Fousek retires after 40-year pastoral ministry

Ron Fousek retired Feb. 2 after serving more than four decades as a pastor. He completed his service at Eureka Baptist Church in Anderson, where he was pastor for eight and a half years. Previously, he pastored Shady Grove and Whitefield Baptist churches in Belton and Ebenezer Baptist Church in Hendersonville, N.C. Fousek serves on […]

Bill Pfister accepts position with Samaritan’s Purse

Bill Pfister, who served as senior pastor of Locust Hill Baptist Church in Travelers Rest for five years, has accepted a position as international regional director for Samaritan’s Purse/Operation Christmas Child. He has previously served churches in North Carolina and South Carolina and has served with the International Mission Board in Argentina. He will be […]

Chris Yeargin commissioned as Army chaplain

Chris Yeargin was commissioned recently by Ridge Spring Baptist Church, Ridge Association, to serve as a chaplain in the United States Army. Yeargin, 40, who served as Ridge Spring’s pastor for seven years, is completing training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, and will graduate this spring. He will eventually be stationed at Fort Stuart in Georgia. […]

Fairview calls Tony Crouch as pastor

Tony E. Crouch has been called as pastor of Fairview Baptist Church, Kinards. He formerly served as senior pastor of Chestnut Ridge Baptist Church, Laurens. A graduate of Erskine Theological Seminary, Crouch has been in the ministry for more than 30 years. He and his wife, Mary Ann, who is a principal in Laurens School […]

New Hope calls Steven Eudy as associate youth pastor

New Hope Baptist Church, Pelzer, recently called Steven Eudy as an associate youth pastor. Eudy grew up in the Fountain Inn/Simpsonville area and was ordained Feb. 16 by Pelzer First Baptist Church, where he and his wife, Dana, have worked with the youth for the past 10 years. They have two children, Landon and Kerrigan.

Orchard Street calls Roland Dry Jr. as senior pastor

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 is new senior pastor at Mullins First Baptist

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 calls Drew Stephens as pastor

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 […]

Knapp called as senior pastor of Bishopville First Baptist

(Note: This story was updated  with corrected information on April 3.) 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 master of […]