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Pastor Hudson Neely

Hudson and his wife Lindzey were both born and raised in Spartanburg. They are Spartanburg High School alumni, and though they didn’t meet until college, their parents only live a few miles from each other. After high school, Hudson went to Furman University in Greenville, where he was a Religion Major. Lindzey was a Math major at the University of South Carolina. They are both avid Gamecock fans.


After college, Hudson attended Princeton Theological Seminary, where he earned a Master of Divinity. While at Princeton, Hudson also attended Rutgers University’s Master of Social Work program. Following his time at Princeton Seminary, Hudson and Lindzey moved to Nashville for Lindzey to study Special Education at Vanderbilt. Hudson worked at the Nashville VA Hospital while completing his Social Work degree at the University of Tennessee.


In the summer of 2008, Hudson joined the staff at Hillsboro Presbyterian Church in Nashville, where he served for eight years. Lindzey was a Special Education teacher at Brentwood Middle School. On Sunday, November 27, 2016, Hudson joined the staff of Tyger River Presbyterian Church as pastor. Lindzey is the founder and director of a Spartanburg non-profit that helps children and families navigate educational and medical obstacles.


Hudson and Lindzey have four fun-loving children (Wilson, Sims, Ruthi, Hal), 8 chickens, and one very tolerant beagle.

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