Ministry teams employ creative arts at festival, block party

This year, the South Carolina Baptist Convention’s Creative Ministries Festival has been divided into two separate events. The first event took place March 22, when ministry teams held a creative ministry festival and block party in Winnsboro. Later this year, creative ministry training for leaders will be presented at the Worship Summit on Aug. 22-23 […]

Philippi Baptist Church celebrates 200 years of service

On Feb. 23, Philippi Baptist Church of Johnston celebrated 200 years since the church was organized to serve a rural area of the Johnston community. The bicentennial celebration began with the regular Sunday morning worship services by Philippi pastor Josh McClendon. The church was filled with an estimated 300 people in attendance. Following the morning […]

Purple Heart recipient receives long overdue memorial

“We’re here to do something that should have been done 68 years ago,” said pastor Daniel Griffin as the service began that was part of the Veterans Day celebration at Harmony Baptist Church in Elgin. In May 1945, a mother in Elgin received a telegram from the War Department informing her that one of her […]

Camden church sends 19 mission teams to Ecuador

“It is like we are seeing the threads of a beautiful tapestry woven together,” said Camden resident Kim Gill when speaking of the impact Camden’s First Baptist Church mission teams are having in Machachi, Ecuador. Gill returned from her fourth mission trip to Machachi in late June. “It is wonderful to see God working there […]