Kathwood Baptist Church has always been a progressive presence in Baptist life in the Columbia area, and a leader in the formation of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of South Carolina. Going in a new direction towards inclusive, open-minded faith, Kathwood aligned herself with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship in the organization’s infancy.

Below are core values and strategic priorities from the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.
These also help define Kathwood Baptist Church’s identity.

  • Soul Freedom – We believe in the priesthood of all believers. We affirm the freedom and responsibility of every person to relate directly to God without the imposition of creed or the control of clergy or government.
  • Bible Freedom