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Antioch Baptist Church — Sellers, South Carolina

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This congregation in rural Sellers in Marion County was founded in 1829. The church sign in front of the meeting house-style sanctuary is dedicated to Isham and Mary Watson, early settlers to the area who were instrumental in the church’s founding. Descendants of the Watsons hold an annual reunion at the church, a tradition that began in 1904. People gather at the church from all over the country – even as far as Hawaii – to celebrate family and faith. Former state senator and lieutenant governor Yancy McGill regularly presides over the event.

Antioch Baptist Church

Charles Payne of Rock Hill, 2016 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Pictured below is the baptistry, or building surrounding the church’s baptismal pool. The original was built in 1883 and burned in 1991. It was replaced by the current baptistry in 1998.

Antioch Church Baptismal Pool

Charles Payne of Rock Hill, 2016 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

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Address: Antioch Road, SC 29592
GPS Coordinates: 34.283445,-79.448196

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