Greenville pastor Paul K. Wilson celebrates 50 years of ministry

On June 12, Providence Baptist Church, Greenville, celebrated pastor Paul K. Wilson’s 50th anniversary in the ministry. Wilson, 81, and his wife, Vette, have been at Providence since August 2004. He grew up in the Poe Mill community and made a profession of faith in 1948 at David Street Baptist Church, Greenville, where he was licensed to the […]

Providence Baptist pastor receives surprise gift for 19 years of service

On June 22, the members of Providence Baptist Church, Orangeburg-Calhoun Baptist Association, surprised pastor Kimmett Lott with a golf cart as a “token of their love and appreciation” for 19 years of service. Lott and a group of fellow church and association members had just returned from a mission trip to Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, when the congregation […]

Greenwood church secretary retires after 37 years of service

Beverly Kemp recently retired as secretary of West Side Baptist Church, Greenwood, after 37 years of service. She began her duties in August of 1977, when office equipment consisted of an electric typewriter, an offset printer, a folding machine and a hand labeler. During her 37 years at West Side, Kemp has worked with four […]

Ridge Spring Baptist Church responds to needs in West Virginia

After learning of the need for paper products in Lashmeet, W.Va., the members of Ridge Spring Baptist Church, in Ridge Association, immediately offered their help. What started as an idea in a Sunday school class quickly spread to include the entire church and community. Sunday school member David Sawyer issued a challenge to all Sunday school […]

South Carolinian earns doctorate at New Orleans Seminary

Derek Brown, from Manning, S.C., who serves at Geyer Springs First Baptist Church in Little Rock, Ark., earned a doctor of philosophy degree May 17 from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Brown, left, is pictured with NOBTS president Chuck Kelley.

Laurens pastor wins awards at Ridgecrest writers conference

Rhett H. Wilson, pastor of The Spring Church in Laurens, a Southern Baptist fellowship, recently received three awards at the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference in Ridgecrest, N.C., one of the largest meetings for Christian writers in the country held annually in May. Around 400 people attended the annual conference, where they gathered to […]

Three Rivers Association breaks ground on mission center

On June 1, Three Rivers Baptist Association broke ground on a 5,000-square-foot mission center. The center will house offices, meeting rooms, a conference center, disaster relief trailers and other outreach supplies. Much of the construction of the building will take place during July with volunteer carpenters from around South Carolina. The two acres of land […]

Pelzer-area churches sponsor community revival

Pelzer-area churches recently came together to hold community revival services. A different pastor preached in each service, including Mark Spearman, Robert Parris, Randall Smith, Barry Garrett, Buckshot Avant and James Massey. The services also featured a combined choir.

Scenic Hills Baptist Church receives gift from local real estate developer

On May 4, the deacons of Scenic Hills Baptist Church in Travelers Rest accepted the deed for their newly expanded church building from T. Walter Brashier Sr., who presented the debt-free property to the Scenic Hills congregation. The 8,000-square-foot addition doubles the size of the auditorium. Pictured, from left: Steve Bramlett, pastor Tommy Brashier, Bob […]

Strength team rallies Laurens community for Christ

Writer: Clay Webb On March 25, the Team Impact planners of Davidson Street Baptist Church, Clinton, met to prepare for an eventful weekend. Eight weeks later, the church hosted Team Impact for the Laurens County community. Team Impact, a Christian strength organization based outside of Houston, Texas, sent two of its members to Davidson Street […]