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.
Who We Are
Our Team & Leadership
Our Pastor: Reverend Cheryl Moore Adamson, M.Div.
Reverend Cheryl Moore Adamson was born in Hartsville, South Carolina on May 23, 1952 and grew up in Conway, where she graduated from high school in 1970. She attended the University of South Carolina, receiving a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology in 1974 and the University of Maryland at College Park where she earned a Master’s Degree in Health Education in 1982.
Reverend Adamson serves on the board of the Waccamaw Community Foundation and the Baptist House of Studies of the School of Divinity of Duke University. She is the founder and chairperson of the board of the Palmetto Works Community Development Corporation, the umbrella organization for Palmetto Kids! Music and Arts Academy, the Work It Out Leadership Academy, and C.H.O.P.S., Culinary and Hospitality Operatives Prepared to Serve, a jobs training program. She has served on the National Coordinating Council of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and is a member of Class II of the Waccamaw American Leadership Forum, Class II.
Reverend Adamson preached her initial sermon on December 27, 1998 and was ordained on January 6, 2002. She graduated from Duke University School of Divinity with a Master of Divinity Degree on May 12, 2002. Reverend Adamson worked as chaplain with Mercy Hospice for three years and is the founding pastor of Palmetto Missionary Baptist Church of Conway, South Carolina, which began worshipping on Sunday, October 1, 2006. She has been married for over thirty-seven years to Dr. James W. Adamson and is the mother of daughter Mary and son Jamaal. Her parents are Mrs. Mary Moore and the late Reverend Covel C. Moore, Sr.
Rev. Katrina Reaves
Minister of Evangelism
Minister Dorothy Katrina Reaves is one of the eight children born to Mr. Sam and Mrs. Lois Lewis in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The family returned to the Mt. Olive Community where she began her church life and her public school education. She was baptized in her family church, whose property was donated to the community by her maternal grandparents, Gilbert and Oberta Gerald.
Minister Reaves is a graduate of Green Sea Floyds High School, Johnson Community College, and Cathedral Bible College. She has taken classes at Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary and recently completed her third unit as an intern in the Clinical Pastoral Education program at Conway Medical Center.
Under the leading of the Holy Spirit, Minister Reaves received her call to the Gospel Ministry 10 years and preached her initial sermon here at Palmetto Missionary Baptist Church where she serves as worship leader, preacher, and Sunday School Superintendent, among other duties. Minister Reaves serves with Palmetto Works Community Development Corporation as the Program Director for Palmetto Kids Music & Arts Academy’s afterschool enrichment program and the summer camp. She is also the Volunteer Coordinator and the secretary of the board of directors. She was the founder of Lois Lewis Foundation of Recovery, Inc. a home that provided services for women who were homeless, regardless of present circumstances.
Minister Reaves is married to Reverend Glenn Reaves. They are the parents of one son and four daughters, 14 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. As she always says, “TO GOD BE THE GLORY!”
Ms. Shirra Ward