Rocky River Baptist Association

250 Union High Dr
Belton, SC 29627

Upcoming Events

Pastoral Vacancy

Evergreen Baptist Church

October 7, 2019 - April 7, 2020   Time: TBA
Evergreen Baptist Church, a predominantly African American Congregation, in Anderson, South Carolina, is seeking God’s choice for a new Pastor. This person should be sensitive to God’s lead in fulfilling the vision and mission of Evergreen Baptist Church.
We are praying for a God-filled, Energetic Visionary, with sound Biblical Training, a passion for our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, a heart for Evangelism, and reaching the lost. Seminary education is preferred, but not required. Compensation and benefits will be discussed further in the interview process. Our mission statement is: “Our purpose is to learn and follow the discipline of Christ, that we may become disciples, who will inform the world of HIS saving grace.”
If you are interested in applying for this position, please email your resume to or mail your resume to the Attention of John Scott, Church Administrator to:
Evergreen Baptist Church 
John A. Scott
Post Office Box 909
Anderson, SC 29622

Musician Vacancy

January 4, 2020 - September 4, 2020   Time: TBA
Location: Piney Grove Baptist Church

Piney Grove Baptist Church is seeking a musician. If you are interested in applying for the position, please send their resume to 211 Chapman Rd. Anderson SC 29625 or via email to


SC Congress of Christian Education

January 11, 2020 - April 4, 2020   Time: 8:30
Location: Benedict College

Congress Winter Workshop

January 11, 2020  ---- Christian Education

February 8, 2020 ---- Vacation Bible School

March 7, 2020 ---- Church School

April 4, 2020 ------- Leadership Development

April 4, 2020 -------- Faculty & Staff Training


All Winter Workshop at Benedict College

8:30 A.M. -1:00 P.M. 

Rev. Odell Burns Retirement Celebration

February 1, 2020 - February 24, 2020   Time: TBA
Location: Evergreen Baptist Church/Bleckley Inn

The Evergreen Baptist Church family invites you to join us as we celebrate our Pastor's Retirement the month of February.

Retirement Celebration Month Timeline


Sunday, February 2nd, 2020 - 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

Super Bowl Sunday Singing Celebration hosted by the Lovely Big O featuring The Vizionaires, The Oliver Family, Odell Burns Legacy Choir and more.

(Wear your favorite team jersey)


Sunday, February 9th, 2020 - Anniversary Weekend

10:30 A.M. Morning service with Revealing Truth Ministries Church Family

3:00 P.M. - Afternoon service with Valley Brook Outreach Baptist Church


Saturday, February 15th, 2020 - Retirement Banquet

5:00 P.M. - Retirement Banquet at Bleckley Inn located at 310 South Main Street, Anderson, SC 29624.  Tickets are $40.00 and can be purchased online at Eventbrite-Pastor Odell Burns Retirement Banquet (small convenience fee applies). Tickets may also be purchased by contacting (864) 314-2609 or (864) 356-5167.


 Sunday, February 16th, 2020 

10:30 A.M. - Living History Museum


Sumday, February 23rd, 2020

10:30 A.M. - Final Sermon as Pastor of Evergreen Baptist Church 

Goodbyes from EBC Church Family





Black History Recognition

Pleasant Hill Baptist Church

February 23, 2020   Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Pleasant Hill Baptist Church

On February 23, 2020, 11:00 A.M. Pleasant Hill Baptist Church will be remembering Reed Street and The All Black Westside High School.  Anyone who attended either or both of these schools are invited to come and be a part of this historic recognition. 

Pastor Goldsmith 25th Anniversary

March 1, 2020 - March 2, 2020   Time: TBA
Location: King David Baptist Church

King David Baptist Church cordially invites everyone to come and join us as we celebrate Pastor & Lady Goldsmith's 25th Anniversary on Sunday, March 1, 2020.

The celebration will begin on Sunday at 10:30 a.m.  Rev. LaVant Gibson, Pastor of Mt. Herman Baptist Church will be the guest speaker.

The celebration will continue at 3:00 p.m. Rev. Sean Dogan, Pastor of Long Branch Baptist Church will be the guest speaker.

The church is located at 308 Old Green Pond Road, Anderson, South Carolina

We look forward to seeing you there!


ACCCE Youth Session

March 7, 2020   Time: 9:30 AM
Location: TBD

Anderson County Congress of Christian Education Youth Session will be held on Saturday, March 7th, 2020 at 9:30 A.M.  at New Hopewell Baptist Church.

RRBA Mid-Winter Session

March 14, 2020   Time: 9:30 AM
Location: Mountain Spring Baptist Church


The RRBA Mid-Winter Session will be held at Mountain Spring Baptist Church on Saturday, March 14th, 2020 at 9:30 a.m.

March Madness Gospel Extravaganza and Reunion

March 15, 2020   Time: 4:00 PM
Location: Royal Baptist Church

March Madness Gospel Extravaganza & Reunion


"The Royal Messiahs" & Crystal Scott

Sunday, March 15, 2020

4:00 P.M.


Everyone is invited to attend!

ACCCE School of Methods

March 15, 2020 - March 20, 2020   Time: TBA
Location: Welfare Baptist Church

The Anderson County Congress of Christian Education School of Methods will be held March 15th, 2020 - March 20th, 2020 at Welfare Baptist Church.

Sunday, March 15th @ 4:00 P.M. - Opening Praise & Worship Service

Classes will begin Monday -Thursday beginning at 6:15 P.M. - 8:15 P.M.

Some featured classes:

From the Chosen to the Called

Spirituality of the Choir

A Christian's Authority Through Prayer

Baptist Doctrine & Belief/ Old & New Testament

Great Commission Sunday School

Biblical Studies Class

Usher's Class

Youth Institute

Teen Institute

Children's Class (Ages 3-5)

The Armor of God

The Awakening

Seven Areas of Life Training (Salt)

Soul Care

You don't want to miss this awesome time of fellowship and learning!


