Shirley Upton Parris, a member of Draytonville Baptist Church in Gaffney, has served as the church administrative assistant for 50 years. Her church honored her years of service and celebrated her retirement during the Feb. 8 worship service.
Aileen Black, who has attended Zion Hill Baptist Church in Spartanburg for every one of her 100 years, was honored Feb. 2 by her church. Her birthday was Jan. 30. She says her life has been “filled with love, beginning with her parents,” according to her pastor, Keith Davis, pictured here with her.
Furman P. Martin recently was honored on his 25th anniversary at Varennes Heights Baptist Church in Anderson, where he is associate pastor for music and senior adults. He and his wife, Carole, have two children and two grandchildren.
Winter has brought a flurry of activity to the congregation of Laurens Second Baptist Church: — In December, they surpassed their Lottie Moon Christmas Offering goal of $7,000. — On Jan. 22, the church hosted a concert by the Singing Churchmen and set a record for the highest attendance in its 117-year history. — Members observed “Soup-er Bowl […]
North Greenville University sent out two international mission teams and one North America team over Christmas break. The international teams traveled to South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa, and the North America team served in Cleveland, Ohio. Pictured are members of the group that traveled to Cleveland in partnership with the South Carolina Baptist Convention.
Park Street Baptist Church, Easley, recognized Ann Sisk Duncan on Nov. 23 for 25 years of service as church organist/pianist. Duncan also served as organist while her father, Enary Sisk Jr., was pianist prior to his death. Pictured with Duncan are music director Robert C. Oates Jr. and pastor Alton A. Nix.
Ronald “Dee” Vaughan, pastor of St. Andrews Baptist Church in Columbia, has published a book, “The Stories of My Life.” It is a collection of personal stories from the author’s own life that taught him something important about the art of living and the journey of faith. The stories are drawn from messages Vaughan has […]
Holston Creek Baptist Church in Inman will hold a “Bethlehem Walk” Dec. 12-14 featuring more than 150 actors and elaborately constructed outdoor scenes. The event is free and runs from 6:00 to 9:30 each night. “Bethlehem Walk” is just that — a walk — that takes about 30 minutes for visitors to complete. Groups of […]
First Baptist Church of Leesville celebrated homecoming on Oct. 12. The church’s first pastor, who was ordained 71 years ago, along with one of his members who has preached for 66 years, addressed the congregation. John O. Reed Jr., better known as “Joe,” was ordained to the ministry in 1943 by Lexington Baptist Church. He became […]
The congregation of Cherokee Springs Baptist Church, Spartanburg, voted to name the second Sunday in November as “Cherokee Springs Fire Department Day.”