We will begin having Sunday morning worships services on May 31 at 10:30 in the Family Life Center.  Feel free to wear a mask and/or gloves.  Wednesday prayer services are now being held in the sanctuary beginning at 6:30.  The Elevate Student Ministry is now meeting in the Family Life Center on Wednesdays at 6:30.  In all services, social distancing will be practiced.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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.  You can check it out at the following link:
 
 
 
VISION
Our vision at Secona Baptist Church is centered around the Great Commission – leading people to Christ, making disciples, teaching the Bible, and ministering to the needs of individuals.  “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.” – Matthew 28:19-20

THE TEAM

Meet the Secona Baptist team

 
 
 
 
 
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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!

 
 
Eddie Allgood
Music Minister
 
Eddie Allgood has been a Christian for over fifty years and has been involved in church music since then, starting with the children’s choirs at Pickens First Baptist Church.  He has been a lifelong resident of Pickens, SC, and has been married to his wife, Debbie, since 1977.  They have two daughters and sons-in-law and five grandchildren.
 
He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Music with emphasis in Church Music from Southern Wesleyan University.  He has been ordained as a minister of the gospel and loves to serve God through music and serving his church family.  Through the years he has been able to play drums with some Christian music groups and sing with gospel quartets, trios, and the SWU choir across the Southeast and abroad.  According to Eddie, God’s music touches his heart and he wants to proclaim and worship Him through music wherever he goes.
Chandler Moats
Student Minister
 
Chandler Moats began serving as Secona’s Student Pastor in February of 2018.  He became a follower of Jesus at age 12 and felt called to ministry at age 16.  Chandler graduated from North Greenville University in 2015 with a B.A. in Christian Studies and from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in 2019 with a Master of Arts in Discipleship.
 
Chandler’s goal is to help students and families know and love Jesus more.  He met his wife, Emily, at NGU, and they married in 2016.
Terri Owens
Ministry Assistant
 
Terri Owens is originally from Atlanta, GA.  She moved to South Carolina in 1972.  Terri graduated from Pickens HIgh School in 1978.  She has an Associates degree in Accounting from Tri-County Technical College.  She has been with Secona since June 2010.
 
Terri is married to Mike Owens and they have two daughters and five grandchildren.  Terri enjoys spending time with family as they go camping and boating.  She also enjoys to read.  She attends East Pickens Baptist Church where she teaches a Ladies’ Sunday School Class. 
 

Our Services

Sunday

 
  • 9:15AM: Bible Study
  • 10:30AM: Morning Worship Service / Children’s Church
    • 6:00PM: Evening Worship Service / Elevate Youth @                           the House

Wednesday

 
  • 6:30PM: Bible Study/ElevateKIDS @ the House
  • 7:20PM: Adult Choir Practice
 

ElevateKIDS exists to help our kids and families know Jesus and make him known.  On Sunday mornings at 9:15 a.m., we offer Nursery and Sunday School classes to serve our different age groups (birth-5th grade).  During our Sunday morning worship services, we offer a nursery for infants and one-year olds, a Children’s Church class for 2-3 year olds,  and another Children’s Church class for 4 year olds through 3rd grade.  
 
On Sunday evenings at 6:00 p.m., ElevateKids gather with adults in the sanctuary for a time of family worship.
 
On Wednesday evenings from 6:30-7:15 p.m., ElevateKids gather at The House for a time of discipleship and fun!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Homebound Ministry

 
 

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).
 
 
 
Women growing together to know and love Jesus is the mission of the Secona Women’s Ministry.  The goals include building community, discipleship, encouragement, fellowship, mentoring, ministry, and prayer.  These are accomplished through weekly Bible studies, quarterly fellowship opportunities, and missions.  At this time, we have Bible studies on Monday mornings at 10 in the Men’s Memorial Class, and Thursday evenings at 7 in the church conference room.  Please see Kim Clevenger for more information.  We also support the Widow’s ministry Women of Faith – On the Journey Together.
 
 
Women of Faith – On the Journey Together
This is a ministry designed for women in our community who have lost their husband.  They meet each month to enjoy a time of food, fun, fellowship, and sharing.  So come – meet a new friend and know that we will walk beside you as we take this journey together.  God has a plan for you if you trust Him.
Please see Teresa Stewart for more information.
 
So do not fear, for I am with you, do not be dismayed, for I am your God.  I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my right hand. — Isaiah 41:10
 
 

Elevate exists to help middle schoolers, high schoolers, and college students know Jesus and make him known.  We meet Sunday mornings at 9:15 a.m. for Sunday School and at 10:30 a.m. for the main worship gathering.  On Sunday evenings at 6:00 p.m., Elevate meets at The House for our student worship gathering.  On Wednesdays from 6:30-7:15 p.m., we meet back at The House to serve and disciple Elevate KIDS.  See you soon!
 
 
 
 
 
 
Elevate College
 
Our college students and young adults gather for Sunday School at 9:15 a.m.and then attend the main worship gathering at 10:30 a.m. 
We encourage our students to become involved in the Barnabas Encouragement Ministry to be connected with an adult who can serve, disciple, pray for, and mentor them through these life-changing years.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Deacon Ministry

2019-2020
  • Harold Alexander
  • Zac Corn
  • Andy Crumpton
  • C.B. Dunson
  • Gary Gillespie
  • Mark Hooper, Asst. Chair
  • Eric King
  • Ron King
  • Tripp Martin, Secretary
  • Jim McKinney
  • Henry Rahn, Chair
  • Bart Turner

 

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.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Men’s Ministry

The Men’s Ministry meets on the third Tuesdays during the months of January, March, May and October.
 
 

Prison Ministry

Members of Secona lead a worship service each Sunday at a local prison.

Music Ministry

Serve the Lord with gladness; come before his presence with singing.
Psalm 100:2
 
Our Music Ministry features a number of ways to serve through song.  In addition to the church choir, there are opportunities to sing with a quartet, praise team or even solo.  The Elevate Worship Praise Team also leads worship.  Church Choir meets every Wednesday evening from 7:15 – 8:15 PM for practice.  

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.
Giving
We are excited to introduce you to a new giving method.  In a day when cash and checks aren’t used as often as they used to be, we set up a new option to give tithes and will implement a chance to pay for events and activities.  Simply click on the Contributions button beloand it will lead you to a form that will help you setup how you would like to give.  You may give one time gifts or set up recurring gifts that will automatically allow you to give as often as you want.  You also have the option of using a debit or credit card or an e-check.