Our Purpose

Gethsemane Baptist Church exists to encourage each member, visitor, or any person with whom we have contact to be Growing Together in Grace (II Peter 3:18). To accomplish this goal, we seek first to Magnify Christ (Psalm 34:3; Romans 15:9; I Corinthians 6:20) in all that we do by obediently walking with Him in truth (Psalm 86:11). Further, we seek to Unify Ourselves together in the Faith (Ephesians 4:13). And finally, we seek to Multiply Ourselves together in obedience to the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20) by spreading the Glorious Gospel of Peace to the residents of Greenville, the Upstate of South Carolina, and throughout the world. We invite you to come, Grow Together with us in Grace!

Core Beliefs

Eternal Design
God, the creator, is eternal, existing both before and after time, and we, his creation, were designed to have eternal fellowship with Him.
Destructive Fall
Our forefather, Adam, forsake fellowship with God and chose to rebel, and all humanity, including us, followed willingly.
Miraculous Birth
God, in the person of Jesus Christ, made himself a man, without surrendering His Godhood, to complete a plan to redeem us.
Merciful Death
Rebellion against God requires a blood sacrafice as payment. God chose to pay that price on our behalf and willingly died in our place.
Glorious Resurrection
God defeated death and sin by raising to life again, offering redemption to anyone who would come to Him in repentance.
Impending Return
God will come again to dwell among us, setting up an eternal kingdom where rebellion is no longer present. It is the church's responsibility to share the news of His death, resurrection and return.

Other Beliefs

If you would like to know more about our beliefs as a church, take a look at our Doctrinal Statement.


Get to know our Pastor, our Pastor Emeritus.