Peace Free Will Baptist Church
Rev. Chuck Thornton, Pastor Cell: 864-497-7953 Church: 864-579-4762 firstname.lastname@example.org
1195 Old Converse Road, Spartanburg, S.C. 29307 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 170835, Spartanburg, SC. 29301
Director - Chuck Thornton, Pastor
"As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord". Joshua 24:15
The Men's Fellowship meets every second Monday in the Doris Bullman Fellowship Hall at 7pm for a time of food, fellowship and devotion. Our purpose is to help men be the godly men God calls us to be. God expects us to be spiritual leaders of our family. This means we should serve our family and be a godly example to our wife and children.
The mission of Men's Fellowship is to provide men with resources to develop godly character and to quip them to influence their world for Christ. Becoming a Chirstian is not a destination: It is the beginning of a life -long journey.
We have a spritual retreat once a year, where we focus on growing closer to one another and closer to our Lord and Savior. We work on projects to help our church and to help the community. We have several hash give-a-ways each year and have the opportunity to witness to so many folks and help feed the homeless.
Ages newborn- 2 years
Sunday School - Linda Lazurick, Martha Friend
Director- Nita Cobb
Our nursery is staffed by church members who rotate caring for our children during our worship services. We strive to keep our nursery updated, safe and sanitized. Our main objective is to teach children, even this young, to feel safe in the Lord Jesus Christ and find joy through Him.
But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. - Acts 1:8
We have been blessed to hear and receive the Gospel Of Jesus Christ, and know it is our place to spread that good news to a lost and dying world. Our lives should be a reflection of our salvation. We can witness by our actions daily, but it is important that we also spread God's Holy Word to this lost and dying world.
So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
- Romans 10:17
The Seniors Ministry offers a great time of fellowship for all Senior Citizens and their spouses. Our monthly covered dish meetings include devotion, testimonies, games, prizes and Christian fellowship. We meet the third Tuesday of each month at 6:00 PM in the Doris Bullman Fellowship Hall.
Every year we have a mountain outing, Progressive Christmas meal, Senior VBS and special Senior Day with a guest speaker, Senior Choir and a meal.
Ages - 2,3,4
Teachers- Nita Cobb and Samantha Peeler
Children's Church is a place for children to have activities for young children- crafts, music, and Bible Story time as well as a snack. The children learn Bible stories and learn of God's love and goodness. We have special times for all holidays.
The choir is an important ministry at PFWBC. This is a group that loves worship and spending time together. Our goal is to help every member learn to worship God and use their musical talent for His glory. Faithfulness to practices and Sunday services is required to be a part of the choir. We love to sing His praises because of all He has done for us!
Our choir is under the direction of Tim McClellan with David Bradley, Sr. assisting. The choir is the heart beat of our worship ministry. We love to sing His praises because of all He has done for us.
Ages - 5-11
Director - Libby Thornton
Teachers- Lisa Caldwell, James Glenn
Junior Church meets every Sunday morning during worship hour. We have exciting Bible lessons and a puppet ministry. We have music, crafts, snacks and find lotst of love through our workers as they show us how God loves His children. We have several outings each year and special times for holidays. We also have a Children's Choir led by Andy and Linda Smith on Wednesday evenings at 7:30 PM.
For the needy shall not always be forgotten: the expectation of the poor shall not perish for ever.. - Psalm 9:18
One of our newest ministries is the blessing box. Here we can leave items available in front of the church for those in need. Most of us are blessed with so much that we take the little things for granted, but sometimes the most ordinary items can be an immense help to others. When you are able, we invite you to bring new, unopened, nonperishable items (ready-to-eat canned goods, toiletries, bottled water, seasonal clothes) and leave them in the box in front of the church.
This ministry is being overseen by the senior citizens.
The purpose of the Media Ministry here at Peace Church is to carry the gospel of Jesus Christ to our visually-driven, ever-changing world through the use of technology and media as an outreach tool. Our media team consists of David Bradley, Sr., Freddie Cook, and Beverly Owens. Assisting them are Arthur Owens, Alicia Owens, Charles LeRoy, and Tim Neely. Our graphic designer and website coordinator is Beverly Owens.
We have several hash give-a-ways each year and have the opportunity to witness to so many folks and help feed the homeless. We also sponsor the free hot breakfast buffet every 1st Saturday of the month. We are thankful for our chefs - Junior Glenn and Steve Blankenship and their helpers, Preacher Chuck, Andy Smith, and Doc Phillips. We rotate our cleaning crew. It's a blessing to reach out to others as Christ has called us to do.
We are so thankful for the Bus Ministry here at Peace Church. We are one of the few churches that actually has a fleet bus ministry that goes into homes each week, sharing the gospel and bringing folks to church. We currently have two routes in our Bus Ministry and our goal is to soon have a route just for adults. We hope to be able to "keep busing folks" until Jesus comes! Souls finding Jesus because they had a way to church is what it is all about!!! We also use our buses for special trips that the different arms of the church take. We have dedicated, loving and conscientious drivers that have a heart for children and we are so thankful for them.
We are thankful for our two dedicated, loving and conscientious drivers that have a heart for children- Charles LeRoy and Tim Neely.
Our church board help make all the decisions of our church and impact our church through their leadership and prayers. Board members are Charles LeRoy, Chr., James Glenn, Tim McClellan, David Bradley, Sr., and Johnny Hostetler.
Ages - 12-17
Youth Pastor- Charles LeRoy
Youth Workers - Ceci LeRoy
Our goal is to help the youth establish their identity in whom Christ says they are and not whom the world says they should be. We believe there is a divine creator so therefore we have a divine purpose.
We hope to help the youth embrace the calling God has on their lives. We strive to teach them what the Bible says about who they are and to whom they belong.
We have several outings each year and also have Bible Camp for youth. We have a weekly meeting every Wednesday evening at 7:30 PM. We recognize that the youth is our church of tomorrow and aim to equip them for their calling.
Director - Libby Thornton
The Ladies Ministry at Peace Church meet every 2nd Tuesday evening at 7pm in the Doris Bullman Fellowship Hall. You are invited to join us for fellowship, food, fun and a devotional time. This is a group that has a heartbeat for God. We strive to keep our eyes and hearts open where God wants us to be a heartbeat for Him. These ladies are full of love for God, creativity, vision and compassion. We are learning together how to follow Jesus. If you want to grow in your relationship with Him and you are looking for Christian fellowship, this is the place to be!
We do service projects for our church. We also sponsored a hot dog give-a-way July 4th weekend. We witnessed to many people and fed the hungry.
Some of our destinations have been Ocean Isle Beach, Savannah, GA, North Myrtle Beach, Tybee Island and Windy Hill, NC. This is a time for us to reflect on God's Blessings to us individually and as a group, have one on one prayer time, fellowship and lots of food and fun! We have special prayer times each year before revivals or special days, because we know there is power in prayer!