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 youth 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! You can find him hanging out with family or riding his Harley on the weekends.
Bryant is the Generations Group's newest addition as 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 youth minister.
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 is 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 currently serves as our Ministry Assistant for Student Ministry and for Preschool and Children's Ministry.
Mellette married Travis in June of 2014. They are members at Shandon Baptist Church in Columbia, where her husband serves as the Middle School Pastor. She has a huge heart for youth and missions, specifically Kenya and Tokyo. And as she always likes to remind us, GO TIGERS!
Student Ministry Events
When: January 25-27, 2018
Where: Chattanooga, TN
- Revitalization conference for youth ministers, youth leaders, and youth volunteers
- Breakout sessions to help enhance your ministry and other best practices
- One evening is set aside to have a dessert social with people from your state so you can get to know each other and have a raffle for awesome gifts
- Vendors galore- mission trips, team building trips/locations, games, tshirt design companies, teaching resources, etc.
- Lots of giveaways!
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.
Children's Ministry Events
2018 CWE Preschool Director's Training
It's all about finding the balance in work relationships. Come learn how to manage and keep the best leaders for your preschool environment!
Each Director will be required to take a survey before attending the conference. Upon payment, you will be receiving an email from Uniquely You with a link to complete your leadership profile. This may take a day or two for the system to send out to you, so please be patient.
Please register by February 1st and pay ONLINE when you register so we can make sure the link is sent to you before the conference. Space is limited!
Date: February 13, 2018
Time/Location: 9:00am-2:00pm at the South Carolina Baptist Convention, Columbia, SC
If you have any questions, please contact Mellette Teague:
Impacting the next generation for Christ is what VBS Expo is all about: Practical ideas with real solutions. Choose from the many breakouts that will help you deepen and widen your success in reaching kids and families in your community.
There are three locations and weekends for your convenience. Gather your team and get ready to network with other leaders who are inspiring the next generation while learning to lead different.
LOCATIONS, DATES, and PRICES:
Early bird registration
- $5/person or $40/church
- Regular registration
- $10/person or $65/church
- Late registration
- March 3, 2018: Summerville Baptist Church, Charleston, SC
- Early bird registration by February 9
- Regular registration by February 27
- March 24, 2018: Anderson Mill Road Baptist Church, Spartanburg, SC
- Early bird registration by March 2
- Regular registration by March 20
- April 14, 2018: Trinity Baptist Church, Cayce, SC
- Early bird registration by March 23
- Regular registration by April 10
- 8:00-8:30 Registration Check In
- 8:30-8:50 Worship Rally
- 9:00-10:00 Base Conference
- 10:00-10:15 Refreshments
- 10:15-11:00 Breakout #1
- 11:10-12:00 Breakout #2
- 12:00 Dismissed
The Screen Baptist Association is also having a VBS Preview event around the time of the Charleston VBS Expo. We wanted to share the information with you in case one location/date was better than the other!
Lower State Children and Youth Bible Drill:
- Date: April 28 2018
- Time: 9-4
- Location: TBD
Upper State Children and Youth Bible Drill
- Date: May 5, 2018
- Time: 9-4
- Location: TBD
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!