Churches are the called out ones of Jesus Christ, living as a spiritual family seeking to advance the Kingdom of God through making disciples.
We believe the Scriptures paint a clear picture for the church: who the church is, what the church is about, and what the church does. At Radius, we envision our churches to embody the fullness of that picture. As Jesus refers to the word ‘church’ in Matthew 16 and 18, we can summarize the church as this: a spiritual family that advances the Kingdom of God.
We desire for these churches to be spaces where children of God learn to belong to each other as a spiritual family, and become a force that advances the Kingdom of God together. We believe that belonging to each other as a spiritual family happens as believers are faithful in a myriad of different behaviors that are done one believer to another. We believe that advancing the Kingdom of God happens as we love God, love the lost-poor-broken-oppressed, and make disciples of Jesus Christ, who make more disciples. We would say that this church space is the Lord’s plan A for His people to achieve those two things.
Radius is a network of churches in the upstate that are uniting and striving to live out this vision. Each has at least one leader who has been called, trained, and commissioned to lead a church within the Radius Network toward the biblical vision of the church. Each church includes participants who have humbled themselves as thankful recipients of the grace of God in Christ Jesus. You can learn more about those specific churches below.
If you are interested in learning more about community or how to begin journeying with a Radius community, please let us know!
Nate & Laura Heffington – Pastors
Clint & Carrie Gifford – Copastors
Blake & Grace Dodd – Copastors (not pictured)
The Avengers (from the comics and movies) have diverse gifts and strengths that come together to serve a greater purpose. Our name is a reminder that we each have a different role, but ultimately our purpose is singular. Together, we aim to understand and fulfill the Lord’s purpose for our lives and His church. We meet on Tuesday nights in the Powdersville/Easley area and share a meal (kids included) and then bring in childcare so we can have some focused time to pursue whatever God is calling us to as a group.
Blake & Amaris Ross – Pastors
Barrett & Sarah Black – Copastors
Eliakim is a Hebrew name that means “God establishes.” It was a name chosen back in 2012 after many months of struggling to make the transition from a group of friends who talk about their lives of faith to a devoted family who is effectively aiming at embodying Jesus’ vision for His Church. Eliakim meets every Wednesday from 6:30-8:30, rotating locations among several homes around Greenville. During that time, they share a meal and intentionally cultivate their lives of faith. People who decide to journey with Eliakim are encouraged to participate in devoted relationships with one or two other people so that throughout the week, they are able to pursue and be pursued by others who take reciprocal responsibility for the increase of the reign of God in one another’s lives.
Tyler & Bree Graham – Pastors
Carson & Kathleen Joye – Copastors
Hanna Brummitt – Copastor
The “bnb” part of our name refers to the fact that we are called to BELONG to each other as fellow believers, and BECOME more like Christ together. The “heir” part refers to Romans 8:17, “heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ.”
Tuesday nights we gather in a home in Eastside/Central Greenville to eat, discuss our abiding relationships, re-center on the Gospel, and practice love of one another and refinement into the image of Christ. There are many other spontaneous rhythms such as lunches, dinners, morning coffees, hangouts, random acts of love, etc.
John & Hannah Miller – Pastors
Ephesians 5:8 says: “for at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light.” The Lord has redeemed us and transformed us into new creations, we are now children of light. We want to be lighthouses, shining the light of the Lord wherever there is darkness. Our deepest desire is to know God. He has filled us with His Spirit and given us the Word to reveal His truth and heart for us. He has called us to live lifestyles of worship, to posture our hearts in adoration of Him. Our central meeting places are near Woodruff Road & I-385 and gather on Tuesday nights. We share a meal and have fellowship with one another, and then combine a mix of teaching and discussing the Word, worshipping, and/or sharing testimonies to grow in our intimacy with the Lord.
Josh & Kathleen Carroll – Pastors
Jon & Valerie Harris – Copastors
In Lockstep, we lock arms together as we walk toward maturity in the ways we know God, love Him, love each other and love our neighbors. We meet in homes on Wednesday nights in Eastside Greenville, Greer, and Simpsonville to share a meal and pursue being lockstep with our Lord Jesus Christ. Ephesians 1:18-23…I pray that you may know…his incomparably great power for those who believe…the same power exerted when he raised Christ from the dead…and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, which is his body.
Micah & Jessica Taylor – Pastors
Michael & Whitney Johnson – Copastors (not pictured)
We call ourselves Pelham Posse because most of our Community lives in neighborhoods around the Pelham Road area, where we meet each week. Our focus is to know and love our geographic neighbors with gospel-centered relationships. Our church is a devoted family who structures both our Tuesday meetings and frequent, intentional time throughout the week on knowing each other and nurturing intimacy with the Lord.
Johnny & Elyse Geggis – Pastors
Caleb & Mary Frances Runion – Copastors
Round table is a spiritual family that strives to know God, walk with God, and partner with God together. We meet on Thursday nights in the Mauldin/Simpsonville area. We love to eat, sing, study God’s word, and pray together during our weekly meetings.
Walter & Jane Howard – Pastors
Zack & Hannah Millsaps – Copastors
The name Ruhammah Ammi comes from the book of Hosea when God forgives Israel and calls them “My people”. We desire to live in community together as a family and show people how they can be part of something amazing that is so much bigger than themselves. We meet every Wednesday evening alternating between Travelers Rest and Taylors.
Brent & Amanda Wood – Pastors
David & Jessie Shelato – Copastors
We are Sequoia. Sequoias withstand wind and violent rains because they grow in groves, allowing their root system to intertwine. To blow over one tree would mean blowing over an entire hillside of them! We gather each Wednesday in northern Taylors. Each month we kick off with a family dinner. The remaining Wednesdays we participate in topical study or discussion.
Salt and Light
Zack & Nicole Smith – Pastors
Matt & Megan Johnson – Copastors
Salt and Light is an image Jesus used in His sermon on the mount. As followers of Jesus, we are the salt of the earth and the light of the world. This is no easy task, but much more manageable when you link arms together as a community. We meet in the downtown area on Wednesday nights and in smaller groups throughout the week.
Alex & Candice Foldenauer – Pastors
Sara Cato – Copastor
“Daisy, Daisy! Give me your answer true…” Sure, some of our members may come across half-crazy, but they come by it honestly! We are a group of passionate people dedicated to the intentional pursuit of God, fellow community members, and whatever other people God places along our path. Our vision, “Family on Mission,” means that in these pursuits, we work together. Our name is an acknowledgement that no matter what we do, we work in “Tandem” with God and our spiritual family. We meet Wednesday evenings in the Eastside area (though some spokes of our wheel range as far as Simpsonville) where we break bread, live our lives, and celebrate God–in Tandem as a Family on Mission.
Mike & Andrea Wilder – Pastors
Jim & Becca Oehrig – Copastors (not pictured)
We are a group of different families of all ages and life stages united as one family (a Tribe) in his kingdom. A typical week in Tribe is a shared meal with time to catch up with one another followed by a time of studying, worshiping and praying together. We rotate planning and facilitating monthly. Our weekly meeting subjects vary but allow us to focus on loving God, loving neighbors, loving each other and help equip us to make disciples. Tribe meets on Wednesdays at 6 pm on the Eastside of Greenville.