Pastors

 

Shawn O’Shields

Senior Pastor
 
Shawn has been the pastor at Renfrew since April of 2008. He was born and raised in Dacusville, SC. He is a graduate of Furman University. Before coming to Renfrew, Shawn has served as pastor, interim pastor, and counselor with several upstate SC churches. Shawn has been married to his wife, Bonnie, for 20 years and they have two children; Elizabeth, who is a student Clemson University and Connor, who attends Pickens Senior High School. Shawn enjoys spending time with his family and their 4 pets as well as working on “antique” cars and trucks. Shawn is passionate about teaching the Word of God and watching as God’s power transforms lives.
 
 

Gary Green

Traditional Worship Pastor
 
Gary Green has been married to his wife Jo Kathy for over 40 years and together have two children, Alan Green and Shannon Birt. They currently live in Marietta, SC
 
Gary enjoys golfing, music, and food preparation. Gary graduated Slater-Marietta high school in 1970 and also attended many music classes and workshops. He has been serving at Renfrew Baptist Church for over 25 years and has been Renfrew’s Worship Pastor for many of those years. Gary’s favorite verses are Phillipians 4: 11, 13, 19.

J. Michael Baker

H2S Youth Pastor/Associate Pastor
 
J. Michael Baker has been married over 14 years to his wife Melissa, and they have two children John Austin and Lauren . He describes his son as full of life and an evangelist from an early age, and his daughter loves to sing which got her the nickname of “La-La”. He lives live Marietta, SC and his hobbies include sports in general, specifically attending Clemson events, golfing and music.
 
He graduated from Travelers Rest High School in 1996, and went on to become a graduate of Liberty HBI 2012 Old & New Testament, Doctrinal Studies and has spent the past 7 years in ministry. He currently assists in leading the Contemporary Service with Rev. Jimmy Harrison.
 
“The first year and a half of ministry was in the streets and impoverished neighborhoods working with Reach One More Ministries. We started in Home Bible studies in those areas. We saw many salvations and much growth in those small house churches we helped to pastor…Then God opened the door to youth pastoring where we still carry much of what God has taught us, in hands on ministry, to this generation. Jesus took his disciples by the hand and walked with them doing ministry…I believe in order to train this generation to follow they must go with us on the journey and see the truth through our witness in the world not just behind a pulpit. It is an honor to serve Him…and Love student to Christ!” – Michael
 
2 Timothy 1v7 “God has not given us a spirit of fear but of Power and of Love and of Sound Mind.”

Jimmy Harrison

JAM Kids Pastor
 
Jimmy and his wife Jessica live in Marietta SC. with their daughter Adalyn. God called him before he graduated high school with a love for ministering to children. He graduated from Travelers Rest High School in 2006, is a Certified Biblical Counselor, and has been in ministry for over 6 years now. He also assists along with Rev. Michael Baker in teaching in the Contemporary Worship services.
 

His life verse is 1 Peter 2:9 – But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.

Joshua Griffin

Contemporary Worship/Middle School Pastor
 
Joshua Griffin is married to Kimberly, and together they have a son, Hunter and a daughter, Riley Ann.
 
Josh and Kim live in Greenville, Josh attended Travelers Rest High School, graduating in 2004. He has attended North Greenville University and is continuing his education in Christian Studies. Josh has been in ministry for 9 years.