retrievers, and occasional golf. 

David says, “It is a blessing serving Providence Home and seeing the difference Christ makes in the lives of our residents, as well as the spiritual strengths of our Director, Rob Settle, which result in the positive impact he has on the accomplishment of our mission to help men who come to us ‘down and out’ and seemingly without hope.” 

A Testimonial from Tara Whitfield

Tara Whitfield is retired from the SC Department of Mental Health and enjoys serving others.  She is constantly helping at Seven Oaks Presbyterian Church where she is an active member of the Roads & Anchor Sunday school class and serves in the Funeral Ministry, Worship Committee and Good News Committee.  On her free time Tara enjoys a variety of crafting and activities, spending time enjoying the beauty of nature, journaling, and caring for animals.  A little-known fact about Tara is that Francis Scott Key, the author of our American national anthem “The Star-Spangled Banner,” was the brother of her great-grandfather, John Alfred Key. She is married to her husband John Whitfield and they have four children: Pickens, Laurel, Cy, and Jonathan.  

A Testimonial from Brantley Hanna

Brantley Hanna is a retired Battalion Chief with the Columbia Fire Department and currently is the owner of Custom Lawn Service, MM&M Properties, and co-owner of Whit’s End Vacation Properties.  He loves getting up early and working (or playing golf). Brantley has been married to his beautiful bride, Jennifer Hanna, for an awesome 25 years.  Together they have four daughters, Maddie 22, Mollie 20, McKenzie 17 and Macie 13.  Brantley is a proud member of the Village Church in Blythewood for the past twelve years where he helps lead an annual mission trip to Haiti and Financial Peace University classes, while also helping with weekly youth activities and the 11th grade Bible study his wife leads. He is a coach for men and couples in financial issues and keeps everyone laughing with his humorous approach to life! 

A Testimonial from Henry “Papa” Hennagan

“Papa” Henry Hennagan was born on July 28th, 1944 and “born again” at age fourteen.  He is the third child in his family with three brothers and three sisters.  Henry served in the military with the U.S. Air Force for over eight years. Afterward, he was also employed as a Customer Service Technician with IBM, a Communications Consultant and Line men with Southern Bell, a Service Manager of the South Carolina region for Simplex, an Electronic Media Specialist and Producer of a WMHK program at the Columbia Bible College, and in Revenue Recovery at UPS Unit until retirement.  


“Papa” Henry is an ordained minister and has served in many capacities, such as an Outreach Development and Instructor with Child Evangelism Fellowship and in the church with a ministry of encouragement to believers, evangelistic outreach, and preaching. Henry has a burden for seeing families reconciled through Jesus Christ, with a focus on prayer. He and his wife, Mary, have been married 55 years and have six children, thirteen grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. They are a valued part of the Providence Home family, taking time to meet with Providence Home staff weekly and pray for the resident men and ministry.  

A Testimonial from Hal Stevenson

Born in Rock Hill, Mr. Stevenson graduated from Wofford College in 1981. After developing billboard sites across the country with his wife Diana, they established what is now known as Grace Outdoor Advertising in Columbia in 1987. Grace manages over 300 billboard displays in the Carolinas and Georgia, including 35 digital billboards.  Active for many years in business, political, civic, and Christian organizations, Hal currently serves on the boards of the Outdoor Advertising Association of South Carolina, the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce and the Vista Guild, Columbia’s premier art and entertainment district. He is a past president of the Columbia Rotary Club and former chairman of the SC Chamber of Commerce Small Business Council. He recently rotated off the board of the Greater Columbia Community Relations Council where he served for 10 years. Many people would be surprised to know that in 1996 and 2000, he ran the presidential campaign for Alan Keyes in South Carolina.  Hal and Diana, a Columbia native and USC graduate, also have 5 children (Alex, Hannah, Noelle, Grace, and Jacob) one grandson (Calvin) with 2 more on the way! The Stevenson’s are founding members of River City Chapel, an independent church plant that meets at the SC State Museum, where Hal serves on the leadership council. Hal’s hobbies include playing golf and tennis, learning Spanish and Guitar, and spending time with family and friends.  

