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About Us

Founded in 1981

We are a small church with a big heart.

Here to Glorify God and to share Christ in word and deed.

     The Presbytery of the Piedmont, now known as Foothills Presbytery, began to see a need in the North Spartanburg area, and in cooperation with The Rev. Ed McIlwain, began plans for a Presbyterian congregation. The Rev. McIlwain, after advertising in the newspaper, sponsored an ice cream social at his home. Sixty people attended and listened to the plans for forming a new church; half of that group responded. Those original thirty gave birth to the mission congregation.


     Meetings in the beginning were held in a local church in the Boiling Springs area. Growth necessitated a change. God had pin-pointed the site for the church. A 12-acre plot of land was purchased in October 1981, at the corner of Rainbow Lake Road and Bible Church Road. On December 5, 1981 it was voted that the name would be Unity Presbyterian Church. Two Bibles were given by Anne and Henry Seay, in memory of Anne's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Montgomery. The Bibles are in the Church Parlor.

     The ground breaking was on April 25, 1982. Upon completion, the building was dedicated on September 12, 1982. The Rev. Phil Southerland, of Greenville Presbyterian Church, was the speaker. It was organized with 96 members. Unity began sponsoring a Cub Scout Pack and a Boy Scout Troop. In October, the Women of the Church was organized. On November 17, 1982, St. Andrews Presbyterian Church donated the Bibles for use in the sanctuary.

Our History
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