Small, rural S.C. church typifies ‘the backbone’ of SBC, Page says

It’s fitting that Josh McClendon should pastor 200-year-old Philippi Baptist Church in quaint, rural Johnston, S.C. The 33-year-old said he senses a spiritual calling to the small-town setting. McClendon said his burden for rural communities began during his senior year of college. “It seemed like a lot of young guys, and rightly so, want to […]

Philippi Baptist Church celebrates 200 years of service

On Feb. 23, Philippi Baptist Church of Johnston celebrated 200 years since the church was organized to serve a rural area of the Johnston community. The bicentennial celebration began with the regular Sunday morning worship services by Philippi pastor Josh McClendon. The church was filled with an estimated 300 people in attendance. Following the morning […]

Eubanks is new evangelism minister at Simpsonville FBC

Tony Eubanks of Pendleton has been called as minister of evangelism at Simpsonville First Baptist Church. He begins his work April 1. Since 2009, Eubanks has run a spiritual mentoring program called “Spiritual 2-A-Days,” which he founded. He served as chaplain at Clemson University from 2004-2010 and as chaplain at the University of Georgia from […]

Rockvale Baptist Church ordains Deane Harrison to the ministry

Rockvale Baptist Church, Piedmont, recently ordained Deane Harrison (center) to the ministry. He is a graduate of Liberty University Theological Seminary, having earned a master of divinity degree. Harrison is serving as associate pastor at Rockvale while seeking his first church as pastor. Presenting the ordination certificate are Phil Harrison, chairman of deacons (left), and […]

Cherokee Springs dedicates remodeled sanctuary

The congregation of Cherokee Springs Baptist Church, Spartanburg, held a dedication service for their remodeled sanctuary on March 9. Pictured, from left, are sanctuary committee members Stacey Boyter, Alice Furber, pastor Michael Boyter, Randy Seay, Kathy Ware and Ronnie Ware.