Judge Wayne M. Creech was born in Moncks Corner, South Carolina on July 31, 1951. His parents are Charlie B. Creech, retired from Berkeley County Water and Sewer Authority, and Margie Morris Creech, beautician.
He attended public schools in Moncks Corner, South Carolina and is a 1969 Berkeley High School Graduate. He received a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from the University of South Carolina in 1973 and his Doctorate Degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1976. In law school he was a member of the Order of Wig and Robe.
After graduation, Judge Creech came back to Moncks Corner as an associate in the law office of H. Norman West, Sr. In July of 1977, he went to work for the law firm of Dennis and Dennis. In November of 1981, he co-founded the firm of Watson and Creech, which later expanded to Watson, Creech, Tiencken and West. He served as town attorney for Moncks Corner from 1981 through 1987. From March of 1987 through September of 1988, Judge Creech was a sole practitioner.
Judge Creech was elected by the South Carolina General Assembly to the position of Berkeley County Resident Family Court Judge for the Ninth Judicial Circuit in April1988. He came on the bench in October 1988 and has served continuously since.
During his tenure on the bench, Judge Creech has served as administrative judge of the Ninth Judicial Circuit and has presided in 21 of the 46 counties. He has spoken to civic clubs, schools, law enforcement groups and served on a panel for the Hugh O'Brien Youth Association. He has also participated as a presenter in several legal seminars.
Judge Creech is a member of the South Carolina Bar Association and the Berkeley County Bar Association. He is admitted to practice in all South Carolina courts and the United States District Court.
Judge Creech is an active member of the First Baptist Church of Moncks Corner, where he is a Sunday School teacher. He is married to the former Annette Cook of Lake City, a registered nurse. They have four children, Morri, Drew, Alex and Kelly.