Why We Are Here

Christian Services was started by Mrs. Helen Warren who was a member of the Church of Lancaster in South Carolina.  Mrs. Warren was inspired to link those with financial and physical resources to  those who were in need of those resources. Clients were matched up with donors to receive financial assistance, food, clothing, and household items. In October 2004 Christian Services became incorporated and received its 501(C)3 determination from the IRS in April of 2005.  Under the direction of Jody Miles for 20 years and Eric Kramer since 2011 the organization has grown from a small group of women helping people in the backroom of a store front to a major non-profit organization in Lancaster, South Carolina.

Springs Close Foundation

Fabric of the Community Award

To mark the milestones of 70 years of grant making and passing the $100 million mark in grants provided to Chester, Lancaster, and York counties, the Foundation launched the "Fabric of the Community" awards to honor individuals and organizations that uphold Colonel Springs’ legacy of service to others. Christian Services was humbled to be recognized in 2015 as one of only five organizations to reeive this coveted award for its 34 years of service to the Lancaster County community.

Leadership Team

Eric Kramer

Executive Director

Annalise Padgett

 Assistant Director

Jamie Miller

Pantry Manager

Barbara Bickford

​Store Manager

John Holden

LBC Assistant Manager

Dan Tweed

LBC Assistant Manager

Ashlee Addison​

Officer Manager & Angel Tree

Our Board

Rebecca Rhodes


David Taylor

Vice Chair

Kenneth Cole


Mark Nelson


Dennis Bershers


Lynda Burke


Andrea Campbell


Wendy Culler


Scott Blackmon


Mark Blackmon


Janice Broach


Frankie Cunningham


Dr. Altheresa Goode Howard 


Christian Services is a partner agency of the United Way of Lancaster South Carolina.  
We THANK the United Way for the thousands of dollars received to help families 
secure first time housing by assisting with utility and housing deposits and to
purchase food for our Food pantry clients..  
This is an example of "Living United" to improve the lives of our fellow Lancaster 
citizens by linking community resources with a human need.    

Bowling Center

 (803) 286-0711

1352 Reece Road, 
Lancaster, SC 29720 
Family Store
1227 Great Falls Hwy, Lancaster, SC 29720
Food Pantry
1227 Great Falls Hwy, Lancaster, SC 29720