Our Lead Pastor

Aaron Kennedy serves as our Lead Pastor. His parents, Greg and Deana Kennedy founded Opendoor Church in 1986, and in 2015 transitioned the leadership of the church to Aaron. Since the very beginning, Opendoor has seen tremendous growth and impact in the community with a focus on reaching out to those who do not know God personally and building relationships through Small Groups.

Aaron has a deep passion for leading people to become all God created them to be. His leadership has helped Opendoor Church to become a church known for genuine teaching, authentic faith, and passionate worship.

Aaron and his wife Lauren have two children and live in the Greenville area where Opendoor Church began.

  • Nikki Bailey  

    Education, Kids, Facilites

    Nikki serves as the director of Opendoor Kids, Opendoor Education, and Facilities. Nikki has an incredible heart for children and creating welcoming environments that encourage their spiritual and educational growth in our Weekday Education and Weekend Services.

  • Haley Baker  


    Haley serves in the area of Admin support and is often the first face you'll see if you come to the Opendoor Church Office. Haley's attention to detail ensures that each guest to Opendoor is connected and made to feel welcome.

  • Miranda Braden  


    Serving on the Opendoor Kids team and helping write curriculum for the kids program is a dream come true for Miranda, especially being able to love and teach children about Jesus. Her passion for the kids of Opendoor help her lead many Dream Teamers to impact every child we serve.

  • Tyler Braden  


    Tyler oversees our Opendoor Youth ministry for 6-12 grade. Pastor Tyler's passion for the next generation drives him to lead incredible teams that create environments where students can know God and find freedom.

  • Teresa Butrum    

    Executive Assistant to Aaron Kennedy

    Teresa is the executive assistant to our Lead Pastor Aaron Kennedy and feels she has a grace on her life to make his easier. Not only is she gifted administratively, but her care and concern for the people of Opendoor Church help her serve the purpose and vision of the church.

  • Michael Chandler   

    Communication, Growth Track, Production, IT

    Michael serves as an Associate Pastor and oversees several departments including: Communication, Growth Track, Production, and IT. Pastor Michael also serves as part of our Weekend Services teaching team and has a heart to see people discover their God-given purpose.

  • John Conway

    John serves as an Associate Pastor and is part of our Weekend Services teaching team. Pastor John's incredible gifting at communication and his passion to see people come to know Jesus brings a vital piece of our teaching team.

  • Josh Harrison  

    Accounting, Worship

    Josh serves in both our Accounting and Worship departments. A natural learner, he daily serves within the various accounting needs of the church as well as the music needs of each Weekend Service. His role on the Worship Team allows him to help lead all our Worship teams.

  • Scott Himmelfarb  

    Accounting, Dream Team

    Scott brings years of experience to the leadership of the Accounting department as well as the Dream Team. His desire to empower people and see them fulfill their God-given purpose makes him an incredible addition to the team as Dream Team coordinator.

  • Deana Kennedy  

    Co-founding Pastor

    Deana has served with her husband, Greg, for decades, and now considers it an honor to serve with her son, Aaron. If responsibility were a job, Pastor Deana would have an ever-increasing amount of titles. She currently oversees Pastoral Care as well as all Mission Trips.

  • Greg Kennedy  

    Co-founding Pastor

    Greg founded Opendoor Church in 1986 and has served the Greenville area faithfully for decades. It was one of his greatest joys to pass the leadership of the church to his son, Aaron. Now Pastor Greg serves as a key part of our Apostolic Elders providing wise counsel and advice.

  • Joy Kimbril  


    Every day in Joy’s work of managing the church’s accounting involves new challenges to overcome. But her attention to detail and her care and concern for the people of Opendoor Church make her a great addition to our team in the area of Accounting.

  • Megan Holland  


    Megan cares deeply for every person who calls Opendoor home and her love to capture and share the stories of Opendoor make her a natural part of the Communication department. We love sharing what God is doing in our church and Megan helps make that happen!

  • Seth Pierce  

    Production, IT

    Seth’s role at Opendoor is two-fold: he leads all of the live production elements in our Weekend Services and oversees our IT department. Seth loves getting to find new and innovative ways to further the cause of Christ through technology and production.

  • Gina Robinson  

    Women, Young Adults, Small Groups

    Gina serves as an Associate Pastor, overseeing Small Groups, Opendoor Women, and Opendoor Young Adults. Pastor Gina thrives on seeing people in authentic community. She loves connecting with the people of Opendoor and seeing them find freedom in Small Groups.

  • Miriam Wamer  


    Being the Worship Pastor at Opendoor Church is an honor and blessing for Pastor Miriam, and she believes that there is nothing more powerful and beautiful than the Church worshiping Jesus. Miriam also serves as the Principal for Opendoor School.