Harrison Grove Baptist Church
The little Church with The Big Heart
Our Pastor

Rev. Rector is the son of Rev. Dr. Leon C. Rector, the retired Pastor of Harrison Grove Baptist
Church, Spartanburg, SC, and the late Lois Rector. He is the fourth of five siblings. Rev. Rector is a
father of two (2) children, Ashad and Amesha Rector.

On December 29, 1986, Reverend Rector acknowledged his call to the gospel ministry. He was licensed
on May 31, 1987 and called to Pastor at Community Baptist Church on November 10, 1987. After being
ordained in December 1987 Reverend Rector was installed as the Senior Pastor of Community Baptist
Church in January 1988. February 25, 2017 Rev. Rector was called to be Pastor of Harrison Grove Baptist
Church.  Rev. Rector has served faithfully pastoring for 29 years and his objective has always been and
remains to be a Pastor after God’s own heart.

Rev. Rector’s Alma Mater is Martin-Webb Theological Seminary in Greenville, SC and Mid-Atlantic
Bible Institute in Roanoke, VA. He also received an Associates of Arts (AA) degree in Business from
Spartanburg Methodist College and received a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Theology from Andersonville
theological Seminary in Camilla, GA. Reverend Rector is currently working on his Master’s Degree in
Theology. Currently, he serves as the Vice Moderator and Executive Board Member of the Tyger River
Baptist Association. He is a member of the E&M Baptist Convention, Black Baptist Convention USA, Inc.

Other affiliations and accomplishments include:
  • Outstanding Young Man of America Award
  • Who’s Who Among African American Men
  • Former Board Member of Weed and Seed, Spartanburg, SC
  • Founder of the Youth Extravaganza Ministry of Tyger River Baptist Association
  • Ministerial Ministry of Tyger River Baptist Association
  • Former Member of State Outreach Ministry
  • Member of Line Community of Arkwright
  • Life Member of the Arkwright Sympathy Inc.

While Reverend Rector’s affiliations and accomplishments are many, nothing is greater than his personal
relationship with God. Reverend Rector is a born again, saved, and sanctified minister of the gospel who
has been called to preach and teach the word of Jesus Christ. Reverend Rector’s favorite scripture is,
Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”