Meet the team
Steve has been in youth ministry longer than he’s willing to admit. With his longevity comes a wealth of experience, knowledge, and insight. Steve serves at the Convention as the Team Leader for Church Strengthening and Discipleship (fancy, huh?) and the Generations Group Director. His heart is still in student ministry- sometimes it is hard to grow up and most student guys/girls can understand this!
He is married to his lovely wife, Linda, has two great kids, and we lost count of how many grandkids they have! You can find him hanging out with family or riding his Harley on the weekends.
Bryant is the Associate Director of Student Ministry. Bryant is from West Columbia, South Carolina and attended CIU. After graduation, he served with World Changers National staff before he returned to Cayce to serve as a student minister at Trinity Baptist.
Bryant is married to Olivia and they have three children- Ryleigh Kate, Molly, and Christian. On the weekends, you can find him watching some Carolina football and attempting to play golf.
Kathy serves as the Associate Director of Preschool and Children's Ministry. She has a background in Church Weekday Education and is a VBS mastermind. She previously served at a North Trenholm Baptist Church in Columbia, SC and joined our team in 2015.
Kathy is married to Jim and they have five kids- Meredith, Zach, Colin, Garrett, and Hannah. Her weekends are spent hanging with all of the family and working in her yard.
Mellette was born and raised in Columbia, South Carolina. She came on board with us after her graduation from Clemson in May of 2014. She serves as our Ministry Assistant for Student Ministry.
Mellette married Travis in June of 2014 and they recently had their first child, Everett. She has a huge heart for students and missions, specifically Kenya and Tokyo. And as she always likes to remind us, GO TIGERS!
Isabella (or Izzy) is from Lugoff, SC. She served on our SummerSalt/KidSalt staff in 2018 and from there, was recruited to serve as the Ministry Assistant for Preschool and Children’s Ministry on the Generations Team.
She previously served as the worship leader and ministry assistant at Friendship Baptist Church in Lugoff. She is passionate about the next generation, in leading and equipping them to achieve true joy, peace and satisfaction through Christ.
Email: email@example.com / Phone: 803-227-6017
Student Ministry Events
SummerSalt is a high energy summer youth camp run by the Generations Group of the South Carolina Baptist Convention. It is a camp that is designed to grasp and captivate the next generation with the Gospel.
SummerSalt Global will be partnering with Mission Serve (mission-serve.com) and the Waccamaw Baptist Association to help rebuild both the homes and lives of those affected by Hurricanes Florence and Michael in Horry County, South Carolina.
Dates: July 14-19, 2019
Location: North Myrtle Beach Christian School (lodging) and Wampee Baptist Church (for worship)
Grades: 6th grade (no rising 6th graders) - 12th grade
Types of Work: sheetrock, flooring, crawl space insulation, and painting
Click below to go to registration! Contact Mellette Teague if you have any questions: 803-227-6056 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Upstate Student Ministry Round Table
When: March 7, 2019
Where: The Hangar Student Ministry Center at FBC Spartanburg
How Much?: $10 - includes lunch and give-a-ways!
Answer big questions of student ministry led by Chris Trent (Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, Marietta, GA) and Seth Buckley (FBC Spartanburg).
KidSalt is an overnight camp that focuses on sharing the gospel with third, fourth and fifth graders. This high energy, four day camp gives kids the chance to experience the message of Jesus during worship, Bible study, track times, and recreation!
CWE Summer Workshop
The Childhood Weekday Education Conference (CWE) is designed for church and daycare administrators, teachers, and staff. The two day workshop offers innovative instruction, up to 15 hours of DSS credits, special team building events, and exhibitors. It provides networking opportunities with other professionals. Attendees can choose breakouts under the following categories: curriculum, child development, program administration/leadership, spiritual development, and other (guidance, behavior management, etc.). The SCBC seeks to meet the training needs of preschool educators with a Spiritual Foundation.
When: July 26 - July 27, 2019
The first session for each day will begin at 8:30AM and the last session will end at 5:55PM (Friday) or 4:50PM (Saturday). Registration will open each day at 7:30AM each morning with worship beginning at 8:15 and our keynote address beginning promptly at 8:30. There will be several breakfast options provided upon arrival at the conference and boxed meals for lunch each day.
Where: Riverland Hills Baptist Church
201 Lake Murray Blvd, Irmo, SC 29203
HOTELS: (Nights of 7/25 and 7/26)
Hampton Inn on the Lake at Harbison - Group Code: CWE 101 Woodcross Drive, Columbia, SC 29212 Phone: (803) 749-6999 | Website: https://hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/south-carolina/hampton-inn-columbia-i-26-harbison-blvd-CAENWHX/index.html
Hilton Garden Inn - Group Code: C-CWE 434 Columbiana Drive, Columbia, SC 29212 Phone: (803) 407-6640 | Website: http://hiltongardeninn.hilton.com/en/gi/groups/personalized/C/CAECOGI-CWE-20190725/index.jhtml
Home 2 Suites By Hilton - Group Code: CWE Conference 550 Columbiana Drive, Columbia, SC 29212 Phone: (803) 766-0600 | Website: https://home2suites3.hilton.com/en/hotels/south-carolina/home2-suites-by-hilton-columbia-harbison-CAEHRHT/index.html
* More information on breakout sessions and keynote presenters will be posted soon.
VBS Report Form 2019
To complete the 2019 VBS Report Form online, simply login to SBC Workspace using your assigned username and password. If you have any questions, contact Lisa Coley at 803-227-6148 or email@example.com.
Or use the link below to download the 2019 VBS Report Form, fill it out, and mail it to us.
South Carolina Baptist Convention
ATTN: Isabella McElveen
190 Stoneridge Drive
Columbia, South Carolina 29210
tell us about your VBS!
Fill out the form below and let us know the week your church is hosting your VBS, mega sports camp, or backyard kids club. We look forward to celebrating what God will do this summer! Thanks for investing in the lives of kids across our state!
VBS EXPOS 2019
Thank you for joining us at our 2019 VBS Expos! Click the button below or use the following link to let us know what you thought: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8TH8J8G.