Ronald “Dee” Vaughan, Pastor
803.798.7325 ext. 223
Dr. Ronald “Dee” Vaughan became St. Andrews’ Senior Pastor in December 2011. He is a native of Greenville, SC and is a graduate of Furman University (B.A.) and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div. and D.Min.). “Dee,” as he is known to most people, has served as a student minister, a campus ministry intern, a hospital chaplain, a fire department chaplain, and, since 1982, has served as senior pastor of five congregations. Dee is married to Linda, a native of Gaffney and a graduate of Furman University. Linda teaches adult education for Lexington School District 2. The Vaughans are parents of three children; Elizabeth Davison, a special education teacher, wife of Pastor Josh Davison, and mother of Liam, Creighton, and Josiah, the Vaughan’s amazing grandsons. Josh and his wife, Jen, live in Charlotte, NC where they both practice physical therapy. Andrew is a student at Midlands Technical College and works at Fatz Café in Irmo.
Preaching is Dee’s passion. He loves to present messages in unique and creative ways. You might see him wearing a backpack full of rocks, carrying a piece of rope, or portraying a child speaking to parents.
Dee enjoys sharing his ministry through writing. He has written over one hundred adult Bible study lessons for Lifeway Christian Resources and has published sacred drama and worship resources. In 2015, Dee published his first book, “The Stories of My Life,” a collection of personal experiences that have taught him about God and the art of living. A second book, “Seeing in the Dark: Biblical Meditations for People Dealing with Depression” will be published by Smyth and Helwys in 2017. Dee is also in the process of publishing a third book, “Messages from Mayberry,” a collection of spiritual life lessons taken from Dee’s favorite episodes of The Andy Griffith Show.
Dee has taught religion classes at Anderson University, pastoral care courses at the T. Walter Brashier Graduate School at North Greenville University, and continuing education courses for pastors at the Thomas Herrington Bible Institute in Honduras.
Musically, Dee enjoys playing the guitar and banjo. He recently recorded a collection of songs he’s written through the years, “Singing in the Key of Dee” as a gift to his children and grandchildren. Dee has a passion for coaching people who are seeking a more abundant life in Christ. He loves to serve at St. Andrews because “I have a front row seat to see God do amazing things.”