Laneir Singleton has announced his retirement effective the end of January. He has pastored Hoffmeyer Road Baptist Church in Florence for the the last 13 years of his 43-year ministry. Singleton is a graduate of Charleston Southern University and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Connie, are both natives of Conway and have two children — Becky, who is a Spanish teacher in Greenville; and Cory, who is a youth associate with the South Carolina Baptist Convention — and three grandchildren. After January, they will reside at their Lake Murray home.