About Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church in Greenville:
Our Lady of the Rosary was founded by a few families in the 1950’s, and is therefore one of the oldest Catholic parishes in upstate South Carolina. The founding families built a school and a simple building for worship. Both the church and the school have grown, and, in 2019, they have built a new church that combines a bit of Romanesque architecture as well as the American mission style. You can see from the photos that it has a simple, reverent and beautiful look to it.
Photo credits Fr. James Bradley
Their pastor since 2010 has been Fr. Dwight Longenecker. He is a convert to the Catholic faith. Brought up in an Evangelical Protestant home, after attending Bob Jones University he went to England to study at Oxford to become an Anglican priest. He served in the Church of England for ten years before he and his wife and family were received into full communion with the Catholic Church. In 2006 Fr. Dwight was ordained as a Catholic priest through the special pastoral provision which allows married former Anglican priests to be ordained as Catholic priests.
Fr. Longenecker has an active ministry across the United States as a conference speaker, blogger and author. He brings his communication gifts to parish ministry with strong preaching and teaching across the age groups.
Fr. Longenecker is supported by a strong team with three deacons, school and parish staff, and an army of volunteers working together to live the gospel of Jesus Christ in a needy part of Greenville, SC.
Finding Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church:
Address: 3710 Augusta Road, Greenville SC 29605
Tel: +1 (864) 422-1648
Click here for the official website of Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church in Greenville, S.C.
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