Our Mission & Vision

The mission of Ladson Baptist Church is to love God, to love others, and to magnify the name of Jesus Christ. The vision of our church is to glorify our God and Savior, Jesus Christ, to make true disciples throughout all the nations by means of missionary activity and support, to minister the ordinances, to edify believers, and to do all that is sovereignly possible and biblically permissible to magnify the name of Jesus.

Leadership Team:

Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.


Pastor Howard McGlamery

Pastor Howard became a Christian while serving in the U.S. Navy in Charleston, SC. His study for the ministry began following his discharge from the Navy and upon graduating from college he moved to New York to be a church planter. After twenty years in Buffalo, New York he returned to Charleston and was subsequently called as Pastor of Ladson Baptist Church. Pastor Howard holds degrees from Baptist Bible College and Southern Wesleyan University.


Pastor Howard & Jo Ann McGlamery

Jo Ann his wife was saved in Nashville, TN at eight years of age. She graduated from the University of Tennessee with a degree in Deaf Education before moving to Charleston, where she taught the Deaf and Hard of Hearing for nearly thirty years before retiring. 


Susanna & AJ McGlamery

Also pictured is their son AJ, age eleven, whom they adopted from Peru in 2007, and their daughter Susanna, age twelve, adopted from China in 2012. Both AJ and Susanna are deaf.

What we believe:

Please download our full doctrinal statement.