Church History

July 1995 – Pastor Bailey visits Columbia, South Carolina and hears from God to establish RDCC in Columbia

Sept. 1995 – Pastors Herbert and Marcia Bailey, along with their four young children Chandler, Tyler, Daniel and Kindra, move over 700 miles away from family and friends to make Columbia their home

Jan. 1996 – The ministry is born in the living room of Pastors Baileys’ rented home through a weekly Bible Study where the Bailey family along with three other adults and one child become the 10 charter members of RDCC

April 1996 – RDCC holds its first worship service in the former Holiday Inn Express on St. Andrews Rd., where membership grew to 40 members

Sept. 1996 – RDCC begins hosting its services in the Postal Workers Union Hall located at 4921 Broad River Rd., where the congregation grew to nearly 60 members

June 1998 – RDCC relocates to 3801 River Drive

March 2001 – RDCC acquired and relocated to its first property at 1230 St Andrews Rd., a 20,000 sq. ft. facility.

Dec. 2001 – Weekly Sunday attendance soared to over 600 people, with 300 people attending Wednesday Bible study. Pastor Marcia created Women’s Bible Study at noon on Fridays and the noonday & Wednesday Bible Break was created

Jan. 2003 – RDCC pays off the $850,000 balance on the 1230 St Andrews Rd property and enters the world of broadcasting by launching the Direction for Life television broadcast

Feb. 2003- RDCC purchases 22 acres about a half-mile north of the St. Andrews Rd. location at 3506 Broad River Road

Jan. 2004 – RDCC begins The Worship Center building project on the Broad River Road land, which included a new sanctuary boasting an innovative & sprung structure & design

July 2004 – RDCC moves into the Worship Center, commemorated by a road-blocked march from the St Andrews Rd. location to the new sprung sanctuary

Aug. 2004 – RDCC purchased the 20,000 sq. ft. business complex at 1234 St Andrews Rd., which now houses Right Direction’s administrative offices and The Hub Learning Center

Dec. 2005 – RDCC pays the $2 million balance on the Worship Center at 3506 Broad River Rd. off in full, only 1.5 years from its completion. RDCC goes on to purchase an additional 17 acres on the property bringing the total to 40 acres

Oct. 2006 – RDCC plants a campus in Orangeburg, South Carolina

Nov. 2007 – Construction begins on the $4 million Family Life Center (FLC) project

Oct. 2008 – The FLC, which hosts conferences, recreational events, community concerts, theatre productions and church fellowships, opens to the public

Oct. 2010 – RDCC plants a campus in Florence, South Carolina

Jan. 2011 – RDCC was renamed Right Direction Church International (RDCI), emphasizing its mission to & empower the world  

Jan. 2014 – The vision and mission of RDCI is refreshed emphasizing empowerment through the teaching of faith principles, whole life prosperity and transformative thinking.

Jan. 2015- Construction begins on the $2 million Children’s Ministry facility project.

Nov. 2015 – “Kids Town,” which houses children first through 5th grades for their own Children’s Church and special events, has its grand opening.

Apr. 2018 – RDCI celebrates 22 years of ministry

2018 – After just 2.5 years, we paid off our KidsTown children’s facility and held a mortgage burning on July 1st of that year.

2019 – In October 2019 we expanded the footprint of our ministry by beginning to hold services in Fort Mill, South Carolina.

2021 – On April 25th, 2021, we celebrated our Silver (25th) Anniversary.