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 enjoys singing, leading worship, and ministering to people through music. She previously served as the worship leader and ministry assistant at Friendship Baptist Church in Lugoff.
She is passionate about the next generation, whether that be children, students or young adults, in leading and equipping them to achieve true joy, peace and satisfaction through Christ.
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 email@example.com
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).
Children's Ministry Events
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!
VBS EXPO 2019 makes it easy for you to GO WILD as you get ready for a great adventure this summer! Bring your key leaders and learn how to pull off an amazing VBS experience. Choose from the many breakouts that will help you deepen and widen your success in reaching kids and families in your community. Enjoy time-saving and budget stretching tips from VBS veterans, network with other professionals, and learn best practices for filling this summer with moments that go from bewildered to believing!
-Early Bird: $5/person or $40/church
-Regular: $10/person or $65/church
Charleston - March 9
The Church at LifePark
1151 George Browder Blvd
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29466
Early Bird Registration by February 15
Regular Registration by March 5
Greenville/Spartanburg - March 23
1300 Locust Hill Rd
Greer, SC 29651
Early Bird Registration by March 1
Regular Registration by March 19
Columbia - April 6
6515 N Trenholm Rd
Columbia, SC 29206
Early Bird Registration by March 15
Regular Registration by April 2
If you need help with VBS equipment, please contact us using the form below.
Please contact Isabella McElveen for more information at 803-227-6017 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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: https://hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/south-carolina/hilton-garden-inn-columbia-harbison-CAECOGI/index.html?SEO_id=GMB-HI-CAECOGI
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.