Ben Davis elected as SCDOT commissioner

Ben Davis, retired president of Connie Maxwell Children’s Home, has been elected as a commissioner to the South Carolina Department of Transportation. His previous public service, before joining the Connie Maxwell staff in 1993, included 12 years as mayor of Fountain Inn and three years on the city council. Davis received the Order of the […]

Augusta Heights calls Greg Dover as senior pastor

Greg Dover has been called as senior pastor of Augusta Heights Baptist Church in Greenville. He served at Earle Street Baptist Church in Greenville as associate pastor since 2009. He is a graduate of Furman University and Wake Forest Divinity School. He and his wife, Suzy, are the parents of a son, Yates, and a […]

Al Phillips begins new work as Greenville DOM

Al Phillips, former associate pastor of First North Spartanburg Baptist Church, has been called as director of missions for Greenville Baptist Association. Phillips, who was elected at a called meeting of the association on Jan. 27, succeeds Ron Davis, who retired in December 2013. Eddie Howard, pastor of Hillside Baptist Church and chairman of the […]

CSU’s Rick Brewer to lead Louisiana College

Rick Brewer, who has served in several administrative capacities at Charleston Southern University over the past 28 years, has been elected president of Louisiana College in Pineville, La. Louisiana College trustees unanimously elected Brewer as the school’s 11th president on March 5, according to a news release. The college is affiliated with the Louisiana Baptist Convention. Brewer takes office […]

Kenneth Ridings, former Fruitland president, passes away

Kenneth Ridings, retired president of Fruitland Baptist Bible Institute (now College) in Hendersonville, N.C., died Thursday, March 5, following a battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Ridings, a South Carolina native, joined the faculty at Fruitland as professor of homiletics in 1968 and was named president of the school in 1997. He retired in 2008. His hometown was […]

La Vida donates beds to Ohio Partnership church

Bunk beds used by campers at Camp La Vida since 1942 are now helping give rest to volunteer mission teams at a church in Cleveland, Ohio. The donation, transportation and set up of the beds represented a picture of partnership among state ministries and a variety of mission teams. In 2014, the South Carolina Woman’s […]

Influences outside North America will shape future worship, scholar says

Influences outside North America will have a large impact on how Christians will worship in the future, a prolific author and seminary president said at the John A. Hamrick Lectureship held Jan. 18-19 at First Baptist Church of Charleston. David Dockery, president of Trinity International University in Chicago and former president of Union University in […]

Baptist Foundation awards grant to NGU Intercultural Studies program

North Greenville University has received a $15,000 grant from the Baptist Foundation of South Carolina in support of its Intercultural Studies degree program. Intercultural Studies majors are required each May and June to participate in a supervised international field immersion experience. In the past, North Greenville students have travelled to East Asia and to Eastern […]

New book offers Scripture-based approach to hot-button issues

Ernest Ray Winburn, a Southern Baptist pastor, has written “Beyond the Issues: The Essentiality of Authority, Truth, Values and Spirituality,” a new release from Courier Publishing. Winburn examines the social and political issues that dominate the news headlines and offers a quartet of “timeless and universal” realities that should inform a Christian’s response. He identifies […]