Living Stone was birthed from a small group who felt God’s leading to form a second Chinese church in Columbia, SC. The church registered with the government on August 14, 2014, and our congregation officially had our first worship service on September 07th. From September 07, 2014 to January 03, 2016, our services continued to be held at the 728 Pickens Street, Columbia, SC facility.
In January 10 2016, we moved to 3900 Live Oak Street, renting the space from Suber-Marshall Memorial United Methodist Church. Currently, Living Stone has over 40 members, meeting on every Sunday using Chinese as our primary language with an English translation service. Our average congregation is about 60-70 people, among them 15-20 high school students from Ben Lippen School.
“Living Stone Chinese Community Church” is a non-denomination evangelical church established for the purpose of reaching Chinese students, visiting scholars and their families at USC. The vision of the church is to create a Chinese spiritual community, and to support Church planting in China by creating transferable models of ministry. With the direction of our Lord, LSCCC desires to support numerous church planting initiatives in China over the next ten years. The church has adopted the elder-run structure—pastor, elders, and deacons govern God’s church together.