Who is Green Pond Baptist Church?
Green Pond Baptist Church exists as a local fellowship of believers in Jesus Christ. Our individual and corporate purpose is to glorify God, which is our purpose for being created (Isaiah 43:5-7). We are part of the eternal family of God in a covenant relationship with God and each other.
Our desire, in accordance with Ephesians 4:12-16, is to equip our members to prayerfully speak the Word of God to a lost world, so that God will redeem them and reconcile them unto himself; and to speak God's Word to fellow believers as we disciple one another.We are grateful God has chosen to call us as ambassadors in his great redemptive plan for the nations! Our prayer is that we will be faithful and obedient to this call. as God draws his redeemed into relationship with him for all of eternity.
If you share this desire to be obedient to God's redemptive plan and would like to join with a family with this common purpose, please come visit us. We look forward to meeting you and getting to know you!
Green Pond Baptist Church is affiliated with the Spartanburg County Baptist Network, the SC Baptist Convention, and the Southern Baptist Convention.
Green Pond Baptist Church was established July 9, 1804 in the Green Pond Community of Woodruff, SC. The current church building was built in the mid 1950's, while the current parsonage was added in the 1960's. The Green Pond Church family has been an active group in the Green Pond and Woodruff community over the past two centuries.
We look forward to how God will use our fellowship in our local community, the greater Greenville-Spartanburg area, our state and nation, and around the world as we seek to be obedient to our Lord's command to, "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you." (Matthew 28:19-20 ESV)
Leadership of Green Pond Baptist Church
F.R."Dick" Williams, Jr.
Dick became the Senior Pastor at Green Pond Baptist Church in 2018. Dick is a graduate of Presbyterian College (B.A. History) and Clemson University (M.Ed. Administration/Supervision). After a 29-year career in public education in SC as a teacher, coach, and principal, Dick surrendered to a call in vocational Christian ministry. He is currently pursuing a M. Div. degree from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. and plans to graduate in May of 2019. Dick has a passion to create a culture of disciple making by equipping the members of the GPBC family to evangelize the lost and disciple fellow Christians. He is married to Danita, who is a licensed Realtor and Broker and they have four adult children: Anna Leigh and Jared Skinner (Plainfield, IN.), Wes and Ashley Funderburk (Laurens, SC), Katelyn and Patrick Campisi (Birmingham, AL.), and their youngest daughter, Sarah Williams, resides in Duncan, SC. In addition, Dick and Danita have been blessed four wonderful grandsons...the "Skinner Boys" in Plainfield, IN.
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