Leesville First Baptist Church celebrates homecoming, revival

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 […]

Central Baptist Church, York, celebrates centennial Nov. 1-2

Central Baptist Church, York, celebrated its centennial the first weekend of November. In 1914, it was founded to meet the needs of the people who lived in the mill villages. It began as Charlotte Street Baptist Church and became Central Baptist in 1944 when the church moved to land in the Cannon Mill Village donated […]

Ken Moore celebrates 25 years as pastor of Elim Baptist Church

Elim Baptist Church, Effingham, recognized Ken Moore (center) on Sept. 21 for 25 years as pastor. Attendees included former members, friends and family of the Moores, and Florence Baptist Association director of missions Chris Smith, among others. Pictured with Moore are deacon chairman W.J. Jones, left, and DOM Chris Smith.  

Harmony Baptist Church celebrates 175th anniversary

Harmony Baptist Church, Elgin, will celebrate its 175th anniversary Oct. 19. The name of the church first appeared in the minutes of Bethal Baptist Association in 1839. In 1863, the church was a founding member of Fairfield Baptist Association (which later became Columbia Metro Baptist Association). Through the years, the church was moved to its present location (which was no […]

N.C. church names Jack Weaver pastor emeritus

At the 218th anniversary and homecoming of Green Creek First Baptist Church, Columbus, N.C., the congregation honored their former pastor, Jack Weaver, by installing him as the church’s second pastor emeritus (the late J.L. McCluney was honored with the title in 1986). Weaver preached during the morning worship service, and though hampered somewhat by advancing […]

Seven Pines Baptist honors longtime Sunday school teacher

Seven Pines Baptist Church, Snelling, honored Dallas Creighton on Aug. 31 for 57 years as the men’s Sunday school teacher. Creighton made a profession of faith at age 8 and has been committed to Jesus ever since. The men’s Sunday school class presented him with a plaque for his commitment and service.

Cottageville Baptist to observe centennial on Oct. 12

Cottageville Baptist Church in Colleton County will observe its centennial on Oct. 12. The celebration will begin with Sunday school at 9:45 a.m., followed by worship. A dinner will be served to all guests, followed by music from the gospel group “Hi Cotton.” “Adventurous guests” are encouraged to wear 1914 attire, but it is not […]

Aynor First Baptist to kick off centennial Oct. 11

Aynor First Baptist Church (shown here in the church’s earlier years) will kick off its 100th anniversary Oct. 11 with singing, games and food. Revival services will start the next day, with pastor Michael McGirt preaching in the morning service (which will be followed by a meal) and Lebron Crisp bringing the evening message. On […]

Centenary Baptist dedicates new building at Oct. 19 homecoming

The congregation of Centenary Baptist Church, Marion Association, dedicated a new church building and observed homecoming on Oct. 19. Jerry Pace and Timothy Shaw, son of former interim pastor Richard Shaw, brought dedication messages. Richard Shaw retired on Sept. 14 following a stroke in May. Former pastor Thelton Powell and his family brought a message […]