The Whitlock family of four sisters and a brother at Flat Rock Baptist Church in Liberty has a legacy of teaching and sharing God’s word that totals hundreds of years, when combined with their spouses. Francis Whitlock served churches with her husband, Charles Hamilin, a pastor for 55 years before retiring. Wanda Whitlock, who married […]
Lockhart First Baptist Church recently recognized Hugh Gregory for 30 years of perfect Sunday school attendance. He was baptized at Lockhart First Baptist on May 21, 1950, and has been a faithful member for the past 65 years, serving as deacon, trustee, and in many other church positions. Gregory served with the Lockhart Volunteer Fire Department for more […]
Several members of Ridge Spring Baptist Church’s WMU were honored at an awards ceremony on Oct. 29, in which Saluda Nursing Center received the “Spirit of Caring” award for the Easter Hat Parade sponsored by Ridge Spring Baptist. The late Mrs. Pauline Hendrix, a member of Ridge Spring, started the ministry 41 years ago, and her […]
The youth group of Hunt’s Memorial Baptist Church, in the Dacusville community, collected enough items during Vacation Bible School this summer to fill 50 shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child.
Keith Shorter, pastor of Mt. Airy Baptist Church in Easley, will be nominated for president-elect of the South Carolina Baptist Convention at the state convention’s upcoming annual meeting. Shorter, 55, is the first person to be nominated for an office that was created last year by SCBC messengers. If elected, he will have access to […]
The South Carolina Baptist Convention Executive Board has signaled its desire to move past a controversy surrounding the sudden departure of North Greenville University president Jimmy Epting earlier this year. The move came after a series of meetings between NGU officials and SCBC leaders, during which time Cooperative Program payments to the school were delayed […]
When Scott Carter started the Hearts on Fire Youth Conference with about 150 students in 1986, he never imagined what it would become. Last year alone, more than 11,000 students and their leaders filled the LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge for a dynamic weekend of worship. This year’s lineup includes groups like Mercy Me, Finding […]
South Carolina Baptist Convention Executive Board members assembled at White Oak Conference Center Oct. 13 learned that the state convention’s conference facility near Winnsboro needs at least $4 million worth of maintenance work. “Our convention’s fund balance is at $4 million, and these needs at White Oak will take every penny we have,” Marshall Blalock, […]
First Baptist Church of Clover celebrated its 125th anniversary Oct. 4 with a homecoming celebration. Former pastor of 30 years Dave Stanford delivered the message in the newly renovated sanctuary. Other speakers included George Jones, the great-grandson of church founder L.A. Allen.
Ron Jackson, right, was recently recognized at Charleston Southern University, his alma mater. CSU president Jairy Hunter presented Jackson with a plaque honoring Jackson’s work through Parson’s Pantry, a ministry that provides assistance to needy pastors, widows of pastors and married ministerial students.