About Us


Church History

Mt. Sinai was established 145 years ago. Before 1869, former slaves and descendants of slaves from “The Heart of the Foothills” in South Carolina worshiped at the Reedy River Baptist Church. Seeking their identity, the Mt. Sinai Baptist Church was organized in 1869 by Eli Moore. Mr. Thomas W. Roe a member of Reedy River Church donated land to Mt. Sinai for the first church.  


The first church was a one room log house and was used for church services and school. Later in 1913, Mr. Foster Keith dug the first grave. Prior to this many former slaves or descendants of slaves were buried at Reedy River Baptist Church. In the early 1900’s the second church was built. At that time baptisms were performed in a creek located across the street from the church, and in 1923 Mr. William Brockman built the first baptismal pool.


Around the year 1935, Mr. Mack McKinney built the third church and the building was repaired several times. In 1962, the fourth church was built with indoor bathrooms, a baptismal pool and central heat. In 1985, the building was expanded to include additional Sunday School classrooms.


In 2006, Mt. Sinai purchased additional land from Furman University to build our fifth and current church. And on April 5, 2009 our church was dedicated and the first service was held.

Core Values

  • WORSHIP – “Magnify, exalting Christ, glorifying God in all we do. Includes knowing Christ, growing in Christ, serving Christ, sharing Christ, exalting Christ.”  Glorifying God with everything we’ve got~ “Love the Lord your God- with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.” Mark 12:30
  • FELLOWSHIP – Membership, knowing Christ, fellowship with God, and with each other. Includes prayer, the Ordinances (Baptism and Communion), and membership. Sharing the truth in context of loving relationships~  “Therefore, laying aside falsehood, speak truth each one of you with his neighbor, for we are members of one another.” Ephesians 4:25
  • DISCIPLESHIP – “Maturing, growing in Christ. Includes bible reading and teaching.”  Pursuing Christ-likeness as evidenced by a changing life~ “We proclaim Him, admonishing every man and teaching every man with all wisdom, so that we may present every man complete in Christ for this purpose also I labor, striving according to His power, which mightily works within me.” Colossians 1:28 & 29
  • MINISTRY – “Serving Christ, equipping. Includes SHAPE (serving/ministry in the body of Christ).”  Serving our church according to spiritual gifts and passions~ “Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others….” I Peter 4:1
  • EVANGELISM – “Missions, sharing Christ. Includes locally (witnessing) and globally (missions).”  Testifying to the saving work of Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit and leaving the results to the heavenly father~ “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth.” Acts 1:8