About Moriah Baptist Association

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The Moriah Association is located in Lancaster County, South Carolina and serves over 50 Southern Baptist Churches in the area.

Contact us using the information below, or find us using the map above.

Moriah Mission Center
914 West Meeting Street
Lancaster, SC 29720
803-283-8409

Our Staff

Our staff are the core of Moriah Baptist Association. Read more about them below:

Bryant Fersner, Associational Missionary

Bryant was born and spent his childhood in Orangeburg, South Carolina.  He invited Jesus into his heart at a young age and throughout his life has been active in the life of the church.

After high school, he attended and graduated from the University of South Carolina with a BS in Accounting and Finance.  He was with a CPA firm before entering Southeastern Baptist Seminary, graduating with a Master of Divinity with Language and Christian Education.  He has served three churches over thirty-five years:  Brownville Baptist (Blenheim, South Carolina), Ridgecrest Baptist (Florence, South Carolina), and for twenty-seven years, First Baptist Kershaw, SC, retiring in 2014.

In April 2014, he was called to be the Associational Missionary for the Moriah Baptist Association.  He is married to the former Roseanne Gackin, a native of Lake City, South Carolina and together they have two children, William Bryant Fersner who passed away in 2013 and Mrs. Bryan (Elizabeth Ann Fersner) Robinson, of Columbia, South Carolina.

Judy Hammond, Office Manager

Judy was born and spent her life in Lancaster, South Carolina.  She accepted Jesus as her Savior when she was a junior.  She was baptized by Pastor B. A. Davis, pastor of Springdell Baptist Church. At church, Judy has worked with children, youth, and senior adults. Judy graduated from the Lancaster High School in 1963 and also graduated from The King’s Business College in 1964 with a Junior Secretarial Degree.  She worked forty years with Springs where she used her skills in several different areas and locations for Springs.  She retired in 2006, and began working at Moriah within a month’s time.  Judy loves the Lord and also her work at Moriah.  She enjoys the interaction with the pastors, ministry assistants, and people that call or come in to the office.

Lois Lucas, Support Staff

Lois was born in Lancaster and has lived here all her life.  She is married to Joe Lucas and they have three children.  She graduated from Buford High School and retired from Springs after thirty-five years.    Lois gave her life to Christ at an early age and has served in many areas of her church.  She has been a volunteer at Moriah for many years and appreciates getting to know everyone who comes into the Associational Office and especially her co-workers.  She became the Support Staff beginning January, 2015.  She looks forward to the staff prayer time every morning.