Greenville home to variety of faiths

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Whether you’re looking for a megachurch, a community church or a mosque or synagogue, Greenville has plenty to offer.

One thing many newcomers notice right away is the abundance of churches – especially with the word “Baptist” in their name. With 200 churches and missions in three associations, Southern Baptists remain the dominant denomination in the county.

As more newcomers arrive from other parts of the country, and from Latin America, the Catholic churches have moved from being a small minority to one of the major churches, with nearly 12,000 families listed on their rolls.

The other great world religions also have a presence in Greenville, with an Islamic Center and Masjid, three Jewish congregations, a Hindu Vedic Center and a Buddhist Vihara.

Greenville Baptist Association

220-A Howe St.

Greenville SC 29601

242-4330

116 churches and missions

Greer Baptist Association

309 W. Poinsett St.

Greer SC 29650

877-7670

40 churches

North Greenville Baptist Association

23 S. Main St.

Travelers Rest SC 29690

834-9635

44 churches

United Methodist Church, Greenville District

213 College St.

Greenville SC 29601

233-3611

75 churches

Presbyterian Church (USA), Foothills Presbytery

2242 Woodruff Road

Simpsonville SC 29681

288-5774

19 churches

Episcopal Diocese of Upper SC

1115 Marion St.

Columbia SC 29201-3706

(803) 771-7800

9 churches

Lutheran (ELCA) South Carolina Synod

1003 Richland St.

Columbia SC 29201

(803) 765-0590

Catholic Diocese of Charleston

119 Broad St.

Charleston SC 29401-2400

(843) 853-2130

7 churches

Reedy River Baptist Association

107 Fleming St.

Greenville SC 29607

271-7575

28 churches

Presbyterian (PCA)

15 churches

Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church

1 Cleveland St.

Greenville SC 29601-3646

232-8297

5 churches

Assembly of God

South Carolina District

P.O. Box 402

Columbia SC 29202

(803) 936-0541

16 churches

Church of God

South Carolina Executive Offices

1815 N. E. Main St.

Simpsonville SC 29681

963-4751

17 churches

African Methodist Episcopal

2 churches

Reform Judaism

Temple of Israel

400 Spring Forest Road

Greenville SC 29615

292-1782

Conservative Judaism

425 Summit Dr.

Greenville SC 29609-4820

232-9031

Judiasm, Chabad of the Upstate

561 E. Suber Road

Greer SC 29650

968-5106

Islamic Society of Greenville

96 Meridian Ave.

Taylors SC 29687

292-2210

Vedic Center of Greenville

499 Bethel Road Mauldin, SC 29662 967-2852

The Carolina Buddhist Vihara

113 Woodridge Circle Greenville SC 29607 329-9961