Courier Publishing president presents book to author

Courier Publishing president Rudy Gray recently presented an author’s copy of “The Shared Spouse” to the book’s writer, Julie Cannon. The presentation took place at a celebration dinner for Parson’s Pantry, a nonprofit agency that Cannon is supporting with proceeds from her book.

Aynor First Baptist to kick off centennial Oct. 11

Aynor First Baptist Church (shown here in the church’s earlier years) will kick off its 100th anniversary Oct. 11 with singing, games and food. Revival services will start the next day, with pastor Michael McGirt preaching in the morning service (which will be followed by a meal) and Lebron Crisp bringing the evening message. On […]

Centenary Baptist dedicates new building at Oct. 19 homecoming

The congregation of Centenary Baptist Church, Marion Association, dedicated a new church building and observed homecoming on Oct. 19. Jerry Pace and Timothy Shaw, son of former interim pastor Richard Shaw, brought dedication messages. Richard Shaw retired on Sept. 14 following a stroke in May. Former pastor Thelton Powell and his family brought a message […]

Sand Hill Baptist to celebrate 200th anniversary Oct. 12

Sand Hill Baptist Church in Kershaw will celebrate its bicentennial on Oct. 12. Jerry Satterfield will be guest speaker. In 1814, the church began in a log building, which was replaced with a white frame structure that was used from 1901 to 1950. The present building was constructed in 1949. A recreational building was added […]

Wolf Pond Baptist calls Mark Evans as pastor

Mark Evans has been called as pastor of Wolf Pond Baptist Church in Pageland. In 2006, Evans left a business career to pursue a full-time call into the ministry. He attended Fruitland Baptist Bible Institute, where he graduated in 2008. He and his wife, Leslie, have been married for 19 years and have a son, […]

Retired missionary sees positive signs

June Batson Goodwin, a retired Southern Baptist missionary who grew up in South Carolina, says interest and involvement in missions is on the rise. Goodwin, 86, who lives near Raleigh, N.C., recently visited her home church, Reedy River Baptist Church in Greenville, where she was recognized for her career service as a missionary. She and […]

Q&A with Jim Austin, retiring SCBC executive director

Editor’s note: Jim Austin, executive director-treasurer of the South Carolina Baptist Convention since April 2007, will retire on Oct. 7. We asked him to talk about his tenure as the state convention’s chief executive and his thoughts on the future for South Carolina Baptists. COURIER: What would you consider to be the most important thing […]

Jamestown Baptist Church calls Jamey Collins as pastor

Jamey Collins was recently called as pastor of Jamestown Baptist Church, Conway. He previously served at Flat Rock Baptist Church, Liberty, which added more than 100 new members and baptized 150 during his three years there. A South Carolina native and graduate of North Greenville University, Collins is currently pursuing a master’s degree from Liberty University. He and his wife, […]