Providence Baptist Church, Johnston, SC

"To all who are lonely and seek fellowship,
To all who are weary and seek strength,
To all who have sinned and seek forgiveness,
May this place be for you the House of God."


The Beginning:

On Wednesday, April 10, 1974, a group of believers met in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Bennie Willing for prayer service. At this meeting, plans were made for the group to hold Sunday services at the American Legion Building in Johnston, South Carolina. That initial service had seventy-six (76) present.

After the first meetings, worship services were held at the Presbyterian Church in Trenton, South Carolina, which was vacant at the time. It was decided that the youth of the church would be allowed to name the new church. They selected Providence Baptist Church.

Providence Baptist Church was officially constituted on June 30, 1974, as a Southern Baptist Church with membership in the Edgefield Baptist Association and the South Carolina Baptist Convention. Reverend Lon Knight brought the message on this occasion. Providence Baptist Church was founded with one hundred-four (104) charter members.

Present Grounds and Buildings:

In May, 1975, the Church purchased 12 acres of land located on Highway 191, just outside Johnston, South Carolina, as a site for a new church building. A ground breaking service was held on the new site in August of 1977. The sanctuary building was completed in February, 1978. The dedication service was held on March 19, 1978. Rev. Kenneth Tompkins, Rev. Lanier Singleton, and Rev. Phillip Norwood conducted the service.

On October 11, 1992, a ground breaking ceremony was held at the site to initiate the construction of a new education building and fellowship hall. The new building was largely built with volunteer work by the Church congregation. The new education building was dedicated on June 28, 1998.

Church Pastors:

In the years following the Church's organization, we have been privledged to have seven outstanding pastors. They are:

Contact Us

1701 Hwy 191
Johnston, SC 29832


Pastor: Rev Brian Hipp

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