Charleston Southern dedicates Hunter Reception Center

June 11 was set aside to recognize Jairy C. Hunter Jr., president of Charleston Southern University, and his wife, Carolyn K. “Sissy” Hunter, for their 30 years of service to the Baptist-affiliated school. The day also included the dedication of the Jairy C. & Carolyn K. Hunter Center. To commemorate the occasion, Sen. Tim Scott’s […]

‘The child comes first’ for newly elected Connie Maxwell president

The president-elect of Connie Maxwell Children’s Home says he will do everything in his power to be “an advocate for the fatherless.” Randy Harling, pastor of Simpsonville First Baptist Church, will become the next president of Connie Maxwell Children’s Home in September. He told his congregation May 18. He will succeed Ben Davis, who will […]

Connie Maxwell president Ben Davis awarded two proclamations

Ben Davis, president of Connie Maxwell Children’s Home, was awarded two proclamations from the Greenwood delegation at the South Carolina Statehouse — one from the House of Representatives and one from the Senate — to commend him for his service at Connie Maxwell. Davis will retire in August. Pictured, from left: Rep. Shannon Riley, Rep. […]

Aquatic rehab facility to aid Bethea residents

Bethea Baptist Retirement Community, one of two retirement facilities operated by South Carolina Baptist Ministries for the Aging, has begun construction on an aquatic rehabilitation facility. The building will house an indoor heated pool, therapeutic spa and a sauna, and will benefit residents who struggle with orthopedic conditions, pain, stroke, arthritis, obesity and other medical […]

NGU students embark on global missions this summer

Mission teams from North Greenville University will serve in more than 22 countries and seven states this summer. The school has 10 teams heading to Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, New York, Nicaragua, North Africa/Middle East, South Asia, Uganda and West Virginia. Other students will be serving in different parts of the world in a […]

S.C. Baptist universities hold spring commencements

South Carolina’s three Southern Baptist-affiliated universities awarded nearly 1,200 degrees during spring commencement ceremonies in May. With picture-perfect weather on May 3, Anderson University awarded diplomas to a record 385 students. The commencement address was given by Jack Shaw of Greenville, chairman and CEO of Shaw Enterprises, a commercial real estate company. “There will be […]

Randy Harling to be next president of Connie Maxwell Children’s Home

Randy Harling, pastor of Simpsonville First Baptist Church, will be the next president of Connie Maxwell Children’s Home. He informed his congregation Sunday, May 18. Harling will succeed Ben Davis, who will retire Sept. 1 after serving at the Greenwood-based ministry to children for 21 years. Davis has been president since 2002. Harling has served […]

SCBC’s Robert Grant joining staff of Baptist Foundation of South Carolina

Robert Grant, a veteran South Carolina Baptist Convention staff member, will become resource development director with the Baptist Foundation of South Carolina on July 7. The transition ends Grant’s 31-year career with the state convention staff, during which time he has served the convention’s churches through Sunday school and church business administration. The Baptist Foundation is a ministry partner with the state convention.

NGU student missionaries headed across globe this summer

Mission teams from North Greenville University will serve in more than 22 countries and seven states this summer. The school has 10 teams heading to Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, New York, Nicaragua, North Africa/Middle East, South Asia, Uganda and West Virginia. Other students will be serving in different parts of the world in a […]