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At Springdale Baptist Church, we believe what Jesus said and did matters to us and our world. We want to invite you to join us for worship.

Sunday Services

Bible Study at 9:30 am

Worship at 10:30 am

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Events for 01/21/2019

 In John 13:34, it is recorded that Jesus said, “Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciple, if you love one another.” I am so thankful and blessed to know the love of Jesus Christ in my life and to also know of the love from my family, church family, and friends each day. Jesus showed us what love really is and gave us many examples of how to live His love every day with Him and each other.

The past couple of weeks has reinforced the fact that God loves me not only through who He is and what He provides, but also through what I have experienced through fellow believers. God is good and so are His children! As I sit at my desk, I am reminded for the various examples of love from the different nativity scenes, to the figurines that depict Jesus as the good shepherd and fisher of men, to the hand carved wall hanging that shows Jesus on the cross. Looking at all of the mission trips memorabilia, reminds me of the love Springdale has for the lost in our state, country and around the world. The carvings, paintings, wood cutouts, sculptures, and crafts reveal the love God has for His children and that His children use their gifts and talents to share the love of God. The photographs of people from my past and present remind me of the love God has given each of us through family and friends and how we need to express that love without hesitation. Then when I look at all the books, each one written to explore and explain the love God has given us through His love letter to us: the Bible.

God really does love us! He showed that loved through a dramatic gift of Jesus, His Son! Jesus gave us many examples of love through His life. And God still shows us love through every part of our lives! I am thankful for His love and your love! It helps that I have a sticker on my desk that declares, “I love My Pastor”! may others always know that we are a disciple of Jesus because we love one another!

I love being your pastor,


While I was finishing the outline for my sermon for Sunday morning, Marcia reminded me that she needed my newsletter article. With these thoughts in mind, I realized that some of you were not in worship on Sunday. I would like to share with you what some of the content of the message will be.

In VBS, I was highly impressed on Monday evening with our study on John 11:23-27. Jesus said to Martha in verse 26, “And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?” Then on Tuesday, in John 20:24-29 we have the record of Thomas. He said in verse 25, “Unless I see in His hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and put my hand into His side, I will not believe.” Eight days later, Thomas was present with the other disciples when Jesus came into their presence. Verses 27-29 “Then He said to Thomas, ‘Reach your finger here, and look at my hands; and reach your hand here and put it into My side. Do not be unbelieving, but believe.’ And Thomas answered and said, ‘My Lord and My God!’ Jesus said to him, ‘Thomas, because you have seen Me, you have believed, blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.’”

I am amazed at the number of times John uses the verb BELIEVE in the Gospel. The word BELIEVE means to trust in, to be persuaded, to place confidence in, to rely upon. Let’s be sure we trust and BELIEVE in Jesus Christ. See you Sunday!

Joyfully Serving,

Pastor Gary


Springdale Baptist Church
357 Wattling Road
West Columbia, S.C. 29170
(803) 796-8110  

Tommy McGill

Education & Evangelism Minister
Gary Farmer 

Music Minister
Jantsen Touchstone

Youth Minister
Todd Fulmer 

Children's Minister & Preschool Director
Wendy Webster

Ministry Assistant
Marcia Gray



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