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Mountain Creek Baptist Church

 
 
Mountain Creek Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, April 1, 2003
1. Mountain Creek Baptist Church Marker
Inscription.
Organized in 1789 initially as an Arm
of the Shockley Ferry Church.
Known for a time as Bethesda.
Cooper Bennett was its first pastor.
The oldest church in the Saluda Baptist
Association, it has been a Lighthouse
for the lost and a place for all to
worship God and continue to move on


Forward Through the Ages

 
Location. 34° 26.644′ N, 82° 43.111′ W. Marker is in Anderson, South Carolina, in Anderson County. Marker is at the intersection of US Highway 29 and Norris Road (South Carolina Route 104), on the left when traveling west on US Highway 29. Click for map. Marker is located to the left of the main sanctuary. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3407 Highway 29 S, Anderson SC 29626, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Anderson Regional Airport (approx. 3.5 miles away); Dean / Dean's Station (approx. 3.5 miles away); Flat Rock Cemetery Veterans Monument (approx. 3.8 miles away); The Original Back Door Step (approx. 3.8 miles away); Roberts Church (approx. 4.1 miles away); Oliver Bolt's Cotton Gin
Mountain Creek Baptist Church Marker -<br>Current Location image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 2, 2011
2. Mountain Creek Baptist Church Marker -
Current Location
(approx. 4.2 miles away); Orr Mill Cemetery (approx. 4.8 miles away); Westview Cemetery World War Casualties Memorial (approx. 4.8 miles away); Dr. Samuel Marshall Orr House (approx. 5.1 miles away); St. Paul's Baptist Church -- 1865 (approx. 5.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Anderson.
 
Also see . . .
1. Mountain Creek Baptist Church Fire. A fire destroyed the 165-year-old church building of Mountain Creek Baptist Church on Monday, Feb. 9, 2009. (Submitted on September 23, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. Morning brings reminder of Anderson church fire's tragedy. Sunrise brought a new day Tuesday but also a stark reminder of the fire Monday night that destroyed Mountain Creek Baptist Church. (Submitted on September 23, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

3. Church gutted by fire will continue worship, according to pastor. The Mountain Creek Baptist Church congregation may no longer have a sanctuary, but they will continue worshipping. (Submitted on February 12, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

4. Find a Grave: Mountain Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. Intersection of U.S. Highway 29 and Norris Road. (Submitted on September 23, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

5. Saluda Baptist Association.
Mountain Creek Baptist Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, April 1, 2003
3. Mountain Creek Baptist Church and Marker
Official website of the Saluda Baptist Association, founded in 1803. (Submitted on May 28, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. First Record
The first recorded meeting of Mountain Creek Baptist Church went like this:

"The church met together at Mountain Creek, and after prayer, proceeded to business. We believe it is Gospel for the Church to do all things touching fellowship by a unanimity. Mary Prince restored to the church upon confession of her sins. Adjourned."

Dated October 1798. (Source: Sketches of Anderson County, by The Anderson Tricentennial Committee, 1969)
    — Submitted August 25, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.

2. Fire destroys Anderson county church
February 10, 2009

One of the oldest churches in the Upstate area was gutted Monday by an intense fire.

Firefighters rushed to Mountain Creek Baptist Church, which is located on the 3400 block of Highway 29 South near Norris Road in Anderson County, just after 6:30 p.m. Monday.

Anderson County Fire Chief Billy Gibson said that the flames were shooting at least 80 feet into the
Mountain Creek Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
By Willie Davis Higgins, Anderson County Sketches, 1969
4. Mountain Creek Baptist Church
air by the time his crews arrived.

Emergency crews closed U.S. Highway 29 South while firefighters battled the inferno, and more than 1500 feet of fire hose was laid to supply the crews with water.

The historic church's sanctuary has been deemed a total loss.

Pastor Ray Thompson said the church was founded in 1789 when George Washington was in his first term of office.
    — Submitted February 12, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.

 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
Mountain Creek Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, April 1, 2003
5. Mountain Creek Baptist Church
Mountain Creek Baptist Church Roadsign image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, April 1, 2003
6. Mountain Creek Baptist Church Roadsign
Mountain Creek Baptist Church Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, April 1, 2003
7. Mountain Creek Baptist Church Cemetery
Mountain Creek Baptist Church -<br>Rebuild Sanctuary image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 2, 2011
8. Mountain Creek Baptist Church -
Rebuild Sanctuary
Mountain Creek Baptist Church -<br>Rebuild Sanctuary image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 2, 2011
9. Mountain Creek Baptist Church -
Rebuild Sanctuary
 
 
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