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 […]

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.

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.