Second Baptist Church of Rock Hill

Merry Christmas to All. Please remember the real reason for Christmas, the birth of our Savior.

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Winter Missions

Samaritan's Purse Operation Christmas Child has ended for this year. We thank those who provided shoe boxes filled with toys and goodies. For those interested, the shoe boxes we sent are going to Malawi in Southeast Africa.

There are still a few Angels left on the tree. Please return the Angel Gifts by Sunday, December 17th. Target and Walmart gift cards are listed on the back of the Angels but feel free to purchase one at a different store or restaurant. Thank you to everyone for all your prayers and gifts for the family receiving the Angels.

The Lottie Moon Christmas Offering this year is $160 Million. Second Baptist Church's goal is $1000. Help us please reach this goal.

Pastors Appreciation Day

Pastors Appreciation Day held today Sunday, October 29th, was a great success. Many met at Bob Evans for his appreciation dinner. All had fun and enjoyed the fellowship. The food was great and the service was right on spot though there were many mixed up tickets. It didn't take a lot of effort to get those tickets straightened out. All left with bellies and hearts full.

Janie Chapman Offering

The Janie Chapman Offering has ended. Our goal here at Second Baptist Church of $1,000 has been met. The goal for the offering nation wide is $1,700,000. 

Mission Project for Hunger Outreach Programs

Our weekly Mission Project for the Homeless/Hungry continues. A half dozen other churches and we at Second Baptist Church assist Flint Hill Baptist Church with food, clothing, housewares and so on. This is for us a 22 year Mission Project started by the late Betty Gladden. Flint Hill Baptist Church will be giving out the food and clothes to the aid of needy people.                                                                 

Our item for the week is..... Sandwich Crackers                                                                                           Our Item for next week is... Spaghetti Sauce/Pasta

Non-perishable food, clothing, housewares, etc are always welcome. These items can be dropped off by the church.

Sunday Service Special

Sunday, September 17th, was a special service. The service began at 10:30 am and was a tribute to service people, those giving help to people in need. Brittany Bradley, who has received her BSN degree was pinned in this ceremony by our own retired nurse, Miss Betty Jenkins. Congratulations to all those nurses just entering their new duties.

September Missions Meeting and Supper

Septembers Missions Meeting was held on September 13th at 4:00pm. After the meeting, those interested went out to eat at Kinch's Cafe in Rock Hill where good food was enjoyed and the camaraderie enjoyed even more.

July Mission Action Project: "Back to School" Supplies

During the month of July, we collected school supplies for Oakdale Elementary. The needed items were; pencils, notebook paper, glue sticks, composition notebooks, colored markers and pencils, crayons, plastic folders with brads, erasers, etc. Thank you to all who contributed to the school supplies for Oakdale Elementary. The teachers were so appreciative of the donations. The items will be used for classrooms but also for specific needs as well.

Another Missionary Trip over for Lindsay Bradley

Our own Winthrop graduate, Lindsay Bradley, is back from a Summer Missionary to India. Summer before last, Lindsay served in Southeast Asia (China). Lindsay is the daughter of Mark and Mac Bradley and granddaughter of John and Ann Bradley. She was recently in Myanmar, India with over one hundred other students who were providing a number of services from construction to medical. We are very proud of her and thank God for her devotion to Missions.

July's Mission Meeting and Supper

The Missions Meeting and Supper was held on Wednesday, July 5th at 4:00pm. The Mission Meeting was held held at the church. After the meeting, those wishing to eat out met at Kinch's Restaurant.

Remembering our beloved friend Louise Ballard Dover

We as a Mission minded church recall our beloved church member and friend Louise Dover. She was not only a charter member of Second Baptist Church, she joined her husband Darvin in being a very active and loyal Christian in word and deed. We will surly miss that beautiful smile she always had on her face. Please pray for Darvin and the rest of her family as they go through this time of grieving.

The Courier

Our State Baptist paper, The Courier, is published in Greenville, SC monthly. The Courier is available to us as Second Baptist Church members. Please notify the church office to subscribe to The Courier. It is informing and inspiring us as South Carolina Baptists.

Music Director Needed

Our church is currently without a music director and so Pastor Mark is covering those duties as well. Anyone wanting to fill the slot as a music director or know of anyone interested in joining a church and leading our congregation in new and/or old Gospel Music please contact Pastor Mark or Tommy Sloan. Your contribution would be greatly appreciated.


Two links were added to the website, one for contemporary Christian music and one for Southern Gospel music. These links were added so that anyone without a radio or not able to pick up a station on their radio, can listen to Christian music via their computer. These two links when clicked on provides access to Christian music radio stations which are opened in a separate tab from that of the churches website. Once the station is clicked on, you can then close the churches website if you wish and continue working on your computer while listening to Christian music.

The two radio stations, the websites of these two radio stations, and the site that provides the links to these two stations as well as many other radio stations, are in no way affiliated with our church, Second Baptist Church of Rock Hill, SC. These two links are solely provided as a convenience for our church members or anyone visiting our website.

Annie Armstrong Easter Offering

The Annie Armstrong Easter Offering has now closed. Our goal here at Second Baptist Church was $1000 and we have exceeded that goal. Thank you for everyone who stepped up to the plate and contributed.

