New Life Church calls Chris Moore as pastor

Chris Moore has been called as pastor of New Life Baptist Church, Dalzell. He previously served as youth pastor at First Baptist Church, Turbeville. Moore will graduate this summer with a bachelor of ministry degree from Covington Theological Seminary. He began his duties on April 20, Easter Sunday. Moore and his wife, Kyndal, have three […]

Pineview pays off loan on life center

The members of Pineview Baptist Church, Kershaw, recently paid off the loan on their life center. The groundbreaking ceremony for the $450,000 facility was July 29, 2001, during Gary Lockee’s pastorate. Current pastor Greg Gunter and two members of the building committee are shown burning the mortgage.

Hulon dedicates church directory to Jeanette Whatley

The congregation of Hulon Baptist Church, Batesburg, recently dedicated their new church directory to Jeanette Whatley — the only living charter member who still attends Hulon. The surprise service, attended by members of Whatley’s family and church members, was held March 2. Pictured with Whatley is her brother, Verbe Temples.

Tucapau honors Evelyn Nelson Smith

Tucapau Baptist Church, Startex, honored Evelyn Nelson Smith on March 30 for 30 years as church secretary. The congregation presented her with a gift and held a retirement reception in her honor. Pictured with Smith is pastor emeritus William C. Pate Jr.

Round Hill Baptist Church honors pastor Don Turner

The congregation of Round Hill Baptist Church, Lexington, recently honored pastor Don Turner and his wife, Toni, with a surprise celebration and an all-expense paid trip to the Holy Land for their 18 years of service to the church. “This was a complete surprise and something we both had dreamed of,” Turner said. “We are so humbled and grateful […]

Fousek retires after 40-year pastoral ministry

Ron Fousek retired Feb. 2 after serving more than four decades as a pastor. He completed his service at Eureka Baptist Church in Anderson, where he was pastor for eight and a half years. Previously, he pastored Shady Grove and Whitefield Baptist churches in Belton and Ebenezer Baptist Church in Hendersonville, N.C. Fousek serves on […]

South Carolina churches observe Easter in different ways

Many churches mark the Easter season with special services, including musicals, dramas and sunrise services. We asked Courier readers to tell us about some of the ways their churches celebrate the resurrection of Christ. At Goucher Baptist Church in Gaffney, pastor Norman Gardner is presenting a monologue as the biblical character of Pilate. (Dell Byars) […]

Bill Pfister accepts position with Samaritan’s Purse

Bill Pfister, who served as senior pastor of Locust Hill Baptist Church in Travelers Rest for five years, has accepted a position as international regional director for Samaritan’s Purse/Operation Christmas Child. He has previously served churches in North Carolina and South Carolina and has served with the International Mission Board in Argentina. He will be […]

Retired missionary supported by Mother’s Day Offering

A retired Southern Baptist missionary is the latest recipient of assistance from the annual Mother’s Day Offering for South Carolina Baptist Ministries for the Aging. Barry Mitchell, who served with his late wife, Laura, as a missionary to Brazil for 25 years, lives at Martha Franks Baptist Retirement Community in Laurens. “I truly appreciate the […]

Faith-themed movies hit big screen this spring

A quartet of Christian-themed motion pictures debuting this season offers moviegoers everything from a controversial big-budget retelling of Noah and the Great Flood to a spinoff of last year’s popular TV miniseries, “The Bible.” Dominating the online chatter has been the uproar over Paramount Studios’ $125-million production of “Noah,” starring Russell Crowe in the title […]