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Stephen WatsonStephen Watson

Lead Pastor / Elder

Stephen Watson serves as Lead Pastor and Elder at Renewal Church of Anderson where he leads our Elders and ministry leaders in fulfilling the mission of “making disciples of all people for God’s glory.” In addition to his responsibilities for the preaching ministry and family ministries at Renewal Church, he is passionate about investing in and equipping future leaders to lead healthy churches. He is a graduate of The Citadel and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.  Stephen and his wife Darci  have three children.  

Collins_Railey copyRailey Collins

Director of Childcare and Kids Discipleship

Railey Collins serves as the Director of Childcare and Kids Discipleship. She is a graduate of Anderson University where she studied Graphic Design and Theology and is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Biblical Counseling from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. She has served in the areas of Family Equipping and Communications since Renewal Church was planted in 2014.


Ceci PierceCeci Pierce

College Ministry Assistant

Ceci is from Miami, Florida and a graduate of Clemson University.  She has served at Renewal for the past four years working with college ministry.  She and her husband, Ethan, also lead a Life Group that meets on Tuesday evenings.   


Katie HoldenKatie Holden 

Administrative Assistant

Katie is from Lexington, SC and graduated from the University of South Carolina in 2014.  Katie serves Renewal Church through the areas of financial administration and college ministry.


Zach HartZach Hart 

Director of Student Discipleship

Zach Hart serves as our Director of Student Discipleship and leads the Student Life Group. Zach is a graduate of Anderson University and served as a GenerationLINK resident for two years.




Lay Elders

Channing Crisler

Channing serves as a lay elder at Renewal Church. He works at Anderson University. He has a wife, Kelley, and five children: Silas, Taylee, Titus, Annalee, and Cross. 

Chris Johnson

Chris graduated from Francis Marion University in 2000 and currently runs a swimming pool company in Anderson. He and his wife, Meredith, have three daughters. 

Aaron Scott

Aaron serves as a lay Elder at Renewal Church.  He is a graduate of Appalachian Bible College where he studied Pastoral Ministry.  He has served as a Youth Pastor and Lead Pastor in Alabama and Illinois.  Aaron and his wife Kelly have a son, Jackson.



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