Curtis Pettit retires after 20 years at Walterboro church

Curtis Pettit, pastor of North Walterboro Baptist Church since July 1994, retired Aug. 10. He is a graduate of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and formerly served as pastor of Lee’s Chapel Baptist Church in Middlesex, N.C. During Pettit’s 20 years at North Walterboro, the church built a new fellowship hall and sanctuary, and established many […]

Joy Rust, wife of former SCBC exec, passes away

Joy Lucille Rust, wife of former South Carolina Baptist Convention executive director-treasurer Ray Rust, died Aug. 9 in Richardson, Texas. She was born June 20, 1926, in New Orleans, La. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Aug. 13 at First Baptist Church in Plano, Texas. Survivors, in addition to her husband, […]

Washington Avenue calls Seth Phillips as minister of music

Washington Avenue Baptist Church in Greenville has called Seth Phillips as minister of music. Phillips earned a master’s degree in music education from Anderson University and bachelor’s degree from Southern Wesleyan University. He previously served as minister of music at Calvary Hill Baptist Church in Easley for three years. He has been involved with the Barbershop Harmony Society for […]

Brunson quilting group dedicated to ‘helping people’ since 2005

In 2005, several members of Brunson Baptist Church, in Brunson, started a quilting group with the desire to “help people.” Since that time, the group has made 180 quilts that have been sent to various parts of the community and the nation, as well as several foreign countries. Pictured are current members Sara Corbin, Iva […]

How does your church protect children from abuse?

The Childhood Ministry Group of the South Carolina Baptist Convention recommends that all churches take measures to make sure children are protected from abuse in the church. Basic steps might include something as simple as making sure there are always two adults in the room, according to Sue Harmon, associate director of the SCBC Childhood Ministry […]

‘The Shared Spouse’

Julie Cannon — a preacher’s kid, pastor’s wife and mom — knows firsthand what it is like to share her husband with everyone else in the church. To that end, she has written “The Shared Spouse: A Six-Week Devotional for Ministry Families,” designed to offer biblically based encouragement to ministry families. “In ministry, if you […]

‘The ABC’s of Healthy Living’

Sara Burton, a retired teacher and registered nurse, has employed the talents of her grandchildren, great-nieces and great-nephews to illustrate “The ABC’s of Healthy Living. The book, which features original full-color art drawn by the children, offers a healthy-living tip to correspond with each letter of the alphabet. The book was designed by Burton’s nephew, […]

‘The Words of Jesus’

Wayne Dickard, pastor of Siloam Baptist Church in Easley and a former president of the South Carolina Baptist Convention, has written a devotional study from the Gospel of Matthew, “The Words of Jesus.” The book draws from a year-long series of sermons that focus on Jesus’ words as found in Matthew’s account. Dickard said preparing […]