Foundation Church at Dutch Fork


Weekly Worship, Every Saturday, 5:00pm

Northwest Family YMCA, 1501 Kennerly Rd, Irmo SC 29063

We have Church School for ages 4 – 5th Grade, and Childcare for 3 and under.

We will worship on Saturdays, 5:00pm, from April 20 – August 24

If Saturday night doesn’t work, come to our Open Home “Stop-on-By” gathering, 

Sundays, 12:30-2:00pm – Write:, for more information. 


 You can listen to the Foundation Church podcast, here.

Sermons and Worship

Our first sermon series - "Fake Faith?" - starts on Saturday, April 27th!

James preaches at the Mother Church - Lake Murray Presbyterian  Church - about Saint Patrick (BTW: This is the last time - in a long time - that James will wear a robe: Foundation Church is a "come as you are" to worship church)


Our Saturday, March 2nd, worship.


This is a link to our Christmas Eve service - our first time in worship together!

Pastor James, February 3rd, 2019 at Lake Murray Presbyterian Church on Joseph, father of Jesus.

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Worship: As breath is to the body, so worship is for us. We are made to pray, to sing, to hear the Word, to gather together and give thanks for one another.

Children and Youth: Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me”, so we are committed to the formation of children in Christ. Most believers make their decision for Christ during their tween and teenage years, so we are laser-focused on leadership God can use to do just that.

Life Groups: Jesus showed us the way with the 12 disciples: We are encouraged, challenged, and loved best in groups that meet for prayer, study, and fellowship.

Service: We come alongside those in need, and serve without judgment and without expectation of reward.

Small Groups: Jesus invested in Peter, James, and John. Groups of 2, 3, or 4 men or women, who meet weekly to share from their lives; be formed by the Word; and, pray together, become disciples who bear fruit.

Personal, Spiritual Growth: Each of us was created to spend time with God, daily. Prayer and time in the Word, are the primary spiritual disciplines that keep our relationship with God real; and, they support the other spaces we occupy: Worship, work, family, service, friends, and fun.

All are welcome at Foundation Church: Come, because you don’t know what you believe, but know you want to know more. Come, because you believe, and want to grow and belong – all are welcome!

Come, build your life on the Rock - Jesus Christ!


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Every Sunday, 12:30-2:00pm, "Stop on By!" Life Group: Pastor James hosts a lunch and Life Group. We'll eat a light lunch of appetizers, and walk through the Gospel of Matthew.  Want to know more?  Contact Pastor James:

Saturday, April 20th, 5:00pm - Easter Eve:  We begin regular worship, every Saturday 5:00pm, through the Summer.  Join us at the Northwest Family YMCA, 1501 Kennerly Rd., Irmo, S.C. 29063!

Online Giving

Please click here to go to the secure site for online giving: Under "Additional Details", you can designate your gift for the "Foundation Church".

Rev. James F. Cubie Called to Serve as Evangelist


Lake Murray Presbyterian Church is excited to announce that we have called the Rev. James F. Cubie to serve as the evangelist to lead the team that will start the daughter church.   

James is a native of Washington D.C., but has deep roots in the Carolinas: His mother's family is from Wilmington, North Carolina, and his father lives nearby in Bluffton.


James has been married to Tara for thirteen years, and they have a twelve year old daughter, Lina, and a one year old son, Jack.

James served at Leesburg Presbyterian Church, in Virginia, for the past four years, as their Associate for Discipleship.  His ministry focused on children, youth, young adults and men, in addition to preaching once a month, and pastoral care.

James was assessed positively by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to lead a church plant in late 2013, and since that time, worked with the east coast team that focuses on creating New Worshiping Communities.  

James worked on several teams that developed New Worshiping Communities, in Northern Virginia, and most recently with a team that successfully started a community now officially recognized by the PCUSA and National Capital Presbytery.  

The focus of James' ministry at Leesburg Presbyterian was building disciple teams to do two things: Strengthen disciples in their identity as followers of Jesus, and train them to reach people who would not ordinarily come to church.  

In both of these, James has an excellent track record: Their Sunday morning children's program grew to encompass over ten percent of the church's membership; their youth group tripled in size, with fully one third being youth whose parents did not go to church; and, he created a small groups culture, led by Youth; finally, he started a small groups ministry for adults, that included four groups of between ten and twelve participants, meeting twice a month in homes for fellowship and discipleship.  

James loves to build teams for the Kingdom, and will bring this passion to his work in Dutch Fork, on behalf of Lake Murray.  

James is an excellent preacher and teacher, and taught for The Reformed Institute of Metropolitan Washington, from 2011-18.  He led several retreats for area churches, and taught seminars on theology and the history of the church.  

James serves on the board of The Fellowship Community (formerly "The Fellowship of Presbyterians" and "Presbyterians for Renewal"), which Lake Murray Presbyterian is a member of, and which connects churches and pastors in the PCUSA through: pastoral accountability, missional practices (the things you do to start a new church), and generous, orthodox theology. 

Pastor James would love to meet with you!

You can email Pastor James at

follow him on Twitter

check out his blog, Foundation and Fire

or, call  (803) 603-6140, to set up a time to talk.

Listen to the Foundation Church Podcast

 Follow Foundation Church at Dutch Fork on Facebook

James' hours at Lake Murray Presbyterian, the sending church:

Monday - Thursday: 9:00am - 3:30pm

About Us



Our life together is based on the confessions, and polity of the Presbtyerian Church (USA)

The Fellowship Community


Our core values are informed by The Fellowship Community.

Lake Murray Presbyterian Church and Trinity Presbytery


Until we charter as a church, we are a New Worshiping Community, sponsored by Lake Murray Presbyterian Church and Trinity Presbytery.