God’s mission.
Our passion.

Women’s Missionary Union

What is WMU?

WMU is a Southern Baptist Organization which was first organized in 1888. At First Baptist, our WMU serves along side our MPACT ministries. Our current WMU Director is Linda Morgan.

WMU has 6 objectives:

-Engage in mission action and witnessing.
-Pray for missions.
-Learn about missions.
-Support missions.
-Develop spiritually toward a mission’s lifestyle.
-Participate in the work of the church and denomination.

WMU accomplishes these objectives through Prayer, Giving, and Service.

PRAYER- WMU supports missionaries and missions through avid intercessory prayer.

GIVING- WMU supports the following offerings through giving to the Global Mission Fund:

• Annie Armstrong (North American Offering)

• Evelyn Henderson (Spartanburg Network Offering)

• Janie Chapman (State Offering) (Click here for more Info)

• Lottie Moon (International Offering)

SERVICE- WMU supports living a missional lifestyle through service.

How do I get Involved?
Get involved through Age-level groups

There are 4 Age-level groups

  • Women on Mission (WOM)
    -For women of all ages
  • MPACT Kids
    For 1st-5th graders
  • Woodlands
    For babies-5k
  • On Mission Moms
    For moms and their preschool/elementary aged children

More information on each group can be found below.

GMC Prayer Luncheon

The Luncheon will be Monday, September 25th in the Dinning Hall from 12:00-1:30. Reservations are required so please fill out the form below or call Stephen Latzka at (864) 699-4321. The Deadline to signup is September 18.

Women on Mission

Meeting Information

Our next WOM meetings will be on Monday, August 21st, and we are moving our meetings from the gym end of the building to the Chapel Hallway.

Peggy Gilliland Group 
10-10:30am in Room 132

Ginny Walker Group
10-10:30am in Room 135

Women on Mission General Meeting-  Steve Wise will speak 10:45am-noon in Room 133
There will not be a luncheon that day.

There will be someone at the door next to the Chapel to let you in from 9:30am-10:50am.
Feel free to park in the parking lot at the corner of East Main and Converse Streets. 

For more information contact Lori Weatherholtz at weatherholtzlori7@gmail.com

Future Meeting Dates

  • No meetings in July
  • August 21st – Speaker TBA

MPACT Kids (1st-5th grade)

Wednesday from 6-7:30pm (during the school year)

“Empowered to Serve” focuses on scripture memorization and empowering kids with a Christian worldview to serve the world starting here in Spartanburg. For more information call the Kid Depot at 699-4308.

Woodlands Preschool (Babies-5k)

Wednesday from 6-7:30pm (during the school year)

“Dig in Wednesdays” focuses on allowing two-five-year-old to spend the first half of the night digging in TO God’s Word and learning through games, stories, crafts, music, and more! Then, they spend time learning about missionaries who are serving God all around the world and how they can share Jesus everywhere they go, too! For more information call Woodlands Preschool at 699-4216.

On Mission Moms

Our On Mission Moms are moms of preschoolers and young children who seek to use this season of life to instill a love for Jesus and service to others. To learn more check out the Mission Moms website or facebook page.

Women’s Ministry


Click Here to visit the FBS Women’s Ministry Webpage

Season of Prayer for State Missions and
the Janie Chapman Offering


2023 Theme:

What’s Next


Coastway Church – Myrtle Beach
Pastor Jeremy Woods

After years of prayer and planning, Pastor Jeremy Woods and his wife, Victoria, put
their “yes” on the table to plant a new church. From there, God put their “yes” on the
map in Myrtle Beach. The call to Myrtle Beach was inspired by three burdens: dynamic
growth, spiritual need, and a major university. After building a launch team, being sent
by Biltmore Church (Asheville, NC), and moving for the sake of mission, Coastway
launched in the fall of 2021. Today, Coastway is a fully portable church plant that
gathers weekly at Black Water Middle School. Your gifts to the Janie Chapman Offering
enable Coastway to multiply the gospel in a place where subdivisions are being built
faster than local churches.


Pray for:

  • Pastor Jeremy, Victoria, and their two children, Eleanor and Elliot, to flourish as a
  • Coastway to be immovable and steadfast, always abounding in the work of the Lord.
  • The thousands of unchurched men, women, children, and Coastal Carolina University
    students who are moving to Horry County to come to Christ through Coastway


Living Stone – Spartanburg
Pastor Patrick Flanigan

Pastor Patrick Flanigan and his family are planting a church in the Startex, Wellford
region of Spartanburg County. Drug addiction, broken homes, and lack of resources have greatly affected this area. They have partnered with the Startex Restoration Foundation and Wellford Elementary School to help bring back and restore families, homes, and hearts. God has placed a desire in their team’s heart to be the hands and feet of Jesus to the people not only in this area but throughout Spartanburg. So far, this year, they have been able to help several families by passing out 47 Easter blessing bags in the Startex area. They are getting outside the church walls and sharing the gospel through block parties, movie nights, and serving the community. With the money from the Janie Chapman Offering, they are able to help fund these outreaches.


