Fulfilling the Great Commission

One of the ways we work together to fulfill the Lord’s great commission is by participating in a mission pledge fund. We pledge the amount of money we are willing to give to the fund above our tithe and we give it regularly. The fund is used to help cover the costs of the mission trips taken by our folks throughout the year. In cooperation with each other, we have a part in touching the world from our home base in Greer, SC.


Pastor Allen Elder is a native of Greer, SC. He grew up in the Greer and Duncan area. He has served Southern Baptist Churches in South Carolina for 30 years. He is a graduate of James F. Byrnes High School, Spartanburg Community College, and Newburgh Bible College. Allen is also a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He has a passion for training church leaders as pastors, deacons, and as faithful church members. His single-minded focus is the Great Commission to make disciples of all nations.

Allen and Connie met in the tenth grade at Byrnes High School in 1976. They were married in 1985. Connie is employed with District Five Schools where she works in the computer lab at Berry Shoals Intermediate School. She has also coached girls sports within the district. They are the parents of three sons, Trey, Blake, and Scott. Their home is in Startex, SC.