A Testimonial from Henry Rollins

After graduating from Wofford College, Henry Rollins began a career in real estate that has continued for 49 years.  He has been working in Columbia and the surrounding areas for 49 years.  Henry Continues to enjoy working with people and helping them find the perfect home for their needs.     Henry has been married to his lovely bride for 44 years, and together they have four children and nine grandchildren of which they are extremely proud.  Henry has been a lifelong member of the Methodist church and has served on the Finance Committee and Board of Trustees.  Henry says being on the Providence Home Board of Directors has been one of his most rewarding experiences of his life and says, “Witnessing God working through the staff and volunteers in helping men transform their lives is truly amazing.” 

providence home board of directors

Kim Abbot Kim Abbott
J.W. Hayes - Board of Directors J.W. Hayes
Mark Donnelly - Board of Directors Mark Donnelly
David Massey - Board of Directors David Massey

A Testimonial from Kim Abbott

Kim and her husband, David, are drawn to ministries that change lives. As “empty-nesters,” they have raised a son, Bryan, and daughter, Mary Ellen, now married. Kim and David are both active in Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) and sports and attend Shandon Baptist Church.  Kim loves anything sports, having played amateur tournaments and coached Women’s Golf at USC. She currently serves as the Assistant Athletic Director at Columbia International University. She originally started their Intercollegiate Athletics program in 2010 as the Athletic Director and left briefly to take care of elderly parents in the Midwest, returning to serve at CIU once again.   

A Testimonial from J.W. Hayes

J.W. Hayes is currently the Postmaster at Columbia International University.  He has four wonderful children, J.W. Hayes Jr, Michele Hayes, Lakiesha Hayes, and Keith Hayes.  J.W. attends the Columbia Christian Fellowship where he is a dedicated member.  He enjoys fishing on his spare time.  J.W. Hayes’ story as a former addict and criminal and saved by the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, helps him relate to the ministry of Providence Home.  He has been in fellowship with the Lord ever since his conversion and testifies continually to God’s goodness.  

A Testimonial from Mark Donnelly

Mark Donnelly is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and the owner of Donnelly Renovations, which makes him a huge help serving on the Building Committee at Providence Home!   Mark is a member at Trenholm Rd. United Methodist Church where he holds the position of Stephen Minister Leader.  Hobbies include “therapy” time working in the yard and going RV camping with his wife, Dianne.  They are proud parents of two daughters, Brittany and Cydney. 

A Testimonial from David Massey

David V. Massey is a retired Colonel, US Air Force SC Air National Guard. He served 29 years in the military, plus worked 4 years in quality control/production control in a manufacturing industry. David is married to Kristina for 54 years and enjoys worshipping at First Presbyterian Church, where he has served two terms as a Deacon and served on Care Teams (working with congregational members needing various types of assistance). David’s hobbies include shotgun sports (skeet, trap, sporting clays), hunting, training my retrievers, and occasional golf. 

David says, “It is a blessing serving Providence Home and seeing the difference Christ makes in the lives of our residents, as well as the spiritual strengths of our Director, Rob Settle, which result in the positive impact he has on the accomplishment of our mission to help men who come to us ‘down and out’ and seemingly without hope.” 

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Brantley Hanna - Board of Directors Brantley Hanna
Henry “Papa” Hennagan
Hal Stevenson - Board of Directors Hal Stevenson

A Testimonial from Tara Whitfield

Tara Whitfield is retired from the SC Department of Mental Health and enjoys serving others.  She is constantly helping at Seven Oaks Presbyterian Church where she is an active member of the Roads & Anchor Sunday school class and serves in the Funeral Ministry, Worship Committee and Good News Committee.  On her free time Tara enjoys a variety of crafting and activities, spending time enjoying the beauty of nature, journaling, and caring for animals.  A little-known fact about Tara is that Francis Scott Key, the author of our American national anthem “The Star-Spangled Banner,” was the brother of her great-grandfather, John Alfred Key. She is married to her husband John Whitfield and they have four children: Pickens, Laurel, Cy, and Jonathan.  

A Testimonial from Brantley Hanna

Brantley Hanna is a retired Battalion Chief with the Columbia Fire Department and currently is the owner of Custom Lawn Service, MM&M Properties, and co-owner of Whit’s End Vacation Properties.  He loves getting up early and working (or playing golf). Brantley has been married to his beautiful bride, Jennifer Hanna, for an awesome 25 years.  Together they have four daughters, Maddie 22, Mollie 20, McKenzie 17 and Macie 13.  Brantley is a proud member of the Village Church in Blythewood for the past twelve years where he helps lead an annual mission trip to Haiti and Financial Peace University classes, while also helping with weekly youth activities and the 11th grade Bible study his wife leads. He is a coach for men and couples in financial issues and keeps everyone laughing with his humorous approach to life! 

A Testimonial from Henry “Papa” Hennagan

“Papa” Henry Hennagan was born on July 28th, 1944 and “born again” at age fourteen.  He is the third child in his family with three brothers and three sisters.  Henry served in the military with the U.S. Air Force for over eight years. Afterward, he was also employed as a Customer Service Technician with IBM, a Communications Consultant and Line men with Southern Bell, a Service Manager of the South Carolina region for Simplex, an Electronic Media Specialist and Producer of a WMHK program at the Columbia Bible College, and in Revenue Recovery at UPS Unit until retirement.  


