Drayton Henderson

Admissions Counselor
Unit: Admissions
Location: Tigerville

"The Present is the point at which Time touches Eternity and the time which is most like Eternity. That is where God wants us to be with Him." -C.S. Lewis (The Screwtape Letters)
  • Teaching & Education
    • Rift Valley Academy, Kijabe, Kenya
    • B.S., North Greenville University
    • M.A., Georgia State University
  • Professional Experience
    Multiple years of retail experience Taught Language Acquisition for cross-cultural workers.
  • My Network

    Served on the mission field with Jody and Emily Jennings

  • My Story

    I was born in Greer, SC, and it was when I was five that Christ came into my life. Then, just before I turned seven, my family and I moved overseas to serve as missionaries. We went to Kenya for nine months of language training before being assigned to Tanzania. We moved there for three years living in Bagamoyo and Dar Es Salaam.

    We returned to the US to switch organizations and found a group needing someone based in Uganda to help send short-term teams into South Sudan. Once we moved there, I started to take my faith more seriously. I started to delve into what a relationship with God meant and how to live it out. My family and I left the field once I graduated from Rift Valley Academy in Kenya after spending the previous three years there for boarding school.

    Since then, I attended North Greenville University from 2015–2019, graduated and moved to Atlanta to pursue a Master’s, got married in 2020, and moved back up into SC with my wife in 2022. My relationship with God has been a growing process of learning more and more how imperfect I am and how holy He is.

    I am constantly amazed at His faithfulness and provision in my life and the lives around me.

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