S.C. Baptist Ministry Assistants gather for 30th-anniversary meeting

Ministry assistants from churches and associations around the state gathered May 15-17 at Camden First Baptist Church for the 30th-anniversary meeting of the South Carolina Baptist Ministry Assistants Association. Led by Kathy Hall, 2012-2014 SCBMAA president, the theme for the meeting was “A Manner Worthy of God.”

Attendees elected Cindy Oswald of Round Hill Baptist Church, Lexington, as the 2014-2015 president and voted on a revised constitution. Conferences were led by Scott Vaughn, Roger Orman, and Dianne Cockrell on Friday, while Kershaw County Sheriff’s Deputy Jarrett Greenway presented a personal safety program on Thursday night. Wendy F. Campbell was the guest speaker/soloist at Friday night’s banquet, where both Orman and Cockrell were honored for their work with SCBMAA. Also in attendance were eight past presidents of SCBMAA.

Joyce Sudduth of Piedmont Baptist Association was recognized as the longest-serving ministry assistant (37 years) in the SCBMAA. Julie Keith of Camden First Baptist was recognized as the newest ministry assistant, beginning her work on April 1.

Next year’s meeting is set for May 14-16 at Round Hill Baptist Church, Lexington.