1914 - 1940
Elder Willie Billups was living in Jacksonville, Florida where he and Elder Nathaniel Scippio were friends prior to their salvation. Upon receiving salvation, he joined the Church of God by Faith and returned to his home in Sumter, South Carolina to share the Gospel. Elder Billups built the first church in 1931 on Beck St. that reflected his Love for God and his congregation. Prior to that, the church had service underneath a tent. Elder Scippio arrived years later to assist in the soul winning efforts.