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About Us Gethsemane Baptist Church is a missions minded independent baptist church located on the west side of Greenville, South Carolina, at 107 Gethsemane Drive. We exist to glorify our God by magnifying Christ in all that we do, unifying the body together, and multiplying ourselves in the world. Our pastor, Brian Harr, and his family have been faithfully serving the Greenville community since 1986.  He has served at Gethsemane for over 6 years as deacon and deacon chairman and assumed the position of pastor when our pastor emeritus, Dr. Ron Gatlin, retired as full-time pastor of our church September, 2016. The church has varied ministries for children, youth, and adults of every age. A complete listing of our church ministries can be found under the About Us page. Come and enjoy the fellowship as we study God’s precious Word together.   Contact Us Church Phone: 864.269.6400  Mailing Address:  PO Box 4597 Greenville, SC 29608 E-Mail Address: [email protected] Where We Are: 107 Gethsemane Dr. Greenville, SC 29611 You can also listen to the preaching and teaching ministries of Gethsemane Baptist Church via the radio and internet.  The Voice of Gethsemane radio program can be heard on several radio stations and the internet.  Be sure to check out the Voice of Gethsemane and Hearth of Gethsemane pages under the “Broadcasts” tab on this website for additional information and audio records of these programs. You can also find other sermons by Pastor Brian Harr and other special services of the Gethsemane Baptist Church by clicking the “Sermons” link under the “Broadcasts” tab. Call or e-mail for more information. We look forward to seeing you at one of our services.
Dianne Mae Catapang
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Wrenn Memorial Baptist Church is an Independent Baptist Church, holding to the fundamentals of the faith. Below is a listing of our basic beliefs. There is One God displayed through three persons: The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. God created all things for His glory. God made man in His image as the principle point of Creation. Man used the free will given to him by God to choose to disobey and sin against God. Man’s sin separated him from God forever. God made the way for man to return to Him by sending His only Son, Jesus Christ, God in flesh. Virgin born, without the taint of original sin, Christ lived a sinless life and died as the perfect sacrifice to pay for our sin. Jesus remained dead and in the tomb for three days and nights and was resurrected by the power of God on the third day. Jesus appeared first to His disciples and then to over five hundred people at one time, proving the reality of His resurrection. Forty days after His resurrection, Jesus ascended to heaven where He now sits at the right hand of God the Father making intercession for those who put their faith in Him. Christ will return one day in bodily form as King of Kings and Lord of Lords, to receive His Church unto Himself. At His return He will begin a thousand year reign on earth after which time the enemy Satan will be cast into hell as will all those who do not repent and put their faith in Jesus Christ. We believe the Holy Bible to be the very words of God “God breathed,” infallible, and complete. We believe Scripture teaches that hell is a literal place of fire and torment prepared for the devil and his angels but will also include those who reject Jesus Christ. There are two ordinances of the Church: Baptism by emersion and is to be partaken in only after a person has received Christ as Savior. The Lord’s Supper, which is a reminder of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. We are Baptistic in doctrine, holding to the historical Baptist distinctives: 1) The Supreme Authority of the Bible, 2)Believer’s Baptism, 3)Local Church Autonomy, 4)Preaching and Evangelism, 5)Separation of Church and State.
Dianne Mae Catapang
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Histroy of Wrenn Memorial Baptist Church Wrenn Memorial Bapist Church had it's beginnings with the organization of Northside Baptist Church in January, 1939. The founding Pastor was the Reverend Dallas Mathis. The 55 charter members began meeting in a tent and construction was begun on what would be the first of five different church buildings built during the church history. Rev. Mathis pastored until July of that same year. The Reverend John N. Wrenn, a minister of 29 years, accepted the pastorate in August, 1939. Eventually the church was expanded by addition of a second floor. Later in 1940's a two story addition was built on the rear of the church. After the Sunday evening service in January 1958, a fire destroyed all of the church buildings. Immediately after the fire, steps were taken to build a modern new church complete with air-conditioning. Meeting in temporary facilities the congregation voted to change the name of the church from Northside to Wrenn Memorial, in honor of the Pastor. Pastor Wrenn faithfully served the church during the following years. Other improvements such as the addition of a Fellowship Building and paving of the parking lots were accomplished. In June 1964, at the age of 84, Pastor Wrenn suffered a heart attack and six days later went home to be with the Lord. A newspaper article from the early 1960's quotes Pastor Wrenn, "I have conducted 3,166 funerals," he said "I have baptized 3,104. I have held 286 revival meetings in South Carolina Baptist Churches and I have preached over 19,000 times." Pastor Wrenn had preached in Greenville for 53 years and was still preaching regularly till his home going. Reverend John Everhart was appointed Interim Pastor and in September 1964 was ordained into the ministry and became the third Pastor of Wrenn Memorial Baptist Church. Under Pastor Everhart the church continued to grow and adjoining properties were purchased to accommodate additional parking needs and church expansion. In late 1970 the church voted to build a new 400-seat facility and renovate the existing building. The old building would be used for additional class rooms. Many items from the old building were moved to the new, including 26 pews, pulpit furniture, piano, organ, top portion of the steeple and the four porch columns. The first service in the present church was in August, 1971. From the beginning Wrenn Memorial was known as a church that enjoyed singing the Gospel message. A youth choir was organized in 1975 and recorded a record in 1976. In 1978 a second adult choir was formed called the Jubilee Choir. This choir recorded two records. In January 1985 an organization meeting was held to form an AWANA Chapter. The first AWANA service was held in March of that year with 126 present.  The AWANA Program continues from September to April each year. Wrenn Memorial Baptist Church celebrated 30 years of the AWANA Ministry in 2015. Pastor Everhart retired after 35 years of service and the church called Brother Robbie Robertson as the fourth Pastor. Pastor Robertson served the church from 1999 till 2006. Under his ministry the church purchased additional property and built a Recreational Building which is a blessing to the AWANA Program as well as other activities. Much needed repairs to the church and Mission House were performed as well as other projects which enhanced our ministry. Pastor Robertson accepted the pastorate of Trinity Baptist in Pelzer, South Carolina in 2006. Pastor Emeritus John Everhart came out of retirement to serve as Interim Pastor for two years. In 2008 Wrenn Memorial Baptist called the Reverend Jim Duncan as Pastor.   Under Pastor Duncan’s leadership the church has paid off all its debts, remodeled the kitchen to enhance fellowship and special events, and greatly increased the missions budget.  At this time our church is moving forward under his leadership and looking forward to see what God will do as we await the soon coming of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Dianne Mae Catapang
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     Powdersville Community Church began with the strong belief that lost people really matter to God. Lost people are not always a demographic desired by the church at large—they have too many problems, hang ups and addictions. But we believe that their worth in God’s eyes is immeasurable. Many churches start with the goal of reaching people in a certain economic and racial spectrum. We started from the get go to reach this often overlooked group of people.       We soon out grew the living room of our Pastor, Dr. C. Scott Ghan, in January of 1999, offering a style of worship that was casual and contemporary. We moved to Powdersville Middle School and then to a store front location on Hwy. 123 where we continued to grow until God provided us with a permanent home at the intersection of I-85 and Hwy. 153.        Here Powdersville Community Church continues to exalt the person of Jesus Christ and reach lost people. We invite you to come visit this vibrant congregation and catch the vision which God has placed before us.     
Dianne Mae Catapang
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