Keith Kelly was born in SC. Whether ministering to local non-churched families and individuals or riding around as a law enforcement chaplain, Pastor Keith absolutely loves having the opportunity to serve God in Greer once again. Keith is careful to give all glory and honor to God. After all, as he says, “it’s all about Jesus anyway!”
While His Vineyard’s ministerial reach is far, Keith considers his wife Debbie and their three sons to be his most important assignment from God.
Chris Kinard was born and raised in Westminster, SC. Growing up, Chris has had the opportunity to lead worship throughout the Carolinas and Georgia—from summer camps to youth retreats, men’s conferences to Sunday services. Likewise, Chris has served as His Vineyard’s Worship Leader since our first service in 2005. For Chris, worship is a lifestyle. As such, Chris strives to give all glory to God as he continues to grow in grace.
Chris, his wife Sallie, and their two young daughters currently reside in Lyman.
Pastor Allen Elder is a native of Greer, SC. He grew up in the Greer and Duncan area. He has served Southern Baptist Churches in South Carolina for 30 years. He is a graduate of James F. Byrnes High School, Spartanburg Community College, and Newburgh Bible College. Allen is also a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He has a passion for training church leaders as pastors, deacons, and as faithful church members. His single-minded focus is the Great Commission to make disciples of all nations.
Allen and Connie met in the tenth grade at Byrnes High School in 1976. They were married in 1985. Connie is employed with District Five Schools where she works in the computer lab at Berry Shoals Intermediate School. She has also coached girls sports within the district. They are the parents of three sons, Trey, Blake, and Scott. Their home is in Startex, SC.
Derek is 35 years old and is a lifelong resident of this area. He and his wife Julie have 3 children, Caroline, Carsyn and Carter. He has previously served as Youth Pastor at Jackson Baptist Church in Wellford, SC.
It is the firm conviction of your pastor and leadership that God has called him to serve in this capacity for a time such as this. Certainly, a new day dawns for our Student Ministry and we rejoice in it!
Sallie Kinard was born and raised in SC. Before becoming His Vineyard’s Minister to Children, Sallie taught math at D.R. Hill Middle School for eight years. Using her experience with young people, Sallie has a passion for building relationships with children and teaching them about the love of Jesus Christ. Sallie especially loves teaching children about the role and importance of worship in their relationships with Christ.
Sallie, along with her husband Chris and their two daughters, currently lives in Lyman.
Shannon Watson is a native of Greer, SC. Shannon has a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and seeks to rebuild broken lives and families from the inside out through awakening and fostering a relationship with Jesus Christ. He specializes in helping men recover from addictions to sex and pornography. Shannon is passionate about men’s ministry, having served the last nine years at local churches, working with their men to foster spiritual growth and build their ministry to men. Shannon, along with his wife andfour children currently live in Greer.
Born and raised in Montana, Cris Arterburn accepted the Lord as her savior at summer camp, around the time she was in the sixth grade. Cris has been a member of His Vineyard since our doors first opened in 2005, serving as Ministry Assistant since 2006. Other than serving as a vocalist on our Praise Team, Cris also enjoys sharing her love for Jesus and worshiping with C.H.A.O.S. (His Vineyard’s youth group).
Cris and her husband Mark live in Greer with their twin boys.