Help & Support Groups

We all find ourselves in need of a little extra help now and then.

Forever Family

Our mission is to provide a Christ-like, loving family to every child God entrusts to us.

Friends and Neighbors Sharing (FANS)

The purpose of the FANS Center is to show the love and mercy of Christ by meeting short-term needs when family and friends are unable to assist.

Biblical Counseling

Our goal in providing biblical counseling is to help you meet the challenges of life in a way that will please and honor the Lord Jesus Christ and allow you to enjoy fully His love for you and His plans for your life. This is available for church members and those in our community.

Chemical/behavioral addiction & recovery
Marriage enrichment
Marriage in crisis
Children & youth issues
Spiritual enrichment

You may call the Church Office at 864-967-8591 for more information or to make an appointment.


The First Baptist Prayer Ministry is an organized ministry of prayer for others based on the belief that God accomplishes His purposes through intercession.

Court-Appointed Visitor Program

A guardian-like, visitor program for vulnerable adults who have been declared wards of the court and no longer have their court-appointed guardian.

Our support groups meet for the purpose
of encouragement and accountability.

We have groups that meet for substance abuse, loss of a child, and divorce care. Pre-registration is not required. You may contact the appropriate group facilitators for additional information.

A Home for Me Support Group

Meets on Wednesday evenings, from 6:30-7:30pm, Room 214 at the Downtown Campus; This group does not meet during the Summer.

This is a support group for foster and adoptive parents.

Contact: Brenda Stephens

Breast Cancer Support Group - PINK
(Partners in Nurturing and Knowledge)

Please visit for meeting dates and times

Facilitator: Lori Hoyer


DivorceCare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life's most difficult experiences. Don't go through separation or divorce alone.
Meets Wednesday evenings, 6:00pm

Facilitators: Joel and Elaine Jarkovsky

DivorceCare does not meet during the summer


This is a faith based, encouragement group for mothers who have experienced the death of a child. Our vision is to grow in God's grace as we travel our own personal journey of healing and to reach out to other mothers in compassion and Christian love.

Meetings are held at the Downtown Campus the 3rd Wednesday of each month from September-May

A day retreat is held in April

Please contact Jan James at [email protected] or 864-963-3543 for more information

Men's Recovery/Accountability Group

Meets on Mondays, from 6:00-7:30pm, in the College Street Cafe, Downtown Campus

Join a group of guys struggling with or recovering from an addiction who are holding one another accountable to live the life God has called them to and challenged them to live. Open to men of all ages and from various addictive backgrounds.

Facilitator: Bram Porter

Women's Addiction
Recovery Support Group

Meets Mondays evenings at 6pm in the Parlor (located in the Webber "B" Building)

Join a group of women who are supporting each other through alcohol and drug addiction while holding one another accountable to live the life God has called them to and challenged them to live. Open to women of all ages.

Facilitator: Noelle Lawson

Widows Support Group

Please contact Dan Taylor at the Church Office at 864-967-8591

Email us at [email protected] to learn how to join a group or to inquire about the possibility of starting a new group.