Our History
Screven Baptist Association was organized in 1950 with 33 churches as constituent members.  It was named for William Screven, the first Baptist minister in the South, who with a group of Baptists from Kittery, Maine formed the earliest Baptist church in the South in the late 1600's. (Now First Baptist Church of Charleston)

Our Purpose
The purpose of the Screven Baptist Association is to assist and support the churches of the Association and to give focus and vision to missions objectives that will facilitate the fulfilling of the Great Commission.

Constitution & By-Laws


    Associational Mission Strategist


    Dr. Thomas W. Richardson served as the Director of Missions for the Waccamaw Baptist Association for over six years, helping to grow the association numerically and leading the association into financial stability. His vision is for Kingdom work and he strives to build partnerships locally, nationally and globally to reach the lost for Christ. He believes in investing time in developing relationships with pastors, churches and members of the community. Dr. Richardson meets people where they are and will often use his love of fishing and hunting to gain opportunities to witness, share the Gospel and disciple people. 

    He earned his Master’s Degree in Pastoral Studies and his Doctor’s Degree in Theology form Covington Theological seminary. Dr. Richardson pastored several churches in SC before becoming a Director of Missions.



    Administrative Assistant and Financial Specialist

    Susan came to Screven in January 2005 to serve as the financial secretary. Over the years her role has

    changed several times. She has served as the full-time ministry assistant and the church and community

    ministries director. Her current mission is serving as the administrative assistant for the everyday

    functions of the association and with women’s missions, pastor’s wives and VBS ministries. She has a

    love for people and working with them to glorify God’s Kingdom. She is married to “Bubba” and has

    three children and three grandchildren, Mason, Haleigh, and Bryson. Her happy place is the beach and

    she also enjoys painting furniture.

    Favorite verse:

    For I know the plans I have for you - this is the LORD's declaration- plans for your welfare, not

    for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11 HCSB