About Redeemer Church, PCA
Originally from Bluefield, Virginia, Michael Campbell graduated from King College in Bristol, Tennessee. In college, he met Keren, who is originally from the Caribbean island of Saint Vincent; they were married in 1987.
After earning a Master of Divinity degree from Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri, the Campbells moved to Miami, Florida, where Mike worked for five years with Ministries in Action, a non-denominational mission agency focused on the Caribbean Islands and Latin America. In 1997 Mike became the pastor of Pinelands Presbyterian Church, a multi-ethnic church, serving there for seven years.
In 2004, Mike, with Keren and their three children, moved to Jackson where he assumed the role of organizing pastor and then senior pastor of Redeemer Church. Mike has a passion for impacting all people with the truths of the Reformed faith and the life changing power of the gospel.
Steve Lanier is a native of Rome, Georgia and a graduate of Darlington High School and Shorter College, both in Rome. Steve has been involved in Christian ministry for virtually his entire adult life. While completing his college courses, Steve served as a campus missionary with Youth for Christ. It was during this time that he met Sherry Chambers, a native of Atlanta and a graduate of Belhaven University. The two were married in 1977, and moved to Jackson the following year to continue their ministry with Youth for Christ in the local schools and institutions. Steve later earned a Masters of Arts Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Reformed Theological Seminary, creating more avenues to work with teens and their families as a therapist and as a secondary drug and alcohol treatment provider. In 1997, Steve joined the ministry staff of Trinity Presbyterian Church, PCA, as the Director of Outreach & Missions. Presently, Steve continues to minister in Jackson as Assistant to the Pastor at Redeemer Church, PCA. In addition to his responsibilities at Redeemer, Steve serves as an adjunct faculty member at Belhaven University where he teaches Youth Ministry, Teaching Children the Bible, and Kingdom Life classes. Steve and Sherry have one daughter, Mandy, who inherited her parents passion for winning others to Christ by demonstrating God’s love and proclaiming his good news concerning Jesus Christ. Mandy is a graduate of Belhaven University, where she met her husband, Brad Bailey. The Baileys live, work and worship in Hattiesburg, MS, and they have two sons.
Ryan Dean was born and raised in Atlanta, GA, by Christian parents who taught him to know and love the Lord. He attended college at the University of Georgia and graduated in 2003 with a degree in English. It was during his college years that Ryan first began working in the local church and sensing God’s call on his life to ministry. During this time he also met and fell in love with Leslie, whom he married after graduation.
Ryan served Christ Church in Stone Mountain, GA for six years in the areas of Youth and Worship. He received his Master of Divinity degree from Reformed Theological Seminary-Atlanta in June 2009. While in seminary, God began forming in Ryan a heart for multi-ethnic, city-based, Gospel-centered ministry. He and Leslie are delighted that God has given them the opportunity to live out that heart at Redeemer,
Ryan and Leslie are blessed with two sons, Evan and Levi.