What We're About

Growing in Love

Since 1963, Edwards Road Baptist Church has been a welcoming place for God’s people to gather in Greenville, SC. Nestled in Greenville’s beautiful Botany Woods community, our church membership ranges from multi-generational families to new Upstate residents. By worshiping God, searching the Scriptures, and sharing life together, we create a warm and welcoming environment where Christ is glorified and everyone — from charter members to first-time visitors — can feel at home.

Our mission

We Exist to Teach, Encourage, and Grow.

Since 1963, Edwards Road Baptist Church has been a welcoming place for God’s people to gather in Greenville, SC. Nestled in Greenville’s beautiful Botany Woods community, our church membership ranges from multi-generational families to new Upstate residents. By worshiping God, searching the Scriptures, and sharing life together, we create a warm and welcoming environment where Christ is glorified and everyone — from charter members to first-time visitors — can feel at home.

What We Believe About

Who God Is

What We Believe About

Who God Is

We believe there is one true God, the eternal Creator of Heaven and Earth, who exists as three persons in one (The Holy Trinity): God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.

To learn more about what we believe visit The Baptist Faith and Message of the Southern Baptist Convention website.

What We Believe About

His Son Jesus

What We Believe About

His Son Jesus

We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, that he took on human form, was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, and died on the cross as payment for the sins of all mankind. He rose from the dead, defeating sin and death. His sacrifice makes it possible for anyone who accepts his gift of salvation to be reconciled with God.

To learn more about what we believe visit The Baptist Faith and Message of the Southern Baptist Convention website.

What We Believe About

The Scriptures

What We Believe About

The Scriptures

We believe that the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments are divinely inspired and inerrant as written in its original languages. As the full and complete revelation of God, the Bible contains timeless truth that offers practical guidance and wisdom for our daily lives.

To learn more about what we believe visit The Baptist Faith and Message of the Southern Baptist Convention website.

What We Believe About

Man & His Position

What We Believe About

Man & His Position

We believe that all men and women are created in the image of God and designed for relationship with God. Yet, while he was created perfect, man voluntarily chose to sin against God, causing an eternal separation that can only be restored through Jesus Christ.

To learn more about what we believe visit The Baptist Faith and Message of the Southern Baptist Convention website.

What We Believe About

The Gift of Salvation

What We Believe About

The Gift of Salvation

We believe that eternal salvation is a gift of God’s grace and possible only through faith in the shed blood and redemptive work of Jesus Christ.

To learn more about what we believe visit The Baptist Faith and Message of the Southern Baptist Convention website.

What We Believe About

The Act of Baptism

What We Believe About

The Act of Baptism

We believe baptism by immersion is an act of obedience symbolizing the believer’s faith in Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection — and a representation of their decision to die to sin, bury their old nature, and be raised to a new life in Christ.

To learn more about what we believe visit The Baptist Faith and Message of the Southern Baptist Convention website.

Those He's Called to Lead & Serve

Our Leadership & Staff

Aaron Rayburn

Aaron Rayburn

Senior Pastor
Bob Allen

Bob Allen

Education & Administration
Clay Smith

Clay Smith

Worship Arts
John Freeman

John Freeman

Student Ministries
Travis Cross

Travis Cross

Family Ministries
David McWhite

David McWhite

Missions, Outreach, & Couples
Angela Yeargin

Angela Yeargin

Senior Pastor Assistant
LoriAnne Tolbert

LoriAnne Tolbert

Financial Administrator
Barry Brown

Barry Brown

Communications & IT
Judy Ellison

Judy Ellison

Office Manager
Ginger Hall

Ginger Hall

Family/Student Pastors’ Assistant
Kristina Joyner

Kristina Joyner

Childcare and Resource Coordinator
Amy Parker

Amy Parker

Worship Pastor Assistant
Amy Sweeney

Amy Sweeney

Director of Preschool Ministries
Malia Taylor

Malia Taylor

Director of Weekday Early Ed.
Paul Oller

Paul Oller

Custodian
Allen Buress

Allen Buress

Custodian
Jerri Ward

Jerri Ward

Receptionist
Drew Berfield

Drew Berfield

Senior Pastor Intern
Betty Carver

Betty Carver

Part-Time Receptionist