Greenwood church secretary retires after 37 years of service

Beverly Kemp recently retired as secretary of West Side Baptist Church, Greenwood, after 37 years of service. She began her duties in August of 1977, when office equipment consisted of an electric typewriter, an offset printer, a folding machine and a hand labeler. During her 37 years at West Side, Kemp has worked with four […]

Ridge Spring Baptist Church responds to needs in West Virginia

After learning of the need for paper products in Lashmeet, W.Va., the members of Ridge Spring Baptist Church, in Ridge Association, immediately offered their help. What started as an idea in a Sunday school class quickly spread to include the entire church and community. Sunday school member David Sawyer issued a challenge to all Sunday school […]

Riverbluff Church pastor Curt Bradford retires after 26 years

Curt Bradford, pastor of Riverbluff Church (formerly Midland Park Baptist Church), North Charleston, has retired after 26 years. Riverbluff Church has commissioned Pastor Bradford as a Kingdom Coach in retirement to help other pastors and churches realize their Kingdom mission.

Geoffrey Mason called as pastor of Seivern Baptist Church

Seivern Baptist Church, Wagener,  has called Geoffrey Mason as pastor. He began duties on June 15. Mason retired from the U.S. Air Force with 22 years of service. A graduate of Liberty University with a degree in religion, he and his wife, Faith, have two children, Zoe and Samuel.

South Carolinian earns doctorate at New Orleans Seminary

Derek Brown, from Manning, S.C., who serves at Geyer Springs First Baptist Church in Little Rock, Ark., earned a doctor of philosophy degree May 17 from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Brown, left, is pictured with NOBTS president Chuck Kelley.

Laurens pastor wins awards at Ridgecrest writers conference

Rhett H. Wilson, pastor of The Spring Church in Laurens, a Southern Baptist fellowship, recently received three awards at the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference in Ridgecrest, N.C., one of the largest meetings for Christian writers in the country held annually in May. Around 400 people attended the annual conference, where they gathered to […]

Upstate woman publishes Bible study on ‘God’s Words’

Pat A. Bishop of Greer has written a six-part Bible study that zeroes in on specific words found in the Scriptures: gentleness, servanthood, humility, speech and trust. “God’s Words Are Something Special” (CourierPublishing, $10.95) is designed to be effective across a wide spectrum of groups — men, women, singles and youth. The book draws on […]

Three Rivers Association breaks ground on mission center

On June 1, Three Rivers Baptist Association broke ground on a 5,000-square-foot mission center. The center will house offices, meeting rooms, a conference center, disaster relief trailers and other outreach supplies. Much of the construction of the building will take place during July with volunteer carpenters from around South Carolina. The two acres of land […]

Connie Maxwell president Ben Davis awarded two proclamations

Ben Davis, president of Connie Maxwell Children’s Home, was awarded two proclamations from the Greenwood delegation at the South Carolina Statehouse — one from the House of Representatives and one from the Senate — to commend him for his service at Connie Maxwell. Davis will retire in August. Pictured, from left: Rep. Shannon Riley, Rep. […]