Longtime Upstate pastor Louis Hart retires

Louis Hart retired April 27 as pastor of South Greenville Baptist Church, Greenville, after 44 years in the ministry. His first pastorate was at Laurel Baptist Church in Greenville. Other places of service include Woodlawn Baptist Church in Baxley, Ga.; Bethuel Baptist Church in Greenville; and Liberty Baptist Church in Piedmont. Hart and his wife, Doris, have two children […]

Former SCBC president Sonny Holmes to retire from pastorate Oct. 31

Sonny Holmes, 64, pastor of Northwood Baptist Church in North Charleston since 2003, has announced that he will retire from active pastoral ministry on Oct. 31. Holmes served as president of the South Carolina Baptist Convention in 2011. He previously pastored Hampton Heights Baptist Church in Greenville (1986-2001) and First Baptist Church in Goose Creek […]

Curtis Pettit retires after 20 years at Walterboro church

Curtis Pettit, pastor of North Walterboro Baptist Church since July 1994, retired Aug. 10. He is a graduate of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and formerly served as pastor of Lee’s Chapel Baptist Church in Middlesex, N.C. During Pettit’s 20 years at North Walterboro, the church built a new fellowship hall and sanctuary, and established many […]

Washington Avenue calls Seth Phillips as minister of music

Washington Avenue Baptist Church in Greenville has called Seth Phillips as minister of music. Phillips earned a master’s degree in music education from Anderson University and bachelor’s degree from Southern Wesleyan University. He previously served as minister of music at Calvary Hill Baptist Church in Easley for three years. He has been involved with the Barbershop Harmony Society for […]

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, […]

Shandon minister of adults called as pastor of N.C. church

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 […]

Riverbluff Church pastor Curt Bradford retires after 26 years

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.

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.