The Open Bible Baptist Church was organized on March 12, 1972,
as a local body of born-again believers, with the desire to impact
the Sumter SC community with the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.
People in this community came under the burden for a church to be established
for the glory of God.
The Lord added to the church those that were saved and
a church building was constructed at the present location on Old Manning Road.
As the Lord continued to bless,
the Lord enlarged the ministries of the church
for the honor of the Lord Jesus and for the help
of those in the community.
In all reality, “Our Story” is characterized by the words of the hymn,
“Tell Me the Story of Jesus”
which is the focus of our story.
"Tell me the story of Jesus, Write on my heart every word;
Tell me the story most precious, Sweetest that ever was heard.
Tell how the angels in chorus, Sang as they welcomed His birth,
“Glory to God in the highest! Peace and good tidings to earth.”
Tell me the story of Jesus, Write on my heart every word;
Tell me the story most precious, Sweetest that ever was heard."
The Open Bible Baptist Church has one desire
and that is to “Tell the Story of Jesus” to the multitudes of people blinded by Satan,
not only in Sumter but also in our nation and to the uttermost parts of this earth!