Our Vision

Greenwood ARP Church is a family of faith committed to EXALTING, EXPERIENCING and EXTENDING Christ with passion.

It is our duty to fulfill Gods command. We understand that God has placed in front of us a plan of action that we need to stay the course on. We believe that we need to step outside the church walls to reach the lost and broken. God has called for our church to fellowship together, and to go and preach his word. We hope that you will join us in growing together and reaching those who need to hear about Jesus. We are gifted with very important work. Let's do our very best to accomplish what God has in store for our ministry. 


Our Mission

EXALT CHRIST

To EXALT Christ through Christ-centered, joyful worship grounded in Scripture and prayer.
 

EXPERIENCE CHRIST

To EXPERIENCE Christ through connecting our church family and community to His love and by discipling one another in faith
 

EXTEND CHRIST

To EXTEND Christ through intentionally and creatively serving and inviting our neighbors to faith
 


What We Believe

Our congregation holds to the Westminster Standards as the ablest expression of the teachings of Scripture. You can find the Westminster Standards and other resources from our denomination here: ARP Church


Our History

A group of “psalm-singing” Associate Reformed Presbyterians began worshiping together in the Greenwood City Hall in 1911.  The first pastor to this group was Dr. E. B. Kennedy of Due West.  The First Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church of Greenwood was formally organized on November 8, 1914 under the auspices of Second Presbytery, with 17 charter members and Rev. John T. Young as pastor.


After worshipping in City Hall, the Courthouse and the Salvation Army Hall, the congregation moved to a bungalow church on the corner of Monument and Court Streets in 1917.  


In 1925 a larger church building was erected on the corner of Calhoun and Lander Streets which was to serve the congregation for over 50 years.  The congregation of 64 members held its first worship service in this building on August 9, 1925 and its final service on April 3, 1977.


The congregation, with 208 active (248 total) members, held its first worship service at its present location on Cokesbury Road on Easter, April 10, 1977.  The $736,000 total cost of the 6.5 acres and sanctuary and educational building was paid off in 8 years.  In 1998 the social hall was enlarged and a second educational wing was completed at a cost of $ 603,000 which was totally paid off that same year.


Meet Our Church Staff

Reverend

Todd McCoy

Todd has served as pastor of Greenwood ARP Church since June of 2015 having previously served a church in Virginia for 11 years. He has a Master of Divinity degree from Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, VA and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Erskine Theological Seminary in Due West, SC. He has a heart for preaching and teaching and for fellowship.  Todd is married to Xen and they have two sons, Collin and Forrest.
 

Director of Family Life & Outreach Ministries

Darius James

Darius L James, a native of Bishopville, SC, is married to the former Alicia Stackhouse of Due West, SC and the father of Jadan and Daria.  An alumnus of the SC Governor’s School for the Arts, he graduated from Bishopville High School in 1991 and attended the University of SC and graduated in 1997 with a B.A. Music.  During his time at USC, he accepted God’s calling to ministry, but felt it was God’s desire for him to serve his country.  He served in the Marine Corps.  As a minister, he has served as a pulpit supply, Sunday School teacher, counselor, youth leader, and worship leader, and musician.  He feels that God has been preparing him his entire life for this time in ministry.  Having deployed twice to Iraq, he credits his faith in the Lord with allowing him to maintain stability in his life at home, work and ministry.  

Music Director

Susan Kindall

Susan Kindall is known internationally as a performing member of three professional classical piano duos, numerous chamber groups, and as solo recitalist. In addition to a successful classical performance career, she has toured churches throughout the United States as sacred composer, arranger, solo pianist and soprano soloist. She holds the Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance and Pedagogy (4.0 average) from The University of Oklahoma. Her students are successful international piano competition laureates, doctoral graduates of leading conservatories, performing/recording artists, and published composers and teachers who chair university music departments and direct ministries around the globe.

Administrative Assistant

Jamie Anderson

Jamie graduated from Lander University with a BS in Business Administration.  She worked as an Administrative Assistant in the College of Science and Math at Lander for 13 years before coming to Greenwood ARP Church.  She and her husband, Don live in Greenwood and have 2 children, Lauren & Will.