David Dockery to speak at Charleston’s Hamrick Lectureship

David Dockery, president of Trinity International University, will be the featured speaker Jan. 18-19 for the 20th annual John A. Hamrick Lectureship at First Baptist Church of Charleston. Dockery previously served for 18 years as president of Union University in Jackson, Tenn. He has also served as chief academic officer at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, […]

McDowell brings Connie Maxwell relationships to new position

Debbie McDowell, the new director of volunteer services at Connie Maxwell Children’s Home, is no stranger to her latest surroundings. Her home church, Temple Baptist in Ninety Six, supported the children’s home throughout McDowell’s life. In Greenwood’s schools, McDowell taught and coached many Connie Maxwell children. One of those students is now her coworker. McDowell […]

New Courier Publishing website is active

A new website is up and running for Courier Publishing (BaptistCourier.com/publishing) and offers resources for both writers and readers of books. The website serves as an online bookstore for Courier Publishing titles and features a secure online ordering process. The site also provides information for any writer interested in having his or her book professionally […]

ACF recognizes NGU in top 50 Best Online Christian Colleges for 2015

Affordable Colleges Foundation (ACF), a leading resource for online learning and college affordability information, recently published a new national list of the Best Online Christian Colleges 2014-2015. North Greenville University was ranked 17th out of its top 50.   According to ACF, schools included in the rankings not only have clear and active Christian affiliations, but […]

Upward Sports supports NGU sports ministry

North Greenville University recently received a second $25,000 gift from Spartanburg-based Upward Sports, which will be used for scholarships and administrative costs in training and educating students in its sport ministry degree program. Upward Sports’ first gift to the program was in August 2013. Gregg Wisecarver, vice president of Upward University; Cheney Robinson, leadership development associate; and […]

Charleston Southern University named to Best Christian College, Best College Buy list

Charleston Southern University has received national recognition once again, being named to America’s 100 Best College Buys list for the 10th consecutive year and America’s Best Christian Colleges list for the 16th consecutive year. “We are very pleased to be recognized once again for these outstanding awards,” said Debbie Williamson, vice president for enrollment management. “We work […]

Frances H. Yon receives Baptist Foundation award

Frances Hester Yon of Wagener was awarded the 2014 Dr. Lonnie H. Shull Jr. Legacy Award by the Baptist Foundation of South Carolina at the Foundation’s Partner in Ministry events held at the South Carolina Baptist Convention in Columbia Sept. 22-23. The Dr. Lonnie H. Shull Jr. Legacy Award is given annually to a friend […]

NGU ranked top Christian college with lowest debt burden

Leading Christian higher-education resource Christian Universities Online has published a ranking of the top 50 U.S. Christian colleges and universities with the lowest debt burden. North Greenville University ranked fourth on the national list and the top school in South Carolina. This list attempts to present a ranking of Christian colleges and universities whose class […]

Anderson University launches Great Commission Center

Anderson University is launching a Great Commission Center to help students and faculty expand and enhance their involvement in mission activities in the U.S. and abroad. The Center will be a joint partnership of the College of Christian Studies, Clamp Divinity School, and the department of Campus Ministries. Tim McKnight, assistant professor of missions and […]

Report of 2014 SCBC Committee on Committees

Tony Smith, Chairman (All terms to begin Jan. 1, 2015) (*non-church employee, #unexpired term) Bylaws Committee Chairman: Bill Rigsby Vice Chairman: David Barfield Tyler Caines, Loris (2017) Denis McCory, Nichols (2017) Ken Petrus, Greenwood (2017) Tom Turner, Anderson (2016 — unexpired term, replacing Sam Evatt) Alternate: *Phil Ellenburg Christian Life and Public Affairs Committee Chairman: […]