“Papa” Henry is an ordained minister and has served in many capacities, such as an Outreach Development and Instructor with Child Evangelism Fellowship and in the church with a ministry of encouragement to believers, evangelistic outreach, and preaching. Henry has a burden for seeing families reconciled through Jesus Christ, with a focus on prayer. He and his wife, Mary, have been married 55 years and have six children, thirteen grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. They are a valued part of the Providence Home family, taking time to meet with Providence Home staff weekly and pray for the resident men and ministry.  

A Testimonial from Hal Stevenson

Born in Rock Hill, Mr. Stevenson graduated from Wofford College in 1981. After developing billboard sites across the country with his wife Diana, they established what is now known as Grace Outdoor Advertising in Columbia in 1987. Grace manages over 300 billboard displays in the Carolinas and Georgia, including 35 digital billboards.  Active for many years in business, political, civic, and Christian organizations, Hal currently serves on the boards of the Outdoor Advertising Association of South Carolina, the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce and the Vista Guild, Columbia’s premier art and entertainment district. He is a past president of the Columbia Rotary Club and former chairman of the SC Chamber of Commerce Small Business Council. He recently rotated off the board of the Greater Columbia Community Relations Council where he served for 10 years. Many people would be surprised to know that in 1996 and 2000, he ran the presidential campaign for Alan Keyes in South Carolina.  Hal and Diana, a Columbia native and USC graduate, also have 5 children (Alex, Hannah, Noelle, Grace, and Jacob) one grandson (Calvin) with 2 more on the way! The Stevenson’s are founding members of River City Chapel, an independent church plant that meets at the SC State Museum, where Hal serves on the leadership council. Hal’s hobbies include playing golf and tennis, learning Spanish and Guitar, and spending time with family and friends.  

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A Testimonial from Henry Rollins

After graduating from Wofford College, Henry Rollins began a career in real estate that has continued for 49 years.  He has been working in Columbia and the surrounding areas for 49 years.  Henry Continues to enjoy working with people and helping them find the perfect home for their needs.     Henry has been married to his lovely bride for 44 years, and together they have four children and nine grandchildren of which they are extremely proud.  Henry has been a lifelong member of the Methodist church and has served on the Finance Committee and Board of Trustees.  Henry says being on the Providence Home Board of Directors has been one of his most rewarding experiences of his life and says, “Witnessing God working through the staff and volunteers in helping men transform their lives is truly amazing.” 

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Kim Abbot Kim Abbott
J.W. Hayes - Board of Directors J.W. Hayes
Mark Donnelly - Board of Directors Mark Donnelly

A Testimonial from Kim Abbott

Kim and her husband, David, are drawn to ministries that change lives. As “empty-nesters,” they have raised a son, Bryan, and daughter, Mary Ellen, now married. Kim and David are both active in Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) and sports and attend Shandon Baptist Church.  Kim loves anything sports, having played amateur tournaments and coached Women’s Golf at USC. She currently serves as the Assistant Athletic Director at Columbia International University. She originally started their Intercollegiate Athletics program in 2010 as the Athletic Director and left briefly to take care of elderly parents in the Midwest, returning to serve at CIU once again.   

A Testimonial from J.W. Hayes

J.W. Hayes is currently the Postmaster at Columbia International University.  He has four wonderful children, J.W. Hayes Jr, Michele Hayes, Lakiesha Hayes, and Keith Hayes.  J.W. attends the Columbia Christian Fellowship where he is a dedicated member.  He enjoys fishing on his spare time.  J.W. Hayes’ story as a former addict and criminal and saved by the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, helps him relate to the ministry of Providence Home.  He has been in fellowship with the Lord ever since his conversion and testifies continually to God’s goodness.  

A Testimonial from Mark Donnelly

Mark Donnelly is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and the owner of Donnelly Renovations, which makes him a huge help serving on the Building Committee at Providence Home!   Mark is a member at Trenholm Rd. United Methodist Church where he holds the position of Stephen Minister Leader.  Hobbies include “therapy” time working in the yard and going RV camping with his wife, Dianne.  They are proud parents of two daughters, Brittany and Cydney. 

David Massey - Board of Directors David Massey
Tara Whitfield - Board of Directors Tara Whitfield
Brantley Hanna - Board of Directors Brantley Hanna

A Testimonial from David Massey

David V. Massey is a retired Colonel, US Air Force SC Air National Guard. He served 29 years in the military, plus worked 4 years in quality control/production control in a manufacturing industry. David is married to Kristina for 54 years and enjoys worshipping at First Presbyterian Church, where he has served two terms as a Deacon and served on Care Teams (working with congregational members needing various types of assistance). David’s hobbies include shotgun sports (skeet, trap, sporting clays), hunting, training my retrievers, and occasional golf. 

