Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Legacy Department



Grant, Roger


The purpose of First Baptist Clemson`s founding was two fold, to provide a body of worship for college students at Clemson Agricultural College of South Carolina and to reach the Clemson community. The main focus of the church at its inception was to reach out to students, but as the church and school grew, so, too, did the need for the church to expand its ministries.
Throughout the history of First Baptist Clemson, the church never compromised on its traditions and values under pressure from the community or outside forces. In every situation the church held strong in its beliefs. During times of crisis the church has looked inward to find strength and this is demonstrated by its longevity in a transient environment, like a college campus. This study of First Baptist Clemson is focused on examining the church`s relationship with the University and the community.