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Welcome to Liberty First Baptist Church!


Rev. Mark Kannarney, Pastor



Email: pastormark@firstbaptistliberty.com

We'd love to have you come worship the Lord Jesus Christ with us on Sunday at 10:15am and 6pm!  

We are located at 400 Edgemont Avenue in Liberty, South Carolina (beside Liberty Elementary School and the City Football Stadium)

Upcoming current events are located to the right under "Announcements" and a detailed calendar can be viewed by clicking on the "Info Center" at the top of this page and then clicking on "FirstNews."

We are blessed to have offered a preschool program for children ages 3 and 4 for over 35 years; providing them with an early education in a christian environment where they are

"LEARNING A B C.; 1 2 3; AND G O D!" 

"Like" our Preschool page on Facebook for updated information at:  



From the Pastor...

I have the privilege of teaching some great college and career young adults every Sunday morning at 9:15 at LFBC. Yes, these young adults make it to small group Bible study at 9:15 on Sunday morning! Ministering specifically to these young adults has left some lingering thoughts in my heart and mind.

I begin by stating my apologies to college and career young adults. Generally speaking, the church puts a lot of emphasis in youth ministry (as we should), but when students graduate there is little to no emphasis for young adults. Is this not an important time in their lives? Do we really think that all that we did for them in youth ministry was enough?

Certainly the young adult stage is very important. There should be a ministry that continues on after youth ministry, a ministry that will help college and career with “the next level.” Most ministers would agree with me that there is an abundance of information received in our offices for children, youth, and senior adult ministries but rarely anything for young adults. I really don’t understand why this is the case, but the church doesn’t seem to be interested in young adults anymore. Perhaps we got the “numbers” out of them during their youth ministry years and now we’re “done” with them.  Maybe we no longer can use you to brag about how we’re doing it “right” because you have graduated? Whatever the reason, it’s a bad one.

The generation of 18-29 year olds has been labeled “the drop out” generation. Maybe we didn’t do as well as we “bragged” about when they were in youth ministry? Again, generally speaking, the church may be busy with many youth activities, but are these activities really changing lives and equipping students for the next chapter? Could it be that when students graduate they soon realize that what they received in youth ministry wasn’t relative for college and career? I’m convicted that a major restructure is in order in most youth ministries today. We need to stop asking questions like: Did everyone have a good time? Did we have a large turnout? How can we be popular? We need to ask only one question: Are lives being changed? All other questions are secondary.

The truth is that college and career young adults need ministry as much as they did when they were in middle school and high school. They need an environment of growing in their faith together, building each other up together, and supporting each other through the power of prayer. So I offer my sincere apologies to college and career young adults. You didn’t graduate from church when you graduated from high school and you certainly didn’t outgrow church. There is a place for you at LFBC.

Love in Christ,

Pastor Mark

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Liberty First Baptist Church
PO Box 207
400 Edgemont Ave
Liberty, South Carolina 29657
Phone (864) 843-6131
Regular Schedule  
  • 9:15 AM
    Sunday School
  • 10:15 AM
    Morning Worship
  • 4:45 PM
    Adult Choir Practice
  • 6:00 PM
    Evening Worship
  • 6:00 PM
    Children's Choir Practice
  • 6:00 PM
    Youth (grades 6-12)
  • 7:00 PM
    Children's Ministry
  • 7:00 PM
    Youth Worship (grades 6-12)
  • 7:00 PM
    Adult Prayer Meeting and Bible Study
  • 7:00 PM
    GA's & RA's
Youth "Mountain Experience" Winter Retreat

Our youth will be going to Look Up Lodge for "The Mountain Experience" February 5-7. A $50 Deposit is due on October 25 and the final payment of $50 will be due on January 11. 


We offer preschool classes for 3 and 4 year old children (3 year old's meet Tuesdays and Thursdays; 4 year old's meet Monday, Wednesday and Friday).  Contact us by email (office@firstbaptistliberty.com) or call 843-6131, ext. 5 for more information about our preschool program.

LFBC Preschool Registration

LFBC Preschool registration for 2015/16 is underway!  Contact the preschool at 843-6131 ext. 5 for more information or to request a registration form.