Pastoral Team

Doug Moister, Pastor

Doug Moister serves as a full time pastor at the Renew Community. He serves as the lead Shepherd to Renew, oversees and leads the House Church Shepherds, worship leaders and Renew Families. He and his wife Mear accepted the call to come on staff with Renew in 2011. Today, besides his pastoral and preaching duties with Renew, Doug is a theology nerd, a life long learner, and an enthusiastic ice hockey official. Doug and Mear enjoy spending time with their kids and thanking God for all He has done and continues to do in the community.

J.R. Briggs, Pastor

J.R. Briggs, along with his wife Megan, stepped out and led a team of people in 2008 to start a Jesus community with a vision to unleash fresh expressions and fresh extensions of the kingdom of God throughout Southeastern PA. He is the Cultural Cultivator of Renew, leads the elder team, spearheads the teaching responsibilities in the gatherings and oversees the big-picture vision of the church. 

In addition to working closely with Doug in shepherding Renew, J.R. started Kairos Partnerships, a ministry focused on serving, equipping and caring for pastors, church planters and kingdom leaders locally and around the country. He graduated from Taylor University and spent time studying at Jerusalem University College. He also received his masters degree from Biblical Theological Seminary. 

J.R. likes to read compelling books, work out, watch Michigan football, cheer for the Phillies, spend quality time in his canoe and play wiffle ball  with his family in the backyard. He and Megan have two boys, Carter and Bennett, and live in the heart of the borough of Lansdale.

Elder Team

Tim Culp

Dennis Brice

Duane Freed



Sam & Erin Class

Fianacial Administrator & Administrative Assistant