Anderson University a treasure house of learning in our own backyard

Writer: Alexander Campbell, Special to the Anderson Independent-Mail This is a tale of two universities. Both were founded as distinctly evangelical Christian institutions, one in 1636 the other in 1911. The motto of one was “Veritas Christo et Ecclesiae,” or “Truth for Christ and the Church.” The motto of the other is “Humanitatem per crucem […]

Children’s Bible Drill: Impacting Children, Families and Churches

Writer: Caroline Perez They looked like 10, 11, and 12-year-olds, but with Bibles grasped tightly in their hands, they were transformed into fearless, fierce and fast Bible drillers. On April 26, more than 140 children gathered from across South Carolina to demonstrate their Bible skills at the State Children’s Bible Drill. Children, leaders and parents […]

Hundreds attend ‘Jerusalem Day’ in Spartanburg, Columbia

Writer: Mary Jean Baxley Christians United for Israel sponsored Jerusalem Day May 28 at First Baptist North Spartanburg and Brookland Baptist Church in West Columbia. More than 250 attended the Spartanburg breakfast event. Mike Hamlet, pastor of First Baptist North Spartanburg, said the time spent with Ron Dermer, Israeli ambassador to the U.S., and Sen. […]

Strength team rallies Laurens community for Christ

Writer: Clay Webb On March 25, the Team Impact planners of Davidson Street Baptist Church, Clinton, met to prepare for an eventful weekend. Eight weeks later, the church hosted Team Impact for the Laurens County community. Team Impact, a Christian strength organization based outside of Houston, Texas, sent two of its members to Davidson Street […]

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 […]