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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 06/17/2019

 Announcing the Retirement


Rev. Gary Farmer

On February 1954, I accepted Jesus Christ as my Savior while serving in the United States Air Force. I was discharged honorably January 10, 1957. While studying at North Greenville Junior College, I was ordained by the Westside Baptist Church in Union, South Carolina, on April 14, 1957 to become pastor of Fairview Baptist Church.

The next 62 years, I had the joy of serving nine Baptist churches as pastor, including two church starts, the Agape Baptist Church (now Willow Ridge Church) and the South Lexington Baptist Church, and two interim pastorates. For the last ten years, I have had the honor and joy of serving as Minister of Education and Evangelism here at Springdale. Ruby and I will be forever grateful for the blessings God has given us through Springdale and Pastor Tommy. After much prayer and seeking God’s guidance, I know that after 62 years of ministry that it is God’s will for me to retire on April 14, 2019. Thanks you for the joy of serving with you.

We love you,

Gary R. Farmer


Come and See


“They said to Him, ‘Rabbi…where are You staying?’ He said to them, ‘Come and see.’ They came and saw where He was staying, and remained with Him that day.”

John 1: 38b-39


    There comes a time for each of us when merely talking about the Christian pilgrimage is not sufficient. We must actually set out on the journey! We can spend many hours debating and discussing issues related to the Christian life, but this means little if we never actually step out and follow Christ!

    For generations, the coming of the Messiah had been pondered and predicted by the nation of Israel. Perhaps no topic garnered more discussion among Jews than the nature and work of the Messiah. Andrew had listened to John the Baptist and had heard of the coming Messiah. Now, suddenly, he was face to face with the One he had yearned to see! Andrew’s mind was filled with questions he longed to ask. Instead of entering into a theological dialogue with Andrew, however, Jesus turned and began to walk. Andrew’s questions would not be answered by discussion alone, but by walking with Him.

    Christianity is not a set of teachings to understand. It is a Person to follow. As he walked with Jesus, Andrew watched Jesus heal the sick, teach God’s wisdom, and demonstrate God’s power. Andrew not only learned about God; he actually experienced Him! Moments will come when you stand at a crossroads with your Lord. You will have a hundred questions for Him. Rather than answering the questions one by one, Jesus may say, “Put on your shoes, step out onto the road, and follow Me.” As you walk daily with Him, Jesus will answer your questions, and you will discover far more than you even knew to ask.


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




February 3

Our youth will be at the back door of the sanctuary following the morning worship. Half of all donations received that morning will go to our Benevolence Fund/Food Pantry and half will go to the Gaston/Pelion/ Swansea (GPS) Food Pantry.

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