Easley, South Carolina

New Start: Since 2016 Abiding Peace in Simpsonville, S.C., has been exploring the option of starting a second site in the greater Greenville area that includes Easley and Powdersville. Abiding Peace is currently offering worship and Bible study and getting involved in community events from a leased “homebase” in Easley as it evaluates where a future, permanent site might be established with a new missionary at the helm.

Fast Facts:

  • The population of Greenville and the smaller communities that surround it total more than 500,000 people and continue to grow thanks to large international companies such as BMW, GE, Michelin, Lockheed Martin, Prisma Health, and Tesla having a presence in the area.
  • After leasing the storefront in Easley in June 2023, volunteers renovated the building in preparation for periodic worship to begin in September 2023. Easter 2024 marked the start of weekly worship at this location.
  • The core group of 42 Abiding Peace members have participated in community holiday events such as Treats in the Street and the local Parade of Lights and have hosted Advent devotionals/socials from their new site.
  • A potential campus ministry program at nearby Clemson and Furman Universities is also being explored as part of ministry at this new site.


Lord of the Church, you call us to see the darkness of the world around us as an opportunity to shine the light of your Gospel to those in need. We are grateful for this opportunity, especially to have a new base from which to do so in the city of Easley, South Carolina. We ask your blessings for the beginning of this new mission, for the ongoing efforts of the core group, for the calling process and for the planned ministry. Use it, gracious Lord, to reach the people of Easley and the surrounding communities that souls might be reached, lives might be transformed, and eternities might be changed. We are bold to ask this for Jesus’s sake, Amen.


Rev. Duane Rodewald, Abiding Peace Lutheran Church
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