David says, “It is a blessing serving Providence Home and seeing the difference Christ makes in the lives of our residents, as well as the spiritual strengths of our Director, Rob Settle, which result in the positive impact he has on the accomplishment of our mission to help men who come to us ‘down and out’ and seemingly without hope.” 

A Testimonial from Tara Whitfield

Tara Whitfield is retired from the SC Department of Mental Health and enjoys serving others.  She is constantly helping at Seven Oaks Presbyterian Church where she is an active member of the Roads & Anchor Sunday school class and serves in the Funeral Ministry, Worship Committee and Good News Committee.  On her free time Tara enjoys a variety of crafting and activities, spending time enjoying the beauty of nature, journaling, and caring for animals.  A little-known fact about Tara is that Francis Scott Key, the author of our American national anthem “The Star-Spangled Banner,” was the brother of her great-grandfather, John Alfred Key. She is married to her husband John Whitfield and they have four children: Pickens, Laurel, Cy, and Jonathan.  

A Testimonial from Brantley Hanna

Brantley Hanna is a retired Battalion Chief with the Columbia Fire Department and currently is the owner of Custom Lawn Service, MM&M Properties, and co-owner of Whit’s End Vacation Properties.  He loves getting up early and working (or playing golf). Brantley has been married to his beautiful bride, Jennifer Hanna, for an awesome 25 years.  Together they have four daughters, Maddie 22, Mollie 20, McKenzie 17 and Macie 13.  Brantley is a proud member of the Village Church in Blythewood for the past twelve years where he helps lead an annual mission trip to Haiti and Financial Peace University classes, while also helping with weekly youth activities and the 11th grade Bible study his wife leads. He is a coach for men and couples in financial issues and keeps everyone laughing with his humorous approach to life! 

Henry “Papa” Hennagan
Hal Stevenson - Board of Directors Hal Stevenson
Henry Rollins - Board of Directors Henry Rollins

A Testimonial from Henry “Papa” Hennagan

“Papa” Henry Hennagan was born on July 28th, 1944 and “born again” at age fourteen.  He is the third child in his family with three brothers and three sisters.  Henry served in the military with the U.S. Air Force for over eight years. Afterward, he was also employed as a Customer Service Technician with IBM, a Communications Consultant and Line men with Southern Bell, a Service Manager of the South Carolina region for Simplex, an Electronic Media Specialist and Producer of a WMHK program at the Columbia Bible College, and in Revenue Recovery at UPS Unit until retirement.  


“Papa” Henry is an ordained minister and has served in many capacities, such as an Outreach Development and Instructor with Child Evangelism Fellowship and in the church with a ministry of encouragement to believers, evangelistic outreach, and preaching. Henry has a burden for seeing families reconciled through Jesus Christ, with a focus on prayer. He and his wife, Mary, have been married 55 years and have six children, thirteen grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. They are a valued part of the Providence Home family, taking time to meet with Providence Home staff weekly and pray for the resident men and ministry.  

A Testimonial from Hal Stevenson

Born in Rock Hill, Mr. Stevenson graduated from Wofford College in 1981. After developing billboard sites across the country with his wife Diana, they established what is now known as Grace Outdoor Advertising in Columbia in 1987. Grace manages over 300 billboard displays in the Carolinas and Georgia, including 35 digital billboards.  Active for many years in business, political, civic, and Christian organizations, Hal currently serves on the boards of the Outdoor Advertising Association of South Carolina, the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce and the Vista Guild, Columbia’s premier art and entertainment district. He is a past president of the Columbia Rotary Club and former chairman of the SC Chamber of Commerce Small Business Council. He recently rotated off the board of the Greater Columbia Community Relations Council where he served for 10 years. Many people would be surprised to know that in 1996 and 2000, he ran the presidential campaign for Alan Keyes in South Carolina.  Hal and Diana, a Columbia native and USC graduate, also have 5 children (Alex, Hannah, Noelle, Grace, and Jacob) one grandson (Calvin) with 2 more on the way! The Stevenson’s are founding members of River City Chapel, an independent church plant that meets at the SC State Museum, where Hal serves on the leadership council. Hal’s hobbies include playing golf and tennis, learning Spanish and Guitar, and spending time with family and friends.  

A Testimonial from Henry Rollins

After graduating from Wofford College, Henry Rollins began a career in real estate that has continued for 49 years.  He has been working in Columbia and the surrounding areas for 49 years.  Henry Continues to enjoy working with people and helping them find the perfect home for their needs.     Henry has been married to his lovely bride for 44 years, and together they have four children and nine grandchildren of which they are extremely proud.  Henry has been a lifelong member of the Methodist church and has served on the Finance Committee and Board of Trustees.  Henry says being on the Providence Home Board of Directors has been one of his most rewarding experiences of his life and says, “Witnessing God working through the staff and volunteers in helping men transform their lives is truly amazing.”