Tucapau was the name of the area now known as Startex, SC. When the town changed its name to Startex the church had just purchised a stained glass window with the name ‘Tucapau Baptist Church’ at a substantial cost so the church chose to keep the name instead of changing it.

The story goes something like this. The Indian tribe living in the area was being terrorized by a large, wild cat. The chief sent his son to hunt the cat down and kill it. He hunted it down and killed it but could not bring it back because it was too big, so he cut off its paw and returned to the village. He was given the name ‘Tucapau’ and later the area was named for him. We cannot confirm nor deny the authenticity of the story but it’s a good story nonetheless.

Whatever the true story is, the truth is this. We are a church who loves God, loves people and wants to make a difference in our community and the world. We have been here a long time and we look forward to what God has in store for this community. The best is yet to come!