THE SPIRITUAL CLIMATE OF COLUMBIA

West Columbia, SC is located within driving distance of our state’s capitol and several colleges and universities, which serve as platforms for popular opinions in our state. Because of these arenas, our area is home to people from all over the world with 95 countries represented at one university alone. God has brought the nations to us, which necessitates an urgency to share the gospel with many who have never heard it before. There are also many “culturally churched” locals here, so there is a great need for Christ to be exalted above the traditions of southern Christianity. Our unique location also provides us the opportunity to minister to a smaller community on a regular basis, where people are often marginalized and overlooked.

GOD AT WORK IN COLUMBIA

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Columbia, SC

Pineview Baptist Church

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Pineview Baptist Church has met since 1978, and over the past several years God has grown a desire in us to reaffirm our mission to “glorify God by making disciples of Jesus Christ among all nations.” Through a grace-filled response to biblical teaching, God has given this church a heart to reach the nations through building relationships with internationals in our area, partnering with a sister church in Guatemala, and pursuing an unreached, unengaged people group in Central Asia.

 

Another regular ministry area is our weekly kids night where children from our community are invited to come hear the Bible taught and be shown the love of Christ. Because many of the families involved are non-English speaking, we have started an ESL ministry to meet their language need with the hope of sharing the gospel. Community groups are a way that church body ministers to one another as we seek to live on mission together and make disciples for His glory!

God has brought the nations to us, which necessitates an urgency to share the gospel with many who have never heard it before.

THE COLUMBIA RESIDENCY

We hope to begin taking Generation LINK Residents for the 2017/18 year. There are many opportunities to serve in our body of believers and to grow as a disciplemaker. We hope to have Residents to serve in our Children and Students Ministry, our worship team, community groups, missions, Hispanic outreach, Refugee ministry, administration, and pastoral care.

 

We desire to train and equip students who are pursuing obedience to the Great Commission through Missions, Church Planting, or Church Revitalization. We hope to provide our residents with opportunities to grow in their understanding of the local church and God’s passion to be praised among the nations. Our staff, elders, and lay members will invest in you for the sake of the gospel.

Brandon Sandifer | Columbia Area Director

Brandon serves as Lead Pastor of Pineview Baptist Church. He is also a Staff Elder. He married his wonderful wife Mandy in 2004. They have been blessed with three children: Nathan, Noah, and Amelia. He has a B.A. from North Greenville University and an MDiv from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Brandon loves Christ-centered expository preaching, missions, and biblical counseling. He has a passion for believers to be equipped in seeing how the gospel impacts all of life.