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First Baptist Church

1306 Hampton Street, Columbia, SC
803-256-4251
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Ranked #14 of 52 Attractions in Columbia
Type: Historic Sites
Description: A historic building built in 1859.
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Potomac, Maryland
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45 reviews 45 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We were touring the University of South Carolina and decided to attend the Sunday 10:30am worship service. The church is beautiful, with a huge choir, orchestra and live television broadcast. Pastor Wendell Estep was excellent and used the Bible to connect with everyone in the congregation.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The Sanctuary has been remodeled since my last visit. Fond memories were made in this Church when I was a student nurse @ the SC Baptist Hospital. We had our capping ceremony there, our choir sang there several times and also our Graduation Ceremony took place there. The Sanctuary is worth seeing.

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Lake Cowichan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Very welcoming & friendly. Double Balcony. A place where everyone could feel comfortable. Something for all ages.

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Conway, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

When in the area, and sometimes specifically, we visit First Baptist Church - Columbia. It is a genuine worship experience!

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Conway, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

A very vibrant congregation with a pastor that teaches from the Bible. The orchestra and choir were outstanding also!

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Columbia, South Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

If you happen to show up during the week, you may be disappointed. The church houses some artifacts, but it's not a tourist attraction. However, you can get brunch at the coffee shop and a quick overview of the history of the area. If you are lucky enough to catch the Celebration of Liberty or the Christmas program, do it!... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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68 reviews 68 reviews
30 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

This area has a lot of restaurants and bars. Parking is usually not to bad. Not a lot else to do here except some good furniture shopping

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Sumter, SC
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

I am part of their "television audience." I record every week and watch at my leisure. The music is fantastic and the sermons are stimulating. I heartily recommend watching.

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Columbia, South Carolina, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

Historic church. Vibrant Worship. Wonderful special programs. People excited for the Lord. Style that will please both old and young.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

You may think from appearances that they are conservative pew sitters, but it is amazing to see all the church does & hosts throughout the week. They minister to internationals, offering job training, English classes, sewing, take them to appointments, provide housing, clothing & jobs. There is a special needs school that uses the church's facilities, a first steps program,... More

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