Small, rural S.C. church typifies ‘the backbone’ of SBC, Page says

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 […]

Men find good food, gospel at ‘The Barn’

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.

Philippi Baptist Church celebrates 200 years of service

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 […]

Eubanks is new evangelism minister at Simpsonville FBC

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 […]

Are you a Christian counselor? Do our readers know how to find you?

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 […]

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.