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Campus Pastors


Matt Steelman

Aiken Campus

Matt met Jesus and was baptized at an early age while growing up in Durham, NC. After moving to Clemson, SC in high school, he began attending NewSpring in 2005 and saw his relationship with Jesus go to a whole new level. Through Fuse as a student and volunteer, Matt's involvement in NewSpring and interest in the local church escalated over the years. Now, he and his wife Nikki are thrilled to be a part of what Jesus is doing in Aiken!

Riley Cummings

Anderson Campus

Riley received Christ at an early age, but it was at NewSpring that he learned to love and pursue the Lord. He began attending the Anderson Campus as a student at Clemson and the Lord used the people there to change his life. Riley has always loved the Anderson and Clemson community, and the opportunity to serve as a Campus Pastor is his dream job. Riley and his wife, Tara, live in Anderson. 

Matt Dawkins

Charleston Campus

Matt was born and raised in Hartsville, SC where he was saved and baptized at an early age. He started coming to NewSpring while he was in school at Clemson University. He joined the staff in 2012 working with the Fuse Student Ministry in Spartanburg and eventually as the Associate Campus Pastor for the Spartanburg Campus. Matt is now excited to be back in the low country, where he serves as the Campus Pastor for the Charleston Campus.

Cliff Craig

Clemson Campus

Cliff met Jesus at an early age, but didn't fully understand what it meant to follow Jesus until being challenged by some friends when he started attending Clemson University. The same friends invited him to NewSpring, and he began attending the Anderson Campus in the early 2000's. It was around that same time that he felt the Lord calling him into ministry. Cliff is married to Lauren, and they have three daughters and one son. This is Cliff's dream job: serving Jesus in the most incredible location in the world.

Alden Ellis

Columbia Campus

Alden is originally from Florence, SC and moved to Anderson, SC to attend Anderson University. He accepted Jesus in June 2000. Alden joined the staff of NewSpring Church in 2005 and has had several different roles including roles in Student Ministry, Care, and the Regional Campus Pastor. Alden and his wife Deanna have a son Bryce and daughter Chloe! Alden is honored to serve the Columbia Campus and excited to see Jesus change the city and the entire Midlands region!

Sam Gibson

Florence Campus

Sam received Christ at the Florence Campus in 2009. Later, he joined the staff serving with our Fuse Student Ministry and, in 2012, became the Campus Pastor in Florence. He and his wife, Leigh Anne, have been married since 2011.

David Nasim

Greenville Campus

David grew up in Greenville and later attended the University of South Carolina in Columbia, where he met his wife, Suzette. He operated a real estate company before the Lord called him into full-time ministry. David, Suzette and their children live in Greenville. He has a passion to see his city reached for Jesus.

Matt Alley

Greenwood Campus

Matt has been attending NewSpring since he was a high school senior in 2002. He and his wife moved to Spartanburg after feeling a call into ministry. Matt served with Fellowship of Christian Athletes at USC Upstate until a vision night in 2011, when the Alleys realized they were called to serve at NewSpring. He joined the staff as the Spartanburg Volunteer Director in January 2012, and then became the Greenwood Campus Pastor in September 2012.

Josh Seabaugh

Hilton Head Campus

Josh grew up in St. Louis, Missouri where he met Jesus and was baptized at an early age. In 2014, he moved to South Carolina to pursue dating his now wife, Ali Seabaugh. That same year, Josh joined the NewSpring staff working with Next Steps on the Central Writing team and then as a Groups Director on the Anderson Campus. He is excited to serve as the Hilton Head House Campus Pastor and can't wait to celebrate what the Lord does in the area!

Ryan Kirkland

Lexington Campus

Ryan was raised in a Christian family and made a decision to follow Jesus at an early age, but it wasn't until college that he started to understand what that meant. He began attending and serving at NewSpring while attending Anderson University and married his wife, Lauralee, in 2013. Ryan has served as our Fuse Director and is now our Campus Pastor! Ryan is so honored to get to serve alongside the Lexington team to change the state of South Carolina, one person at a time.

James Gonsoulin

Myrtle Beach Campus

James was born in New Orleans, LA and was raised there and in Tulsa, OK. James received Christ and was baptized at an early age. James moved to South Carolina to attend and play football at Wofford College where he graduated from in 2007. After working for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes for over 4 years James joined the staff as the Fuse Director in Greenville for two years and eventually became the Associate Campus Pastor. James can't wait to see what God does as Jesus builds his church along the Grand Strand in SC. James and his wife Erica along with their children live in the Myrtle Beach area.

Robbie Green

Northeast Columbia Campus

Robbie was saved by Jesus at an early age, and in middle school began to understand that following Jesus requires next steps. Robbie began attending Clemson in 2004 and a few friends invited him to NewSpring. That same year he began attending the Anderson Campus. It was around that same time that he felt the Lord calling him into ministry. Robbie is married to Charlee, and they have two daughters. Robbie joined the NewSpring staff in 2011. He has been the Northeast Columbia Campus Pastor since 2015 and is excited to see Jesus start a movement that changes that whole community. 

Bobby Moore

Powdersville Campus

Bobby was saved at age 7, but he did not begin to cultivate his walk with Jesus until his senior year in high school. While attending Anderson University, Bobby joined the Army where Jesus began to use him to reach people far from God. During this time, Jesus began to give Bobby both a heart for ministry and leadership. He started serving at NewSpring in 2009. He came on staff in 2012 as the Fuse Pastor at our Florence Campus. Now Bobby, his wife Amber, and their son Jackson live in Easley and believe the best is yet to come for the Powdersville campus.

Kaleb White

Rock Hill Campus

Kaleb started coming to NewSpring in the 7th grade and received Christ in the 9th grade at the very first Gauntlet summer camp. Kaleb was born and raised in a small town called Pelzer, SC, and came on staff after graduating high school in the Anderson area to serve as a Worship Leader in the Fuse ministry. After 5 1/2 years on the Fuse staff, he felt called to go plant NewSpring in Rock Hill. Kaleb now lives in Rock Hill with his wife Kristen and dog Lilly.

Shane Knight

Spartanburg Campus

Shane grew up in Sumter where he accepted Jesus at an early age and got baptized. He started attending NewSpring as a freshman at Clemson University. He began serving at NewSpring and came on staff in 2010. Shane and his wife Mallory have been married since 2010 and have one son named Samuel. Shane is so excited to be the Spartanburg Campus Pastor and to reach people in the city of Spartanburg for Jesus.

Jeremy Haines

Sumter Campus

Jeremy was raised in Houston, TX. He grew up in church, but it wasn’t until he was 21 that he began to fully follow Jesus. This decision marked the beginning of a journey of part and full-time ministry that eventually led to Jeremy joining the NewSpring staff as our Greenwood Next Steps Director in 2013. Jeremy, his wife Jessica, and their entire family can not wait to see what Jesus will do through His Church in Sumter!

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