Persistent in Reaching South Carolina Families

Clements family sitting on dock

Brandon Clements has been a part of Midtown Fellowship in Columbia, South Carolina, since its early days. During his junior year at Anderson University in 2006, he accepted the opportunity to serve as an intern at Midtown Fellowship. And after graduation, he was right back there, helping the church plant grow.

Brandon, a North American Mission Board church planter, now serves as one of the pastors of the third and newest campus of Midtown Fellowship in Lexington, South Carolina. He preaches on alternating Sunday mornings at the Gathering, where many young parents are involved while their children enjoy the Kidtown ministry.

At home, Brandon leads a young family of his own with wife Kristi. They have 3 children and are looking forward to the arrival of a fourth child in May. Their 4-year-old, Jeremiah, is adopted from China. Several years ago, Brandon and Kristi felt that God was leading them to international adoption. At first, it seemed that adopting a child from Ethiopia was the way they were supposed to go. After many months, they felt called to head in another direction and applied to adopt a child from China. Many more months and many hours of paperwork later, they headed to China to bring home 16-month-old Jeremiah.

The Clements family has opened its home to host 1 of the church’s 9 LifeGroups. Meeting weekly, these small groups serve many functions. The groups study the Bible, but they also eat, serve, and pray together and often become like an extended family.

One person in the Clements’ LifeGroup attended regularly, but he had never given his heart to Jesus. The group prayed faithfully for him, and after 3 years, everyone was excited when he made the commitment to become a believer.

Kay Rollings is a freelance writer from South Carolina.

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