Sunday School Hour:
We've got something for everyone! Take a look under our ministries menu and get a taste for what we offer on Sunday mornings.
Celebration Worship Service:
10:30am • Worship Center
A service of praise and worship featuring the Sanctuary Choir and Orchestra and a message from the Word of God by our Pastor, Dr. Wendell Estep.
Map & Directions
1306 Hampton St
Columbia, SC 29201-3316, US
From I-77 (From Charlotte)
From I-77, take I-277 (Exit 18) which becomes Bull Street into Columbia. Turn right onto Hampton Street. Go one block. Church is on the left at 1306 Hampton Street.
From: I-26 (From Spartanburg/Greenville)
From I-26, take I-126 which becomes Elmwood Avenue into Columbia. Turn right on Marion Street. Travel five blocks to Hampton Street. Church on is the corner of Marion and Hampton.
From I-20 (From Florence)
From I-20, take I-277 which becomes Bull Street into Columbia. Turn right onto Hampton St. Go one block. Church is on corner of Marion and Hampton
From I-20 (From Augusta)
Take I-20 East to Columbia. Take I-26 East to I-126 East which becomes Elmwood Avenue. Turn right on Marion Street.
Take Hwy 378/76 which becomes Garners Ferry Road and Devine Street. Fork right at Dreher High School onto Millwood Avenue. Turn left onto Gervais Street. Turn right on Marion Street. Go two blocks. Church is on the corner of Hampton and Marion.
Take left onto Highway 302. Go several miles. This turns into Knox Abbott Drive and then Blossom Street after crossing the bridge. Take a left onto Assembly Street and a right on Hampton Street. Go three blocks.
Where to park
We've made parking easy for you!
There is a garage open on the corner of Hampton and Marion Streets. Our sanctuary is located directly across the street from the garage.
Our parking lot on Washington street is reserved for the handicapped and senior adults.
As you can see from the image below we have a welcome center inside Boyce Chapel. We are ready to serve you! If it's your first time visiting a Sunday school class, the members at the welcome desk are ready to assist you in finding a class that fits you! Or if you already know which class you'd like to visit, let them know and they can help you find it.
If you're wanting to drop your children off in the Children's Ministry Sunday school area it's located right in front of the parking garage. After parking enter at the blue awning, walk down the stairs, and you'll be at the Children's Welcome desk!
Here are a few people you'll see if you visit with us this Sunday!
Dr. Wendell Estep
Rev. Steve Phillips
Rev. Wes Church
Rev. Dennis Banks
We're super excited to announce that camp registration is FULL!
Theme: Obstacles “Build a road! Build a road! Prepare the way! Remove every obstacle in the way of my people!” – Isaiah 57:14
Description: There are many obstacles that keep people from Christ and from being involved in His church. Overcoming a number of these obstacles will be the focus of High School Mission Camp this summer. For the first three days of camp, students will serve in Columbia overcoming obstacles with Special Needs Ministry, Deaf Ministry, and Internationals Ministry. The last three days of camp will be spent in Myrtle Beach, where students will have a blast while continuing the conversation of how to overcome these and other obstacles.
Cost: $279 ($79 deposit required at the time of registration) Scholarship funds are available. To apply for a partial scholarship, download a Scholarship Application and submit to Student Ministries' office by Wednesday, June 13. Camp registration deadline is Sunday, June 17.
Lodging: Sunday & Monday nights, students will stay in the EFLC at FBC Columbia. Tuesday – Thursday nights, students will stay at the Myrtle Beach Christian Retreat Center in North Myrtle Beach.
What to Bring: (Please put your name on all of your belongings)
- Notebook / Journal & Pen
- Toiletries (Toothbrush, Soap, Shampoo, etc.) and personal items
- Bath Towel and Beach Towel
- Sunglasses (and hat)
- Money for 2 fast food meals on the road (+ $ for snack shop at Beach – optional)
Sunday – Monday: Air Mattress / Sleeping Pad, Sheets / Sleeping Bag, Pillow
Tuesday – Friday: 2 Flat Sheets, Blanket or Sleeping Bag, & Pillow Case
- Modest Swimwear*
- Nice Casual clothes for 3 Evening Activities & Play clothes for daytime activities
- Tennis shoes and flip-flops for the beach
- A water bottle with your name on it
- Medications (need to be checked in at registration)
*Swimsuit / Clothing Rules… As a general rule, First Student Ministries has a “no hoochie” policy on swimwear and other clothing. We don’t care if your swimsuit is 1, 2, or 12-piece, as long as it is modest. Although we have a general “modesty rule,” some of the places we stay have more specific rules. While we are on campus of the Myrtle Beach Christian Retreat Center, you will be expected to adhere to their rules, which state:
“Modest one-piece or tankini swim suits for the females and trunk like suits for the males. In addition, ladies, we do not allow spaghetti-strap tank tops or halter tops of any kind. We strive to maintain a wholesome atmosphere and an appropriate level of modesty.”
Clarification (before you ask, ladies)… While at the beach, you can wear any modest swimwear (1 or 2 piece). While we are at the MBCRC (swimming pool, etc), you MUST adhere to their policy stated above, or wear a shirt over your 2-piece.
Registration: Registration is full. Please make sure to turn in your deposit of $79. If you would like to pay by credit card you have two options, pay in full or pay the deposit.
**We will need to collect a Health and Media Release and Permission/Community Covenant Form on each student. Please print off and submit to Student Ministries.