roberts church history anderson sc

Roberts Church has been here for spiritual guidance to the community since 1789.  It was named for a Colonel Roberts who was deeded land in the area in 1784.  The whole area was known as the Roberts Community.  There are still some member families who can trace their roots back to the founding of Roberts Church, or Simpson’s Meeting House.  It was also referred to as the “father of Presbyterianism in Anderson County.”  Similarly, it can be said that Roberts Church was the “mother church” to First Presbyterian and the “grandmother church” to Central Presbyterian, both in the city of Anderson.

The main church building was rebuilt in 1824, 1857 and 1937.  Major Renovations and additional facilities were completed in 1965, 1994 and 2000.  Additional property was purchased in 1990 and 2010.