In 2011, Pastor Bryan Holder was serving as the Student Pastor of Marathon Church in Powdersville, SC when he felt a call to plant a church in Pickens, SC. With the financial support, spiritual blessing, and about 60 core people of Marathon Church, Marathon Church Pickens launched its first service on October 2, 2011 at Pickens Middle School with 189 people in attendance. The church saw growth, new families and many salvations while meeting in the school.

On January 6, 2013 the church moved locations from the middle school to their current location at 158 Woodrow Street. With that move, the church experienced tremendous growth, doubling their average attendance. Sunday services were held in the fellowship hall while the worship center was being renovated to accommodate the growth that God was blessing the church with.

On September 21, 2014 the church held it’s first service in the newly renovated building with a record attendance of 477 people! With the ministry growing at the permanent location, God began to speak to Pastor Bryan about connecting even more with the community in which the church moved. So on April 26, 2015 Pastor Bryan shared the vision to rebrand Marathon Church Pickens to The Mill Church. Today, The Mill Church exists to reach people far from God, to teach people to live and love like Jesus and to meet the needs of others.  God is at work at The Mill Church and we invite you to see for yourself how exciting church can be when the focus is on loving God and loving people!