Your tithes support these worthy missions.  Volunteers are always needed.  Contact any of the mission individuals to learn more about volunteer opportunities.



Julie McGraw

JoAnn Bristow

A Westminster mission that provides support to our mentally challenged community.  Aftercare solicits and collects from the Congregation gifts of men and women’s cloths, gently used coats & jackets and personal care items.  These items are used to celebrate birthdays and special prizes for monthly bingo.  At Christmas, members are asked to support an individual Aftercare person by furnishing personal care items found on their Christmas Wish List. 


Amazon Mission Fellowship


Mark Creasap

Paul Petersen

An organization dedicated to establishing and fostering sister relationships between US and Peruvian churches and to establish and oversee US and Peruvian church partnerships and be consistently committed to their growth and evangelical mission. Currently oversees 7 Peruvian /American Church Relationships, including Westminster’s sister church in Santa Clara.


Boys & Girls Club of the Upstate


Lee Arsenault

JoAnn Bristow

Greg Tolbert - President

Boys & Girls Club mission is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those that need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens. Programs include Character & Leadership Development, Education & Career Development, Health & Life Skills, The Arts, and Sports & Fitness. Children who are members of the Club:

  • score higher on school standardized tests
  • 49% fewer school absences than their peers.


Carolina Pregnancy Center


Ann O’Connell

Claude Saleeby

Alexia Newman, Director

A non-profit, pro-life, non-denominational organization that is committed to providing compassion, information, and support to anyone facing the challenges of an unplanned pregnancy. Services include: free pregnancy tests, crisis pregnancy counseling, ultrasounds, miscarriage Bible studies, pre and post abortion counseling, parenting classes, adoption referrals, mentoring programs, loan closet for maternity and baby clothes.


Children’s Advocacy Center


JoAnn Bristow

JoAnn Bristow

Suzy Cole - Executive Director

The Children’s Advocacy Center of Spartanburg, Cherokee, and Union opened in 1996 as a nonprofit organization to provide services to children who have been sexually and / or physically abused.  CAC provide services that start the healing process through assessment, treatment, education, and community partnerships.


Christmas in Action


Claude Saleeby

Olynda Stretcher

Vision is to be a force in preventing substandard housing in the Upstate by rehabilitating homes of the elderly, disabled, and disadvantaged homeowners. Repair projects focus on improving the safety and security of the homeowner, including repairing electrical wiring, leaky roofs, constructing wheelchair ramps, and handicap accessible bathrooms. Since its inception, over 650 homes have been repaired. This summer, a team from Westminster sponsored a local home.


Come Closer

Mitch Dawes

Olynda Stretcher

Exists to unite believers for the purpose of loving Spartanburg to a life in Christ. During one mission week/ year, volunteers offered Kids Clubs to children from 5 city apartment complexes. Kids Clubs include free food, games, crafts, and Bible lessons. This past summer, other volunteers made weather resistant mats for the homeless, distributed free clothes and food, delivered Bags of Hope to single moms, etc.


Church Planters Mission – Ukraine

Claude Saleeby

Glen Covington

Rich Correll - Director

Since 1992 Rich Correll and  this mission has worked in the Ukraine, encouraging church planting training, missionary associations, urban youth churches, and drug rehab homes. This has resulted in 1,905 new churches, 11,338 baptisms, and 32 drug rehab homes.


Global Teams

Pete Arsenault

Olynda Stretcher

Jeff Krouse - Director

Jeff Krouse and his team have embarked on a five-year project to translate the entire Bible for Muslims.  Jeff has spent extension time in Pakistan.  This team translates the Bible into the most prolific language dialects with team members located in India and Egypt.


Gordon-Conwell Theological


Paul Petersen

Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary seeks to develop Christian leaders who are thoughtful, globally aware, spiritually mature and ready for a broad array of ministries.  Campuses located in Boston, MA, Charlotte, N.C. and Jacksonville, FL.


Greater Spartanburg Ministries


Anita Geiser

Susan Barrow

A faith-based organization that's dedicated to helping those in need in our local community.  GSM provides emergency assistance to the folks of Spartanburg County who are experiencing a time of crisis. Feeding the body and feeding the soul, GSM’s goal is to provide care ministries and to connect people to the local church.  Ministries include: prison chaplain, food distribution, clothing distribution, heating/cooling assistance, fire victim’s assistance, and the Resale Store.


Habitat for Humanity


Manning Lynch

Claude Saleeby

Local chapter founded by First Presbyterian, Fernwood Baptist, and Westminster. It is an ecumenical Christian ministry that changes lives by building decent, affordable homes in partnership with Spartanburg County families in need. At the time of closing, the homeowner assumes a no interest mortgage to purchase the property. Have built over 90 houses in Spartanburg since its founding in 1987. The goal of Habitat for Humanity Spartanburg is to “eliminate poverty housing and homelessness, and to make decent housing a matter of conscience in our community.”


