Sharing God's unconditional love by teaching and
studying His word.
Worshiping through praise and song to share His grace. Connecting souls to Him through prayers so we may be reunited in the Kingdom for eternity.
We believe that the Bible is the inspired, and therefore inerrant, Word of God. It is the final authority for all we believe.
Old Samaria Baptist Church is a member of the Southern Baptist Convention. As Baptists, there are distinct practices of the faith which are important to us and distinguish us from other denominations. For more information, please click on the following link to the Southern Baptist Convention site.
The church now known as Old Samaria Baptist was formed in the early 1880's as Samaria Baptist Church. The original sanctuary was completed in 1887 and additional educational space was added later.
A new church building was constructed on donated property on Hwy. 178, and most of the members then moved to the new building, taking the church name with them. The remaining members reorganized under the name of Old Samaria in 1971. The fellowship hall was completed in 1985.
Recent facility updates were completed in 2021.
Old Samaria is an active member of the Lexington County Baptist Association and the South Carolina Baptist Convention. Through the years, we have promoted the kingdom of God to the Samaria community and beyond. As the church continues this tradition, we are focused on the mission of providing opportunities for people to come to a saving knowledge of Jesus, to grow in their faith, and to serve others in our community.
H. Barry Anderson has been serving as pastor since June 2017. He has lived in Lexington County his entire life, and has been married to his wife Cindi, for 45 years.
He served in his previous church in various lay leader positions for 25+ years. While filling the need of pulpit supply at various times, he began to sense the call to pastoral ministry. This call became clear while serving at Old Samaria during the summer of 2017. He responded to the call of God and the church, and was ordained in October of that year.
He brings a passion for people and a servant’s heart.