We believe that true rest is found only as we find ourselves trusting in the rest God provides through Jesus Christ.  It is a rest from attempting to find our approval and identity in things other than God Himself.  God sent Jesus into the world, not to condemn the world, but to rescue it from such false attempts.  Our worship, teaching, and relationships are all designed to communicate that message of true rest.   


We need community.  God created community as a place where we grow to trust Him in loving others.  When we find our ultimate rest in the full satisfaction we have before God through Christ's work on our behalf, then we have a new confidence to move into relationship with others.  Even difficult relationships become relationships where grace, forgiveness, and mercy can be evident because we are no longer finding our identity in the relationship but in Christ.  


Rest and restoration lead to pursuing renewal.  We believe that the good news of Jesus is so good that those changed by God's grace can't contain it in themselves.  Nor are they meant to.  We are a church that wants to serve Travelers Rest, our great State of South Carolina, and the whole world with the message that God has given us about His plan of renewing all things.     


Gospel focus

We believe that people flourish within the safety of God’s love. Everything we do seeks to proclaim the good news of God’s unrelenting pursuit of sinners through Jesus Christ.

Joyful worship

We believe people flourish when they know and experience the greatness of God. Our services, preaching, music, outreach, and community life offer regular opportunities to worship God and respond in gratitude to His love.



We believe that people flourish when sins, weaknesses, and needs are confessed. Jesus loves us and is eager to care for us without condemnation. Because of this, we learn to love as He loves us and can be vulnerable in corporate safety.


Caring community

We believe that people flourish when they are cared for, loved, and known by their community. We provide an environment of counsel, support, and prayer, as it is a privilege to care for one another. We accept this responsibility with joy.

Cultural engagement

We believe that as people saved by grace, we have a joyful responsibility to share the gospel across the Upstate and the world.  The gospel speaks to all cultures, and we pursue effective communication to a diverse population with diverse needs.

Courageous generosity

We believe that people flourish when they contribute to the well-being of others with their time, money, and talents. We encourage our community to respond to the gospel by returning boldly and cheerfully what God has given them.

Pursuing justice & mercy

We believe that God’s kingdom is characterized by peace, justice, mercy, and freedom. We pursue the renewal of the world—both individually and institutionally— through advocacy, prayer, and repentance.

Three Foundational Principles of the PCA

Redeemer Presbyterian Church, being a congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA), reaffirms its commitment to the founding principles of the PCA:

1. To be true to the Scriptures as the only infallible, inerrant rule of faith and practice.

2. To be faithful to the Reformed faith as the most accurate summary of the doctrine taught in Scripture.

3. To be obedient to the great commission of the Lord Jesus Christ.

The Constitution of the PCA

Redeemer Presbyterian Church affirms its commitment to the Constitution of the Presbyterian Church in America which consists of:

1. The Westminster Confession of Faith, together with the Larger and Shorter Catechisms 

2. The Book of Church Order of the Presbyterian Church in America

(The Scriptures give authoritative oversight to the constitution.)



 Redeemer is a congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA).