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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 Discipleship

Sean Alford serves as Minister for Discipleship at Renewal Church of Anderson where he gives leadership with both small groups and college ministry . He desires to see men and women grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ. 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 one daughter. 

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 the past two years at Renewal with Generation LINK.


Generation LINK Residents


Zach Hart

Zach Hart

Zach Hart serves with Renewal Church of Anderson in the areas of Family Ministry, College Ministry, and Outreach. He is excited about seeing students growing in Christ. He graduated from Anderson University in 2014 with a Bachelors Degree in Christian Ministry. Zach is happily married to his beautiful wife, Marley.

Katie HoldenKatie Holden 

Katie is from Lexington, SC and graduated from the University of South Carolina in 2014. She has spent the past two years working as an executive assistant for a commercial real estate company in Columbia, SC. This year, Katie will be serving Renewal Church through the areas of administration and college ministry.

Nick JefsonNick Jefson

Nick is from Connecticut and is a graduate of Anderson University. He and His wife, Haley, live in Anderson. Nick’s passion in ministry is for teaching, worship, and working with college students. He will be serving in the areas of worship and college ministry.

Ceci PierceCeci Pierce

Ceci is from Miami, Florida and a graduate of Clemson University.  She is serving a third year with Generation LINK working with college ministry.  She and her husband, Ethan, also lead a Life Group that meets on Tuesday evenings.   



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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