March Mission Action Project

Our March Mission Action Project was to give to the needs of Winthrop Baptist Campus Ministry. The Minister at BCM, Jack Blanketship, says they need plain styrofoam plates, plastic forks and red Solo cups. These items will be used by the Winthrop Campus Ministry for the 2017-18 year.

Carolyn Ferrell's Passing

Early this past Tuesday, January 1st, Carolyn Ferrell left this world and entered heaven. Pastor Mark had paid her a visit earlier and she made a statement to Pastor Mark as she was looking out the window and said "I will just lie here and watch God's beautiful creation out of this window until he calls me home." Her image and her words will provide Mark encouragement regardless of what he may have to face in life or death.

God bless the Ferrell family.

Carolyn's Memorial Service is on February 12th, 2017 Sunday at 3:00 pm at The American Legion on Heckle Blvd.

Lottie Moon Christmas Offering

Lottie Moon, born in Albemarle, VA in 1840, followed her older sister Edmonia to China (Ting Chow) as one of our early missionaries, Lottie Moon's long mission career ended with her death on Christmas Eve of 1912. The Lottie Moon Christmas Offering has ended. The goal for Second Baptist Church was $750 and that goal was not only met but exceeded. We collected $1,000.00. Congratulations on a job well done.

Pastor's Appreciation Luncheon

Sunday, October 30th, we had our Pastor's  Appreciation Luncheon right after Sunday Service. Members came together and brought their favorite side dish and or dessert and the church provided sub-sandwiches and tea. Everyone got their fill of food and drink. After the luncheon Pastor Mark and his wife "Mac" were presented with gift cards and cash donated by the church members. We wish them both success as leaders of our church and we all give them our "thanks" for being their for us. We love them both.

BBQ Lunch

On Sunday, October 16th, after the Worship Service, we were blessed (again) with a BBQ lunch from Tina and Ed Hyman (Lucile Ferrell's granddaughter and grandson-in-law). They provided the church with BBQ pulled pork, mac and cheese, slaw, rolls, baked beans and beverages. Members of the church pitched in and provided their favorite deserts. The meal was great and the socializing even better. It was a great success. Much thanks goes to Ed and Tina.

Missions Corner

The 2016 Season of Prayer for State Missions and the Janie Chapman Offering is over now. We collected over $600, exceeding our goal of $500. Thank you for all those that contributed.

We have two Missionaries on our Prayer List. Andrea Patterson, who spoke at our June 1st Mission Meeting and Meredith Raymes, who is a friend of Lindsay Bradley. Andrea had been in Istanbul but is now waiting to see where she will be sent. Meredith is in Peru right now. Please pray for these young women's safety and for God to guide them in their Missionary journeys.

Mission Meeting June 1st

Our June 1st Mission Meeting/Covered Dish Supper was visited be Andrea Patterson, Missionary to Turkey, where she spoke to us about her recent trip to Instanbul, Turkey. She spoke of her Muslim friends that actually helped her share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Her time there has come to an end and her new destination in October is still up in the air. Please pray that God will open the right door and that she will have the wisdom to know His will. Her local church is Woodhaven Baptist Church, Rock Hill.

Mission Meeting/Supper For Our College Students

Those that attended the Meeting/Supper held at the Cracker Barrel for our College Students had a great meal and a wonderful time of fellowship. Students attending were Brittany, Erica and Lindsay Bradley, Anthony Dean, Curtis Sylvester, Ian and Ethan Hinson, Courtney Brock, Ethan's friend Molli Helms and Karly Griffin, a former member of our church and granddaughter of John and Betty Jenkins.

Lindsey Bradley's Trip to Eastern Asia

.Many thanks to Lindsay Bradley for the outstanding job she did presenting the trip she took to East Asia. She had a slide show showing pictures she had taken and introduced us to the experiences she had on her trip. We hope she has other mission trips planned so that she can grow as a missionary and spread the teachings of Jesus Christ.

Annie Armstrong Easter Offering and Lottie Moon Offering

The Annie Armstrong Easter Offering has come to an end. Our goal for the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering of $1,000.00, which started the first Sunday of March, was met and even exceeded. We thank all that contributed.

The 2015 Lottie Moon Offering was the highest total in the 127 year history of the offering. Finalized in early June, the offering totaled $165.8 million. This offering surpassed the previous all-time record of $1554 million in 2013. This is exciting to know that our church helped make this possible.

These offerings enable missionaries to make a difference in spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Missions Ministry

A change has been made to the Missions Ministry. In the past we have placed much of our Missionaries in small or rural areas. To reach more people, a plan to reach more Missionaries in 32 cities has developed. Pray that tis new plan works.

Palmetto Pregnancy Center

The vision of the Palmetto Pregnancy Center is "to enable women and families to choose life and have hope in Christ for the future".They do this by supporting not only the mothers who come to the center but also by reaching the fathers so that he will support the mother. If you are able to donate, they are in need of x-large baby gift bags, children's books, baby lotion, powder, wipes, onesies, sleepers, crocheted/knitted blankets, booties and caps. You may bring these items to the church and we will deliver them to the Rock Hill center.