The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of South Carolina was organized in 1991 by a grassroots movement of free and faithful Baptists. We are a fellowship of Baptist Christians and churches who share a passion for the Great Commission of Jesus Christ, a commitment to Baptist principles of faith and practice, and heart for missions service.
Who We Are
Our Team & Leadership
Our Coordinator: Rev. Dr. Jay Kieve
Dr. Kieve holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from the Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond, and Master of Theology and Master of Divinity degrees from Duke University Divinity School. His undergraduate degree is from Mercer University. Dr. Kieve served three churches in twenty years of congregational ministry, including First Baptist, Allendale, South Carolina (1999-2005). Present at some of the initial organizational meetings of CBF as a college student, he continued his participation in CBF through state and national leadership roles. Dr. Kieve lives in Anderson with his wife, Melanie, and their two children, Jesse and Emma. He enjoys reading, running, experiencing new restaurants and types of cuisine, and watching soccer.
Disaster Response Coordinator
Before accepting the appointment as Disaster Response Coordinator for CBFSC, Wayne served in a variety of roles including Moderator and Treasurer. He also served on and chaired several committees for CBFSC, as well as serving at the National level of CBF on their Coordinating Council and Governing Board. He has led the Disaster Response efforts of FBC Pendleton, completing over 60 mission trips since hurricane Katrina. Wayne is a deacon, Sunday school teacher, kitchen worker, choir member, and active volunteer/team leader for local mission projects that FBC Pendleton elects to pursue.
The Patterson family moved to Charleston SC in 1976 during the Bicentennial celebration and Wayne taught for 2 years at The Citadel before moving to Clemson in 1978. He retired from Clemson University in 2008 after a 30-year career as a tiger. His Doctoral degree in Business Administration is from the University of Arkansas, and he holds a BS and MA from the University of Alabama.
Debbie was born and raised near Columbia, SC. She is married to Neil Haag and they have one daughter named Maddie. Debbie has worked in various fields, including bookkeeping, insurance