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Temple Zion Baptist Pastor Andre Melvin Oversees Columbia International Prison Program

Listen to the podcast with Rev Andre Melvin, Temple Zion Baptist Church — http://www.columbiametro.org/podcast-005/ Andre Melvin, pastor of Temple Zion Baptist Church in the Columbia Metro Baptist Association, also serves as executive director of the Columbia International University Prison Program. This program, which is immersed with the South Carolina Department of Corrections (SCDC), has helped 136 […]

Revitalized Rosewood Church is ‘Evidence of God’s Plan for His Kingdom in Southeast Columbia’

On September 10, 2017 Rosewood Baptist Church in Columbia SC undertook a relaunch and rebranding of the 80-year-old institution. The new “Rosewood Church” presented new core values and vision, with a modern logo and graphic brand as well as changes to its campus and sanctuary. The church now embraces a unique and relevant, blended worship […]

For Andre Rogers, Three Ministry Endeavors Work Together for Kingdom Effectiveness.

Andre Rogers serves as Columbia Metro Baptist Association’s Congregational Multiplication Ministry Mobilizer. He assists with church planting and sometimes with helping struggling congregations redevelop vitality and vibrancy. He also teaches homiletics and systematic theology at his alma mater, Columbia International University (CIU), and he is the pastor of Concord Fellowship Baptist Church, which he planted […]

Crooked Run Baptist Church is a Smaller Membership Church with a Kingdom Sized Vision

Crooked Run Baptist logo

Listen to the podcast with Rev. Tommy Hutto, pastor, Crooked Run Baptist Church — http://www.columbiametro.org/podcast-003/ Crooked Run Baptist Church, in Fairfield County, is involved with a nearby elementary school, is starting a Sunday evening service for young adults, and participates in both local and international missions. It’s also a Fairfield County congregation that is 193 years […]

Midtown Fellowship: Two Notch—A Church Plant in the Inner City to Reach into Poverty

Midtown Fellowship’s downtown Columbia church plant began in 2007 with a Sunday worship gathering and intentional Life Groups to primarily express its vision to share Jesus with 100,000 people within a 5-mile radius of the South Carolina state capital. Though a believer since middle school, one of those drawn to Midtown’s vision was Antony “Ant” […]

Four Smaller Membership Churches Cooperate for One Day Community Impact Event

With a welcome sign at each end, the City of Columbia has formally dedicated Decker Boulevard, a two-mile stretch of highway, as an international corridor, applauding the Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Indian, Vietnamese, African, and Mexican business cultures, as well as others, making up the thriving district near Fort Jackson and Columbia Mall. Now, four Columbia […]