Welcome to Gap Hill Church Of God

We at Gap Hill are a strong body of believers longing to share the love of our Savior with the surrounding community.

We have numerous ministries and programs to reach out to anyone in need, from adolescence to adulthood.

Thanks for stopping by. We hope you find what you’re looking for.

Service Times

Sunday School: 10:00 – 10:50
Morning Worship: 11:00-12:00
Evening Worship: 6:00-7:30

Family Training Hour 7:00 – 8:00


From infants to seniors, we have something for every age group for you to be a part of! Find out more about the ministries of Gap Hill here.

Our Staff

We’re proud to have some of the best ministers & ministry leaders.  Find out more about Pastor Edwards and leaders of Gap Hill Ministries.

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Upcoming Events

Happy 2018!
Come join us each week to see what God is doing for our church!
Restoration Wednesday
2nd Wednesday of each month
Meet in gym for meal at 6:45 and
Devotion following the meal.
Brian Hartsell is our speaker.

Join us each 4th Sunday evening for the
Youth Service at 6:00 pm


Overflow Youth Update

The Youth meet each Wednesday evening in the gym for a special time together in worship at 7 pm.

Sunday mornings, they meet in the Youth Department downstairs for Sunday School at 10 am.






Meeting –  The second Tuesday of each month at 6:00 pm.

No Joyleers meeting in February……..Spring events are being planned.
To be announced.





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The music ministry at Gap Hill has several areas to become involved. On the vocal side there is choir, praise team and special groups. On the instrumental side there is the Gap band and the rhythm section. And on the technical side there is sound support and video support. If you would like to become involved in any of these areas of ministry please contact Brian at the church office at 864-868-9131.

Contact Us

Address: 3540 Walhalla Hwy, Six Mile, SC 29682
Phone: (864) 868-9131




Tony Edwards

Tony Edwards

Senior Pastor

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Tony L. Edwards was raised in a pastor’s home in Ruby, SC.   His Dad, Colie L. Edwards was a Church of God (Holiness) preacher for over 61 years.   Tony has been married to Carolyn (Gibson) from Chesterfield, SC.  They have two grown children, Earleen and Jonathan. Earleen and her husband have two children, Chloe and Noah.   Pastor Edwards graduated from Berkeley High School in Moncks Corner, SC.  He holds a diploma in Christian Education from the South Carolina Church of God Bible and Music Institute.  He served on the State Music Committee for two years and led the Camp Meeting Choir.  He also served on the State Youth and Christian Education Board for four two-year terms. During this time, he coordinated the Pee Dee Youth Camps for two years.   He has pastored Bountyland in Seneca, (twice)  Beaufort, Lake City, Pelzer, and now Gap Hill Churches of God.  Tony’s ministry make up is that of Pastor, Preacher, Teacher, Singer, and Musician.  He plays the Pedal Steel Guitar, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, and some on the Banjo, Keyboard, and Drums.  He has recorded 5  solo CD’s and 2 group record projects.  A couple of his motto’s are:  “I am Nobody, telling Everybody, about Somebody, who will save Anybody.”  And:  “If I stepped on your toes, my sight was off…I meant to hit you in the heart!”   His favorite verse of scripture is Galatians 2:20.
Sandra Mickler

Sandra Mickler

Church Secretary

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Sandra has a strong heritage in the Church of God. She and her husband Steve live in Pickens. They have 2 children.  Their son and his family are active at Gap Hill. Brad and his wife, Allison have 3 sons.  Their daughter Sheryl has 2 children.  Sandra and Steve enjoy spending time with their family.

The Mickler’s have been members of Gap Hill since 1992. Sandra began as Administrative Assistant in June of 2007, and has a vision to support the ministries at Gap Hill Church of God.
Johnny & Christy Killman

Johnny & Christy Killman

Youth Pastors

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The newest members to the Gap Hill staff, the Killman’s are excited for everything God is going to do in the students at Gap Hill. Connect with the Killman’s on Sunday or Wednesday to find exciting opportunities to work with our youth and help prepare our kids for one of the toughest mission fields…Junior High & High School!


