Clay Smith, minister of adults at Shandon Baptist Church, Columbia, was recently called as senior pastor of First Baptist Church, Matthews, N.C. In addition to Shandon, he previously served on the staffs of Alice Drive Baptist Church in Sumter, and Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, Texas. A native of Greenville, Smith is a graduate of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary […]
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.
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.
Joe Still was called as lead pastor to Riverbluff Church. He has served as executive pastor with Riverbluff for 26 years.
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 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 […]
Tommy Kelly was honored May 4 for 20 years of service as pastor of First Baptist Church, Varnville. Church attendance has tripled during Kelly’s tenure, and he helped lead a nearby church, Harmony Baptist, to reopen after it had been closed for many years. Kelly currently serves as first vice president of the South Carolina Baptist […]
Matthew Love was recently called as pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church, North Augusta. He formerly served as pastor in North Carolina. Love earned B.A. and M.Div. degrees from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest. He and his wife, Katy, have four children.
John B. Nixon retired in April as pastor of Friendship Baptist Church in Barnwell after 30 years of service. He became pastor of the church in March 1984. Nixon and his wife, Marni, have three children and six grandchildren.
Sam Byrum recently retired as pastor of Westwood Baptist Church in Greenville, completing a 48-year ministerial career as a pastor in South Carolina. He plans to continue serving as a transitional pastor and supply preacher. He and his wife, Shirley, live in Easley, where he is a member of Calvary Hill Baptist Church.