Building wheelchair ramps stems from a ‘servant’s heart’

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 honored for 65 years in ministry

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 […]

Georgetown First Baptist members ‘all in, all out’ for community missions

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, […]

Lowcountry students give their summer to revamp their schools

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 […]

Gary Romines honored for 40 years of ministry, 20 years at Red Bank

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; […]

Brunson quilting group dedicated to ‘helping people’ since 2005

In 2005, several members of Brunson Baptist Church, in Brunson, started a quilting group with the desire to “help people.” Since that time, the group has made 180 quilts that have been sent to various parts of the community and the nation, as well as several foreign countries. Pictured are current members Sara Corbin, Iva […]

Rehoboth Baptist honors retiring church clerk Bessie Mayfield

During their annual homecoming service, held July 13, the congregation of Rehoboth Baptist Church, Gaffney, honored retiring church clerk Bessie Mayfield for 38 years of service. Pictured with Mayfield are members of her family, former and current deacons, and pastor Darrell Revels, who presented a plaque of appreciation to Mayfield.