St. Anthony the Great Mission

Rock Hill, South Carolina

Founded 2011

Diocese: Diocese of the South

Deanery: Carolina Deanery


3075 Long Meadow Road
Rock Hill, South Carolina 29730

Mailing address:

c/o Fr. Paul Coats
4695 Hannah Drive
Rock HIll, SC 29732

Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Parish Contacts

Rev. Paul Coats
Home: 803-980-4695
Rev. Adam Horstman
Assistant Priest
Home: 740-464-0438


From the north
Take I-77 south to exit 73, Rt. 901.  Go right (west) on 901 (Mt. Holly Road) for about 1/2 mile, then turn right on Long Meadow Road (across from the Nichols Store).  Go about 1/4 mile to the small white building on the right.

From Rock Hill
Take I-77 south and follow the directions above; or, take route 901 south through Rock Hill.  Follow 901 about 3 miles past where it becomes Mt. Holly Road (3 miles past the Saluda/Albright/121 Bypass intersection), then when you see the Nichols Store on the right turn left onto Long Meadow Road.  Go about 1/4 mile to the small white building on the right.

Schedule of Services

6:00 PM Vespers.
Saturday Evenings

9:30 AM Divine Liturgy.
Sunday Mornings

Weekday, special, and feast day services:  as announced..

Parish Background

We are a small community of believers which has been meeting for services since the summer of 2010, when we were blessed by His Beatitude Metropolitan Jonah to hold services in Rock Hill.  By God’s grace we have grown from just a few people to about 15 families and are currently looking for another location in Rock Hill. 

Nativity of the Holy Virgin OCA parish in Charlotte helped launch our mission and has actively supported our growth.  We are grateful to the Knights of Columbus and the Rock Hill Oratory for the generous use of their buildings as we are being established.  In November 2012 we were granted full mission status and our name, St. Anthony the Great Orthodox Church, by His Eminence Archbishop Nikon, Archbishop of Boston and Locum tenens of the Diocese of the South.

Fr. Paul Coats is a graduate of St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary in Yonkers, New York, and an ordained priest in the Orthodox Church in America.  He and his family moved to Rock Hill in 2008, and until the start of the St. Anthony Mission he was attached to Nativity of the Holy Virgin parish, while also serving as a regular visiting priest at St. Basil OCA mission in Wilmington, NC.