Lakelands Baptist Association
The Voice of Southern Baptists in the Lakelands of South Carolina
Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday
9am-12:15pm and 1:30pm-3:00pm
Closed on Fridays
Phone: 864-227-6261
Mailing Address:
PO Box 1312
Greenwood, SC 29648
Temporary Physical Address:
206 Terrell Smith Ave.
Greenwood, SC 29646
Rev. David Little, Director of Missions
Mrs. Sherrie Booth, Administrative Assistant, Treasurer
Mrs. Shelley Strickland, Financial Secretary
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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Mar. 1st - 31st: Annie Armstrong Easter Offering

Mar. 7th-14th: Week of Prayer for North American Missions

Mar. 11th: Nominating Committee Meeting at 10am at LBA

Mar. 12th: SC WMU Missions Encounter and Annual Meeting at Simpsonville First Baptist Church

Mar. 16th: Ladies Event at 96 First Baptist Church at 6pm

Mar. 19th: Pastors' Fellowship: lunch at 11:30am at Willy Taco of Greenville followed by axe throwing at Craft Axe of Greenville


Apr. 13th: WMU Spring Meeting at Harris Baptist Church at 7pm

Apr. 17th: State Disaster Relief Training - Upstate Region at Brushy Creek Baptist Church in Easley

Apr. 19th: LBA Executive Board Meeting at 7pm at Abney Memorial Baptist Church Fellowship Hall

Apr. 26th: LBA Men's Rally at Ninety Six First Baptist Church at 7pm Speaker: Jamie Murphy (outdoors-bring a chair)

Apr. 27th: Ministry Health Kits due to South Main Baptist Church or to Jim Murphy's home (see ad on home page)















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