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 Pastor Joshua Lawson and family


Pastor. Joshua Lawson, was called Beacon Baptist Church in January 2018, following the retirement of Beacon's founding pastor, Dr. Thomas A. Caldwell.

The members of Beacon Baptist Church, voted unanimously to call him as the second pastor to minister to our congregation. His first service as Pastor was Sunday, February 4, 2018.
Pastor Lawson was saved and called to preach at the early age of 8 and has been preaching revivals since the age of 14. Originally from Cowpens SC, he graduated from Gettys D. Broome High School with academic honors in 2011. He received his Bachelor's of Biblical Studies Degree from the Believer’s Institute of Biblical Studies in 2016.
Before coming to Beacon, he was a member of Resurrection Baptist Church (Cowpens, SC) under the leadership of his Pastor, Dr. Joseph Wampler, Jr. While at Resurrection, he was the Director of the Assisted Living Ministry, assisted with the prison ministry, and faithfully served in all areas of the church's ministry.
In 2017, God called Pastor Lawson and his family to the pastorate of a small Independent Baptist Church in Brunswick, Maryland. After being led of the Lord to return to South Carolina, he served for a brief time as Interim Pastor of another Independent Baptist Church until he was called to pastor Beacon Baptist Church.
Pastor Josh & Victoria (Torie) Herbst were married in 2015. They have a beautiful little boy named Joshua Wyatt Lawson, born in 2016.  They are expecting another baby boy later this year.
Beacon is blessed to have the Lawson family
leading our church!
Please pray for us and our new pastor as we
"press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus,"
Philippians 3:14.