Abiding Savior began with 17 people attending a Bible Study and Communion service, held on August 30, 1981 at the home of Robert & Marilyn Knudsen. The first worship service, with 47 in attendance, was held at the American Legion Hut on October 4, 1981. Six months later on Transfiguration Sunday, February 21, 1982, the growing congregation moved to Watkins Teaching Center at Anderson College and worshiped there until February 13, 1983 when the congregation numbering 118 communicants and 154 baptized members processed to the present church building.
During the ensuing years, Abiding Savior spawned two new congregations, Eternal Shepherd Lutheran in Seneca, SC and Greenwood Lutheran in Greenwood, SC. Three pastors, The Rev. Kenneth Schamens, (1981-1991), The Reverend Thomas Foelber, (1993-1998) and The Reverand Howard Jones (1999-the present) have faithfully served the congregation.