Lakelands Baptist Association
The Voice of Southern Baptists in the Lakelands of South Carolina
Mailing Address:
PO Box 1312
Greenwood, SC 29648
Temporary Physical Address:
206 Terrell Smith Ave.
Greenwood, SC 29646


LBA Office Hours

Phone: 864-227-6261



Rev. David W. Little, Associational Director of Missions

Mrs. Sherrie Booth, Administrative Assistant/Treasurer

Mrs. Shelley Strickland, Financial Secretary

Mrs. Julie Ridgeway, Afternoon Receptionist


History of the Lakelands Baptist Association


On September 30, 1870, 30 official messengers gathered in Damascus Baptist Church in the Phoenix Community of what was the Abbeville County, and organized the Abbeville Baptist Association. They adopted a constitution and stated the object of the Association in these words: “The object of this Association shall be the extension of Christ’s kingdom by the promotion of piety in the churches and by the diffusion of the knowledge of salvation.” One hundred and thirty-three years later, the Association has grown from 13 churches to 47. These 47 churches are in 3 counties: Abbeville, Greenwood, and McCormick.

Forward to today, on October 17, 2005 at the 135th Abbeville Baptist Association’s annual meeting it was voted to change the name of the association. The new name becoming the Lakelands Baptist Association. It is more descriptive of our location; Abbeville County has split into three counties (Abbeville, Greenwood, and McCormick) since the 1870’s. The messengers felt the name included the three counties known throughout the area as the Lakelands.



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Apr. 3rd: "REMEMBER" an Easter Musical at McCormick First Baptist at 7pm CANCELED

Apr. 5th: "REMEMBER" an Easter Musical at McCormick First Baptist at 11am CANCELED

Apr. 14th: WMU Spring Meeting at First Damascus at 6:30pm CANCELED

Apr. 20th: LBA Executive Board meeting at Abney at 7pm POSTPONED

Apr. 22nd: Pastor2Pastor at 8am Location TBA CANCELED

Apr. 24th: Ministry Health Kits are due.  Please deliver to South Main Baptist in Greenwood.

Apr. 27th: Men's Rally at 7pm at South Side Baptist POSTPONED












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