Religion plays an important role in Anson County. Residents and newcomers enjoy many opportunities to join the church of their choice and support activities that benefit the community.
Many Anson congregations have a long and rich history. The oldest existing congregation is Rocky River Baptist Church near Polkton, founded in 1776. Today, Anson County has some 80 churches that represent a variety of denominations.
Five uptown Wadesboro churches participate in the Interchurch Council. Those participating are First Baptist, Sacred Heart Mission Catholic, Calvary Episcopal, First United Methodist and First Presbyterian. They sponsor the Anson Crisis Ministry on South Rutherford in Wadesboro. The crisis ministry operates a food bank and distributes used clothing and household items to the needy. In addition, Feed My Lambs on U.S. Highway 74, west of Wadesboro, maintains a food bank and runs a thrift store at their location.
The Interchurch Council also holds a community-wide Thanksgiving worship service and rotates noon services during Holy Week preceding Easter and Sunrise Service on Easter.
In all, there are over 80 churches representing a diversity of denominations in Anson County.