1 Timothy 3:1-7 ESV

The saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task. Therefore an overseer must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not a drunkard, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. He must manage his own household well, with all dignity keeping his children submissive, for if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for God's church?

Ephesians 4:11-16 ESV

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, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ, so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes. Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, ...

Pastor Wayne Stapleton
Erik Junkin
Phil Swantek
Mark Nischik
Marcus Bradley
Desmond Lewis
Pastor Wayne was ordained to the gospel ministry through the North American Baptist Conference in October of 2011 and called to lead Renewal Church on April 1, 2012. His passion is to help people take the next step in their relationship with Jesus Christ so that they can experience the fullness of healing that is available in Christ.
Prior to leading Renewal Church, Pastor Wayne served as an associate pastor at Grace Community Church in Detroit, Michigan from January of 2008 until April 2012 and led spiritual growth by engaging in small groups, men’s ministry, marriage events, and Bible studies. He also developed curriculum for training small group leaders and the teaching of Bible doctrine.
Pastor Wayne graduated cum laude from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in May of 2007. He also earned an MBA from the University of Michigan School of Business and a bachelor in economics and philosophy from the University of Michigan. Prior to seminary, he worked in banking, corporate finance and management consulting. He has been married to his awesome wife Tonja since 1999 and have two great boys, Stephen and Adam.
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Blogs: http://waynestapleton.wordpress.com/ and http://waynestapletonwarroom.wordpress.com

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Eric currently serves as the Elder Chairman at Renewal. He is married to Allison they were married in July of 1994. They are blessed to be parents to 3 great boys. They love to take the family camping and enjoy spending good quality time together. Eric and family have attended Renewal since 2003 becoming members in August of 2004. He grew up attending a nondenominational church and came to faith in the Lord as a teen. He grew up in Warren and graduated from Warren Consolidated Schools. He has spent most of his adult life in Warren as well. He loves the community and connecting people to Jesus. Eric works for Chrysler Group as a Team Leader. He is an Elder and Small Group Leader at Renewal. He enjoys being part of this church and witnessing God move in people’s lives. He is most excited about people putting their faith n Jesus and seeing them living out their lives as His Followers.

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Phil serves as an Elder at Renewal Church. He came to know the Lord when he was in college at Michigan State University in the early 80’s. Through the years he and his wife, Beth, have been involved in several wonderful churches where they continue to grow in faith and the desire to see others know our Savior Jesus Christ. He is passionate about apologetics and defending the faith and have spent many years studying this topic.
Phil serves as a production manager and producer at MCCI, a video production company where we produce television and corporate videos. He has been married to Beth for 23 years and they have two boys in college and a 16 year old daughter and reside in Royal Oak. Phil loves spending time with his family and his favorite place to be is on a lake with a fishing pole.
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Mark currently serves as an Elder at Renewal Church. He came to faith in Jesus Christ as a young man while growing up in a Baptist church in Livonia, MI. He was raised in a multi-cultural Christian household, the grandson of a Ukrainian missionary and church planter who also pastored a church in Detroit. One of Mark’s passions is teaching. He really enjoys helping youth grasp biblical truths for the first time; and then learn how to apply these truths to their own lives.
Mark works as an engineer in the field of automotive construction. He has degrees from Western Michigan University, and Wayne State University. Mark met his beautiful wife Norma in 1994 while working in Mexico. They live in Grosse Pointe with their 2 daughters Debra and Sarah. In his spare time, Mark can be found rowing on the Detroit River, or running by Lake St Clair.

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Marcas Bradley serves as the Worship Arts Band Director and as an Elder at Renewal Church. Marcas is married to his wonderful wife, Kim, and has enjoyed this blessing for almost 20 years. After obtaining his Bachelors Degree from Bowling Green State University in Psychology, he obtained his Masters Degree and Education Specialist Certification from Wayne State University. He later obtained a Clinical Supervision Specialist Certificate and School Counselor License and is also a Licensed Professional Counselor.
Marcas’ primary ministry is his family. Being a husband, father, and son to those in his household is his first calling. Marcas has served in various churches in their music and children’s ministry (greatly enjoying Grace Church Kidstuff), and has 2 Gospel Music CD’s and written several songs on various independent artists’ music projects.
Marcas has 2 sons who God has blessed him with. His hope is to be an example to them, showing them the fruit of the Spirit of God through patience and kindness. Marcas’ driving thought is, “Time + Effort = Caring”. He feels that it is a privilege to be a part of a church that so obviously cares about others in such an intentional manner; a church that focuses on discipling others and assisting in the healing of peoples’ hearts through the Word of God.

For additional information about my music and ministry, click on: www.marcasbradley.com

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Desmond came to a saving knowledge of Christ at the age of nine years old at the Fountain of Truth Missionary Baptist Church in Detroit Michigan. After a few years of inconsistent church attendance he became a consistent member of Baptist Hill Missionary Baptist Church where he served as a Junior Deacon for several years.

Desmond went on to join the US Army at 19 years old and served for three years where he received an Honorable Discharge. During his military service he became a member of Eternal Life Church of the Living God International in Columbus Georgia. At Eternal Life, Desmond served as an Exhorter for a couple of years. After staying in Columbus Desmond decided to come back to Detroit where he would join Strictly Biblical Bible Teaching Ministries Church where he served as a choir member, choir section leader, and trained through the Evangelical Training Association. He served at SBBTM for 10 years.

Desmond later was led to join Renewal Church where he serves in several ministries Worship Arts, Missional Pathway, Prayer Team, and Maintenance. Desmond has seen the negative impact of not using your God-given talents and gifts and hopes to help others fulfill their full potential and to experience a greater understanding of God’s love.

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