Victor Baptist Church was organized in a small wooden building on Hill Street, now West Poinsett Street, in 1899 by Rev. W.W. Jones, the pastor of Greer First Baptist Church. The membership of this organization was 12 people. Later in 1899 the meeting place for that group was moved to the Victor Community Building located in front of the Victor Mill on Victor Avenue. That building was destroyed by fire in December of 1903. The members and neighborhood people met in individual homes or in a grove of trees on 7th Street until a new Union Church, now Victor Methodist church was built. Both Baptist and Methodist people in the community used the building at alternating times.
In 1916, with the help of the Victor Company, Victor Baptist Church, a pebbled clay church building on the corner triangle on Victor Avenue and Line Street was completed. This church facility was used 26 years. A larger building was completed in 1942. It contained Sunday school rooms and a large sanctuary. During the 1950's the church had over 1000 members.
In 2003, the church members led by the deacons and the Pastor, Rev. Ken Vickery, voted to relocate to a site on property purchased by the church at 121 New Woodruff Road, which is located approximately three quarters of a mile farther down Line Street. Snow Street, Harvey Road and New Woodruff Road border the site. The new church building was begun in April 2004 and the first worship service was held in the new building on April 17, 2005. On Sunday, May 15, 2005, a Dedication service was held for the new sanctuary and education facility.
Thirty members from Victor Baptist Church have felt the call and gone into full time Christian service. Since 1899 twenty pastors have served the congregation before the current pastor, Rev. Ken Vickery.
The "Vision" of Victor Baptist Church is "Reaching a City to Reach the World." We accomplish in three ways: Gather, Connect, and Serve those in our city, our country, and the world with the message of God's love and forgiveness of sin. We are committed to sharing with others the grace and peace that Jesus gives. To find out more go to Our Vision.
Victor Baptist Church
121 New Woodruff Rd.
Greer, SC 29651
PO BOX 1147
Greer, SC 29652
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9:30am - Life Groups & Morning Bible Study
10:30am - Worship Builders (Children)
10:30am - Morning Worship
Sunday Evening Services & Life Institute Dicipleship Class Schedules Vary. Contact the church office for dates and times.
6:30pm - Student Ministry
6:30pm - Choir Rehearsal