Laurens Second Baptist Church events

Winter has brought a flurry of activity to the congregation of Laurens Second Baptist Church: — In December, they surpassed their Lottie Moon Christmas Offering goal of $7,000. — On Jan. 22, the church hosted a concert by the Singing Churchmen and set a record for the highest attendance in its 117-year history. — Members observed “Soup-er Bowl […]

NGU mission teams serve in North America, around the world

North Greenville University sent out two international mission teams and one North America team over Christmas break. The international teams traveled to South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa, and the North America team served in Cleveland, Ohio. Pictured are members of the group that traveled to Cleveland in partnership with the South Carolina Baptist Convention.

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 […]