Be like a tree planted by water.


Secona Baptist Church is a Southern Baptist Church that follows the doctrine of The Baptist Faith and Message, a faith statement adopted by the Southern Baptist Convention on June 14, 2000.The Baptist Faith and Message is reprinted below.


Secona Baptist Church seeks to help people know God, trust Him, and follow Him as they grow in Christ.


Secona Baptist Church has many ministries of which you can be a part. These include Sunday School, Prayer Ministry, Men’s Ministry, a Youth Ministry, and a Music Ministry among many others! Come join and be a part of the body of Christ.



Meet the Secona Baptist team

Rev. Robert Bevill – Senior Pastor

Reverend Robert Bevill came to Secona as pastor in December 2014.  

Robert accepted God’s call to the ministry while in college and has served as a pastor for 36 years. His pastorates have included Poplar Springs Baptist Church in Moore, SC, Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church in Easley, SC, Taylor’s Grove Baptist Church in Lancaster, SC, and Black Lick Baptist Church in Glen Dean, KY.

Robert is a graduate of University of South Carolina with a BA in Psychology.  He received his Master of Divinity Degree from the Southern Baptist Seminary in Louisville, KY.

Robert has a passion for ministry and preaching God’s Word. He believes prayer, missions, and discipleship are vital to a growing church.

Robert and his wife, Becky, have three children and five grandsons.

Robert enjoys spending time with his family, bicycling on the Doodle and Swamp Rabbit Trails, reading, traveling, and sports.  His family, friends, and church family are aware of his love of chocolate!

James Lawson
Student Minister
Earl Phillips
Interim Minister of Music
Terri Owens
Ministry Assistant
Terri Owens has been the Ministry Assistant at Secona Baptist Church since June 2010. 

Mrs. Owens is an active member at East Pickens Baptist Church where she teaches a ladies’ Sunday School Class.

Mrs. Owens is married to Mike Owens and has 2 adult daughters.

To contact Mrs. Owens, email the church at secona@bellsouth.net or call the church office at (864) 878-3816.

Randell Merck
Mr. Merck has worked at Secona since March 2001.  He is a member of Calumet Baptist Church where he is active in his Sunday School class.  Mr. Merck has been married for 50 years and has 1 daughter.

Our Faith

Secona Baptist Church is a Southern Baptist Church that follows the doctrine of The Baptist Faith and Message, a faith statement adopted by the Southern Baptist Convention on June 14, 2000.The Baptist Faith and Message is reprinted below.

I. The Scriptures
The Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired and is God’s revelation of Himself to man. It is a perfect treasure of divine instruction. It has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth, without any mixture of error, for its matter. Therefore, all Scripture is totally true and trustworthy. It reveals the principles by which God judges us, and therefore is, and will remain to the end of the world, the true center of Christian union, and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and religious opinions should be tried. All Scripture is a testimony to Christ, who is Himself the focus of divine revelation.
Exodus 24:4; Deuteronomy 4:1-2; 17:19; Joshua 8:34; Psalms 19:7-10; 119:11,89,105,140; Isaiah 34:16; 40:8; Jeremiah 15:16; 36:1-32; Matthew 5:17-18; 22:29; Luke 21:33; 24:44-46; John 5:39; 16:13-15; 17:17; Acts 2:16ff.; 17:11; Romans 15:4; 16:25-26; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; Hebrews 1:1-2; 4:12; 1 Peter 1:25; 2 Peter 1:19-21.

Our Services


  • 9:15AM: Bible Study
  • 10:30AM: Morning Worship Service / Children’s Church
  • 6:00PM: Evening Worship Service / Elevate Youth Small Groups / Elevate Kids @ the House begins September 13.


  • 6:30PM: Bible Study/Elevate Youth at the House/Gospel Project for Kids
  • 7:20PM: Adult Choir Practice

Where can God use your talents?


