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More About Ennis

A native of Greenville, Ennis Fant attended the public schools of Greenville County. He is an honor student graduate of the University of South Carolina, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering. While working in research and development in the corporate arena, he was awarded two patents. At the University of South Carolina, he served as President of the Theta Nu Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and was the Southern Region College Brother of the Year. He pursued his theological studies at Erskine Theological Seminary and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Currently, he serves as Senior Pastor of Pleasant View Missionary Baptist Church in Powdersville, SC. Additionally, he has served as an adjunct professor of New Testament Studies at N.J. Brockman School of Theology in Greenville, SC. He is a member of the Baptist Ministers Fellowship of Greenville and Vicinity, the South Carolina Education and Missionary Baptist Convention, and the Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc.


Dr. Fant has formerly served as a member of Greenville County Council and the South Carolina House of Representatives. While previously serving on Council, he was Vice-Chairman and chaired the Finance Committee. As a current member of Council, he serves as Chairman of both the Planning and Development Committee and the Affordable Housing Committee. He is also a member of the Finance Committee and the Road, Infrastructure, and Public Works Committee. Additionally, he serves on the Board of Directors of the Appalachian Council of Governments, the Greenville Pickens Area Transportation Study Board, Greenville Area Development Corp. (GADC), and South Carolina Technology and Aviation Center (SCTAC). He has previously served on the boards of Greenville Technical College, The Greater Greenville Chamber of Commerce, the Urban League of the Upstate, and the Phillis Wheatley Association. He is also an active member of the Gamma Gamma Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. in Greenville, SC.


Being bi-vocational, he has had a long career in the Real Estate and Insurance industries, protecting families and providing homeownership to strengthen our communities.


Dr. Fant has two children, Courtney N. Fant, MD, a graduate of The University of South Carolina School of Medicine - Greenville, and Ennis Fant, Jr., who is attending Greenville Technical College.

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