Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church  

19 Ward Road, Lugoff SC 29078

(803) 438.2574

Pastor: Marion O. Bennett

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Reaching up to God, while reaching out to mankind


The Reverend Marion O. Bennett is the son of the late James and Minister Lula Jenkins Bennett of Rembert, South Carolina. A 1973 graduate of Hillcrest High School, Dalzell, South Carolina.

Reverend Bennett accepted his call into the ministry in 1979. His initial sermon was given Sunday, May 13, of that same year at the Union Missionary Baptist Church of Rembert, South Carolina with Reverend Dr. Willie D. Dennis, pastor. Ordained February 8, 1981 by the Wateree Missionary Baptist Association Lower Division, Reverend Dr. L. W. Walker, Sr., moderator.

Since his call into the ministry he received religious educational training through Morris College School of Religion, Sumter, S.C. Additional education received through Central Carolina Technical College and Mt. Moriah Baptist Association Ecumenical and Faith Studies. He attends numerous personal development sessions through workshops, seminars and conferences.

He serves or has served in a number of ministries and civic organizations. Currently he serves as:

¨ Past Moderator (2000-2008) of the great Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Association and member of the Executive Board

¨ Currently serve as: President of the Congress of Christian Education of the Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Association

¨ Silver Life Member of Camden / Kershaw County Branch of the NAACP, Executive Committee, and Chairperson of the Religious Affairs Committee

¨ Board Member of Habitat for Humanities of Kershaw County

¨ Board Member of Food for the Soul of Kershaw County

¨ Kershaw County CAST Coalition (Community Action for a Safer Tomorrow)

¨ President of the “Wings of Love Couples Club”

Reverend Bennett is married to the lovely Mrs. Vermell Stoney formerly of Lugoff, South Carolina. They are the proud parents of two children Alison & Todd, daughter in law Adrienne Hinton and granddaughter Raven.


One of Pastor Bennett’s favorite verses is recorded in Galatians 2:20, “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I Live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” His favorite saying is, “I know God, You can know God, I’ve touched God, God can touch you!”

As First Lady of the Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, it is a joy and a delight to share these words of encouragement with you.  I pray as you visit this site, you will truly be blessed.

I want you to know that God loves you and only wants the best for you.  He loved you so much that He gave His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ; that whosoever believes in Him would not perish, but have everlasting life (John 3:16).  If you know Him already; keep Him first in your life, and if you don’t know Him as Lord and Savior of your life – get to know Him today. 


If you are looking for a church home and live in the Lugoff area, I would strongly suggest visiting this church.  My husband is a faithful and committed pastor who teaches God’s Word in a way that anyone can understand and grow spiritually in the Word of God.

Thank you for visiting this site and take the opportunity to share it with a friend.  May you walk in the Will of God and Be Blessed. In God’s Love,


First Lady Bennett