Brian Hartsell

Music Minister

Pastor Brian is a graduate of Lee University with a Bachelor of Arts in Church Music. He is a licensed Music Minister in the Church of God and has been involved in Music Ministry for over 20 years. He is married to Susan and they have two children.




Sunday School begins at 10:00 a.m. each Sunday. This program is designed to provide an opportunity for groups to come together to discuss and learn the Word of God. A variety of classes are available  for all ages from infants to Senior Adults. The purpose of this ministry is to allow everyone the opportunity to study the Bible in a group setting suitable to your liking or age.

Sunday School Classes Available:
Sanctuary Class – This class meets in the main Sanctuary
A-3 Class – This class meets in Classroom setting located inside the Administrative Entrance – 2nd door on left
A-1 Class – This class meets in the front of the Family LIfe Center
The Vision – This class meets in a Classroom setting located on left just inside the Administrative Entrance hallway
C2 (College & Career) – This class meets in a Classroom setting; first room on the right inside the Administrative Entrance hallway
Youth 1 & Youth 2 – These classes meet in Classroom Downstairs in the Youth Hallway. These classes are focused on 6th-12th graders
Gap City Kids Classes – This is from 5th grade down to nursery age.  These children meet in classroom settings in the Gap City Kids Wing
Infant and Toddler nurseries are available


The Family Training Hour Ministry provides a God centered enriched environment focused on ministering to the church families.

FTH Classes on Wednesday Evenings

Adult Class | Sanctuary | 7:00

VISION | Vision Classroom | 7:00

C2 | C2 Classroom | 7:00

Overflow Youth Church  | Gym | 7:00

Gap City Boy’s Clubs | Downstairs | 7:00

Gap City Girl’s Clubs | Gap City Kids Wing | 7:00

Choir | Choir Room | 7:00 -8:30

Music Ministry

Pastor Brian Hartsell – Music Minister

The purpose of the music ministry is to promote the use of vocal and instrumental music in worship to our Lord by worshipping, leading in worship, and training others to lead in worship.

Groups meet at different times throughout the week.

See the following schedules:

GAP HILL PRAISE BAND:                        Sunday mornings at 9:15

VOICES OF PRAISE CHOIR:                     Wednesdays from 7:00-8:30 in the Choir Room and Sundays at 9:00 am and 5:00 pm

PRAISE TEAM:                                            Sundays @ 9:00 am

Childrens Ministry

GAP City - Downtown

Ann and David Barnhardt – Directors  Sunday Mornings at 11:00 Gap City Kids Wing  Bible-based lessons are taught each week from the Old and New Testaments in a fun and exciting atmospher using team games, drama, power point, videos, and other elements.  We put God at the center of all activities as we help the kids lay the foundation for a lifetime walk with Christ.    Activities include: Lock-Ins, Gym Nights, Easter Egg Hunt, Nursing Home Visitation, Christmas Programs, Outings

GAP City - Park

  Audrey & Chad Keith – Directors  Sunday Mornings at 11:00  Gap City Kids Ministry Wing  The Gap City Park (Jr. Children’s Church) kids ministry works as a team. Susan and Audrey rotate teaching Sundays while 5 teams rotate as volunteers. The purpose of the Gap City Park Ministry is to teach Bible lessons that reveal vital faith principles that the children will be able to apply in daily living.  In addition to the Bible stories, we have puppet skits, God’s animals object lessons, memory verses and crafts.  All these activities combined will help teach the children to live a victorious Christian life.


Nursery is available:  Sunday School – 10:00 – 10:50  Sunday Morning Service – 11:00-12:00  Sunday Night – 6:00-7:30  Wednesday Night – 7:00-8:00    The purpose for the nursery is to provide a safe and playful environment for children during service times so their parents can focus on their lessons and activities.  We also want to minister and love the children, to pray with them, sing and dance, and praise the Lord on their level.
Also Available: Kid’s Drama, Puppet Ministry, Handbells, Girls Clubs (Little Sweethears, Bluebelles, Joybelles), Boys Clubs, Little Disciples,
Senior Adult Ministry (Joyleers)

If you are searching for good times, good eating, games and fun, one day trips, and/or visiting various attractions in the area, come join us each month to obtain all the details.  Periodically we have special guests.  We have devotion and prayer time together which brings unity in the group.

