Our Elders



 Jeff Porter

Lead Pastor

Jeff and his wife, Amber, moved to Arden in 2006. They have three sons, Canaan, Jordan, and Judah.  Jeff graduated with his M.Div. from Gardner-Webb University School of Divinity in 2006. At Redeemer, Jeff is the primary preaching elder and oversees the discipleship ministries of the church. He enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking (and eating!) and playing with his kids.



 Nathan Renfro


Nathan was born and has spent most of his life in Asheville. He has also lived in Boston, Charlotte (where he met his wife Erin), and Thessaloniki, Greece (where he and Erin served as missionaries). In 2006 he returned to Asheville and has since been blessed with four wonderful children. Nathan holds a M.Div. from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and leads the Biblical Counseling Ministry at Redeemer. He loves to serve the church through counseling to see hurting people come to experience the life transforming power of the gospel of Jesus Christ. In his spare time he enjoys fly fishing, CrossFit and traveling.




Greg Hostetler


Greg and his wife, Lisa, have lived in the Asheville area since 2002 and have three children. Jared is married and living in Raleigh, NC; Jenna is married and works as an English tutor in the Middle East; and Anna is married and is in college at UNC. Greg was drawn to Christ in High School. He holds a Master’s in Music from the University of SC. He desires to help all develop a passion for giving God the glory He so rightly deserves. Greg enjoys hiking and spending time with his wonderful family, especially his new granddaughter.