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.

South Carolinian earns doctorate at New Orleans Seminary

Derek Brown, from Manning, S.C., who serves at Geyer Springs First Baptist Church in Little Rock, Ark., earned a doctor of philosophy degree May 17 from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Brown, left, is pictured with NOBTS president Chuck Kelley.

Laurens pastor wins awards at Ridgecrest writers conference

Rhett H. Wilson, pastor of The Spring Church in Laurens, a Southern Baptist fellowship, recently received three awards at the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference in Ridgecrest, N.C., one of the largest meetings for Christian writers in the country held annually in May. Around 400 people attended the annual conference, where they gathered to […]

Three Rivers Association breaks ground on mission center

On June 1, Three Rivers Baptist Association broke ground on a 5,000-square-foot mission center. The center will house offices, meeting rooms, a conference center, disaster relief trailers and other outreach supplies. Much of the construction of the building will take place during July with volunteer carpenters from around South Carolina. The two acres of land […]

Ryan Pack called as senior pastor of North Augusta First Baptist

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 new Baptist collegiate minister at Clemson University

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 […]

Varnville First Baptist honors pastor Tommy Kelly for 20 years service

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 […]

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Longtime music minister J.N. McFadden retires

J.N. McFadden, a 60-year veteran in music ministry, recently retired as minister of music at United Baptist Church, Spartanburg. His music ministry spanned 65 years, five states and 12 full-time churches, as well as numerous interim positions. McFadden began his first position at Arkwright Baptist Church on Jan. 1, 1949. He went on to become an […]