Jeffrey Rankin-
interim pastor

Dr. Jeff Rankin obtained a Bachelor of Music Education and a Master of Education from the University of Southern Mississippi, studying classical guitar and public school administration, respectively. Rankin completed the Master of Divinity, Master of Theology, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees with focused study in the Old Testament and Hebrew at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He taught elementary music in Mississippi and served variously as a music minister, youth minister, and pastor in Louisiana prior to NGU. He enjoys preaching in churches throughout the South Carolina Upstate; composing, performing, and recording music; and spending time with his wife Amy and daughters Hannah and Beka.


amanda patrick-
administrative assistant

Amanda has been a member at Living Way since 2007, when her family joined.  Through the years she has served in media, presentation, sound, and various administrative tasks.  She joined our staff in 2015 after our long-time Administrative Assistant moved.  She has a communications degree from North Greenville University.



Carrie Boyer -
Music Leader

Carrie has been a member of Living Way since 2008 and served in our praise band/music ministry for many years.  She started leading interimly in May 2015 and after a year or so, we just stopped saying "interim."  Carrie leads from the keyboard.  She is married to Jim and they have two children, Sarah and Connor.