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 […]

Children’s Bible Drill: Impacting Children, Families and Churches

Writer: Caroline Perez They looked like 10, 11, and 12-year-olds, but with Bibles grasped tightly in their hands, they were transformed into fearless, fierce and fast Bible drillers. On April 26, more than 140 children gathered from across South Carolina to demonstrate their Bible skills at the State Children’s Bible Drill. Children, leaders and parents […]

State CP giving behind budget through 2nd quarter

Gifts from South Carolina Baptist churches to the Cooperative Program were running 6.63 percent below budgeted needs halfway through the 2014 budget year. According to figures released by Pam Carroll, chief financial officer for the South Carolina Baptist Convention, churches forwarded $13,304,530 in CP gifts through June — $945,470 short of budgeted needs of $14,250,000. […]

SBC’s Frank Page to serve as Simpsonville interim pastor

Frank Page, president and CEO of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee, will begin serving as interim pastor of Simpsonville First Baptist Church on July 27. Page is a former SBC president and served as pastor of Taylors First Baptist Church from 2001-2009. He most recently served as interim pastor at North Augusta First Baptist […]

Greenville pastor Paul K. Wilson celebrates 50 years of ministry

On June 12, Providence Baptist Church, Greenville, celebrated pastor Paul K. Wilson’s 50th anniversary in the ministry. Wilson, 81, and his wife, Vette, have been at Providence since August 2004. He grew up in the Poe Mill community and made a profession of faith in 1948 at David Street Baptist Church, Greenville, where he was licensed to the […]

Providence Baptist pastor receives surprise gift for 19 years of service

On June 22, the members of Providence Baptist Church, Orangeburg-Calhoun Baptist Association, surprised pastor Kimmett Lott with a golf cart as a “token of their love and appreciation” for 19 years of service. Lott and a group of fellow church and association members had just returned from a mission trip to Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, when the congregation […]

Greenwood church secretary retires after 37 years of service

Beverly Kemp recently retired as secretary of West Side Baptist Church, Greenwood, after 37 years of service. She began her duties in August of 1977, when office equipment consisted of an electric typewriter, an offset printer, a folding machine and a hand labeler. During her 37 years at West Side, Kemp has worked with four […]

Ridge Spring Baptist Church responds to needs in West Virginia

After learning of the need for paper products in Lashmeet, W.Va., the members of Ridge Spring Baptist Church, in Ridge Association, immediately offered their help. What started as an idea in a Sunday school class quickly spread to include the entire church and community. Sunday school member David Sawyer issued a challenge to all Sunday school […]

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.