John M. Collins

John has served as the pastor of Grace Baptist Church since May 1999. He is married to Melanie Collins and they are the parents of Daniel and Mary Ellen. John received undergraduate degrees from Anderson College and Carson-Newman College and his graduate degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He enjoys spending time with his family, watching sports especially the South Carolina Gamecocks, playing golf, and tending to yard work and a garden.

Laura Baxley
Ministry Assistant

Laura has served as the Ministry Assistant since August 2018. A native of Houston, Texas, she has lived in Darlington, South Carolina since 1992 which is now "home."  She enjoys going the beach and spending time with family.

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