NEWSPRING CHURCH STORY
NewSpring Church began as a bible study in 1999 and hosted their first
church service in 2000 on the Anderson University Campus in South Carolina. In
2001 they moved from the Sullivan building to the Rainey Fine Arts Center.
During the next five years they experienced explosive growth from a few
hundred to a few thousand attendees, while still loading in and out every
weekend. In 2006 they moved into the Anderson Campus, which serves as their
broadcast campus today and was their first permanent location.
Just two years later in 2008, they began to launch new campuses. First in
Greenville and then in Florence with eleven more locations to follow over the
next seven years. Campus locations currently include; Aiken, Anderson,
Charleston, Clemson, Columbia, Florence, Greenville, Greenwood, Hilton Head,
Lake Wylie, Myrtle Beach, Northeast Columbia, Powdersville, and Spartanburg.
In 2016, NewSpring released their senior pastor and adopted a new
leadership structure where they lead and teach in teams. They have a Lead Team
that operates as a plurality of elders equal in authority and distinct in
responsibility. They are: Brad Cooper(Culture and Direction), Shane Duffey and
Riley Cummings(Campuses), Michael Mullikin (Operations), Tyler Tatum
(Creative and Worship Arts), David Hall (Ministries), Lee McDerment (Prayer,
Prophecy, and Preaching).
NewSpring Church is one church with many locations. What began in 1999
as a bible study in a living room has grown to a thriving church with 14 locations,
serving over 16,000 members across the state of South Carolina. They are all
united with one vision and mission: to see everyone, everywhere, in an everyday
relationship with Jesus.