About the Clinic


Our History

Russell Ashmore and Dr. James Hayes were on a Mo-Med Mission trip in 2003, when they wondered, “If we can do this in South America, halfway around the world, why can’t we do something to help the people in our backyard?”  This very conversation was the seed that was planted that would eventually give birth to what is now the Taylors Free Medical Clinic. Upon their return, a steering committee was formed, in October of 2004 the clinic was incorporated, and we opened our doors on July 28, 2005 and saw 10 patients that night. We now see patients 4 days a week and average over 130 appointments a week.

Alliances and memberships have been established with the South Carolina Free Medical Clinic Association, the National Free Clinic Association, the South Carolina Hospital Association, Access Health Greenville County, the Pharmacy Association of South Carolina, Together SC, the Lions CLub, National Association for Mental Illness (NAMI), Volunteers in Medicine, Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce, Greer Memorial Hospital, Greenville Health System, St. Francis Bon Secours, Bob Jones University, Clemson University, and North Greenville University.


Our Staff

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Karen Salerno
Executive Director

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Dr. Rebecca S. Smith
Volunteer Medical Director

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Kristi Shockley

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Michele B. Jenkins
Pharmacy Technician


Clarissa Sullivan
Patient Services Coordinator


Ashley Frisch


Connie Ashford
Volunteer Coordinator


Rebecca Hucks


Morgan M. Reece
Administrative Assistant


Our Board of Directors

Russell Ashmore - Chairman
Dr. Jim Hayes - Vice Chairman
Allen Hodges, CPA, CGMA - Treasurer

Sonya Ables
Dennis Ballentine
Mike Burns
Larry Copeland
Doris Foster
Richard Hardy

Peggy Harmon
Ben Leaphart
Dick McGaughey
Gwendolyn Mayes
Thomas Strange
Michael Welch


Our Statement of Faith

  • We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God. 1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Timothy 3:15-17.

  • We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Matthew 28:19; John 10:30; Ephesians 4:4-6.

  • We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory. Matthew 1:23; John 1:1-4 and 1:29; Acts 1:11 and 2:22-24; Romans 8:34; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Philippians 2:5-11; Hebrews 1:1-4 and 4:15.

  • We believe that all men everywhere are lost and face the judgment of God, that Jesus Christ is the only way of salvation, and that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, repentance of sin and faith in Jesus Christ results in regeneration by the Holy Spirit. Luke 24:46-47; John 14:6; Acts 4:12; Romans 3:23; 2 Corinthians 5:10-11; Ephesians 1:7 and 2:8-9; Titus 3:4-7.

  • We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, whose indwelling enables the Christian to live a godly life. John 3:5-8; Acts 1:8 and 4:31; Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 2:14; Galatians 5:16-18; Ephesians 6:12; Colossians 2:6-10.

  • We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; the saved unto the resurrection of eternal life and the lost unto the resurrection of damnation and eternal punishment. I Corinthians 15:51-57; Revelation 20:11-15.

  • We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ and that all true believers are members of His body, the Church. I Corinthians 12:12, 27; Ephesians 1:22-23.

  • We believe that the ministry of evangelism and discipleship is a responsibility of all followers of Jesus Christ. Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Romans 10:9-15; 1 Peter 3:15.

  • We believe God’s plan for human sexuality is to be expressed only within the context of marriage, that God created man and woman as unique biological persons made to complete each other. God instituted monogamous marriage between male and female as the foundation of the family and the basic structure of human society. For this reason, we believe that marriage is exclusively the union of one genetic male and one genetic female. Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:5-6; Mark 10:6-9; Romans 1:26-27; 1 Corinthians 6:9.

  • We believe that we must dedicate ourselves to prayer, to the service of our Lord, to His authority over our lives, and to the ministry of evangelism. Matthew 9:35-38; 22:37-39, and 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Romans 10:9-15 and 12:20-21; Galatians 6:10; Colossians 2:6-10; 1 Peter 3:15.

  • We believe that human life is sacred from conception to its natural end; and that we must have concern for the physical and spiritual needs of our fellowmen. . Psalm 139:13; Isaiah 49:1; Jeremiah 1:5; Matthew 22:37-39; Romans 12:20-21; Galatians 6:10.


The Title VII Exemption for Employment

Taylors Free Medical Clinic (TFMC) is a faith- based religious organization committed to spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ through provision of medical care and evangelism.  Consistent with our charitable purpose to share the Christian Faith, a requirement for employment (or volunteering) at TFMC is affirmation and adherence to our Christian Statement of Faith.  Our statement of faith prerequisite for employment (and volunteering) is based upon federal law set forth in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. Section 200e.