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Ray Conway,
Minister of Music and Worship

Lauren Beddingfield,
Student Ministry Director



For we are co-workers in God's service...
1 Corinthians 3:9

Our College Street Staff Invites You to
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Letter to the College Street Church Family
from Rev. Ken and Betsy Reid

“More Than We Ever Deserved!”

In Jeremiah 29:11 the Bible says, “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” These words have resonated with us for many days as Betsy and I considered our future places of service and ministry. Sometimes those plans are not as clear as others, sometimes those plans are crystal clear.

After months of prayer and discussions with many people, we made the decision to step down as Pastor of College Street. As I said in my final message, College Street has been a place for us that was and is “More Than We Ever Deserved!”

We celebrate and cherish the times of ministry, the times of joy, the times of worship and our many friends that we will have for the rest of our lives. There aren’t many churches that do ministry quite like College Street: Golden Fellowship, Food Bank, Clothes Closet, outreach in a variety of ways to the apartments and children of Walhalla, partnerships with the International Mission Board, mission efforts throughout the United States, just to name a few.

It has been a sincere privilege to serve alongside some wonderful people. Our goal has always been to lift up the name of Jesus Christ. The music ministry led by Ray is second to none. Lauren and her cheerful heart to our children and youth is an added blessing. Ruth and Linda are a warm, competent, and inviting presence in the office. Jolene and Gordon are quiet and devoted servants that have kept our facilities sparkling clean and always ready to use. As a team we have been together for over 16 years. I am grateful for each one of them. I will miss our everyday interaction.

Our plans are to remain in Walhalla. As I take a new direction in life to serve churches in what we call “Intentional or Transitional” Interim Pastorates, please pray for us. Betsy will continue her position in the Seneca church office where she has worked for over 14 years. But we will be able to do those “grandparent” things that full-time people so often miss out on.

Thank you for allowing the Lord to call us here over 16 years ago. Thank you for being “More Than We Ever Deserved”. Our home is always open to you.

God Bless and To God Be the Glory!
Ken and Betsy Reid

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 Rev. Ray Conway, Minister of Music and Worship
Lauren Beddingfield, Director of Children's Ministry
Ruth C. Smith, Administrative Assistant
Linda Waters, Outreach Ministries Assistant
Pat Bickers, Organist
Vanessa Conway, Pianist
Gordon & Jolene Corbett, Custodians

Call the CSBC Office: (864) 638-2986
Email the Church office at collegestreet@bellsouth.net

College Street Baptist Church
401 South College Street (Office)
P.O. Box 340
Walhalla, SC 29691
Office (864) 638-2986