Retired missionary publishes poetry collection

Christian author Jean Phillips has released her sixth book, “Poems from the Heart,” a collection of poetry. She and her late husband, Gene Phillips, served for more than 40 years as Southern Baptist missionaries in Zimbabwe and other southern African countries. In 2011, they moved to Martha Franks Retirement Community in Laurens, where she continues […]

Anderson County churches unite for evangelism rally

A group of cooperating churches in Anderson County has scheduled a countywide evangelism rally at Anderson University on March 2. Frank Page, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Executive Committee, will preach at the 7 p.m. service, which will be held in the school’s Henderson Auditorium. Music will be led by Joe Hopkins, dean of […]

South Carolina WMU announces nominees for Executive Board, Nominating Committee

South Carolina Woman’s Missionary Union has announced nominees for its 2015-2016 Executive Board and 2016 Nominating Committee. Elections will take place March 20 during the WMU annual meeting at Riverland Hills Baptist Church in Irmo. Also, a vote will be taken on a bylaw amendment. The lists of nominees, details about the bylaw amendment, and information […]

Letter: SCBC should ‘stand strongly against’ Noble’s teachings

I have been following the controversy regarding Mr. Perry Noble of NewSpring Church, most recently related to his reinterpretation of the Ten Commandments. I have also read South Carolina Baptist Convention president Tommy Kelly’s gently worded letter reminding all ministers to regard their ministries as sacred trusts and their testimonies for Him as His called […]

Letter: God Uses Imperfect People to Spread the Gospel

From the Southern Baptist Convention Constitution: Article IV. Authority: While independent and sovereign in its own sphere, the Convention does not claim and will never attempt to exercise any authority over any other Baptist body, whether church, auxiliary organizations, associations, or convention. Being the son of a Southern Baptist minister who served many times as an […]

Letter: Is the Christian Church Vanishing?

Recently I have seen many articles and questions about how churches are failing. Not long ago I saw somewhere that 80 percent of the churches in America are failing and that 4,000 churches close every year. An article on Patheos.com states that 3,500 people leave the church every single day. Select churches are growing. Unfortunately, many of these […]

David Dockery to speak at Charleston’s Hamrick Lectureship

David Dockery, president of Trinity International University, will be the featured speaker Jan. 18-19 for the 20th annual John A. Hamrick Lectureship at First Baptist Church of Charleston. Dockery previously served for 18 years as president of Union University in Jackson, Tenn. He has also served as chief academic officer at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, […]