A convert to Christianity in his late teens, Duff is continually amazed by God’s grace as he approaches the end of his second decade in full-time pastoral ministry. He loves sharing the gospel in a winsome way in a city that can be skeptical, dubious, and questioning of Christianity, like he once was. He also enjoys encouraging and empowering the congregation of City Church to live faithfully and lovingly as Christians wherever they live, work, learn, or play.
Duff is a graduate of Clemson University with a degree in Forestry and Wildlife Biology (1996), and Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, MO with degrees in Master of Divinity (2000) and Master of Arts in Counseling (2002). Prior to being called to Asheville to plant City Church, he served at First Presbyterian Church in Columbia, SC as Associate Pastor of Adult Education and Outreach from 2002 – 2011.
Duff and his wife Kristi got married in 2008, welcomed their first daughter Olivia in 2009, moved to Asheville in May of 2011, and shortly afterward welcomed a second daughter Eliza into the family in July of 2011. A third daughter, Piper, followed in January of 2014. City Church organized as a congregation of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in September of 2018.
When attempting to take time off, Duff enjoys Clemson Football, fly fishing, playing guitar, and avoiding strenuous exercise.