Historical Tour

Langston Baptist Church was glad to host a historical tour for The Clinton Presbyterian Community! Mrs. Powell shared about the history behind the church, and they visited the grave of Solomon Langston, for which the church is named. Peter played the piano for hymns at the beginning.

Washington Night, Spartanburg, SC

We had a great time at this event last night! Thank you for asking our brother to sing the National Anthem and for inviting our whole family to attend.

U.S. Senator Tim Scott with our family

New Hope Baptist Church, Clinton, SC

Thank you for having my brother, Luke, speak at your church.  Everyone was so friendly to us, and we loved how vibrant and exciting the service was!

Also, I especially enjoyed the Francis Scott Key video on the background story of THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER.

Luke with Pastor: David English

Laurens County Republican Party Kick-Off Meeting @ Lighthouse Baptist Church, Enoree, SC

Thank you to the pastor of Lighthouse Baptist, Enoch Wilson, for allowing us to use your facilities.

Luke did a great job leading the meeting, and Peter did a terrific job playing The Star Spangled Banner on the piano!

From left to right: Tony Foster, Pastor and Guest Speaker; SC State Senator Danny Verdin; US Congressman Jeff Duncan; Laurens County Councilman and Laurens County Republican Party Chairman Luke Rankin; SC State Representative Doug Gilliam; and SC State Representative Stewart Jones

Governor’s Mansion, Columbia, SC

Our “Singing Councilman” Luke had a blast at the Governor’s Mansion over the weekend for dinner and meetings!

Luke with Governor Henry McMaster
Luke playing with Mac, the McMaster’s bulldog

Spring Recital, Clinton, SC

Priscilla held her annual piano and violin spring recital last night.  What a packed out crowd!  Thank you to all of the students who worked hard and for those that brought delicious refreshments!

Our 3 Violinists

In Memory of Tab Scarborough

It was an honor to sing and play at the funeral of one of our all-time favorite pastors, Tab Scarborough.  Thank you, Gloria.  You and the family are in our prayers.  Your husband meant a great deal to our whole family.  These are two of our favorite photos of him with Daddy!

Luke Takes the Oath of Office!

Our family had the honor of being a part of Luke’s swearing in as a Laurens County councilman!  God is so good!


In Luke’s words:

Today, I took a solemn oath and was officially sworn into office. Having my family surround me was an incredible blessing! The moment was so surreal and made me realize how privileged and honored I am to have this opportunity to serve and represent the great people of Laurens County.

After some research and inquiry, we believe that at 23 years old, I am likely the youngest person to ever be elected to public office in Laurens County history. This achievement is not about me, but rather how the Lord has directed my steps this past year. He is the one to whom I give all the praise, glory, and honor!

As I serve my four-year term, I will always represent the PEOPLE. I will always strive to do what’s right, and not just what is socially attractive. I vow to defend the Constitution and preserve Liberty for this generation and the ones that will follow. God will be my guide, and Freedom will be my voice!

To our county, state, & nation – Let Freedom Ring!

– Councilman Luke Rankin

Laurens Liberty Society–Prayer Vigil for America!

Today we gathered at the historic downtown Laurens Courthouse and prayed over our country and the controversial election.  What a great time of prayer with several pastors from our local community, and our very own state rep. Stewart Jones.  Thank you to the many people that came out to pray and show their support.

Luke
Gregory

Burnsview Baptist Church, Greer, SC

We had the opportunity to attend Burnsview Baptist Church for the BLEXIT Conference as well as listen to Erik Corcoran speak on Sunday morning there this past weekend.  It was a refreshing time of unified patriotism with like-minded Christians.  It was packed! We thank Burnsview’s pastor, Tim Huckaby, for his bold stand in the community!  Erik Corcoran recently started a movement called SC-We The People which has already attracted thousands of South Carolinian patriots.

Luke Wins County Council Primary!

We’re so happy that Luke won the Laurens county council Republican primary tonight! There is no Democrat running in our district, and so this was the biggest part of the race. We’re very proud of Luke and of the fact that he gives God the glory for his win tonight!

If you want to see the moment Luke finds out he won, and his touching prayer, you can see it on Facebook here:

https://www.facebook.com/LukeRankinforCountyCouncil/videos/683575588874009/

Memorial Day Weekend: Luke Singing the National Anthem

We are so excited to share this patriotic video with y’all that we made for Luke’s campaign for County Council! We were all able to be a part of it and had a lot of fun doing it. We want to wish you all a blessed Memorial Day weekend, and we hope you get to spend this time with your families and take time to remember our veterans and those who have died to preserve our great country!! God Bless America!

Click here to watch the video.

If you are having trouble or have a slower internet connection, you can watch it here: https://youtu.be/G9OZ-dxJanQ

“Helping In Jesus’ Name”

We had a great time getting to participate with Samaritan’s Purse this week in Seneca helping with tornado cleanup. We had a lot of fun serving with the people from our church and also getting to meet and work with other volunteers.

The Cross of Jesus, Easter 2020

Although we may be housebound, that doesn’t stop us from worshipping the Savior of the world this Easter time.  Luke’s friends in Laurens came up with an idea for families to put lit crosses in front yards.  They were interviewed on the news the other day, and it has really taken off!  There are now thousands of Crosses! Praise Jesus!

Home Church

On Wednesday night, we had the opportunity to watch our church’s live online service with a small group of some of our friends at our house! We enjoyed being able to fellowship with others during this time. Unfortunately, due to the situation, some of our musical engagements have been postponed to a later date. We will keep y’all posted! We will be singing on Sunday evening March 29th for our church’s online service. Y’all can watch any of our church’s great services online every Wednesday at 6:30 PM, Sunday morning at 9:30 and 10:45 AM, and Sunday evening at 6:00 PM! We have included the website links below.

ROCK SPRINGS BAPTIST CHURCH
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rockspringsbaptist/
Website: https://rockspringsbaptist.com/watch/