Pray for:

  • Their Co-pastor, Brad Roper, who is starting a men’s Bible study in the Laurens area. Please pray for God’s blessing in getting that started and for His continued movement.
  • Strength and endurance through the planting journey. The soil in the area is hard; Pray that they will keep plowing.
  • Wisdom and guidance for Pastor Patrick to lead himself and others well.


Palmeto Collective – Salt Lake City, Utah
Mariah Gonzalez

Mariah Gonzales is from Clover, South Carolina and is a recent graduate of Charleston Southern University. After spending several summers serving in Salt Lake City through GenSend, Mariah decided to make Utah her permanent home and mission field. Through her time with the Palmetto Collective, Mariah decided that the most strategic place she could be for Jesus after graduation is in one of our country’s most unreached places. Mariah’s training through the Palmetto Collective was largely funded by the Janie Chapman Offering.


Pray for:

  • Mariah as she settles into her new home and develops a solid core of believing friends she can lean on.
  • Employment that would meet her needs and provide gospel-sharing opportunities.
  • The North American Mission Board church plant she connects with and serves alongside as they share the Good News of Jesus among the Latter-Day Saints.
  • Students in the Palmetto Collective to be impacted, like Mariah has been, to serve Christ wherever He leads.


Reconcile Community Church,
Greenville – Pastor Will Broadus

Reconcile was planted in 2017 by the current pastor, Will Broadus, to be a gospel witness serving an under-resourced community on the west side of Greenville. Reconcile seeks opportunities to engage those far from God within their community with the gospel in a variety of ways. Serving in local schools through Fellowship of Christian Athletes, establishing an after-school ministry for youth, hosting summer camps, and prayer walking are just a few of their touchpoints in the community. Reconcile also has a vision of using some current property to build Homes of Hope – affordable housing for their neighbors. This past year, the Janie Chapman Offering helped support an Easter Outreach in the community and their Vacation Bible School.


Pray for:

  • More connections to be made with neighbors and residents surrounding the church.
  • Their youth ministry to continue to see lives transformed and disciples developed.
  • Their new partnership with a nonprot organization to build aordable housing on church property. Pray that they would have opportunities to see these families come to know Christ and grow as His disciples.


FINISH Initiative – Columbia
Charlie Nguyen

Charlie Nguyen is starting a Good News Vietnamese church in Columbia. Charlie and his wife Tanja arrived in April and, by May, they had 18 people meeting in their home for weekly prayer and Bible study. The Vietnamese were identified as one of the largest unreached people groups in the Midlands. The Janie Chapman Offering provides resources and support through the FINISH Initiative to identify and engage unreached people groups in South Carolina.


Pray for:

  • The salvation and discipleship of Vietnamese in our state.
  • Charlie and Tanja as they reach out to Vietnamese and invite them to follow Jesus.
  • Sponsoring churches that have helped this church get started and thank God for


Representative Angela McNeal


Heart4Schools is a network of South Carolina Baptist Churches serving students and teachers. Churches serve through having individuals serve as Reading Buddies/mentors, meeting physical needs such as supplying students with food on the weekends (Backpack Buddies), and providing teacher support and encouragement. As pastors and volunteers serve consistently, the school and community experience God’s love in tangible ways. Relationships are developed and doors to ministry are opened. The Janie Chapman Offering is vital to the work of Heart4Schools as they offer training events, resources, and grants for churches that are developing school partnerships.


Pray for:

  • More churches to hear and respond to the opportunity to serve a local school.
  • Volunteers to invest in and create relationships with students and staff.
  • Lives to be changed – now and for eternity.


Disaster Relief
Representative Susan Peugh


South Carolina Baptist Disaster Relief strives to bring help, hope, and healing in times of crisis. Working with local South Carolina Baptist Churches and Associations, volunteers are trained in eleven ministry areas to be equipped to meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of individuals and communities after a disaster. The Janie Chapman Offering provides funding for volunteers to participate in critical training so they can demonstrate and share the love of Christ with those in need.


Pray for:

  • Leaders to step up and take vacant leadership positions in the areas of feeding, chaplaincy, and regional coordinators.
  • Disaster Relief volunteers to continue to be sensitive to spiritual needs, sharing the hope of the gospel as they serve food, cut trees, care for children, or clean out flood­damaged homes.


City of Refuge Church – Columbia Pastor Jarrian “Jay Will” Wilson

City of Refuge Church was planted in the Eau Claire community of Columbia in April of 2021. Since then, the church has become more established as they’ve been able to build deeper relationships within the community. Thanks to the Janie Chapman Offering, many individuals within Eau Claire have not only heard of the Good News of Jesus Christ, but they have also been able to get connected to His greater family. Over the past few months, the church has strengthened their partnership with a local elementary school where they serve the needs of students and pray weekly for and alongside teachers. During this year, they’ve also had the privilege of seeing two individuals come to place their faith and hope in Christ! Through your continued love and support, God is continuing to build His kingdom in Eau Claire.


Pray for:

  • More opportunities and favor as they continue to engage with their community partners.
  • Leaders to be raised up who can care for the church and continue missions work in the community.
  • City of Refugee Church as they prepare to move into a permanent space.