Benedict College Founder's Day Rally

March 21, 2020   Time: TBA
Location: Columbia, South Carolina

The Annual Benedict College Founder's Day Rally will be held on Saturday, March 21st, 2020 at Benedict College. 

RRBA Union Meetings

March 28, 2020   Time: TBA


RRBA Union Meetings

Union # 1 will convene at Grace Baptist Church located at Grace Baptist Church

at 9:00 A.M.

Union # 2 will convene at New Hope Baptist Church at 9:30 A.M.

Union # 3 will convene at New Mount Pisgah Baptist Church at 9:45 A.M.

County Deaconess Workshop

April 4, 2020   Time: 9:30 AM
Location: TBA

Save the Date........

The County Deaconess Workshop will be held on Saturday, April 4, 2020 at 9:30 A.M. Location: TBA

Union #1 Women's Auxiliary Planning Meeting

April 11, 2020   Time: 10:00 AM
Location: St. Matthews Baptist Church

Union #1 Women's Auxiliary Planning Meeting will be held at St. Matthews Baptist Churh on Saturday, April 11th, 2020 at 10:00 A.M.

YWA Prince & Princess Contest

April 25, 2020   Time: 4:00 PM
Location: Piney Grove Baptist Church


The YWA Prince & Princess Contest will be held on Saturday, April 25th, 2020 at 4:00 P.M. at Piney Grove Baptist Church.



YWA Annual Workshop

May 2, 2020   Time: 9:00 AM
Location: TBA

The YWA Annual Workshop will be held on Saturday, May 2nd, 2020 at 9:00 A.M. 

Location: TBA

NHL Men's Conference 2020

May 16, 2020 - May 17, 2020   Time: 8:00 AM
Location: New Holly Light Baptist Church

New Holly Light Missionary Baptist Church

Men's Conference 2020

May 16th - 17th, 2020

"Like Father, Like Son - Part X"

Men's Conference & Breakfast will be held on May 16th, 2020 from 8:00 A.M. until 12:00 P.M.

Men's Day will be held on May 17th, 2020 at 10:30 A.M.

For more information, please contact: Bro. Marvin Dixon at (864) 202-2026




Union # 1 Deaconess Fundraising Program

May 16, 2020   Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Grace Baptist Church

Union #1 Deaconess Annual Fundraiser Program will be held on Saturday, May 16th, 2020 at 11:00 A.M. at Grace Baptist Church.

100 Men in Black

RRBA Association

May 24, 2020   Time: 4:00 PM
Location: New Hope Baptist Church

Pen the Date!!

COMING To a Church near YOU!

100 Men in Black

Singing Praises to the Lord!

Sunday, May 24th, 2020 at 4 o’clock pm.

New Hope Baptist Church

400 Murphy Road

Belton, South Carolina 


Dr. Curtis Hill, Moderator

Union # 2 Deaconess Fundraising Prograpm

June 6, 2020   Time: 5:00 PM
Location: TBA


Union # 2 Deaconess Fundraising Program will be held Saturday, June 6, 2020 at 5:00 P.M.  Location:TBA

132nd Annual Session Women's Baptist E&M

June 15, 2020 - June 19, 2020   Time: TBA
Location: Cornerstone Baptist Church, Spartanburg, South Carolina

ACCCE Annual Session

July 11, 2020   Time: 9:30 AM
Location: TBA


Please Save the Date!!

The Anderson County Congress of Christian Education Annual Session. More information coming soon!

114th Annual Session

South Carolina Baptist Congress of Christian of Ed

July 12, 2020 - July 18, 2020   Time: TBA
Location: Greenville, South Carolin

Save the Date!

The 114th Annual Session of the SC Congress of Christian Education will be held July 12th - 17th, 2020 in Greenville, South Carolina

Welcome Night Speaker: 

Dr. Charles B. Jackson, Sr.

Brookland Baptist Church, West Columbia, South Carolina


Stay Tuned For More Information!

114th Session of SCBCCE

July 12, 2020 - July 17, 2020   Time: TBA
Location: Eastside High School

The 114th Session of the South Carolina Baptist Congress of Christian Education will be held July 12th -17th, 2020 at Eastside High School in Greenville, South Carolina.

Dr. Charles B. Jackson, Pastor of Brookland Baptist Church in Columbia, South Carolina will be the guest speaker for the Welcome Night Service on Sunday, July 12th, 2020 at 7:00 P.M. at Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, 1101 Roe Ford Road, Greenville, South Carolina.

The 2020 Course Directory will be coming soon.

112th Annual Session

RRBA Women's Auxiliary

July 20, 2020 - July 22, 2020   Time: TBA
Location: New Hope Baptist Church

The 112th Annual Session of the Women's Auxiliary to the Rocky River Baptist Association will be held July 20th -22nd, 2020 at New Hope Baptist Church.

The session will open on Monday, July 20th, 2020 at 5:45 P.M. and continue Tuesday and Wednesday morning beginning with registration at 8:30 A.M. and opening at 9:30 A.M.


World Day of Prayer

November 2, 2020   Time: 6:00 PM
Location: TBA

The World Day of Prayer will be held on Monday, November 2nd, 2020 at 6:00 P.M.


Morris College Harvest Rally

November 21, 2020   Time: TBA
Location: Sumter, South Carolina

Please Save the Date!!

More information coming soon!

County Deaconess Prayer Breakfast

December 6, 2020   Time: 8:00 AM
Location: Golden Corral


County Deaconess Prayer Breakfast will be held on Saturday, December 5th, 2020 at 8:00 A.M. at Golden Corral.

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