Pendleton Street Baptist Church is a community of believers centered and growing in Christ Jesus. We are passionate about loving Jesus and making Him known in Greenville, SC and around the world. We welcome you to join us for Christian Life Academy and worship services on Sundays, or to one of our many Home Groups meeting throughout the week in the greater Greenville area.

If you would like to speak with someone about Pendleton Street Baptist Church, please feel free to email us or to call the church office at 864-232-7312. We have lots of information here on our website, but we’d love to hear from you, too!

We Believe

The Bible

The Bible was written by men verbally inspired by God, and is complete in the 66 books it contains. God has protected and preserved the Bible for us, so that we have truth without any error. The Bible is sufficient and is our only source of author­ity for belief and behavior.
(Psalm 19:7-10Psalm 119:97-104Psalm 119:160Matthew 5:18John 5:46-47John 10:35John 17:172 Timothy 3:15-172 Peter 1:19-21Jude 1:3)


There is only one living and true God. He is an intelligent, spiritual, and personal Being. He has revealed Himself to us in Scripture and creation. He is the Creator, Redeemer, Preserver, and Ruler of the universe. God is holy. God is all powerful, everywhere at all times, and all knowing. The eternal God shows Himself to us as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. These three have separate personal characteristics. There is no difference in their nature, essence, or being.
(Deuteronomy 6:5John 17:3Isaiah 45:521Romans 1:19-20John 1:18Acts 17:23-24Matthew 19:26Luke 1:37Psalm 147:4-5Psalm 139:8)

God the Father

God the Father is the first person of the Trinity in authority. He sovereignly reigns with providential care over His universe, His creatures, and the course of human history according to His purposes and for His glory. God is Father in truth to those who become children of God through faith in Jesus Christ. He is fatherly in His attitude toward all people.
(Isaiah 64:8Matthew 6:9-11John 1:12Romans 8:15-16)

God the Son

Jesus is the only begotten Son of God, was born of a virgin, is wholly God and wholly man, lived a sinless life, died as a substitutionary sacrifice for the sins of mankind, was buried, arose from the grave, defeating the power of sin and death. He ascended to Heaven and will literally, bodily return to the earth to reign as King of Kings.
(Matthew 1:22John 1:1-5John 14:10-30Acts 1:9-11Romans 1:3-4I Corinthians 15:3-4I Timothy 6:14-15Titus 2:13Hebrews 4:14-15)

God the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son of God. He is present in the world to make people aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. He gives every believer a spiritual gift when they are saved. As Christians, we seek to live under His control daily.
(2 Corinthians 3:17John 16:7-1314:16-17Acts 1:81 Corinthians 2:123:16Ephesians 1:13Galatians 5:25Philippians 2:13Ephesians 1:135:18)


Salvation is needed by all people. It is a free gift of God provided through Jesus Christ, who by His own blood obtained eternal redemption for those who believe. Salvation is granted to those who respond in repentance and faith to the conviction of sin by the Holy Spirit. When a person is saved he/she is born again (regenerated) by the Holy Spirit, and is a new creation. There is always evidence of this change in the life of the believer (fruit).
(Romans 3; Isaiah 53:6Romans 5:12Ephesians 2:8Romans 6:23Acts 4:12Hebrews 7:25John 14:6Matthew 4:17Mark 6:12Romans 10:9-10John 15:51 John 3:4-6Hebrews 10:26)


God created man, both male and female, in His own image as the crowning work of His creation. In the beginning man was innocent of sin and was given freedom of choice by God. Tempted by Satan, man rebelled against God and fell from his sinless state, bringing sin into the human race. Consequently, all mankind is sinful by inheritance and by choice. Therefore, mankind is under just condemnation without defense or excuse, depraved and in need of a Savior.
(Genesis 1:26–27Genesis 3:1-24Romans 1:212 Corinthians 4:4Romans 6:61217Galatians 5:24Ephesians 2:1-4John 3:17-18)

The Church

The local church is an autonomous congregation of baptized believers under the headship of Jesus Christ, associated by covenant, observing the two ordinances of Christ (Baptism and the Lord’s Supper), exercising gifts for the strengthening of the body, with the purpose of glorifying God and making disciples. The Church is the people of God, under the headship of God, led by the Word of God, empowered by the Spirit of God, to accomplish the purposes of God, for the glory of God.
(Ephesians 1:22Ephesians 5:23Colossians 1:18Acts 2:41Matthew 28:19-201 Corinthians 12:5-13Ephesians 2:18-22Matthew 26:26-29Romans 12:1-8)


In the “blessed hope,” the personal, literal return of the Lord Jesus Christ. Every person will be judged by the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe in the bodily resurrection of both the saved and the lost. The saved are raised to eternal life in heaven. The lost are raised to eternal torment in hell in conscious separation from God.
(Hebrews 9:27Titus 2:11-131 Thessalonians 4:13-18Matthew 25:31-34John 14:1-42 Corinthians 5:1-5Matthew 10:28Matthew 13:49-50Luke 12:54Revelation 21:8)