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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 […]

Temple Zion Baptist Pastor Andre Melvin Oversees Columbia International Prison Program

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 state inmates receive Associate Degrees in Biblical Studies and go on to serve […]