Our Mission & Vision
Our mission is to transform God’s people from bondage to freedom through preaching to the unsaved, teaching the saved, and reaching out to the world.
Our 10th Anniversary was celebrated with a beautiful banquet held at the Westside Conference Center on Highway 701 & 65 on Saturday, October 1, 2016. Reverend Dr. Kenny Walden, a professor at Hood Theological Seminary in Salisbury, North Carolina was our preacher for this illustrious occasion which was attended by many of our friends, relatives, and brothers and sisters in Christ from neighboring churches from near and far. The Righteous Ones, led by Sister Shirra Ward, sang beautifully and the scrumptious banquet was prepared by Brother Dwayne Beaty. Due to the impending arrival of Hurricane Matthew, we postponed and then subsequently canceled our revival, which would have been delivered by Bishop Clarence Laney, Jr.
Historical highlights of last year’s spiritual growth and ministry activities include the following: Morning Worship; Sunday School (taught by Minister Katrina Reaves, Brother James Adamson, Brother Chip Moore, Reverend Richard Dantzler, and Brother Willie Faulk); Bible Study & Prayer Meeting; The Righteous Ones Choir Ministry (led by Minister LaMonica Grissett, Sisters Gloria Waters, Hattie Lewis, Cynthia Williams, Brother Bob Kirkland, Rev. Dantzler with Brother Dee Harley, musician); the monthly Love Feast; the Women’s BeachWalk Retreat; and the Transformed by Truth Radio Broadcast on WPJS, Gospel 1330. Sisters Debbie Dantzler, Sharita Lewis and Cynthia Williams lead the new Palmetto Kids Bible Study on Wednesday afternoon. The Palmetto Kids! Music & Arts Academy’s 5th Summer Camp was co-directed by Minister Reaves and our Field Education Placement student from Duke Divinity School, Minister Julian Mercer. Transportation was provided by Brother Dennis Grissett of Grissett’s Daycare. Starting in January of 2017, our Afterschool Enrichment Program is now being housed at Jamestown Baptist Church. Our Ministry Partners include the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of SC, Freedom Readers, the USDA Summer Foods Program, Child Evangelism Fellowship, TeamEffort of Jacksonville, FL, Bon Air Baptist Church of Richmond, VA, A Father’s Place, the Whittemore Newsletter and the Parents of EME Apartments of Conway. By God’s grace, CHOPS Produce & Community Cannery opened to serve the public, with Lee Bellamy and Reaquel Leslie-Benning as staff, on June 1, 2017, at 505 Church Street in a new building constructed by Mrs. Willa DeWitt and the Johnson family. Sister Gina Prather now serves as the store manager with the support of Brothers Willie Faulk, Jeff Prather, and Chip Moore and Sisters Hattie Lewis, Milalai McClain, Ajna Millier. Coastal Carolina University’s Campus and Community Research Collaborative, led by Sister Amy Edmunds, recognized Palmetto Works CDC as one of its leading collaborative partners in its 5th Annual conference on October 12, 2017.
Our church ministry partners include Cherry Hill Missionary Baptist Church, Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church, Jamestown Baptist Church, St. Paul’s Anglican Church, St. Ann’s Episcopal Church, St. John Church of God, Mt. Calvary #1 Missionary Baptist Church and Revelation Baptist Church.
We were saddened by the loss of our brother and friend, our Candy Man, Brother Joe Graham. We are grateful to God for the following persons who joined our fellowship this year: Reverend Richard Dantzler, Sister Deborah Dantzler, Dr. Gene E. Gary-Williams, Brother Jeff Prather, Sister Gina Prather, Brother Xavier McClain and Sister Milalai McClain, who is a candidate for baptism.
To God be the Glory for the great things He has done in us through Christ Jesus and by the Holy Spirit! Amen!
“Our Church has its roots in the bible study group called “My Mother Prayed for Me,” which was established May 14, 2003, initially meeting at Dr. James Adamson’s office and then at Jamestown Baptist Church. Rev. Adamson and her brother Covel “Chip” Moore were sponsored by the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of South Carolina to attend a boot camp for New Church Planters in Orlando, Florida in February of 2005, which led to our conception Sunday being held in the chapel at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on Main Street in Conway, on Sunday October 1, 2006. After three and a half years, we held our first service at 1931 Fulmer Street, the former home of the Conway Church of God, on Sunday, September 5, 2010.”