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Getting to know each other

We know meeting someone for the first time can be intimidating, and going to a new church for the first time can be nerve-racking. We want to help make your first experience at The Mill Church a great one!


  • The Mill Church : Sundays at 9:30am | 11:00am


The Mill Church
158 Woodrow St
Pickens, SC 29671


What can I expect?

How Long Is A Mill Church Service?

In total, a Mill Church service is about 60 minutes in length. Services begin with the Mill Church worship team leading the church in music - song lyrics are projected onto the screens so you can sing along and/or engage with worship however you feel most comfortable. After the music portion of service is complete, one of our pastors will come out to share an encouraging and hope-filled message about Jesus.

What's The Culture Like At The Mill Church?

Weekend services at The Mill Church are all about Jesus. Whether through worship, giving, or the message, we want to make Him famous and know Him better. When believers gather in one place, with one heart and one vision, something special happens. Hearts are healed. Hope is restored. Faith grows. And relationships are forged that stand the test of time.

When you arrive for a worship service, you’ll find friendly people who aim to make your first visit an encouraging one. Our parking team will direct you, then our greeters will guide you and answer any questions that you have. 

What About My Kids?

We believe that kids should have a blast at church every single week - and at Kids At The Mill, we make this a priority. The other thing we make a priority is your children's safety. Because of that, we have a detailed check-in process for our Kids At The Mill program the first time you visit. You'll want to leave yourself an extra ten minutes to get signed in for Kids At The Mill experience. Kids At The Mill is offered at all locations for kids infant through Grade 5.

What to wear?  Our weekend gatherings are for you—so come dressed however you feel most comfortable. (Appropriate for the public, of course.)

Plan a Visit?

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It's all about Jesus

The summary and sum of all our theological beliefs is Jesus Christ. Everything we believe—all the nuances of our doctrine—spring from knowing God through His son, Jesus.  He's the reason we exist, the goal we aim for, the explanation of life. Everything we do should directly reflect this core belief: it's all about Jesus.

Everyone belongs

Good deeds have never saved anyone. And contrary to popular belief, Christians aren't “holier than thou.” We're all humans with the same needs for love and acceptance. We've found both through Jesus, and we want to help others also.

“Organized religion”

God chose people—specifically a community of people called the Church—to carry out His mission on Earth. That means the local church is meant to be God's direct expression of love and acceptance to the world, and anyone who considers themselves a Christian should be an active part of the church.


History Of The Mill Church

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!