Sand Hill Baptist to celebrate 200th anniversary Oct. 12

Sand Hill Baptist Church in Kershaw will celebrate its bicentennial on Oct. 12. Jerry Satterfield will be guest speaker. In 1814, the church began in a log building, which was replaced with a white frame structure that was used from 1901 to 1950. The present building was constructed in 1949. A recreational building was added […]

Wolf Pond Baptist calls Mark Evans as pastor

Mark Evans has been called as pastor of Wolf Pond Baptist Church in Pageland. In 2006, Evans left a business career to pursue a full-time call into the ministry. He attended Fruitland Baptist Bible Institute, where he graduated in 2008. He and his wife, Leslie, have been married for 19 years and have a son, […]

Upstate men share ‘Lamb of God’ in Israel

“I have come from South Carolina to tell you I love the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. My love for the God of Israel has given me a love for the people of Israel.” That was Michael Post’s introduction to several Israelis during an evangelistic trip in August. “This opened up the door to […]

Jamestown Baptist Church calls Jamey Collins as pastor

Jamey Collins was recently called as pastor of Jamestown Baptist Church, Conway. He previously served at Flat Rock Baptist Church, Liberty, which added more than 100 new members and baptized 150 during his three years there. A South Carolina native and graduate of North Greenville University, Collins is currently pursuing a master’s degree from Liberty University. He and his wife, […]

Relational discipleship breathes new life into old church

This is the story of God at work in a 175-year-old church located in the Chester County town of Edgemoor. People are becoming Christ-followers, small groups are multiplying, and the pews are filling up. But Pastor Woody Oliver wants to be clear about what is happening in Harmony Baptist Church. “We are growing disciples that […]

Rock Springs Baptist hosts Piedmont Association area crusade

Rock Springs Baptist Church, Easley, was the host church for the recent Piedmont Baptist Association Area Crusade. Evangelist Junior Hill brought a challenging message to encourage others with Christ’s love through “our presence, our pen and our purse.” Former Clemson University running back Rod McDowell shared his testimony with the youth before the evening service. Special music […]

Red Bank celebrates 230th anniversary

Red Bank Baptist Church in Saluda, founded in 1784, recently celebrated its 230th anniversary. The current sanctuary, built in 1911, is home to such Southern Baptist notables as R.G. Lee and Ellis Fuller. Pictured are former pastor Dan Griffin and his wife, Edith. Griffin, who was guest speaker at the anniversary celebration, was pastor at Red Bank from 1980-1987, […]

Gambrells retire from First Baptist, North Myrtle Beach

John Gambrell, pastor, and his wife, Kathleen, music director, have announced their retirement from First Baptist Church, North Myrtle Beach, where they have served the past 12 years. Prior to that, the Gambrells previously served at First Baptist, Surfside Beach. During his 30-year ministry, John has also served as pastor of Ridge Spring Baptist Church, Ridge Spring, and Southside Baptist Church, Sumter. Following […]