Gowensville currently meets in our Family Life Center for unified worship service at 10:00 am on Sundays. We also have Sunday School classes at 9:00 for all ages.


We would love to see you there!







First Baptist Gowensville exists to Glorify God and make disciples of all nations.

Each Sunday we gather together as a Church to respond to God with worship through prayer, praise, teaching, and giving. Through our Sunday School ministry we learn about our Creator through meaningful study of His Word and connect with one another by forming ongoing relationships.


Through weekly small groups, we take our relationships and spiritual growth to a deeper level. We experience life transformation in believers’ fellowship, through living missionally, and by applying the principles from our time in the Word in a relational context that promotes accountability and real change.


Through service, both in our church and in our community, we allow God’s transformative love to flow through us and effect change in hearts desperate for truth. We are the hands and feet of Jesus bringing the light of the Gospel to a world in darkness.


For a statement of FBC Gowensville’s beliefs, please click here.

Ministerial Staff


Josh Phillips

Senior Pastor


Josh has been at FBCG since March of 2009, serving first as the Associate Pastor, and now as Co-Pastor. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of South Carolina Upstate, and his Master of Divinity degree from Southeastern Theological Seminary. He previously served as Pastor of Little Mountain Baptist Church in Wellford, SC. He and his wife Brooke have 3 children: Kate, Ava Grace, and Jack.

Bruce Schmidt

Associate Pastor

Bruce served as the senior pastor of FBCG 2014-2018. A native of Tabor City, NC, he is a graduate of Old Dominion University and Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary. Schmidt previously served as a medic in the 82nd Airborne Division, U.S. Army. He has also worked as a church planter for the International Mission Board in East Africa for 15 years, and has served churches in Tennessee, Georgia and Texas. He and his wife Martha have three children and five grandchildren.

Kellan Mayfield

Student Pastor


Kellan became the Student Pastor at FBCG in May of 2016. He is a graduate of North Greenville University with a degree in journalism with a focus in visual arts. Kellan has worked with several youth-focused ministries, most notably Student Life in Birmingham, AL and Child Evangelism Fellowship in Spartanburg, SC. Kellan also serves Compassion International as an Event Director. He and his wife Megan live in Boiling Springs.

Ken Renfrow

Worship Pastor

Ken joined the FBCG staff as Worship Pastor in March of 2018. Ken holds the Doctor of Philosophy in Music Education from The University of Oklahoma and the Bachelor of Arts and Master of Music in Piano Performance from Bob Jones University. Ken and his wife Beth have been happily married for over 35 years. They have two married children and three grandchildren.
Support Staff