Our Mission

We want to see the Upstate saturated with spirit-filled churches. This world needs the church now more than ever and The Branch is here to serve our community.

It doesn’t matter if its our church or the church down the street, our goal is to make Heaven as crowded as possible. 


Mission Statement

“We exist to unite the community through the Gospel of Jesus Christ by providing opportunities to grow in our relationships, both with one another and with Him, and to fulfill the Word of God through our interactions with everyone we meet.”

Our Vision

Finding Purpose Through Service, it’s our desire to give our members a sense of purpose by serving the community through the love of Christ.

Simply attending service is wonderful, but our desire is to do more for building the Kingdom of God. There is something powerful and fulfilling from working alongside others to help a world that is hurting.

TBCC wants to create a generation of church builders.

Our Team

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Jared & Lyndi Smith

Jared & Lyndi have felt a calling to the Greenville, SC area for over ten years, to become “church builders” and to help see this area grow and explode with spirit-filled churches.
Jared graduated from McNeese State in Lake Charles, Louisiana in 2007 and has worked in many churches since then – serving under visionary leadership as a Pastoral Assistant, Campus Pastor, Student Pastor, and Associate Pastor. Jared has felt his calling to ministry from a young age and has a very deep love for church and is a true nerd at heart. Jared serves The Branch as Lead Pastor.
Lyndi was born and raised in DeQuincy, Louisiana. She has sat under some of the greatest pastors and prayer warriors of this generation and has developed a love and appreciation for studying and teaching the Word of God. She has a gifting for design and creativity! She is relatable, great at counseling, loving people, and making them feel valued with purpose. Lyndi has never met a stranger. Lyndi serves The Branch as Pastor.
They have three children – Tristan, Emma, and Kate.
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Brandon & Reece Altom

Brandon & Reece have the desire and calling to build and expand the kingdom of God throughout the Greenville community. They share this desire and calling along with Jared & Lyndi for the city of Greenville, SC. Both Brandon and Reece were born and raised in the Greenville/Anderson area. 
Brandon is a graduate of Clemson University and has been involved in many aspects of ministry. He has a love and talent for music and has served as a Worship Leader/Music Minister for 15 plus years and has also taught Sunday School and been a Student Pastor for the last 5 years. He loves to find the humor in life, and enjoys making people laugh. Brandon serves The Branch as Music Director and Pastor
Reece grew up with a Christian education and was a YMCA head counselor for several years. She loves connecting with people and all things music, most recently using her gifts for leading worship as a highly anointed Praise and Worship leader. She is very empathetic, caring and radiates with love and light. Reece serves The Branch as Worship Pastor.
They have two children – Bex and Maely.

What We Believe...


Simply put, The Branch believes that we should be born of the Water and of the Spirit.

Acts 2:38 gives us the plan of salvation –REPENTENCE, BAPTISM (in the name of Jesus), and HOLY GHOST infilling!

Salvation is something we are all striving towards and we are all at different stages in our relationship with Him.

Ultimately, we just want to draw closer to Him and receive every blessing he has for us!

About GOD

JESUS and GOD are ONE.

The Bible explains the mystery of God in 1 Timothy 3:16 where it says, “…God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.”

TBCC believes that Jesus is God made flesh and emphasize that our salvation comes through Him alone!


Every person has a unique walk with God – and we should all strive to be drawing closer to Him every day.

The Branch strives to focus on each individual’s spiritual relationship and how we can be more sensitive to the way that God is shaping our lives every day.

The Branch is just as much your church as it is our church, and we invite you to spiritually grow with us!