Our Mission & Vision

The mission of Hardison Baptist Church is taken from Ephesians 3, out of Paul’s prayer for the believers in Ephesus; to Grow in faith and love as we serve and seek to bring glory to Christ.
 
Discipleship is vital to the growth of each individual Christian. That is why our vision is encapsulated by the phrase “Growth through Discipleship.” We have a passion to see people come to the Lord through faith and then to grow in their relationship with Christ. Through the various ministries of Hardison we seek to provide an environment where people of all ages are presented with the truth of scripture in such a way that they can apply it to their daily lives
 

Our Senior Pastor

 
 
Lance Buckless
Pastor Buckless and his wife Mindy came to Hardison Baptist Church in 2016. Prior to coming to us, he spent 21 years serving in the United States Military. During that time he served as a youth pastor for 11 years and earned his Masters Degree through Piedmont Baptist Seminary in Theological Studies. God has given him a burden to see the lost come to Christ and for Christians to grow in their faith. His love for Christ and the people of Hardison is evident as he faithfully preaches the Word of God, seeking to make these truths practical; that those who hear can experience the life changing, redeeming grace that Christ offers us.
 
 
Our Youth Pastor
 
 
Brian Swaffer
Pastor Swaffer and his wife Molly joined us in 2017. He was saved when he was eight years old and surrendered to full time ministry shortly thereafter. He graduated from Ambassador Baptist College in 2003. Pastor Brian has served on summer staff at Christian camp ministries for several years, taught in a Christian school and served on the volunteer youth staff at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Kings Mountain, NC for eight years. Pastor Brian served as the Assistant Pastor at Tri-City Baptist Church in Moncks Corner, SC for three years directing the music ministry and children’s ministry before joining the staff at Hardison Baptist Church in Byron, GA. Pastor Brian oversees the youth ministry and music ministry at Hardison Baptist Church.