Elevate Kids

Secona provides many opportunities for children to experience the adventure of Growing in Christ. Sunday School teachers are waiting to greet children each Sunday morning at 9:15 AM. Contact Mrs. Tracy Lawson for information. 
Nursery for Babies through Age 2 is provided during the morning worship service; Children (Ages 2 and 3) and Children Age 4 through Grade 1 are invited to attend Children’s Church during the morning worship service. 
Elevate Kids at the House is for children age 4 to 5th grade.  They will have a time of fellowship, worship and Bible study.  This will begin on September 13!

The Gospel Project  (Ages 3 – Grade 5) meet Wednesday evenings from 6:30 – 7:15 PM.

Secona Kids’ Choir meets quarterly on Wednesday evenings. Contact Director Rita Rahn for more information.

Annual Children’s Activities include the Resurrection Celebration/Egg Hunt, Memorial Day Picnic, Vacation Bible School, Summer Camp, and Fall Festival. 


Homebound Ministry

Our Homebound Ministry program starts afresh each September. You will have received in your Sunday School class a request to consider participating. Please think about this carefully. It is important that once you have made the commitment to care for a homebound member that you are willing to fulfill it. If your class as a whole chooses not to adopt someone, perhaps you as an individual would be interested. In either case, this is a simple but richly rewarding experience. Please contact Lois Cain for more information.

Prayer Ministry

“My house will be called a house of prayer for all nations.” Mark 11:17

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7

The Intercessory Prayer Ministry of Secona Baptist Church is the foundation upon which God builds a caring and growing church. The Prayer Ministry serves as a prayer support system for our church staff, our church family, and for people throughout our city, state, nation, and world.

If you are interested in learning how you can be a part of this exciting ministry, please contact the church office (878-3816 or emailsecona@bellsouth.net).


Elevate Youth

The youth meet on Sunday evenings in the Family Life Center at 6:00 PM to participate in Life Groups .  Life Groups are broken up by gender and by school grade.

On Wednesday evenings, The House opens at 6:30 PM for fellowship.  At 7:00 PM the worship service begins.  James Lawson is currently leading the youth on a series called “Take the Land”.  The students will learn how to really share the gospel of Christ with those they come in contact with.

Annual youth events include Winter Retreat, Fund-Raising Barbecue, Memorial Day Picnic, Vacation Bible School, Summer Camp and/or Mission Trip, Lock-In, and other fellowships such as After Church Things and holiday parties. 


Deacon Ministry

  • Harold Alexander
  • Andy Crumpton
  • Gary Gillespie
  • Stanley Harper
  • Houston Hudson
  • Ron King
  • Tripp Martin
  • Jim McKinney
  • Don Porter
  • Smith Porter
  • Bart Turner
  • Furman Whitmire 


Sunday School

We have a place for everyone in Sunday School.

Bless the Children Christmas Party

Secona partners with Behavioral Health Services of Pickens County to provide Christmas for clients of the agency.  Each year 24 children are invited to church for games, crafts, shopping, lunch, Santa, gifts and the telling of the Christmas story.  For more information on how you can help with this, see Kim Clevenger.


Men’s Ministry

Men’s Ministry meets the third Tuesday of each month during the months of September through May.

Women’s Ministry

 The Women’s Ministry meets once in the Fall to kick off the new year, in a joint ministry event with the Men’s Ministry in January, and with a Ladies Luncheon around Mother’s Day in May.

Prison Ministry

For many years, members of Secona have ministered to prisoners at local law enforcement facilities. Each Sunday morning, several Secona members lead a worship service for approximately 40-50 inmates at a local prison.

Music Ministry

Church Choir meets every Wednesday evening from 7:20 – 8:00 PM. We would love to have you join us!

Senior Adult Ministry

Secona’s Senior Adult Ministry, knows as the SENIOR SAINTS, meets once per month (usually the second Tuesday of each month) year-round. Please contact Wayne and Martha Turner, Carlos and Shelba Porter, or Donnie and Linda Patterson for more information.

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