Hope Center for Children


Christine Hammond

JoAnn Bristow

Formally known as the Spartanburg Children’s Shelter & the Ellen Hines Smith Girls Home.  Hope Center provides home visitation and abuse prevention, emergency shelter for children removed from abusive homes, long-term residential care for foster children, and family reunification support.

  • Over 45 abused or neglected girls referred to their residential program per year.
  • Over 150 abused or neglected children referred to their emergency shelter per year.
  • Provide over 50 families annually in-home intensive support with their Family Strengthening Program.
  • Provide in-home assessments to over 650 high-risk families per year.


Kukura Neshugu Institute

Kingsley Martin

JoAnn Bristow

The Kukura Neshungu Institute is a Welfare Organization that operates in Marondera, Zimbabwe in the care and development of severely physically and mentally handicapped children.  The Kukura Neshungu Trust oversees the operations along with and AIDS Orphanage – Musha Wevana.


Mission Peru

Paul Petersen

JoAnn Bristow

Partner with our sister church in Santa Clara, Peru and Pastor German Rios Garcia.  Mission Peru was established in 1999.  Westminster funded and helped build the sanctuary, pastor’s home and Sunday School building.  MP is a hand’s on mission where Westminster sends congregational missionary volunteers each and every year.  Programs and projects our volunteers provide are children’s Bible School, water filters, sewing projects, sanctuary building and refurbishing and bible study.


Mission Far Eastern – Kusters


Chris McGarr

Chris McGarr

CRU supports missions on six continents.   Supported by CRU, Kusters seeks to partner with individuals, churches, and organizations to mission to an ever growing immigrant population arriving in America.  James & Kari Kuster who have been missionaries in East Asia are now discipling in Indianapolis to a growing immigrant population located there.  Other missions supported by CRU is Athletes in Action®, Campus Crusade for Christ & The JESUS Film Project®


Mobile Meals of Spartanburg


Steve Carmichael

Chris McGarr

Jayne McQueen - President

Glorifies God by providing nutritious meals, services, and fellowship to the frail and homebound citizens in Spartanburg County.  Over 1,200 volunteers deliver these meals five days a week.  MM delivers approximately 1500 meals each weekday to frail and homebound citizens in Spartanburg County.


Parish Visitation

Dale Rawlings

Paul Petersen

The Visitation Ministry provides compassion, concern and contact for the entire Spartanburg community including coordination and evaluation of the WPC pastoral care ministry: retirement communities, hospital and home visitation, and proactively ministering to needs (Galatians 6:2). The position also provides outreach to the Spartanburg Community by ministering in Retirement Communities, bringing Bible Studies and Worship Services, including communion.


Pathways Scholarships

John Manatis

JoAnn Bristow

Rev. Dr. Trey Kuhne is a licensed marriage and family therapist and pastoral counselor with Pathways Pastoral Counseling.  Pathways is a support mission to assist members of Westminster and fellow Christians with life challenges.  Christians are not immune from addition, grief, divorce, family upheaval, emotional stress.


New Life Mission-India

Presbyterian Frontier Fellowship


Avi Lawrence

Chris McGarr

Cody Watson – Director PFF

Rev. Dr. Cody & Talulah Watson:  Presbyterian Frontier Fellowship “For every people an indigenous church, For every church a mission vision.”  Cody and PFF takes this good news to South Asia, India (especially the state of Bihar), Nepal and Bangladesh.  In support of PFF, Westminster provides support to New Life Mission - India.  New Life is part of an expanding church planting network in Northern India.  Rev M.K. Bharti is a key leader in the New Life church planting network in this region of India.


Seminary Assistance

Paul Petersen

Westminster allocates mission funds designated for seminaries in a continuing effort to help educate students for the work of the Church.  Some support is given to Seminary students from our congregation and some support is sent directly to the Seminaries for unrestricted support.


721 Ministries Sam Hunter


Scott Hubbard

Glen Covington

Sam Hunter

This organization seeks to awaken men into a living relationship with Jesus. Services include: Seeker Q&A meetings, Apologetics Training, Business Bible studies, speaking venues.


Spartanburg BEST (Bible Education in School Time)

Perrin Powell

JoAnn Bristow

Also known as Release Time, BEST is an off campus, elective class that meets during the school day, and enables high school students with parental permission to receive Christian education as an elective credit that counts toward their graduation requirement. Has been offering Bible education classes in the Spartanburg area for 15 years.


