Jimmy has come to Lake Wateree Baptist Church as Interim Pastor. He was born and raised in Elgin where he worked at DuPont until he was called into the ministry in 1981. He has extensive experience in the ministry as he has pastored several churches in South Carolina and North Carolina and he was also Director of Missions at Kershaw Baptist Association. Jimmy is founder and CEO of “Agua Es Vida,” Water is Life Ministry, www.aguaesvida.net. Jimmy has been taking teams to the jungles of Peru since 2011 to help people have a better quality of life and to share the Good News of our our Lord and Savior. Over 500 water filters have been given away and over 500 people have accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior since 2011.
Jimmy loves sports, especially fishing and playing golf. He is married to Jeanette Shaw Hanf and they have one son, Jay who lives in West Columbia with his wife, Kristen.
“Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other. Never be lazy, but work hard and serve the Lord enthusiastically. Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying. When God’s people are in need, be ready to help them. Always be eager to practice hospitality.” Romans 12:10-13 NLT
Worship Leader Junior Branham
Oscar (Junior) Branham has served as Worship Leader at Lake Wateree Baptist since 1991. Junior is retired from the South Carolina Department of Transportation.
He has been married to Patricia since 1985. They have two children, Robert and Rebecca. Robert is married to Stephanie.
Junior enjoys buying and selling used farm equipment and farming. He also enjoys hunting and Southern Gospel music.