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2016 Events





 August 27 Keys & Kids Conference Anderson University
 December 15 Happy 60th Birthday Worship & Music Office!  

2017 Events

January 27-28 Honors Chorus & YouthSingers White Oak Conference Center
January 27-29 Baptist AllState Chorus, Orchestra & Praise Team White Oak Conference Center
March 10-11 Creative Ministries Festival Rawlinson Road Baptist, Rock Hill


Please feel free to contact us by phone or email: Toll-Free in SC: 800.723.7242 ext. 2800
Mark Powers: 803-227-6166 or
Janet Altman: 803-227-6168 or

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Worship & Music Office: Who We Are

The Worship & Music Office of the South Carolina Baptist Convention is  led by Mark Powers, director, who began in January 2008. Mark served for 27  years as a full-time Music Minister in four SC congregations from small to  large. A graduate of Furman University and Southern Seminary in Louisville KY,  Mark has directed music groups of all varieties, leading in all styles of  worship through directing, singing, and playing guitar and saxophone.

Janet Altman, ministry assistant, has been serving in this office since  October 2001. Her previous experiences as choral director in area public  schools, children's choir director, pianist, and keyboardist in local churches  have been an asset to her in the Worship & Music Office.

Working with Mark and Janet is a team of consultants that help in  the many areas of worship and music. Each one of them brings their own unique  experiences and knowledge to help us better serve churches. Our current  consultants are:

  • Baptist AllState - Don Hansen
  • Choir Leadership - Keith Watson
  • Children's Camps - Jasmine Lee
  • Creative Ministries - Stephanie Caldwell
  • Hispanic Worship - Alan Guardado
  • Keyboard - Cindy Burn
  • Leadership Track - Scott McClellan
  • Worship Planters - Stephen Parris

As the Worship & Music Office, we are here to help serve you with needs  in many areas:

  • Transitional Worship Pastor Ministry - Training interim worship leaders to revitalize worship, organize the music ministry, and grow diciples for churches in transition.
  • Starting New Services to Reach New People - Customized assistance for churches to explore the process of starting a new worship service in the same or different style of existing services.
  • Worship Coach - Evaluation and one-on-one coaching for worship leaders and pastors to revitalize their church's worship experiences.
  • Discipleship TRIOS
  • Leadership Discipling
  • One-on-One In-depth Discipleship


We have two ministry groups that love to sing & serve across the state and other mission fields:

  • Singing Churchmen - The South Carolina Baptist Singing Churchmen is a men's chorus made up of Music Ministers from across the state serving South Carolina Baptist Churches. It is a member supported group that is approaching 60 years in existence. Each member considers the group to be an extension of his own ministry. For more information & their concert schedule, visit their website:
  • SeraphSong - SeraphSong is a member-supported group that has been in existence since 2005. It was formed in order to provide choral experiences of excellence that encourage worship, provide leadership training and offer fellowship and prayer support among women in ministry in South Carolina Baptist churches. The group has shared in ministry in various venues including churches, prisons, nursing homes and community events. For more information & their concert schedule, visit their website:



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