SPIHN-Spartanburg Interfaith Hospitality Network

Family Promise

Anne Martin – 541-7233

JoAnn Bristow – 582-2268

Dawn Dingwell – 513-312-2130

SPIHN helps local families by providing temporary shelter, meals, and support services for homeless families. As part of the Interfaith Hospitality Network, Westminster is teamed with seven local churches.  Each quarter Westminster hosts local homeless families in the church.  This is a wonderful hand’s on opportunity to “Serve Others” and there is a place for everyone. The coordinators for Westminster need people to provide food, oversee activities, and especially they need people to spend the night during our week of hosting.  If you feel called to this mission please contact Ann Martin @ 541-7233.


Spartanburg Soup Kitchen


Dan Dupler – 431-3214

Glen Covington

Lou Landrum - Director

Located at 136 S. Forest St. Spartanburg.  SSK serves the poor and homeless in Spartanburg County by sharing the love of God and giving them food for their bodies, kindness for their souls, and hope for the future.  SSK serves over 500 free meals to the hungry people of Spartanburg each day.  Six times a year Westminster volunteers serve Sunday lunch, every fourth Sunday of even calendar months.  (Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct, Dec). 


St. Luke’s Free Medical Clinic


Lynn O’Neal

Susan Barrow

Provides comprehensive health services to Spartanburg County residents who lack access to medical care and strives to be a model among faith based free clinics for the delivery of quality health care.

  • Over 140 patient visits per week
  • Over 2500 prescriptions per month
  • Over 3000 lab tests and X-rays per year
  • Over 150 surgical procedures per year.
  • A waiting list of over 1000 new patients to be seen in the clinic


The Antioch Partners


Paul Petersen

The Antioch Partners is part of a strategic alliance of Presbyterian Frontier Fellowship and The Outreach Foundation.  TAP is a missionary sending agency which partners with local Presbyterian churches in the U.S. to send out followers of Jesus to participate in God’s mission in the world


The Haven


Susan Barrow

Susan Barrow

A family focused homeless shelter for women and families. The Haven provides services to families, single moms with children, single women and single dads with children.   Services include: the shelter program, intensive case management services, daily living skills, and extended case management (for one year after beneficiaries exit the shelter for permanent housing).


The Outreach Foundation - Andrew Adair


Paul Petersen

TOF sends missionaries to Brazil, China, Cuba, Egypt and Zimbabwe.  TOF is part of a strategic alliance of The Antioch Partners and the Presbyterian Frontier Fellowship.


T.O.T.A.L Ministries


Leigh Anne Carmichael

Susan Barrow

Traci Kennedy - Director

Started in 1982 as Project Eat.  Provides for basic needs to assist families in Spartanburg County who are facing a financial crisis. Services include: prevention of eviction/foreclosure, preventing loss of utilities, heating assistance, food pantry, and prescription medication assistance. Started by 12 Spartanburg churches, including Westminster. Total Ministries interviews over 4500 families/year for potential assistance.


Viking Football Breakfast

Steve Wise

Glen Covington

The Spartanburg High School football breakfast is an effort to serve the local community, District 7, and the Spartanburg High School football team.  This enables the Associate Minister, who serves as the team chaplain, mission directly to team members as he speaks to them about the Gospel and life.  The breakfast is for the last game of the season and the playoffs. 


WayPoint Church



Phil Phillips

Glen Covington

Wes Barry - Pastor

ECO church plant in Charlotte, N.C.  Located at 7804 Fairview Road.  Pastor Wes Barry.  Waypoint establish and supported by Westminster since 2012.


Westminster Saxon

Paul Petersen

Glen Covington

Bessie Black - Pastor

Westminster provides this Northside church support for teaching supplies and facility improvements.


Young Life (Central America)


Chris McGarr

Glen Covington

Jeni McLane Barrantes - Director

Christian ministry whose mission is introducing adolescents in Central America to Jesus Christ and helping them grow in their faith.  Countries include Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica, El Salvador and Nicaragua.


Young Life (Local)


Steve Wise

Glen Covington

Dru Darby

Young Life is an outreach ministry designed to introduce unchurched youth to Jesus Christ. This non-denominational, international, parachurch organization is mainly involved with high school aged youth. Using relational ministry as its pastoral approach, a team of adult volunteers facilitate weekly meetings designed to promote fellowship and the proclamation of the Gospel. Westminster is also involved in Young Life with our Church Partnership program that shares our Youth Minister with Young Life. Presently, we are giving scholarship funds to help youth who cannot afford camp to be able to attend.  Westminster has also begun a Wyldlife partnership.  We also support the Young Life team in Central America.


Young Lives

Cathy Richardson

Chris McGarr

A Westminster mission that provides support and encouragement to teen mothers.  This mission provides opportunities with summer camps, support sessions and Christian study.

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