Mayesville Presbyterian Church is located in the historic farming community of Mayesville, South Carolina. Between the years 1875 and 1880, settlers in Mayesville who had come down from Virginia and up the Black River from the coastal region recognized the need for a church in the community. A majority of those settlers were attending the Salem Black River Presbyterian Church and Mount Zion Presbyterian Church. After an application to form a church was made to the Harmony Presbytery at their fall meeting in October of 1880, Mayesville Presbyterian Church was organized in January of 1881.
In the mid 1980’s, Mayesville became a congregation of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church. The Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church was organized in Philadelphia on November 1, 1782 with the merger of Associate Presbyterians and Reformed Presbyterians, both of which originated in Scotland.
Mayesville Presbyterian Church is theologically reformed in what we believe and teach. We believe the Bible to be God’s Word, infallible and inerrant in all that it teaches. We are a confessional church in that we believe that the Westminster Confession of Faith, together with the Larger and Shorter Catechisms, accurately summarize the teaching of Scripture and the theological foundations upon which we stand. Our church is Presbyterian in government and Calvinistic in doctrine.
Our History at a Glance
Settlers from Virginia and the Coastal Plain region of South Carolina identify need for a church in the community
Application to form a church made to Harmony Presbytery
Mayesville Presbyterian Church organized; services held in local lodge building
First church building completed
Sunday school wing completed
Church building destroyed by fire from lightning strike
First service held in the new sanctuary
May 30, 1983
The congregation became a member of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian (ARP) Church
Sunday school wing renovated; Morrison Hall added
The ARP Church was organized in Philadelphia on November 1, 1782
with the merger of Associate Presbyterians and Reformed Presbyterians,
both of which originated in Scotland.