Down the Road - Events

April 26

Edisto Baptist Association youth rally, hosted by Rocky Grove Baptist Church, Salley, 3-6 p.m. Guest evangelist: Frank Shivers. Special music: Nathan Herron. Door prizes, games, food, “Bible preaching and spirit-filled singing.” For more information, contact associational youth directors Adam Hensley at 803-653-1549 or Patty Whaley at 803-508-2957.

April 27

First Baptist Church, Great Falls, 100th anniversary celebration, 10:30 a.m. Covered dish dinner following the service.

April 27

Lake Wateree Baptist Church, concert by the Beulah Land Quartet, 6 p.m.

April 29

Eric Metaxas

Eric Metaxas

Taylors Free Medical Clinic, annual banquet, TD Convention Center, Greenville, 6:30-9 p.m. Guest speaker: Eric Metaxas, radio host, television commentator and New York Times bestselling author of “Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery” and “Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy.” Taylors Free Medical Clinic is a faith-based organization with the mission to minister to the mind, body and spirit of the medically uninsured and indigent people of the greater Taylors area. Aside from the management team, the clinic is fully staffed by volunteers, including doctors, nurses, pharmacists and administrative personnel. For more information: 864-244-1134 or [email protected]

April 30

Charleston Southern University will host Alan Sears, president of the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), who will discuss what is happening in the courts from a Christian perspective. The free event is open to the public and will be held in the Whitfield Center for Christian Leadership. For more information: 843-863-7972 or

May 4

Rodney and Beverly Dillard - Mayberry Values

Rodney and Beverly Dillard

As part of the annual Mayberry Comes to Westminster Festival, Rodney and Beverly Dillard will present their Mayberry Values program Sunday morning, May 4, 10:30 a.m. at Westminster Baptist Church.

The Andy Griffith Show has captured the hearts of Americans since the 1960s. Its emphasis on family values, Christian principles and simply “doing the right thing” made it the most popular show in television history.

Rodney Dillard was one of the beloved “Darling boys” on many episodes of the Andy Griffith Show.

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May 4

First Baptist Church, Lexington, free concert by Charles Billingsley and the First Baptist Lexington choir and orchestra, 6 p.m. Billingsley (“artist in residence” at Liberty University) has sung worldwide with the popular Christian group NewSong, who released “People Get Ready” featuring “Arise My Love.” For more information, contact Roy Stenstrom, worship pastor, at 803-957-0686.

May 18

Heath Springs Baptist Church, one-day revival, 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. Guest speaker: John Rogers, pastor of Oakhurst Baptist Church. Special singing by Judson and Jane Tripp. For more information: pastor Frankie Melton, (803) 577-7314.

May 25

Heath Springs Baptist Church, concert by Jim Hendrick of Jim Hendrick Ministries, 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. Hendrick is an international concert pianist and a professor at Chicago State University who has performed more than 1,200 piano concerts around the world, including appearances on ABC, CBS, TBN and PAX network. Free event open to the public; love offering will be taken.

June 8

Shaw Heights Baptist Church, Sumter (Santee Baptist Association), 50th anniversary. Meet-and-greet, 9 a.m. Worship, 11 a.m., with lunch following. Afternoon celebration, 2 p.m. RSVP for lunch: 803-499-4997, or email [email protected]