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:



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!

Chandler Moats
Student Minister
Chandler Moats began serving as Secona’s Student Pastor in February 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.  He received his  Master of Arts in Discipleship from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in May 2019.
Chandler has a heart for student and family discipleship.  He met his wife Emily at NGU, and they married in 2016.
Eddie Allgood
 Minister of Music
Eddie Allgood has served as Minister of Music at Secona since October 2015.  He is very passionate about leading in worship and directing the choir and music activities at the church.  He wants to use his abilities and talents in music to lead people to Jesus Christ.
Eddie graduated from Southern Wesleyan University in May 2006 as a Music Major with emphasis in Church Music.  Eddie is married to Debbie, and they have 2 daughters, 2 sons-in-law, and 4 grandchildren.
Terri Owens
Ministry Assistant
Terri Owens has been the Ministry Assistant at Secona Baptist Church since June 2010. 

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

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

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


Our Services


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


  • 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

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).
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

  • Ken Batson
  • Zac Corn
  • Andy Crumpton, Asst. Chair
  • Jon Dow, Chair
  • Stanley Harper
  • Houston Hudson
  • Eric King
  • Marion Lawson
  • Tripp Martin, Secretary
  • Jim McKinney
  • Smith Porter
  • 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.
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.