Roland Dry Jr. has been called as senior pastor of Orchard Street Baptist Church in Mayo and began work Jan. 1. He previously was senior pastor of Community Baptist Church in Clinton for six years. He received his doctorate from Southern Seminary in 1998. Dry is married to Allison Brock Dry, and they have two children.
Chadwick Ivester began his duties as senior pastor of Mullins First Baptist Church on Jan. 1. A 2001 graduate of Fruitland Baptist Bible Institute, he has pastored churches in North Carolina and South Carolina. He has also served on the South Carolina Baptist Convention Resolutions Committee and the SCBC Order of Business Committee. Ivester and his […]
Ridgeville Baptist Church, Ridgeville, called Drew Stephens as pastor on Feb. 3. A native of Stone Mountain, Ga., he earned a master of divinity degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Stephens previously served as pastor of Valley Grove Baptist Church, Thomaston, Ga. He and his wife, Kim, have three married daughters, one grandson and […]
David Knapp has been called as senior pastor of First Baptist Church, Bishopville. He and his wife, Janie, come to Bishopville from Statesville, N.C., where he previously served as minister of Christian education and family development at Oakdale Baptist Church. Knapp earned a doctor of ministry degree in ministry leadership from Columbia International University, Columbia. […]
Mildred Cone Webb was honored recently on her 10th anniversary as minister of music at Ridge Spring Baptist Church (Ridge Association). Webb is a graduate of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Chris Yeargin is pastor at Ridge Spring Baptist Church.
Eddie Pettit, who has worked with McCall Royal Ambassador camp for the past 20 years, has resigned as camp director to accept a call as pastor of Evergreen Baptist Church in Effingham. “I really enjoyed working at Camp McCall,” said Pettit, who served for many years as camp manager before being named camp director in […]
Jeff Wright is the new senior pastor at Red Bank Baptist Church in Lexington. He previously served as pastor at Nine Forks Baptist Church in Easley and associate pastor at East Pickens Baptist Church. He also served formerly as minister of youth at Red Bank. Wright and his wife Donna have been married for 26 […]
Jack Bratton, who formerly served as a pastor in South Carolina, has retired after 10 years as radio program director for “The Radio Bible Hour,” based in Newport, Tenn. “The Radio Bible Hour” was founded by J. Harold Smith in 1935 and is the oldest daily religious program in the world. Bratton’s previous South Carolina […]
Ron Davis, director of missions for Greenville Baptist Association since 1997, will retire Dec. 31. In a letter to the association’s executive committee last May, Davis said it has been a “joy and privilege” to serve the association for the past 16 years. He also praised the association’s “capable and passionate” staff. Greenville Association is […]
John Frederick Neel was called as pastor by Paxville Baptist Church, Manning, on Dec. 8. He previously served as associate pastor at East Gaffney Baptist Church, Gaffney. Neel earned his master’s degree from North Greenville University and is currently pursuing a doctor of ministry degree there. He and his wife, Jennie, a public school teacher, will […]