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 […]

Brett Davis is new senior pastor at First Baptist, Cross Hill

Brett Davis was recently called as senior pastor of First Baptist Church, Cross Hill. He previously served on the staff at Northside Baptist Church, Laurens. A native of Clinton, Davis is a graduate of West Coast Bible College and Seminary and attended the University of South Carolina in Columbia. He and his wife, Lisa, have […]

5 Upstate churches partner in launch of Boston church plant

During First Baptist North Spartanburg’s Global Impact Celebration on Sept. 4, five Upstate pastors signed a partnership agreement with a new church plant — Encounter Church, located south of Boston. Their churches have already committed $75,000 to the project and plan to send teams throughout the year to help the church get established. Pictured from left are […]