About the Pastor
Pastor, Rev. Dr. John W. Wilkins, M. Min. is a humble, visionary man of God. He serves as Pastor of the Mountain View Missionary Baptist Church in Campobello, SC. We are a family and we believe that God is to be worshiped in spirit and truth. We believe in praise and worship giving God all the glory and honor that He so richly deserves, where He is exalted, glorified, edified; Jesus is lifted up and the Holy Spirit is given full reign.

Pastor Wilkins is the author of "Sermons From Above"a book compiled of various sermon messages that the Lord God has allowed him to preach to not only the Mountain View family, but to other congregations of numerous churches near and far.

Pastor Wilkins is the son of the late Daniel and Josephine Glenn Wilkins of Wellford, S.C;  growing up in  the Campobello, Wellford, Holly Springs and Inman areas. He is the seventh of nine brothers and sisters; Lee Daniel, DeWitt, Isaac, Noah, Catherine, Vennie, Hattie and Sarah Jane who is deceased. He has been serving for 28 years now as Pastor of Mountain View Missionary Baptist Church.

Pastor Wilkins is married to the former Ms. Marilyn D. Hawes with three sons; Cartez, Desmond, and Jaston; and C. W. Wilkins reared in the home. Five grandchildren Takyus, Jaiqurian, Lyrica, Karmella and Y'Asia.

Pastor Wilkins received and accepted Christ in his life at the early age of 10, soon after joining Mountain View Baptist Church. At this early age, Pastor Wilkins served as an usher and soon as teacher of the Sunday School youth class, trustee, and then deacon. On August 17, 1981, God called Pastor Wilkins into the gospel ministry and he preached his initial sermon on October 11, 1981 while serving under Rev. J.C. Luster of Simpsonville, S.C at Mountain View Baptist Church.

Pastor Wilkins then enrolled into the School of Religion to further his knowledge and attended extension courses at Cornerstone Baptist Church, Spartanburg SC, where the Late Rev. B.T. Sears was pastor. He was under the instruction of the Late Rev. Dr. E.C. Crouch, President of the institute. While attending the School of Religion, he served as Associate Pastor of Mountain View Baptist Church, Campobello SC from 1981 to 1986, ordained by the Council of Churches of the North Enoree Baptist Association, Rev. J. E. Young was Presiding Moderator in 1996, elected as pastor and then installed as Pastor of the Mountain View Missionary Baptist Church in January 1987.

Pastor Wilkins graduated and received his Diploma in June 1972 from Chapman High School, Inman, S.C. He then attended Cornerstone Baptist Church in Spartanburg, S.C taking Extension Courses in September 1981. He then attended Columbia Bible Institute in White Rock, S.C. from September 1981 to May 1987 and received his Bachelors of Ministry Degree with Honors; and a Master of Ministry Degree in October 1990. Then after, he attended the American Baptist Theological Seminary in Nashville, Tennessee and received his Degree in Christian Education and a Theology Degree in 1996 being listed on the Dean’s List from 1991 to 1996.

Awards received are Daily Guide Posts in August 1987; Certificate of Fellowship for Counseling – Crisis in Today’s Family from the Columbia Bible Institute in December 1989; Certificate of Appreciation given by the Mountain View Youth Group for Ministering the Word in December 1992; Best All-Around given by the North Enoree Youth Auxiliary in 1993 and 2001 Youth Advisor; Emeritus President of I.M.A. of Greer & Vicinity in February 2002; Pastor & Church of the Year given by the North Enoree Missionary Baptist Association of Greenville and Spartanburg County in September 2004; Who’s Who Award Metropolitan in January 2006; Supreme Award Cooperative Board Member, Greenville County of Churches in April 2006; Pastor and Church of The Year 2011; and Sunday School Teacher of the Year North Enoree Association 2011 - 2012.

Pastor Wilkins served as Secretary and Assistant Secretary of the North Enoree Union, Spartanburg County from December 1987 to December 1996; Cooperate Board Member of the Greenville County of Churches 1992 to 2005; 2nd Vice Moderator of the North Enoree Association of Union 1997 to 2000; President of the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance of Greer & Vicinity (I.M.A.) 1997 to 2001; 1st Vice Moderator of the North Enoree Association of Union 2001 to 2002; Moderator of the North Enoree Association of Union 2002 to 2005; 2nd Vice President of the North Enoree Missionary Sunday School Congress 2006 to 2012; 2nd Vice Moderator of the North Enoree Missionary Baptist Association of Greenville/Spartanburg 2006 to 2012; Member and attendee of the National Baptist Convention, U.S.A. from 1986 to Present.

  Pastor Wilkins currently serves as First Vice President of the North Enoree Sunday School Congress; First Vice Moderator of the North Enoree Baptist Association of Greenville and Spartanburg Counties; North Enoree Sunday School Congress Teacher. Mountain View Baptist Church Adult Sunday School Class Teacher; Lead Singer and member of The Rock of Ages Gospel Group of Wellford, S.C. since 1970; Instructor at the N. J. Brockman School of Theology; Advisor of the North Enoree E &M Baptist Association Brotherhood; Chairperson of North Enoree E&M Baptist Association 3-Night Revival Committee; Advisory Council member of the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance (I.M.A.); and serves as Pastor of the Mountain View Missionary Baptist Church.

On May 22, 2015; Pastor Wilkins was one of five recipients to receive an Honorary Doctorate of Theological Studies Degree from the Martin-Webb Learning Center, Inc., & the N. J. Brockman School of Theology, Greenville SC.

Although listed, nothing about all these alcolades that have been established are so much more important than Pastor Wilkins just being born again, accepting God's Call into the ministry, a child of God, a man of God, a Christian, a servant, a warrior for Christ, and a humble messenger for the Most High God.

One of Rev. Wilkins favorite passages of scripture is Proverbs 3:5-6 .... "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths."

Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
Matthew 28:19-20
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