On Average 370 students a day attend released time in Pickens County schools


Dacusville Middle School. Getty's Middle School. Liberty Middle School. Pickens Middle School. R.C. Edwards Middle School. Easley High School.


Hundreds of Released Time students have made professions of faith through this ministry.


To teach God's word to our local public school students through the Released Time Bible education ministry, introducing them to the person of Jesus Christ and sound biblical truth.


On average 70% of Released Time students do not attend a church.


We teach a curriculum called Firm Foundations – Creation to Christ by New Tribe Ministries. It walks the student through the Bible verse by verse, from Genesis to the resurrection of Jesus. Our goal is to teach students to apply biblical principles to everyday life.

Frequently asked questions

Is a non-profit Christian organization that facilitates the Released Time Bible education ministry here in our county. Currently there are programs in five middle schools, they include: Edwards, Gettys (Easley), Pickens, Liberty, and Dacusville


Since 2001, Pickens County Released Time programs were managed by CLC of the Upstate along with Anderson and Oconee counties, due to new ministry opportunities in Anderson District two, it was decided that Pickens County step out on their own, and in August 2014 we become Pickens County Christian Learning Centers, Inc. (PCCLC). PCCLC will now facilitate the current four middle school programs in Pickens County.

Brian Hale – Chairman

Jim Mullikin – Vice – Chairman

Aneisha Smith – Treasurer

Kym McManus – Secretary

Rev. Jeff Rafferty

Rev. Chris Jordan

Rev. Jonathan McGary

Bob Owen

Diane Owen

Ada Curry

Elaine Henderson

The students, teachers, and board members need your prayers and as with all ministries, it takes money to operate. The main expenses include teachers’ salaries, fuel, insurance and maintenance for the buses. You can help by sponsoring a student for $30 a month. You can click the donate button below and give online or you can send your support to Pickens County Christian Learning Centers or PCCLC and mail to:

PCCLC 123 Fleetwood Dr. Easley, SC 29640.


$30 a Month allows one student to attend a Released Time

 Class in Pickens County.

Here is what your $30 does:

Puts the Bible in the Public School System

Puts Prayer in the Public School System

Puts God in the Public School System

Gives an un-churched student an opportunity to hear the Gospel

Disciples Students


We hear many stories about students who received Christ at

 Released Time then in turn get their whole family in church.

Help us today by sponsoring students

so they can have an opportunity to come,

because without gifts like yours this organization cannot exist.


Thank you!