Welcome: About
Our Outdoor Worship Space at Eastminster Presbyterian Church
 
 
About Eastminster Presbyterian Church
 

 

  Eastminster Presbyterian Church

“We are one family in Christ, living in community, celebrating our faith, called, comforted and challenged by the word of GOD, reaching out to all persons.”

 
 
Our Vision:  To grow in God, make Christ known and serve with love.
 
Our Mission: Worship,  Grow, Go
 
Our Core Values:
 
Christ-centered Worship
 

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God—what is good and acceptable and perfect.  –Romans 12:2

Nurturing Faith

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.  Indeed, by faith, our ancestors received approval.  By faith we understand that the worlds were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen was made from things that are not visible.  –Hebrews 11:1-3
 
Genuine Community
 
They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.  –Acts 2:42
 
Compassionate Hospitality
 
Be hospitable to one another without complaining.  Like good stewards of the manifold grace of God, serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received.  –1 Peter 4:9-10
 
Caring Outreach
 

Enlarge the site of your tent, and let the curtains of your habitations be stretched out;
do not hold back; lengthen your cords  and strengthen your stakes.  –Isaiah 54:2

 

History of Eastminster Presbyterian Church
 
Eastminster Presbyterian Church was started as  a new church development project of Foothills Presbytery. In our history, we have become a viable presence in the Greenville and Simpsonville area.  The first service was held in the Golden Strip YMCA in March 1999 by founding pastors, David and Tandy Taylor.  The church grew quickly and was chartered in September 1999.  After a 1.2 million dollar capital campaign,  our building on Woodruff Road was completed in 2001.  Our unique multipurpose building has provided opportunities for a variety of ministries and a community partnership with the Boy Scouts, the YMCA and neighboring churches.  In  2005, the building was expanded to add additional classroom and office space. We provide Christian Education for preschoolers through adults and were happy to welcome our first Director of Christian Education in October 2010.  We have supported many local, denominational, and global outreach projects.  We nurture each other through small groups and our in-house system of support, Network 6.2.  We enjoy annual traditions and many events, as we fellowship together.  Our worship component has included adult and children's choirs, hand bell choir, and the creation of a beautiful outdoor worship space.
 
MARCH 1999 - Eastminster Presbyterian Church's first worship service was held in the gym of the Golden Strip YMCA with founding pastors, David & Tandy Taylor.
 
SEPTEMBER 1999 -  Eastminster is chartered as a congregation with 142 members.
 
MAY 2000  - First worship service is held on the property.
 
AUGUST 2001 -First worship service is held in our present facility.
 
JUNE 2002 - Eastminster receives the Walton Award for Excellence in New Church Development, given by the Sam and Helen Walton Foundation through the Presbyterian Church (USA).
 
AUGUST 2004 - Foothills Presbytery votes to build a Presbytery office building on the campus of Eastminster; the building was completed in early fall 2005.
 
NOVEMBER 2005 - Eastminster moves into an expansion of it's facility with more classrooms and office space.
 
APRIL 2008 - Network 6:2 was established, creating an email-based system for giving and receiving support to one another - based on Galatians 6:2 "Bear one another's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ".
 
OCTOBER 2010 -  Eastminster called it's first Director of Christian Education, Steven Putnam.
 
MARCH 2012 - India C. (Indy) Dennis was called to be Eastminster's second pastor.
 
JANUARY 2014 - Pressley Cox became the third Pastor.
 
 
 
 
Eastminster Presbyterian Church is a member of the Foothills Presbytery and is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church of the United States of America-PC(USA)