The Swansea First Baptist Church was founded in 1892. The church has 119 years of continued ministry in our community. The church buildings and the people have changed over the years, but the ministry is still the same, to tell others about the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The present sanctuary and educational building was built in 1951 and the fellowship hall was added in 1978. In March of 2004 we entered our newest building, the Hazel and Susan Dowling Educational Annex. This new addition has given us 14 new classrooms. We just completed a renovation of the sanctuary, changing the colors from a burgundy to a blue. The chandeliers were also added to beautify this special place of worship.
Our worship style is that of a "Traditional Southern Baptist Church". We do have some blending with a praise hymn at the beginning of the service.
Our church is in “good standing” with the Lexington Baptist Association, the South Carolina Baptist Convention, and the Southern Baptist Convention.
Like all churches, we have experienced the ups and downs of years of ministry. In the last several years there has been a resurgence for our congregation. The Lord has blessed us in so many ways.
We strongly believe that the best years are still ahead for us. The ministry opportunities are numerous for our people, and we attempt new ones each year. We believe that God will bless us even more, if we are willing to hear His voice and be obedient to Him.
We hope you have felt welcome and enjoyed taking part in this worship experience with us today.
We would like you to come again, and if you do not have a church home, pray about the possibility of ministering with us!
May the Lord bless you and keep you!