Columbia pastor publishes new book, ‘The Stories of My Life’

Ronald “Dee” Vaughan, pastor of St. Andrews Baptist Church in Columbia, has published a book, “The Stories of My Life.” It is a collection of personal stories from the author’s own life that taught him something important about the art of living and the journey of faith. The stories are drawn from messages Vaughan has […]

‘Bethlehem Walk’ in Inman features costumed actors, elaborate sets

Holston Creek Baptist Church in Inman will hold a “Bethlehem Walk” Dec. 12-14 featuring more than 150 actors and elaborately constructed outdoor scenes. The event is free and runs from 6:00 to 9:30 each night. “Bethlehem Walk” is just that — a walk — that takes about 30 minutes for visitors to complete. Groups of […]

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 […]

Red Dam Baptist Church hosts annual Fall Festival

Red Dam Baptist Church in Hardeeville hosted its annual Fall Festival on Nov. 8 with a rodeo theme, including a mechanical bull, donkey and hay rides, pumpkin-seed spitting contest, petting zoo, a men’s chili cook-off, greased pole, corn hole, face painting, bounce house, cake walk, raffle and more.

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 […]