Bluffton author publishes children’s book on angels

“Dreaming with the Angels: The Life of Jesus Told by God’s Special Agents” is available at the “Live To Give” store on Hilton Head Island, S.C. “Dreaming with the Angels,” written by Bluffton author Glenn D. Bridges, caters to young readers with a theme that focuses on God’s use of angels and dreams in foretelling, […]

Tent crusade returns preacher to baseball field of his youth

Jack W. Hester, associate pastor and staff evangelist at City View First Baptist Church in Greenville, will hold a tent crusade in the Conestee community near Mauldin beginning April 27 at 2:30 p.m. The location of the tent marks the spot where Hester played baseball for the textile mill league as a young man more […]

Mohler: Religious liberty threat growing

Speaking for the second time in less than 100 days at Brigham Young University, Southern Baptist leader R. Albert Mohler Jr. told students and faculty at the school, “We may go to jail sooner even than we thought,” recalling his concern about the threat to religious liberty raised in an earlier appearance at the Mormon-owned […]

South Carolina Showcase for April 25, 2013

A former cottage parent who has maintained strong ties with Connie Maxwell Children’s Home was honored recently at the Greenwood campus on her 90th birthday. Gladese Parsons served as a cottage mother for 29 years on the main campus with her husband, Buster. A party was held at Connie Maxwell Baptist Church, where Gladese continues […]

Fresh Ideas: It’s Everywhere! – by Diana Davis

It's the first thing you see as you drive into the church parking lot. It's a focal point as you enter the lobby. You may discover it near the water fountain, the clock, the exit, the church bulletin, the foyer, the mirror in the restroom. What a concept ? placing God's Word in plain sight!

99-year-old with S.C. roots remembers 1925 birth of Cooperative Program

M.O. Owens Jr. was still in knickers on May 13, 1925, the day his parents took him to a pivotal session of the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting. That was the day the Cooperative Program was born. Now 99, Owens recalls the vote that ushered in the CP as a system of financial support for the missions and ministries of Southern Baptists within state conventions and throughout the nation and world.

Crossing Carolina for April 25, 2013

MICHAEL and NATLIE BOYER of Easley will soon move to Cuenca, Ecuador, to begin language and cultural studies in preparation to serve as full-time missionaries to the peoples of the Andes Mountains in Ecuador and Peru. The Boyers are members of Providence Baptist Church, Greer. The couple recently completed missionary orientation training in Tupelo, Miss., […]

Former addict seeks to reach Anderson’s ‘forgotten people’

Tyus Butler is dialed in to the conversation. Cheerful chattering workers come and go from the room ? rooting around amid a tangled pyramid of power tools, lugging awkward clutches of two-by-fours ? but the noise might as well be coming from the next county for its ability to distract a man talking about a ministry that has become his passion and calling.

Composer, hymn writer Buryl Red dies

Prolific Baptist composer and hymn writer Buryl Red died April 1 at the age of 76. Red was the founding musical director and conductor of The CenturyMen, a men's choir made up of Baptist church music directors from around the world.