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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.  

Sean AlfordSean Alford

Minister for Operations and Assimilation

Sean Alford serves as Minister for Operations and Assimilation at Renewal Church of Anderson. He desires to see men and women grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ and love for the local church. In addition, he equips next generation ministry laborers and leaders through our Generation LINK discipleship ministry.  He is a graduate of the College of Charleston and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.  Sean and his wife Alex have two children. 

Collins_Railey copyRailey Collins

Ministry Assistant

Railey Collins serves as a Ministry Assistant in the areas of Family Equipping and Communication.  She is a graduate of Anderson University where she studied Graphic Design and Theology.  She has also served for  two years at Renewal with Generation LINK.


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.   


Generation LINK Residents

Katie HoldenKatie Holden 

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



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. 

Barry Kaldenbach

Barry serves as a lay Elder at Renewal Church. He is an engineer at BOSCH in Anderson. He is a graduate of Clemson University. Barry and his wife Kelly have four children.

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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