Our mission is to provide a warm, inviting meeting place which affords access to Christian resources at First Baptist Church and to facilitate the spiritual growth of the staff, congregation, and community by providing Christian materials and a place for fellowship.

Need a warm, friendly place to recharge your battery? An inviting meeting place for a small group? Or gifts and books that go beyond the usual? Check us out! Higher Grounds wants to help you find the resources to deepen your spiritual walk. We want to encourage, uplift, and serve you! It’s why we’re here!

Hours of Operation

Mon-Fri 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sun 8-9:15 AM and 11:30 AM -12:30 PM

Located on the corner of Sumter & Hampton
Contact: 803.217.3247

Coffee Club

Our delicious coffees are supplied by a Christian coffee company in Nashville, Tennessee, Summit Coffee. Their exhaustive menu of brewed and flavored coffees is both exciting and intimidating. Therefore, we are calling all coffee snobs! We need your input on potential new coffees to add to our star-studded brew bar, and we want YOU to pick them! We value your opinion. For a $12 annual fee, each member will receive the following:

Member benefits valid for one calendar year.
Member receives one FREE monthly sample of a new coffee to evaluate.
Member entitled to 10% off every latte, iced coffee, or frappe.
Member entitled to 10% off every pound of beans, coffee syrups, or coffee-related merchandise.

To join our COFFEE CLUB stop by Higher Grounds today!


We want our bookstore to be YOUR bookstore! If you need a warm, inviting, and centrally-located meeting place for your small group, we can help! For many years, we’ve hosted musical concerts, birthday parties, Sunday School leadership team meetings, Bible studies, and home-based sales events. Contact us today at 803.217.3247


Let us cater your small group or party with our gourmet delights! We are available for on-site or carry-out catering. Give our store a call today for our catering menu options!