Back to Church

“Back to Church Sunday,” part of a national movement of churches across America, will be held at Live Oak AME Church in Vance, SC at 10:45 a.m. on Sunday, September 15. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Since it started as a call to action and invitation for the church in 2009, the National Back to Church Sunday movement marks its tenth year and continues to gain momentum. More than 5 million Christ followers have participated through 30,000 churches! It is a day focused on uniting the church to equip and empower members to be inviters. Eight out of ten people say they are open to visiting church if invited—they are just waiting for an invitation.

For Back to Church Sunday, Live Oak AME Church will have a special service that features exciting music, friendly people, food, and an uplifting message from Pastor Fedrick Wilson.

The Rev. Fedrick A. Wilson, Pastor of Live Oak, says “Live Oak is a vibrant, faith community where people can come as they are, meet Jesus, grow in their faith, and find a place to serve. We have ministries and activities for all ages, especially children and youth.”

BTCS has a new theme this year, “Together,” that addresses a felt need in today’s culture. At some point, we are all searching for connectedness. Searching for a way to be part of something bigger than us. This is a time for everyone to experience the church as a place of belonging—rooted in restoration and unity brought by Jesus.

Participating churches believe that there has never been a better time than now for people to come back and get plugged in to a church that offers friendships, opportunities to serve the community, and the chance to grow spiritually through a journey of personal faith.

The Back to Church Sunday website includes a roster of participating churches (, and an interactive Facebook page provides insights and resources for participating churches.

Live Oak Church is an exciting, growing AME Church located at 9843 Old Number Six Highway in Vance. For more information, go to or call 803-492-3843. You can also like the church on Facebook.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.