The first services of Welcome Baptist Church were held under a brush arbor near Gantt Station (now better known as the intersection of White Horse Road, Piedmont Highway and Grove Road). The weather prevented continual services under the brush arbor and the first worshipers gathered for services in a blacksmith shop near the intersection of White Horse Road and Anderson Road. It was here that the church was formally organized on April 25, 1875.
Just as Paul reminds us of the importance of each member of the body, so it is with each phase of the Church. The vision, the dedication, the responsibility and the commitment of every member from the youngest to the eldest working together in unity becomes the purpose and goal for the church. Our prayer is for a ministry program to meet the spiritual needs of the Welcome Community and to carry out the Great Commission of Jesus Christ our Savior.
WHAT DENOMINATION IS WELCOME BAPTIST CHURCH AFFILIATED WITH?
Welcome Baptist Church is a cooperating partner of the Southern Baptist Convention, South Carolina Baptist Convention, and the Greenville Baptist Association. We give to the Cooperative Program and contribute annually in the Annie Armstrong, Janie Chapman, and Lottie Moon Offerings.
WHAT DOES WELCOME BAPTIST CHURCH BELIEVE AND TEACH?
Our firm foundation is the inspired, inerrant Word of God. John 1:1 says, “In the beginning was the Word, and Word was with God, and the Word was God.” For details on specific beliefs go to the Baptist Faith and Message 2000.
HOW IS WELCOME BAPTIST CHURCH INVOLVED IN GLOBAL MISSIONS?
It is our heart cry to find out what God is doing in the world and join Him!
We Support – We give monthly to the Cooperative Program and contribute annually in the Annie Armstrong and Lottie Moon offerings.
We Educate – Our WMU does a fantastic job of educating the church on how God is at work in the world.
We Go – As a church, we typically go on a mission trip somewhere in the United States. Also, individuals in the church have been supported by the church in prayer as they take the Gospel beyond Greenville.
WHAT TYPE OF MINISTRIES DOES WELCOME BAPTIST CHURCH HAVE FOR CHILDREN? (K5-5TH GRADE)
The Treehouse Children’s Ministry is a vibrant part of Welcome Baptist Church. We offer children’s church during the morning worship time, children’s choir on Sunday evenings at 5:00 pm and The Treehouse on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 pm. It is our heart’s desire that each child that comes into the church feel welcomed as they learn from God’s Word. The Treehouse stems from the reality of being rooted in Christ. Colossians 2:6-7 says, “Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.
WHAT TYPE OF MINISTRIES DOES WELCOME BAPTIST CHURCH HAVE FOR YOUTH? (6TH-12TH GRADE)
The Summit Youth Ministry is a dynamic group focused on exalting God as the Most High over all the earth. Psalm 97:9 says, “For You, O LORD, are the Most High above all the earth”. It is the aim and goal of the youth ministry that each and every teenager has a growing personal relationship with their Father and Creator. The Summit meets on Wednesday Evenings at 7:00 pm for Bible Study. The basketball gym is open at 6:00 pm on Wednesday’s for youth 6th-12th grade.
WHAT TYPE OF MINISTRIES DOES WELCOME BAPTIST CHURCH HAVE FOR ADULTS?
Women on Mission – For more information about WMU click here.
Women’s Ministry – Ministry designed to unite the women of Welcome Baptist Church in Christ!
Men’s Ministry – Ministry designed to unite the men of Welcome Baptist Church in Christ!
Sunday School: 9:45 am
Morning Worship: 11:00 am
Evening Worship: 6:00 pm
The Treehouse: 7:00 pm
The Summit Youth Ministry: 7:00 pm
Prayer Meeting: 7:00 pm