Growing As a Community of Grace

 We value authenticity, humility, and forgiveness in our relationships with one another. Diversity is a strength to be celebrated and nurtured through grace-filled and open relationships with one another. We want our Fellowship to embody the grace and forgiveness offered by Christ.

 Faithfulness to the Great Commission and Great Commandments of Jesus is a continuing process of discovery rather than a point of destination. Strengthening of our relationships with one another is essential to our deepening in relationship with Christ.

Mission statements and definitions

Women and Men Participating Together

We believe that in Christ’s family there can be no division. Our Baptist tradition is rooted in a deep respect of God’s freedom to call, equip, and use women and men equally. Our movement intentionally invites the full participation of all persons.

Nurture Spiritual Development

We seek to be a movement of spiritual depth rooted and growing in an environment of an educational and experiential following of Jesus. We recognize and honor God’s presence in both the routine and exceptional aspects of our life together.

Encourage Congregations to Thrive

Thriving congregations are defined by their faithfulness to the gospel of Jesus Christ and exist with a variety of sizes, budgets, and buildings. We help congregations value their own identity and giftedness within God’s kingdom. We assist congregations on their journey toward health and inspire them with a passion for the ministry of Jesus Christ.

Value Collaborative and Innovative Ministry and Missions

We value cooperation and partnerships rooted in humility and shared values. They build our relationships with one another and enable us to more effectively engage in ministry and missions. We respect the meaningful aspects of our traditions and Baptist heritage and we value exploration and innovation that enable us to communicate the Gospel in ways that are powerful and meaningful in our contemporary context.

 

Our Coordinating Council 2020-2021

These are the committees as assigned to serve from July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021. Click on a committee to see the members. 

