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 […]

S.C. students earn seminary degrees

Students with South Carolina ties recently earned degrees at Southwestern and New Orleans Baptist theological seminaries. At Southwestern, graduates included Sara Lynn Hanberry of Columbia, master of arts in Christian education; Adam Martin of Irmo, master of divinity; and Randy Worley of Boiling Springs, master of arts in Christian education. At New Orleans, Derek Brown […]

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 […]

Hundreds attend ‘Jerusalem Day’ in Spartanburg, Columbia

Writer: Mary Jean Baxley Christians United for Israel sponsored Jerusalem Day May 28 at First Baptist North Spartanburg and Brookland Baptist Church in West Columbia. More than 250 attended the Spartanburg breakfast event. Mike Hamlet, pastor of First Baptist North Spartanburg, said the time spent with Ron Dermer, Israeli ambassador to the U.S., and Sen. […]

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 […]

‘The Gayle’ recalls mill village life

M. Earl Lee has fond memories of growing up in a cotton mill village, and he shares them in a new book: “The Gayle” (CourierPublishing, 105 pages, $12.95). Subtitled “A Personal Account of Living on a Cotton Mill Village in Upstate South Carolina,” Lee takes readers on a journey back to the years surrounding World […]

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 […]

Eight from S.C. earn seminary degrees

Eight South Carolina residents were among more than 150 students who received degrees Dec. 13 during commencement ceremonies at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, N.C. Recipients, and degrees, included: Pamela Catoe Moore of St. Matthews and Jeremy McMahan of Belton, master of arts in biblical counseling; Ansley Renee Junkins of Anderson, master of […]

Finding Faith in the Locker Room

During the opening week of the football season at North Greenville University, after evangelist R.V. Brown spoke to the team, 13 players prayed to receive Christ as Savior. That experience “sparked” something in senior punter Jacob Buckley’s heart, who for a couple of years had been holding a Bible study in the house he shared […]

North Greenville student remembered for caring spirit

A North Greenville University student who died Oct. 10 after falling while hiking near a steep waterfall is being remembered by staff and students as a warm and gregarious person who “touched so many for Christ” during his life and in the days following his death. Brent Elrod, 20, of Piedmont, was a Christian studies […]