And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ. (Eph 4:11-12)


Austin McKnight



Austin grew up in the Upstate as the son of a pastor. He graduated from North Greenville University in 2010. After marrying his wife, Paige, in 2012 they moved to Memphis, TN where Austin attended Mid America Baptist Theological Seminary. In 2015 they moved to Fort Collins, CO to plant River City Church. Their family moved back to the Upstate in the Spring of 2018. They have two children: Annie (2015) and Judah (2016). Austin enjoys cycling, running, hiking, reading, and pretending to be a monster with his kids. 


Jeff Grant


Youth Pastor

Jeff grew up in the Upstate.  He has served in youth ministry and pastoral care in California and South Carolina where he's led several student ministry mission teams to Mexico, India, Africa, and Canada.  Jeff has a special interest in trauma and grief counseling due to his personal experiences.  He has a son and daughter at Daniel HS.  His degrees include a BA in Guidance and Counseling from Bob Jones University and an M.Div from The Master's Seminary.  He works with Regency Southern Care Hospice in spiritual and grief support as well as youth ministry.  Avid Clemson van, hacker golfer, lazy hiker, and unstable paddle boarder.  He also wants to be a surfer.