Welcome to Springdale Baptist Church!

Springdale is a wonderful place to experience the love of Jesus. Over the years, we have joined our hearts in Believing Jesus, Living Jesus, and Teaching Jesus. Our fellowship of believers has shared with one another in many opportunities of ministering to each other, our community, our nation and our world. And we welcome all who share these same ideas.

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Events for 01/17/2018
Family Night Supper
Time: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: Fellowship Hall

Prayer Meeting
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Fellowship Hall

Youth and Children's Activities
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Children's Choir Room

Adult Choir
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Location: Choir Room

In 1 Peter 1:6-7 we read: “In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.” Peter brought perspective to the Christians’ trials by stating:

  • Trials are temporary and short in light of eternity, and
  • Trials are purposeful.

Could you and I handle frustrations better if we knew there was a purpose to them?


There are three purposes of trials in believers’ lives:

  • Prove our faith genuine. “The trial is not for God to find out how much you believe but for you to find out how much you believe.”
  • Transform and purify us. The world’s corrupt values and worldviews creep into our hearts and minds. We need to remember God is using those difficulties to change us for the better through repentance and cleansing in our lives.
  • Glorify God. How can we as believers bring God glory by the way we handle trials.


How can we be the kind of Christians who rejoice that trials are proving our faith genuine, transforming us into the image of Jesus, and glorifying God?

1 Peter 1:8-12 tells us that we must love Jesus supremely even though we have never physically seen Him. We must also believe in and trust Jesus wholeheartedly.

A third way, we can rejoice in our trials is to focus more on the joy of our salvation rather than the heartbreak of our situation. Can we sing the hymn: “Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to say, ‘It is well, it is well with my soul.’” Also, we can rejoice when we understand how incredibly privileged we are to know, understand, and experience the gospel of salvation by grace through faith in Jesus Christ.

            God has much for us to experience as we continue to learn more about Him and trust in His ways!                                      

I love being your pastor!




Contact Information


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




1 Peter Sermon Series

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