The late Reverend Doctor S.B. Marshall, who was moderator of the Lovely Hill Baptist Association, had a vision to build a center large enough to house all of the various conventions of the association on the land originally purchased to build the first school for African-American children in the St. George, area. After bringing the vision to the Executive Board and the members of the Association, on October 16, 1999, groundbreaking was held for the construction of the Lovely Hill Baptist Association Conference Center. In September, 2005, the vision became a reality with the completion of the center.
The Lovely Hill Baptist Association Conference Center is located at 5905 W. Jim Bilton Boulevard, St. George, SC. It is also located one-half mile from Interstate 95 with surrounding hotels and restaurants.
Directions: From I-95 take the St. George Exit #77. Make a left turn off the exit toward St. George. Go approximately one-half mile and the Conference Center will be on the right. From Charleston or Columbia, take I-26 to I-95. Take the I-95 South Exit and follow the above directions.
The center consists of an auditorium with a seating capacity of 1,100, a banquet hall with a seating capacity of 350 along with one large conference room and two small conference rooms with wireless access. The auditorium may also be used as a gymnasium. To take a look at the center, please view slide show below.
The center is a perfect place to hold conferences, weddings, banquets, concerts, retreats, meetings, family reunions, basketball games and other social activities.
For additional information, you may call Ms. Gracie M. Martin at (843) 563-4302, Mrs. Mary H. Fox at (843) 636-9839 or Deacon Willie B. Owens at (803) 536-3962 or (803) 707-6018.