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Dan Lian to Join Newspring Staff in May

Newspring Church, which is headquartered in Anderson and ranks of the largest in America, is adding a touch of down under to its staff with the hiring of Australian Pastor Dan Lian.

Lian, who has spoken several times at Newspring over the years, will train all of the church’s communicators, including those who preach and lead one of the 15 church campuses across the state. Lian is expected to preach a few times a year and also contribute to Newspring’s weekly FUSE youth services. He is expected to join the staff in May.

Lian has spent the past 15 years in ministry in Australia, including preaching/teaching and leading young adults and communities at CityLife Church in Melbourne. He is married to the to Krista Lian, and they have two children Kaitlyn and Josiah.

Lian will not be a part of senior leadership at Newspring, and is not being hired as a replacement for founding Pastor Perry Noble, who resigned last summer. 

While Newspring attendance has fallen some over the seven months, crowds of more than 24,000 still attend one of the churches 15 campuses across South Carolina each week. Another 8,000 watch the services online. The church budget for 2016 was $49 million.

Newspring began as New Spring Community Church in Anderson 17 years ago, and has grown to one of the largest congregations in the country. Current campuses include Anderson, Aiken, Charleston, Clemson, Columbia, Florence, Greenwood, Greenville, Hilton Head, Lexington, Myrtle Beach, Powdersville, Rock Hill, Spartanburg and Sumter.

A full report of all the ministries and more about the church can be found here.

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