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, […]
Harris Baptist Church, Greenwood, honored pastor Frank Thomas on Sept. 7 for 35 years of service. A cookout was held at Lake Greenwood, where many shared how “Preacher Frank” and his family have ministered to them through the years, and how much they are loved and appreciated. Thomas began his ministry at Harris in 1979 at the age of 29. Under […]
Writer: Stephanie Hutto Fred R. Hiers is known to many in his hometown of Bamberg, South Carolina. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service in 1991 after 30 years of service, a job that put him in touch with people from varied socioeconomic backgrounds throughout the community. His love for people, an expression of his […]
Jack Hester (left) was honored Aug. 3 for preaching the gospel for 65 years. As a 20-year-old, he preached for the first time at his father’s church in Hendersonville, N.C., on Aug. 6, 1950. Tommy Brashier, pastor of Scenic Hills Baptist Church in Travelers Rest, presented Hester with a plaque. Hester, who has preached in […]
James Greene (left) recently presented a check for $51,885 to endow Pacolet Mills Baptist Church’s scholarship fund in honor of his aunt and uncle, Louise and Leonard Greene. Also pictured is Norman Band, pastor.
More than 170 members of Georgetown First Baptist Church participated in a church-wide mission project called “All In-All Out” during the week of July 13-18. Members were divided into teams, including a backyard Bible club team, a projects team, a visitation team, a spiritual awareness team and a community-needs team. Volunteers worked on 12 houses, […]
Before the first verse of the invitational hymn was complete, 15-year-old Jordie Skinner made her way into her pastor’s arms. Next, lanky, outspoken 16-year-old Ryan Pevey went up front. Marvin Pyles, a 17-year-old newcomer to the youth group and Sunday mornings, and Emily Doyle, a 23-year-old school teacher and youth leader, followed and stood beside […]
The congregation of Red Bank Baptist Church, Saluda, honored pastor Gary L. Romines Sr. and his wife, Monnie, with a reception on Aug. 17 for 40 years in the ministry and 20 years service to the church. Romines is one of the longest-serving pastors in the church’s 230-year history. He also served the congregations of Bethune; […]
Betty Wallace was honored on Aug. 6 for her duties as WMU director at Midway Baptist Church, Kershaw, where she has served since 1988.
Ronald “Dee” Vaughan, pastor of St. Andrews Baptist Church, Columbia, recently taught a continuing education course for pastors in Honduras. The class was held at the Thomas Herrington Bible Institute.