About Us

Welcome to Kelleytown Baptist Church! We believe in the powerful love of God and unwavering faith. As a church family, we nurture a strong sense of community, welcoming all with open arms to grow in their relationship with God.
Our church is built on faith, creating a caring atmosphere where everyone feels at home. Together, we journey in faith, deepening our understanding of God's Word and His purpose for our lives.

Family is vital to us, experiencing God's love and grace through our relationships. Kelleytown Baptist Church is where families gather to worship, learn, and support each other through life's joys and challenges, forging lasting bonds.
Beyond our walls, we're dedicated to serving our local and global communities. Our faith extends to making a positive impact on the world through outreach programs and missions, embodying Christ's teachings in our actions.

Join us on this faith-filled journey, surrounded by a supportive church family, as we serve others and experience God's love in every aspect of our lives. Together, let's faithfully follow Christ and make a difference in the lives of those around us. Welcome to Kelleytown Baptist Church, where God's love, faith, family, and service transform lives.

Become A Member

Prospective members may join Kelleytown in one of three ways:

By Baptism

For one who has accepted Jesus as Lord and Savior and desires to obey Christ by being baptized by immersion.

By Letter

For one who is saved, has been baptized by immersion after being saved and is a member in good standing of another Church.

By Statement

For one who has been saved and baptized by immersion but is not a member of another Church.
If God is leading you to unite with the KT family, please see Pastor Mike regarding your decision.

100 Years of Ministry in the Hartsville Community

Our Story

In 1843 Jacob Kelley donated land for a "meeting house" in the Kelleytown community of Hartsville but it was not until October 1923, some eighty years after Mr. Kelley's grant, that the church would take shape.

In the fall of 1923, Rev. Robert Lundy was invited to hold a tent meeting on what is now church grounds.  As a result of these evangelistic meetings, foundational leadership was enlisted and plans were made for the beginnings of Kelleytown Baptist.  November 18, 1923 was set as the date to begin the new church at Kelleytown School.  The very next Sunday, November 25, the church was formally organized.

Construction soon began on the sanctuary with timber donated by Elias Kelley.  The first worship service was conducted on June 22, 1924.  This building was later remodeled in 1956 and served the Kelleytown family until the present sanctuary was built in 1979.  Currently the former sanctuary, having been remodeled again in 2003 to a music suite, now serves as our Children's Suite.  Further construction has taken place over the years with the building of educational space in 1964 and the Family Life Center in 2003 to meet the needs of a growing and missions-minded church.

In August of 2020, we began a new era as we welcomed Dr. Michael Madaris and his family to Kelleytown Baptist Church.
In June of 2021, we welcomed Eric Groves as our Family Pastor.
In October of 2021, we expanded our parking lot to add an additional 70 spaces.
In August of 2022, we added Connor Johnson as our Minister of Media and Communications and Kim Latham as our Children's director to our staff.

In March of 2024, we added Brain Watts as our new Minister of Music and Kasey Wood as our Assistant Children's Director. 

Current day, as God is blessing our church with growth, we are looking to expand our facilities and campus. In October of 2023, we will celebrate our 100th anniversary. We are excited for the future here at Kelleytown!

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