‘Concoxions’: A Creative Arts Ministry (That Almost Wasn’t)

How to get the message across? Throughout his ministry, Bill Cox has depended on God for the answer. How to get the message across? That’s the question dancing like heat lightning across Bill Cox’s thoughts. How to get the message across? It’s a persistent querying impulse, a waking thought that later might give rise to […]

South Carolina Baptists worship at historic ‘Mother Emanuel’

The 300-or-so worshipers who arrived early at Charleston’s Emanuel AME Church on Nov. 13 were fortunate to find seating in the grand old sanctuary. The 400 others in the overflow crowd walked to nearby Citadel Square Baptist Church to watch the service on closed-circuit TV. They had come to the Tuesday night worship service of […]

Greenwood pastor Bryant Sims leads 2019 SCBC officers

Bryant Sims, pastor of First Mount Moriah Baptist Church in Greenwood, heads a slate of officers who will lead the South Carolina Baptist Convention in 2019. Sims, who served for the past 12 months as president-elect, officially assumed the office of president at the conclusion of this year’s annual meeting. In this year’s annual meeting […]

SCBC messengers address budget, bylaws in opening session

Messengers to the 198th annual meeting of the South Carolina Baptist Convention Tuesday morning adopted a $28 million Cooperative Program budget and approved a bylaw change that requires prospective trustees and Executive Board members as well as their churches to “affirm [in writing] and reflect in practice” the Baptist Faith & Message 2000. At midmorning, […]

SCBC messengers to worship at historic African-American church

The 198th annual meeting of the South Carolina Baptist Convention will be held Nov. 13-14 in Charleston. Marshall Blalock, pastor of Charleston First Baptist Church and current SCBC president, will preside. The theme is “Building Bridges.” Business sessions will be held at Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church in North Charleston, while the Tuesday evening worship […]

Courier Survey: Half of churches observe Pastor Appreciation Day

About half of churches represented in a recent informal BaptistCourier.com survey regularly set aside a day each year to honor their pastor or ministerial staff. A significant share of the 68 readers who took the online survey, 42.65 percent, said their churches do not regularly observe Pastor Appreciation Day. Of the readers whose churches do […]