Due to health and safety concerns bought on by the Coronavirus Pandemic

The DRC is temporarily closed.

Following the guidance of the CDC and the State of South Carolina, we hope to reopen at a time that will be safe for our faithful.

Thank you for your prayers and understanding.

A Way of Life ~ Reignite the Spirit Within!

250 Acres of Lush land and clean air!

The Diakonia Retreat Center  is a destination nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains featuring wooded glens and hiking trails and its own 12 acre private lake.  The DRC has a welcoming spirit cultivated by a history of  transforming mountains into a sacred place with a unique artistic creation combining the natural beauty of the site with the expanded forms of architectural creation.

DRC is inherently cozy that offers a rustic simplicity and proximity to nature.

An incredible team of Engineers, world renowned architects and 18 craftsmen designed and built the Panagia Chapel which is the first of its kind in the United States.  It is a beautiful authentic Byzantine Church with 75 foot dome, magnificent Greek marble floor inlays and hand carved marble furnishings.  The windows are hand made rod iron pieces of art all imported from Greece.  The curvatures  in the dome and arches make all the difference in an incredible “ancient speaker system”.  The Panagia Chapel is considered a landmark for South Carolina.

 The first floor of this masterpiece is the perfect setting for your next conference or retreat.   The Library has over 2500 volumes of precious literature.  The library  has over 4500 square feet of space,  seats  over 300 guests,   and has full conference/event  items such as a full screen projector, tables, chairs,  and kitchenette.


Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.

C. S. Lewis

Every season has it’s own beauty!


Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand. It is the greatest gift anyone can give.