Let's face it, if you are reading this right now you are most likely balancing school while working a full-time job, trying to be a good spouse, parent, citizen, church member, school board member, homemaker, lunch maker, bill payer, and no doubt the list goes on, all while hoping in the midst of it all to have a couple free minutes to catch your breath.  Even then, those free moments are filled with raging thoughts of "what I need to be doing next!"  Well, the last thing you need is another chore on your plate but if you have found this little corner of the SWU website then perhaps you may be seeking an article on maintaining proper life balance, making time for self-care or maybe just a word of encouragement.

Below you will find some helpful resources that may bring a bit of refreshment to your week.  Our online chaplain is available to walk this educational journey with you and provide support in these challenging months.  Feel free to contact Scott Williams via email, give him a call during office hours 8:00am - 4:30pm at 864-644-5031, or text anytime at 864-508-7052.  You can also access an online chat window at the bottom right of this page.  

Blessings be upon you as you navigate this admirable pursuit of higher learning! 




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Emergency Services

Crisis Text Line – crisistextline.org/ | 741-741

  • text START to 741-741 for 24 hour crisis counseling

Suicide Prevention - suicidepreventionlifeline.org/# | 800-273-8255

Suicide Hotlines for South Carolina by county - suicide.org/hotlines/south-carolina-suicide-hotlines.html


Baptist Easley Pastoral Counseling (Easley)

Bereavement Services (Seneca)

Pickens County Advocacy Center

  • com | 864-442-5500

Hands on Health Resources – Central (Pickens County)  


Bereavement Services

South Carolina Victim Assistance Network (sexual assault, domestic violence or other trauma)

MUSC – National Crime Victims Research & Treatment Center

Hands on Health Resources – Charleston


Bereavement Services

  • org | 803-716-4600

Palmetto Health Community Resources

Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands (Columbia, Sumter, Newberry)

Hands on Health Resources – Columbia


Baptist Easley Pastoral Counseling (Easley)

Bereavement Services

  • org | 864-688-1700

Julie Valentine Center (sexual assault services)

  • org | 864-331-0560

Hands on Health Resources – Greenville

North Augusta

Bereavement Services

Rape Crisis & Sexual Assault Services

Hands on Health Resources – North Augusta

Resources for Veterans

Veterans’ Transition Guide

Mental Health Services

National Alliance on Mental Illness – nami.org/Find-Support/Veterans-and-Active-Duty

Military One Source – militaryonesource.mil/ | 800-342-9647

Upstate Warrior Solution – upstatewarriorsolution.org/

Palmetto Warrior Connection – palmettowarriorconnection.org/


     Scott Williams is a North Carolina native who was called to the ministry in the jungles of Ghana, just after graduating from college.  Following that powerful encounter with God, he went to seminary to study cross-cultural church planting.  In the midst of his time in seminary, he led a number of short-term mission trips where he would meet the girl who one day became his wife.  Subsequently, he spent a year living in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya, training pastors and working with a school, orphanage and itinerant ministry teams. 

     After arriving back in the U.S. he started pastoring a church in his native NC along with teaching middle and high school at Hayworth Christian School.  He taught for three years and then moved to Birmingham, AL to get married to his mission sweetheart.  Since that time he has served at Brookview Wesleyan Church and most recently at Lyman Wesleyan in South Carolina.

     Above all, Scott desires to see individuals reintroduced to Jesus Christ and walking in an intimate relationship with God the Father.  He longs for believers to experience the transformational power and identity of the Holy Spirit.  When he is not in the office, Scott appreciates hiking, cycling, kayaking, reading and avoiding yard work.

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