Welcome to ST. Paul MBCS where our vision is to “Reach the unreachable by making sure that they have a safe place to worship where they are not judged but yet shown the love of God until that love penetrates their hearts and invoke change in their lives.”

According to the word of God

And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.                                       Luke 14:23



The First Church Built by the members of St. Paul in 1903

old-churchIn 1902, thirteen people under the leadership of Reverend Fred Brown met and began the St. Paul Misssionary Baptist Church.  Mr. J.R. Abney donated the land upon which our present church stands in 1903.In May 1903, our first Pastor, Reverend M.D. Mobley, preached the first sermon. The first song was “Go Preach My Gospel Said the Lord” led by Sister Mattie Clark.

Due to a fire St. Paul lost many of its records from churches archive, but we have persevered and rebuild since then. In October 1969, Reverend I.W. Hopkins became our Pastor and under his guidance, we built the education building, purchased a piano, rebuilt the sanctuary, purchased new pulpit and offering furniture, and organized the Gospel and Shining Glory Choirs. He served faithfully until his health failed him in 1999.

Reverend Bobby Derrick was our Pastor in 1999 through 2003 under his leadership the Sisterhood and Brotherhood Auxiliary was organized.

Reverend Melvin Searles Jr. served as Pastor from 2004 through 2009. He had one dedication, six baptisms and five restorations.

Reverend Stanley F. Price was installed on March 27, 2011. Reverend Price has faithfully ushered in the Holy Spirit with laughter and joy. He re instituted our weekly bible study to meet every Wednesday night. He along with his uncle, built and installed the new steeple onto our sanctuary. The St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church family welcomes the journey that our beloved Pastor and First Family is currently leading us under the direction and guidance of the Holy Spirit.

The following Pastors have served as our leaders:

  • Reverend M.D. Mobley
  • Reverend Pinking
  • Reverend W.M. Peterson
  • Reverend A.B. Nickerson
  • Reverend Dillon
  • Reverend Bratterson
  • Reverend S.M. Halsey
  • Reverend C.B. Freeman
  • Reverend J. Gostman
  • Reverend R.B. Felton
  • Reverend I.W. Hopkins
  • Reverend Bobby Derrick
  • Reverend Melvin Searles Jr.
  • Reverend Stanley F. Price



This page is so that you know St. Paul along with its pastor Rev. Dr. Rodrequez is always within your reach. Fill out the form below and the Ecclesia Staff of St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church of Saluda will be there. This form is also for prayer request and other request that you can make of the Ministry of ST. Paul MBCS. Know this if nothing else the St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church Ecclesia Staff is here for you always.