Care & Support

We all need God’s love every day. At Shandon we strive to be a caring community to surround you with support and encouragement.

Pastoral Assistance, Visitation
and Special Services

A Shandon pastor is available 24 hours a day to respond to needs or emergencies in the church family and community. The pastors visit in the home, at the hospital or in nursing homes on a regular and are available for counseling by appointment. If need to speak with a pastor, please contact the church at (803)256-8383. You can also submit your request online.


Stephen Ministry

Touching the lives of hurting people through one-on-one, confidential support.

At different times and stages, life can be more challenging and we may need a little extra support – times of loneliness, depression, illness, grief and life transitions. At times like these, it is important to have someone who will be there and listen without judging. Lay caregivers, called Stephen Ministers, provide one-on-one, completely confidential caring for those who are hurting from some stressful event in their lives. They visit weekly, listen, pray and offer confidential Christian friendship and love. Stephen Ministers are trained in the national Stephen Ministry program and receive 50 hours of initial training and regularly participate in continuing education and supervision.

If you would like to be connected to a Stephen Minister, please contact Rev. Smoke Kanipe at (803) 722-1063 or click the button below and a member of our team will be in touch.

Pastoral Staff

Rev. C. E. "Smoke" Kanipe

Senior Minister
(803) 722-1063

Rev. James Grubb

Minister Of Assimilation And Discipleship
(803) 722-1045

Rev. Eddie Huss

Minister Of Music And Arts
(803) 722-1034