Officers

Moderator: Matt King, MC
Augusta Road Baptist, Greenville

Moderator Elect: Jennifer McClung Rygg, FC
FBC Pendleton

Past Moderator: Cheryl Patterson, FL
FBC Pendleton

Treasurer: Dave Strum. ML
Eau Claire Baptist, Columbia

Secretary: Judith Myers, FC
Emmanuel Baptist Fellowship, Lexington

Assistant Treasurer: Jim Catoe, ML
Belmont Baptist, Columbia

FL: Female Laity
FC: Female Clergy
ML: Male Laity
MC: Male Clergy

Administrative Council

Matt King, Moderator, MC
Augusta Road Baptist, Greenville

Jennifer McClung Rygg, Moderator Elect, FC
FBC Pendleton

Cheryl Patterson, Past Moderator, FL
FBC Pendleton

Dave Strum, Treasurer, ML
Eau Claire Baptist Church, Columbia

Judith Myers, Secretary FC
Emmanuel Baptist Fellowship, Lexington

Jim Catoe, Assistant Treasurer, ML
Belmont Baptist Church, Columbia

Pam Muise, Advancement, FL
Remnants Church, Myrtle Beach

Jeff Pethel, Congregational Life, MC
The Baptist Church of Beaufort

Debbie Dantzler, Finance, FL
Palmetto Missionary Baptist Church, Conway

Tony Vincent, General Assembly, MC
Trinity Baptist Church, Seneca

Shane Patrick, Leadership Development, MC
FBC Lake City

Tony Hopkins, Missions, MC
FBC Greenwood

Elizabeth Nance-Coker, Nominating, FC
Lakeview Baptist Church, Camden

Richard Dantzler, Personnel, MC
Palmetto Missionary Baptist Church, Conway

Beth McConnell, At Large, FC
Kathwood Baptist Church, Columbia

Dan Freemyer, At Large, MC
Providence Church, Daniel Island

Staff Liaison: Jay Kieve, Coordinator, MC
Boulevard Baptist Church, Anderson

Staff Liaison: Lane Riley, Associate Coordinator, FL
FBC Greenwood

Staff Liaison: Wayne Patterson, DR Coordinator, ML
FBC Pendleton

FL: Female Laity
FC: Female Clergy
ML: Male Laity
MC: Male Clergy

Finance Committee

Debbie Dantzler, Chair, FL
Palmetto Missionary Baptist Church, Conway

Tom Moore, ML
FBC Greenwood

Chip Howard, ML
Augusta Road Baptist Church, Greenville

Frank Tedards, ML
Earle Street Baptist Church, Greenville

John Roy, MC
Pelham Road Baptist Church , Greenville

Suzanne Ringer, FC
Oakland Baptist Church, Rock Hill

Treasurer: Dave Strum, Ex-officio, ML
Eau Claire Baptist Church, Columbia

Assistant Treasurer: Jim Catoe, Ex-officio, ML
Belmont Baptist Church, Columbia

Moderator: Matt King, Ex-officio, MC
Augusta Road Baptist Church, Greenville

Staff Liaison: Jay Kieve, Coordinator, MC
Boulevard Baptist Church, Anderson

Nominating Committee

Elizabeth Nance-Coker, Chair, FC
Lakeview Baptist Church, Camden

Jeremiah Childers, MC
Inman FBC

Brett Patterson, MC
FBC Piedmont

Nancy Brown, FL
Kathwood Baptist Church, Columbia

Chris Liles, MC
FBC Anderson

Past Moderator: Cheryl Patterson, Ex-officio
FL, FBC Pendleton

Staff Liaison: Jay Kieve, Coordinator, MC
Boulevard Baptist Church, Anderson

 

Personnel Committee

Chair: Richard Dantzler, MC
Palmetto Missionary Baptist, Conway

Christine Powell Kellett, FC
Augusta Heights, Greenville

Paul Moore, MC
Inman FBC

Rickey Letson, MC
FBC Laurens

Sarah Rettew, FL
Boulevard Baptist Church Church,
Anderson

Danny Garnett, MC
St. Andrews Baptist Church, Columbia

Moderator: Matt King, Ex-officio, MC
Augusta Road Baptist Church, Greenville

Staff Liaison: Jay Kieve, Coordinator, MC,
Boulevard Baptist Church, Anderson

FL: Female Laity
FC: Female Clergy
ML: Male Laity
MC: Male Clergy

Advancement Committee

Pam Muise, Chair, FL
Remnants Church, Myrtle Beach

Beverly Psomas, FL
FBC Greenwood

Sue Cornell, FL
Timberlake Baptist Church, Myrtle Beach

Matt Johnson, MC
Fernwood Baptist Church, Spartanburg

Joel Dale, MC
FBC Pageland

Bryan Adams, ML
Metanoia

Moderator: Matt King, Ex-officio, MC,
Augusta Road Baptist Church, Greenville

Staff Liaison: Jay Kieve, Coordinator, MC
Boulevard Baptist Church, Anderson

FL: Female Laity
FC: Female Clergy
ML: Male Laity
MC: Male Clergy

Congregational Life Committee

Chair: Jeff Pethel, MC
The Baptist Church of Beaufort

Zach Derr, MC
FBC Aiken

Jack Younts, MC
New Hope Christian Fellowship, W. Cola.

Gail Hornsby, FL
Greenlawn Baptist Church, Columbia

Anna Kate Stephenson, FC
FBC Orangeburg

Tom Hallman, ML,
FBC Aiken

Moderator: Matt King, Ex-officio, MC
Augusta Road Baptist Church, Greenville

Staff Liaison: Jay Kieve, Coordinator, MC
Boulevard Baptist Church, Anderson

Staff Liaison: Lane Riley, Associate Coordinator, FL
FBC Greenwood

FL: Female Laity
FC: Female Clergy
ML: Male Laity
MC: Male Clergy

 

General Assembly Committee

Chair: Tony Vincent, MC
Trinity Baptist Church, Seneca

Bill Stanfield, MC
Metanoia

Adair Rogers, FC
FBC Laurens

Chris Cottingham, MC
FBC Pendleton

Shirra Ward, FL
Palmetto Missionary Baptist Church, Conway

Moderator: Matt King, Ex-officio, MC
Augusta Road Baptist Church, Greenville

Staff Liaison: Debbie Haag, Office Manager, FL

FL: Female Laity
FC: Female Clergy
ML: Male Laity
MC: Male Clergy

 

Leadership Development Committee

Chair: Shane Patrick, MC
Lake City FBC

Marjorie Avent, FC
Providence Church, Daniel Island

Stacy Brown, FL
Metanoia

Kendra Plating, FC
FBC Greenville

Debbie Pethel, FL
The Baptist Church of Beaufort

Katrina Reaves, FC
Palmetto Missionary Baptist Church, Conway

Moderator: Matt King, Ex-officio, MC
Augusta Road Baptist Church, Greenville

Staff Liaison: Jay Kieve, Coordinator, MC
Boulevard Baptist Church, Anderson

Staff Liaison: Lane Riley, Associate Coordinator, FL
FBC Greenwood

FL: Female Laity
FC: Female Clergy
ML: Male Laity
MC: Male Clergy