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Simpsonville Church of God is here for one purpose – to glorify God by doing His work in our homes, our community and our world by being a PEOPLE church.  Praying, Encouraging, Others Centered, Praising, Loving and Evangelizing. “Let us move forward into what God has prepared in advance for us to do.” (Ephesians 2:10)


To glorify God by doing His work in our homes, our community and our world by being a PEOPLE church.


Through prayer, sharing of resources, and service, we exist to help shine Jesus’ kingdom in our community 


God doesn’t want you to be left to walk through life alone – we need each other to encourage, support, and challenge one another.


Rev. L. Delton Hand, Jr. and his wife Melody have enjoyed ministering to the body of Christ for over 30 years. They have served churches in numerous capacities and areas including preaching, teaching, music ministry, pre-marital and couples’ counseling, mentoring, ministry in schools, and shut-in and hospital visitations. Pastor Delton has served on missionary teams that have ministered in Maine, West Virginia, Ohio, Mexico, and Honduras. As a couple dedicated to being the hands and feet of Christ, Delton and Melody enjoy discipling their church people by getting to know them on a personal level and helping them to understand Jesus on a personal level as well. To them, pastoring is all about building relationships with others which point to a relationship with Christ. 


They met at Lee College in Cleveland, Tennessee, were married in 1984, and first answered the call to ministry in 1985 when they accepted a position as youth pastors in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Their ministry to youth and children continued in Rocky Mount, North Carolina; Langley, South Carolina; Simpsonville, South Carolina; and Woodruff, South Carolina over the next several years. Their first pastoral position was at Lifespring Church of God in Powdersville, South Carolina from 1999 to 2006. 


On October 31, 2006, Pastor Delton and Melody returned to Simpsonville Church of God this time as Senior Pastors and have loved learning and growing with this body of believers ever since.


Pastor Delton received his Bachelor of Science in Christian Ministry from Holmes Bible College in 2016.  He currently volunteers as a chaplain at Hillcrest Hospital. To better serve alongside Delton, Melody also holds an Exhorters ministerial license from the Church of God. 


Throughout the course of their ministry, both Delton and Melody have served the Church of God in South Carolina in numerous ways. Delton has served multiple terms on the SC COG State Youth Board and continues to help out at youth camps, senior adult retreats, and other state-wide functions. Melody has worked at the South Carolina Church of God State Executive Offices for over 20 years and serves as the Women’s Ministries’ Secretary and Secretary to the State Treasurer. 


In their free time, Pastor Delton and Melody love spending time with their family including their son Kevin and his wife Kelsey, their daughter Tori and her husband Jesse, and their two grandsons Karson and Karter.

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James 1:22-25 New International Version (NIV)

22 Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.23 Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror 24 and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. 25 But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues in it—not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it—they will be blessed in what they do.

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