Bryan Cox believes churches can work better together to reach people for Christ, and he plans to pedal from one end of the state to the other to make his case. Cox, pastor of New Hope Baptist Church in Mauldin, will ride his bicycle from the Upstate to the coast April 28 through May 3. […]
It’s fitting that Josh McClendon should pastor 200-year-old Philippi Baptist Church in quaint, rural Johnston, S.C. The 33-year-old said he senses a spiritual calling to the small-town setting. McClendon said his burden for rural communities began during his senior year of college. “It seemed like a lot of young guys, and rightly so, want to […]
On an unseasonably mild late afternoon in February, a setting sun expends the last of its warmth on a red barn in southern Greenville County, about five miles west of Fountain Inn. Two chattering boys toss a football near the barn’s twin garage-door openings, while Chloe, a 6-month-old black Lab, works earnestly to make a visitor feel welcome, shaking off a spray of pond water.
Bill Greene became pastor of Hebron Baptist Church in Scranton on Feb. 2. Joining him are his wife, Lila, and son, Dennis.
On Feb. 23, Philippi Baptist Church of Johnston celebrated 200 years since the church was organized to serve a rural area of the Johnston community. The bicentennial celebration began with the regular Sunday morning worship services by Philippi pastor Josh McClendon. The church was filled with an estimated 300 people in attendance. Following the morning […]
Tony Eubanks of Pendleton has been called as minister of evangelism at Simpsonville First Baptist Church. He begins his work April 1. Since 2009, Eubanks has run a spiritual mentoring program called “Spiritual 2-A-Days,” which he founded. He served as chaplain at Clemson University from 2004-2010 and as chaplain at the University of Georgia from […]
The May issue of the Courier will focus on Christian counseling. We look forward to providing our readers with information about this valuable resource. If you are a credentialed Christian counselor and would like to advertise information about your services with readers of the Courier, we are setting aside a portion of our classified ads […]
Ronald “Dee” Vaughan, pastor of St. Andrews Baptist Church, Columbia, is writer of the May 11-20 devotionals in LifeWay’s devotional magazine, Open Windows.
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.
Southside Baptist Church, Gaffney, recently licensed Roger Childers to the ministry. Pictured at right is Childers receiving the certificate from chairman of deacons Joe Brown.