If you are 55 and over the hill, or younger, but feel older, come be a member of our group. Membership is free.  We meet the second Tuesday of each month @ 6:00 in the Family Life Center.

“We enjoy working with the Senior Adults and the greater the attendance, makes it more enjoyable.  If you need your spirits lifted, come join us.” -Wallace & Bonnie Masters (directors since May, 2008)

If you would like more information about the Joyleers, please contact the church!

Outreach Ministries

World & Home Missions | Men & Women of Action

Janice Grant – Mission Director Randy McCoy – Men & Women of Action Chapter President   There’s a place for you in carrying out “The Great Commission”! The Missions Department offers opportunities to serve in both the foreign and domestic fields.   Short term missions trips to Venezuela and Guatemala have proven rewarding for team members and a great blessing to the people around the world.  The scope includes:  construction, children’s ministry, evangelism, and of course a little bonus fun on the last day of the trip.  If foreign travel is not your calling, Men & Women of Action offers local opportunities to serve in construction, disaster relief, and humanitarian assistance.  Gap Hill team has assisted several times in the Katrina relief as well as many in-state and community projects. Support is another area of serving.  We support a Children’s Feeding Center for two lunches per week.  Without this support, 75-100 children attending center would starve. THE GREAT COMMISSION:   Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.  Matthew 28:19

Nursing Home & Prison Ministries

PICKENS COUNTY PRISON MINSITRY Rev. Paul & Pauline Stephens – Leaders The Stephens’ have ministered at the prison for many years.  Services are conducted on the 1st Sunday evening of each month. NURSING HOME Yvonne Lomax – Leader The second Thursday of each month. Leads a group of several people from our church. 


Betty Masters – Director Maxine Mauldin – Assistant This is a ministry developed to assist families involved in our church at the time of death of immediate family members. We have teams of people in the church which prepare individual dishes to make up the meal that is delivered to the family who has had a death in their family.
Prayer Ministry

This ministry was started several years ago and has been a blessing to many; not just in our church but throughout the community. Betty Masters is the coordinator of this ministry.  When there is a need Betty  receives the call.  She calls with the request(s) and the ladies pass it on for the chain to continue and pray.  This means that multiple people are praying within just a short period of time for the need.

Youth Ministry

The purpose of the Overflow Youth is to lead youth to Christ and disciple them to live a life of righteousness.

Johnny and Christy Killman – Youth Pastors

Meeting times are: Sunday Mornings @ 10:00 – Downstairs Youth Department  Wednesday Evenings @ 7:00 – in the Gym. We just began a new series on War Wednesday nights so come out and be a part of this exciting time together.


Gap Hill is approximately 64 years old. We are an active church that is interested in reaching souls for Christ and serving the community through Him. We try to create an atmosphere of worship each week, so that families can come and be touched by the Spirit of God. Come join our services and look forward to a time of worship with us.

Along with Pastor Tony Edwards, Gap Hill Church of God has many ministries to offer anyone who wishes to have a growing relationship with Christ. A variety of ministries are available to meet your families needs, including ministries for Joyleers (Senior adults), Mens Fellowship, Women’s Ministries, Outreach Ministries (Families Fighting Addiction/Rest & Recovery), World & Home Missions Team, Nursing Home Ministries, Various Drama & Puppet Ministries, Prayer Ministries, Gap Kids Church, and Overflow Youth. Gap Hill is known abroad for their talent in music ministry which leads us in worship each week.

Gap Hill is a member of the Church of God denomination with headquarters in Cleveland, Tennesssee.  The state headquarters for the Church of God are located in Mauldin, South Carolina. For more information, see the links below.

Declaration of Faith Church of God – International Office  Church of God – South Carolina Office