Charleston Southern University recognized for volunteer service

For the fourth consecutive year, Charleston Southern University has been recognized by the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll and the U.S. Department of Education and Corporation for National and Community Service as a university committed to volunteer service.   Charleston Southern is one of 98 colleges and universities honored for leadership in developing […]

Tom Tucker to be nominated for SCBC first vice president

The Courier has learned that Tom Tucker, pastor of Sisk Memorial Baptist Church in Fort Mill, will be nominated for first vice president of the South Carolina Baptist Convention next month. SCBC messengers will elect a slate of officers for 2015 when they convene Nov. 11-12 at Shandon Baptist Church in Columbia for the state […]

NGU welcomes 21st consecutive record enrollment

For the 21st consecutive year, North Greenville University welcomed the largest number of students in school history. A total of 2,603 undergraduate, graduate, and online students began classes this fall, an increase of 136 over last year. The total enrollment included a record 769 new students — 14.78 percent more than last fall. In addition, NGU welcomed 117 […]

Retired pastor Ron Jackson walks from Gaffney to State House to raise awareness for ‘Parson’s Pantry’

Written by: Beth Baker Ron Jackson, founder of Parson’s Pantry Ministry, recently walked 98.2 miles from Gaffney to the State House in Columbia, S.C. Jackson is a 71-year-old retired pastor. This is his third annual walk to raise funds in order to provide financial assistance to needy pastors, widows of pastors, and married ministerial students. Jackson began Parson’s […]

SCBC Executive Board honors retiring Jim Austin; elects interim executive director-treasurer

Richard Harris, a retired vice president with the North American Mission Board, was elected interim executive director-treasurer of the South Carolina Baptist Convention by the convention’s Executive Board. The action occurred at the board’s fall meeting, Monday-Tuesday, Oct. 6-7, at White Oak Conference Center. Harris’ work began immediately. He met with convention staff in Columbia […]

S.C. Baptist universities announce record enrollments

The three universities with historical ties to the South Carolina Baptist Convention all report record-high enrollments for the fall semester, with more than 9,000 students enrolled. The largest freshman class in Anderson University history — 657 students — moved into campus housing Aug. 16. School officials expect total enrollment this semester to top out at […]

LiveIT wristbands have young fans

When Charlene Bowling opened a small package from the South Carolina Baptist Convention a few weeks ago, she immediately thought of her granddaughters. The secretary at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Easley had received sample LiveIT wristbands sent to church staff members, and she saw the accompanying brochure that read, “Wear it, use it, LiveIT.” […]

NGU opens Tim Brashier Center

North Greenville University now has a presence in the City of Greenville thanks to a commercial real estate gift from a local Upstate couple, Dr. T. Walter and Christine Brashier. On Oct. 9, the school held a dedication ceremony and ribbon cutting for the new Tim Brashier Center. Brashier family and friends along with city, […]

Horton: Let’s celebrate ‘winning team’ at SCBC annual meeting

Recognizing that the yearly meetings of the South Carolina Baptist Convention are not as well attended as they once were, SCBC president D.J. Horton hopes to inject a spirit of celebration into this year’s annual meeting, to be held Nov. 11-12 at Shandon Baptist Church in Columbia. “I’m hoping we’ll have the largest gathering of […]