For SCBC president Tom Tucker, ‘it’s about soul-winning’

Convention leader urges South Carolina Baptists to ‘launch out’ in prayer, evangelism Tom Tucker is plainspoken when it comes to his heart’s desire for South Carolina Baptists. “I just don’t want to see us decline anymore,” he said. Tucker sat down with reporters Nov. 11 in the parlor of Spartanburg First Baptist Church shortly after he […]

South Carolina Baptists to gather in Spartanburg for 195th annual meeting

When South Carolina Baptists gather for their annual meeting Nov. 10-11 at Spartanburg First Baptist Church, they will choose  a president and — for the first time — a president-elect. Meeting under this year’s banner, “Tell the Story,” messengers will consider a $28.6 million budget and hear reports from the state convention’s committees and ministry […]

100-plus saved at ‘little country church’

More than 100 people have experienced salvation at little Rice’s Creek Baptist Church near Liberty over the past eight months. Pastor Tim Porter says the explanation is simple: “The Gospel always works.” “I’ve basically preached salvation for eight months,” said Porter, who became pastor at Rice’s Creek earlier this year when the church was averaging […]

A Call to Men to Confront Domestic Violence

You’re the pastor, and you suspect that one of your deacons — a respected family man and a person of some influence in your church — is abusing his wife. You’ve seen some warning signs, but you can’t be sure. You don’t want to believe it could be possible — not in your church. In […]

SCBC Future Vision Committee: Keep less money in state, send more to international missions

(Updated Aug. 31, 3015 to include the Baptist Foundation of South Carolina among the South Carolina Baptist Convention institutions that currently receive Cooperative Program funding.) A committee charged with developing a master plan for the future cooperative work of South Carolina Baptist Convention churches is recommending that half of all Cooperative Program dollars go toward […]

Son of Charleston church shooting victim: ‘Love is always stronger than hate’

Less than 24 hours after his mother died at the hands of an assassin during a church prayer meeting, Charleston Southern University sophomore Chris Singleton stood before TV cameras and declared that “love is always stronger than hate.” Flanked by coaches and teammates, Singleton, who plays baseball at CSU, thanked his teammates for their “amazing” […]

Singing Churchmen seeking scholarships for younger members

See also: On Mission: Singing Churchmen to share the gospel in Ohio The Singing Churchmen of South Carolina are looking for a few good men — younger men, to be exact — and they’re hoping South Carolina Baptists will help fund scholarships to defray the costs of joining the 90-member choral and missions organization. “We […]