Wife tells missionary’s story in ‘Trophy of Grace’

Retired missionary Jean Phillips of Laurens has written “Trophy of Grace,” a book about her late husband, Gene Phillips, who served with her for more than 40 years as a Southern Baptist missionary in Zimbabwe. After retirement from the mission field, the couple moved to Camden and were active members of First Baptist Church. They […]

Myrtle Beach missionary honored for ministry to homeless

A Myrtle Beach woman has been honored for her ministry to homeless people. Carol Stallings, a member of Myrtle Beach First Baptist Church, received the 2014 Citizen Aiding Law Enforcement award by the Grand Strand Optimist Club on May 8. Stallings serves as the director of the Swash Park ministry to the homeless, and she […]

SCBC’s Monty Hale publishes ‘By the Stream’

A new book by Monty Hale, director of pastoral ministries for the South Carolina Baptist Convention, is directed toward ministers of the gospel who may have lost the passion for their calling. In “By the Stream” (2014, Tate Publishing, $10.99), Hale says that most ministers have experienced a time in the desert. He describes how […]

South Carolina church is Southern Baptist Convention’s largest

A South Carolina church with multiple campuses tops the list of the largest SBC churches in the nation, according to Thom S. Rainer, president and CEO of LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention. NewSpring Church, based in Anderson, has more than 27,000 people in attendance each Sunday at its 10 South Carolina campuses. […]

Resolutions for annual meeting due by Oct. 11

Resolutions to be considered at the 2014 South Carolina Baptist Convention annual meeting are due by midnight Oct. 11. Submissions must include the author’s name, address, email address, daytime and cell phone numbers, and church (with address). Resolutions for this year’s annual meeting, Nov. 11-12 at Shandon Baptist Church in Columbia, should be sent to […]

Letter to the Editor: Courier classified ads effective

I want to thank The Baptist Courier staff for the service you provide to South Carolina Baptists. Recently I discovered again the wide reach The Courier possesses. I placed an ad in your classified section regarding a trip to Israel and experienced great returns. It proved to be an effective means of advertising. I suggest […]

About Our August Cover

The three educators featured on our cover this month teach in different settings — public school, private Christian school and homeschool — but they agree on two things: God has called them to be exactly where they are, and their work extends far beyond simply imparting knowledge to their students. “We’re not just teachers, we’re […]

Courier readers tell how ‘A Teacher Changed My Life’

We asked Courier readers to tell us about teachers who have shaped their lives for the better. Here are some of the responses we received. A shoulder to cry on I moved from Boston, Mass., to Saluda, S.C., for nine months in 1982 when I was 11 years old. I attended Hollywood Elementary School for […]

Charleston Southern dedicates Hunter Reception Center

June 11 was set aside to recognize Jairy C. Hunter Jr., president of Charleston Southern University, and his wife, Carolyn K. “Sissy” Hunter, for their 30 years of service to the Baptist-affiliated school. The day also included the dedication of the Jairy C. & Carolyn K. Hunter Center. To commemorate the occasion, Sen. Tim Scott’s […]

Pine Grove Baptist calls Bud Moss as pastor

Gerald “Bud” Moss accepted the call to Pine Grove Baptist Church, Leesville, as senior pastor on July 13. He earned a master of divinity degree from The Master’s Seminary and a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from the University of South Carolina-Spartanburg. Moss previously served as a ministry intern with Grace Community Church, Sun Valley, […]