Rocky River Baptist Association

250 Union High Dr
Belton, SC 29627

Upcoming Events

Pastoral Vacancy

Sweet Canaan Baptist Church

March 16, 2018 - April 13, 2018   Time: TBA

The congregation of Sweet Canaan Baptist is currently seeking to fill the following open position. We are seeking one whom God has chosen to lead us into the future.  We seek someone who will help us grow our children and youth programs and work with the church family to revamp church ministries.

About our church:

Established: 1877  Worship Style:  Blended Church Size: 75 – 135


Open Position:  Senior Pastor

Desired Key Qualifications:

A clear testimony of faith in Jesus Christ.

Ordained or eligible to be ordained based on the Rocky River Baptist Association Ordination



Lives out the Biblical qualifications of pastor (elder) and maintains a consistent spiritual and moral lifestyle which complies with the biblical leadership qualifications of an overseer described in 1 Timothy 3:17 and Titus 1:5-9.

Competent in organization, administration and interpersonal relationships.

Experience in preaching and teaching the Word of God across varying age groups.

Must successfully pass a background check.


Key Responsibilities shall include but may not be limited to the following:

Provide spiritual leadership to members of the church.

Lead the church, aided by the deacons in planning, organizing and directing ministry program of the church.

Preaching and teaching the Word of God.

Administer the ordinances, ceremonies and fiduciary duties of the church.

Plan and conduct worship services.

Work with the deacons, church officers and committees as they perform their assigned responsibilities.


Send Resume to: Sweet Canaan BC -  Deacon Dennis Chancellor – P. O. Box 2887 – Easley, SC 29641


ACCCE School of Methods

Anderson County Congress of Christian Education

March 18, 2018 - March 23, 2018   Time: TBA
Location: Welfare Baptist Church

Anderson County Congress School of Methods will be held at Welfare Baptist Church  in Belton, South Carolina. 

The opening service will be on Sunday, March 18, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.  Speaker  will be

Rev. Charvis Gray, Pastor of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church


Classes will be held Monday - Thursday from 6:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.


Classes will be held on Friday from 6:15  p.m. to 7:15 p.m. At 7:15 p.m. all classes will reassemble in the sanctuary for Class Presentations and Closing Worship Service.

Speaker for the Closing Worship Service will be Rev. Brian Starkes, Pastor of Mt. Olive Baptist Church

Featured Classes:  Leadership Classes for Deacons and Trustees, Spirituality of the Choir, Pastors' and Ministers' Class, Women's Study, Marriage and Family Surviving Contemporary Challenges, Capturing God's Passion for Teaching, Biblical Studies, Church Security, Usher's Class, The Church's Response to Child Abuse, Youth Institute,  Teen Institute, Children's Class (Ages 3 -5)




Deaconess County Workshop

April 7, 2018   Time: 9:30 AM
Location: TBA

More information will be provided.

Annual Rainbow Tea

Woman\'s E&M Convention of SC

April 14, 2018   Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Andres Chapel Baptist Church, Orangeburg, SC

The Woman's Auxiliary to the Rocky River Baptist Association will be chartering a bus to the Woman's Educational and Missionary Convention of South Carolina's Annual Rainbow Tea on April 14, 2018.

The  Rainbow Tea will be held at 

Andrew Chapel Baptist Church

Orangeburg, South Carolina 29115

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.


The fee for the bus ride is $25.00 per person and is due by April 2, 2018. The bus will leave from the Rocky River Baptist Association Headquarters at 9:00 a.m. Please contact Mrs. Glenda Scott for reservations at (864) 226-5071.


Union Meetings

April 28, 2018   Time: 9:00 AM
Union # 1 will convene at 9:00 a.m. at St. Matthew Baptist Church
Union # 2 will convene at 9:30 a.m. Location: Welfare Baptist Church
Union # 3 will convene at 9:45 a.m. at Evergreen Baptist Church.

YWA Prince & Princess Contest

April 28, 2018   Time: 4:00 PM
Location: TBA

Annual YWA Session

May 5, 2018   Time: TBA
Location: TBA

Stay tuned. More information coming soon!!

Baptist E&M Annual Session

May 7, 2018 - May 10, 2018   Time: TBA
Location: Morris College Sumter, South Carolina

The Annual Session of the Baptist E and M Convention of SC will be heldMay 7-10,  2018 at Morris College. in Sumter, South Carolina.

This session will be dedicated in memory of Dr. J. O. Rich

More information will be provided at a later date.

County-Wide Revival 2018

May 16, 2018 - May 18, 2018   Time: 7:00 PM
Location: New Holly Light Baptist Church

Hampton University Ministers' Convention

June 3, 2018 - June 8, 2018   Time: TBA
Location: Hampton, Virginia

Woman's Baptist E&M State Convention

June 11, 2018 - June 15, 2018   Time: TBA
Location: Reedy Fork Baptist Church, Simpsonville, SC

The Woman's Baptist E&M State Convention will be held

June 11-15, 2018 at

Reedy Fork Baptist Church

3115 Fork Shoals Road

Simpsonville, SC 29680


More information will be provided at a later date!

Annual Session

Anderson County Congress of Christian Education

July 7, 2018   Time: TBA
Location: TBA

SC Congress of Christian Education Annual Session

July 9, 2018 - July 13, 2018   Time: TBA
Location: W. J. Keenan High School, 361 Pisgah Road, Columbia, South Carolina 29203

110th Annual Session of the Woman's Auxiliary

July 23, 2018 - July 25, 2018   Time: TBA
Location: Mountain Spring Baptist Church
The 110th Annual Session of the Rocky River Baptist Association of Anderson County will be held at Mountain Spring Baptist Church July 23, 2018 - July 25th, 2018.
Opening Worship Service will be on Monday, July 23, 2018 at 5:45 P.M.
Tuesday and Wednesday the Annual Session will convene at 8:30 A.M.

Union Meeting

July 28, 2018   Time: TBA
Location: TBA

Progressive National Baptist Convention

August 6, 2018 - August 10, 2018   Time: TBA
Location: Philadelphia, PA

National Baptist Convention

September 3, 2018 - September 7, 2018   Time: TBA
Location: Minneapolis, MN

World Day of Prayer

November 5, 2018   Time: TBA
Location: Evergreen Baptist Church

The Annual World Day of Prayer will be held at

Evergreen Baptist Church

1305 Evergreen Church Road

Anderson, South Carolina



November 5, 2018

at 6:00 p.m.



WARRBA Annual Retreat

November 9, 2018 - November 10, 2018   Time: TBA
Location: TBA

Stay tuned. More information co ming soon!

County Deaconess Prayer Breakfast

December 1, 2018   Time: 8:00 AM
Location: Golden Corral

Stay tuned. More information coming soon!!

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