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3285 St. Matthews Rd.
Orangeburg, SC 29118

Our Mailing Address:
PO Box 1649
Orangeburg, SC 29116

Office Phone & Fax:
(803) 534-9712

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Disaster Relief
Any of our churches in need of disaster relief, please call SCBC at 1-800-723-7242 (Randy Creamer, contact person)
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Welcome to OCBA!

Dr. Richard Porter, Director of Missions

We are a Southern Baptist Association that currently serves 39 Churches within our two counties. We are excited about winning souls for Christ as He commissioned us to do.
Please feel free to contact us here at the Association Office.

We seek to be a Fellowship of worshipping Christians, filled with the Holy Spirit. To know the love of God in Christ Jesus, to grow in His love, and to show this love to all mankind. We hope our ministry will leave you grateful to God, inspired to holy living, and excited about a glorious eternity.

Why Support our Association?
Associations help train and develop church leaders and other members by involving them in leadership and service opportunities. Associations provide conferences, seminars, and workshops each year which are designed to help church leaders do a more effective job in their positions. We exist to supply local churches information, resources, and training to equip lay leaders to develop believers, witness to the lost, and minister to the hurting.
We support the needs of our churches and provide pastors with opportunities for fellowship.
OCBA meets twice a year for our Spring Annual Meeting (third Thursday in April ) and Fall Annual Meeting (third Thursday in October). During these times we fellowship with our churches with a meal, discuss business and budget, followed by a time of worship.
Meet our Staff!
Dr. Richard Porter began as Interim DOM in June 2009 and then became Director of Missions in October 2009. Richard was ordained in 1975 and pastored for 34 years pastoring seven churches in three states. He retired from Branchville Baptist in 2008. 
Richard was married for 34 1/2 yrs to Romaine until she went to be with the Lord in 2000. They have three children and three grandchildren. Richard enjoys playing golf, gardening, and worshipping with each of our 40 churches.
On Mondays, Richard is available for council from 9:00 - 3:00. He is also in the office Tuesdays - Thursdays from 9:00 - 3:00 as well. 

Jennifer Banks began as Ministry Assistant in February 2012. She is a member of Branchville Christian Church and also serves as their Office Manager and Assistant Treasurer at Camp Edisto. 
Jennifer married in 2001 to Brett and they have two children. She enjoys traveling to new places and watching her kids play sports.
Jennifer is in the office on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:00 - 3:30 PM. 

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