Saint John Baptist Church
"Blessed to be a Blessing: Evangelizing to the Lost and Empowering Lives"
Genesis 1:27-28; 12:1-3; Deuteronomy 28:1-14; Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 1:8
3404 West Beltline Boulevard
Columbia, South Carolina 29203
Church Office: 803-254-4170
Facsimile: 803-254-4036
Preparatory School: 803-256-8542

News and Events

RecurringWeekly Bible Study

Weekly on Mondays and Wednesdays
Location: Saint John Baptist Church
Build and Strengthen
Your Biblical Foundation
Monday night at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday night at 6:00 p.m.
Classes are available for children, youth, and adults

RecurringSunday Morning Worship Service

Location: Saint John Baptist Church -- Columbia


July 14, 2019
Reverend Dr. Jamey O. Graham, Sr., Pastor

Topic:   "The Need to Know Jesus"
Matthew 16:13-15 (KJV)

Guest Speaker:

Reverend Daniel Canty   



  To view the sermon and sermon notes click on "Videos" from the Homepage. 

RecurringYAMs - Sunday School Breakfast

Sunday Mornings
Location: Saint John Baptist Church -- Columbia
Contact: YAMs  
Young Adult Ministry
invite you to
Sunday School Breakfast
Sunday Mornings
8:30 - 9:00 a.m.

RecurringLunch Buddy Program

Two Wednesdays per month
Location: Watkins Nance Elementary School


Volunteers are Needed!!!

Lunch Buddy Program
Watkins Nance Elementary School
Wednesdays -- two times per month

Mrs. Connie Epps
788-5749 or 240-0799

RecurringSunday School - Next Week's Lesson

Weekly Sunday Mornings
Location: Saint John Baptist Church, Columbia
Contact:   Email:  


Join Us Next Sunday for Sunday School
9:00 a.m.
July 21, 2019
Jesus Teaches About Transforming Love
Bible Background: Matthew 5:38-48
Devotional Reading: Romans 12:9-21

(Keep in Mind)
"Ye Have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbor, and hate thine enemy.  But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you
" (Matthew 5: 43-44  KJV).


Monday             Restrain Your Anger                              Leviticus 24:16-22
            Filled With Grace                                  Acts 6:8-15
Wednesday       Transformed Giving and Praying          Matthew 6:1-6
Thursday          The Lord Honors Patience                     Lamentations 3:25-33
Friday                Love Your Neighbor                            Romans 13:1-10
Saturday            The Greatest Commandments              Matthew 22:34-40
Sunday               Practice Love Toward All                    Matthew 5:38-48


RecurringYouth and Children's Bible Study

Location: Saint John Baptist Church -- Columbia


Psalm 27:3

Wednesday Evenings at 6:00 p.m.
Are your children missing out?  They don't have to...
Children ages 5 - 17 are invited to join us every
Wednesday @ 6:00 p.m.
for a spiritual POWERHOUR!!!

Language Arts Camp - Benedict College

July 7, 2019 - July 31, 2019   Time: TBA
Location: Benedict College

Language Arts Camp
July 7 - 31, 2019

The Benedict College Language Arts Camp is currently accepting applications for enrollment.  Free Summer Camp -  BENEDICT COLLEGE (for rising 9th-11th graders)Benedict College will host a Summer Transportation Institute from July 7-July 31, 2019. The purpose of the Institute is to create awareness and expose high school students to career opportunities in the transportation industry. The four-week residential program is a structured learning opportunity for youth in the secondary school systems of S.C. Students selected will receive scholarships to pay for tuition, room, meals, books and other supplies. A limited number of applicants will be accepted based on eligibility & receipt of applications. In addition to  completing the application, applicants must submit two letters of recommendation from a teacher, guidance counselor, or school official, a one-page essay, and an official transcript. The application deadline is June 24, 2019. Selected participants will be notified by June 26, 2019. Contact Mrs. Vareva Harris of Benedict College @ 803-750-4616 or                       email: (for more details)


Mid-Day Service CANCELLED

July 17, 2019 - September 4, 2019   Time: 11:30 AM
Location: Saint John Baptist Church, 3404 West Beltline Boulevard, Columbia, SC 29203

Mid-Day Service
11:30 a.m.
is cancelled until
Wednesday, September 4, 2019


Financial Literacy Camp for Grades 7 - 12

July 22, 2019 - July 25, 2019   Time: 7:30 AM

Financial Literacy Camp
Grades 7th - 12th
Monday, July 22, 2019 through Thursday, July 25, 2019
7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Sponsored by Javis Financial Services, LL
7171 Two Notch Road
Columbia, South Carolina

Our mission is to create a positive environment that will inspire, empower, and educate youth to discover and utilize their own unique leadership potential.

Guidelines to Attend - Progressive National Baptis

August 5, 2019 - August 9, 2019   Time: TBA
Location: Atlanta, Georgia


We are looking for volunteers to attend
The Progressive National Baptist Convention (PNBC)
Atlanta, Georgia
August 5 – 9, 2019

It will be open to current Active Members who are:
Active in ministry and approved by their Ministry leader and Director.
The church will pay for 2 nights lodging and the $75 registration fee.
The member pays $30 for the class registration, transportation and food.
All persons attending must present detailed information to their ministry and assist with a power point presentation for the congregation.
The church will fund 7 participants (One from each Ministry Development Group is our goal).
Visit for more information.
Interested persons should attend one information session after service on June 9th or 16th in the choir room.
Return request forms to Sister Wanda Turner by
Sunday, June 23, 2019.

Gethsemane Women's Auxiliary and YWA

August 23, 2019 - August 24, 2019   Time: TBA
Location: Batesburg, South Carolina

The Gethsemane Women Auxiliary and YWA
Annual Retreat
August 23-24, 2019
Gunter Camp and Conference Center
1420 Nazarene Road
Batesburg, South Carolina  29005
Gunter Camp and Conference Center
Batesburg, South Carolina

Registration deadline is August 5, 2019
Please see Sister Wanda Turner for more information.


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