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. […]

Ryan Pack called as senior pastor of North Augusta First Baptist

Ryan Pack has accepted the call as senior pastor of First Baptist Church, North Augusta, where he will begin duties on July 13. He previously served as pastor of First Baptist Church, Hendersonville, N.C. Pack earned a bachelor of science degree in business management from Clemson University, a master of divinity with biblical languages from Southwestern […]

Peter Hyatt is new Baptist collegiate minister at Clemson University

Peter Hyatt is the new Baptist collegiate minister at Clemson University. He comes to the post after a nine-year ministry as the leader of the BCM for Charleston-area schools. He follows Doug Hunt, who will become discipleship pastor at Community Bible Church in Fort Smith, Ark. Hyatt is a graduate of the University of Georgia […]

SCBC releases May CP giving report

Cooperative Program gifts from churches forwarded to the South Carolina Baptist Convention were 2.61 percent behind budgeted needs through May. In May, churches sent $2,220,729 in CP gifts, according to information released by Pam Carroll, the SCBC’s chief financial officer. Receipts for the year were $310,467 short of budgeted needs of $11,875,000. At the national […]