Columbia County Christian Church and Academy
Columbia County Christian Church and Academy youth minister Ron Thon (left) and pastor Michael Klaus stand in the new sanctuary at the church.
Address: 4004 Prescott Drive, Martinez
Church Web site: www.c4christian.com
Services: Sunday morning Bible study, 9:30; Sunday morning worship, 10:45; Wednesday night Bible study and youth groups, 7; Fellowship meal, second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at 6 p.m.
Pastor: Michael Klaus
Congregation size: 130
Membership: Most who attend the church are from Columbia, Aiken and McDuffie counties.
Known for: "A place to celebrate Christ, commitment to the Lord's work, compassion for the lost and a caring home with honest relationships," Klaus said.
Music: The church offers contemporary and traditional music accompanied by an adult choir, piano, and occasionally the clarinet.
"We have a blended service," he said.
What would you say to someone who's thinking about giving your church a try? "Put aside your hurts and misconceptions of churches that hurt you in the past," he said. "Try again and see that the word is good."
What do you believe is the biggest issue facing the faithful today?
"Many people are just dating the church," he said. "There's a lack of true commitment to the Lord's church."
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