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South Carolina Baptist Convention

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Abbreviation  SCBC
Orientation  Baptist
Classification  Protestant
Region  South Carolina
Origin  1821 Columbia, South Carolina
Members  Dr. Tommy Kelly (President)
Headquarters  South Carolina, United States
Similar  Charleston Southern University, Anderson University, Connie Maxwell Children, Montana Southern Baptist C, North Greenville University

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The South Carolina Baptist Convention (SCBC) is a group of churches affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention located in the U.S. state of South Carolina. Headquartered in Columbia, South Carolina, the convention is made up of 44 Baptist associations and around 2,000 churches as of 2010.


The convention was founded in December 1821 at First Baptist Church of Columbia with 9 total messengers in attendance. Richard Furman was elected as the first president with William Bullein Johnson being elected as the first vice-president. At this time there were 213 churches across seven associations. On Furman's death, he was succeeded by his pupil William Bullein Johnson, who served from 1825 to 1852, and became the first president of the Southern Baptist Convention from 1845 to 1851 after the split with the Triennial Convention.

As of 2000, there were 1,878 churches affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention in South Carolina, with 928,341 adherents.

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Affiliated Organizations

  • Baptist Courier - State Newspaper
  • Connie Maxwell Children's Home
  • South Carolina Baptist Foundation
  • South Carolina Baptist Ministries for the Aging
  • White Oak Conference Center
  • Woman's Missionary Union
  • Affiliated Universities

  • Anderson University
  • Charleston Southern University
  • North Greenville University
  • References

    South Carolina Baptist Convention Wikipedia

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