Earle Street Church Turns 100

Earle Street Baptist Church in Greenville celebrated its centennial March 13, with pastor Stephen Clyborne preaching from the same biblical text used at the church’s founding 100 years earlier. Descendants of J. Furman Moore, Earle Street’s first pastor, were in attendance. Former pastor Jim Wooten, now retired, led the pastoral prayer. Clyborne read from Revelation […]

Late humorist’s musings were early catalyst for Courier Publishing

Over the past eight years, Courier Publishing, the book-production operation of The Baptist Courier, has published approximately 122 books, including titles currently in production. Bible studies, memoirs, illustrated children’s stories, fiction, humor, biographies and other genres represent Courier Publishing’s growing library of softcover, hardcover and ebook offerings. The book publishing service was officially launched in […]

Hunt’s ‘Out of Exile’ tells inspiring story of WMU pioneer

Rosalie Hall Hunt, a chronicler of influential women who have shaped missions thinking and practice in America, has released her latest book, “Out of Exile: Fannie Heck & the Rest of the Story.” “Out of Exile” weaves together archival sources, personal letters and Heck’s own published words to tell the story of a young woman […]

Book inspires son of WWII vet to find dad’s ‘battle buddy’

When Mark Davis wrote “Mount of Congregation,” a book about his grandfather’s World War II experiences, he spent a lot of time trying to track down any soldiers who served with his grandfather and who might still be alive. Now, more than a year after the book’s publication, a key figure in the wartime story […]

‘Thank You for Giving Me My Daddy Back’

Addiction-recovery director seeks to ‘make a difference’ for families A few years ago, Terry Fowler was preaching one day a month at Home with a Heart in Liberty, S.C., a substance- and alcohol-abuse recovery center for men. One of the residents invited Fowler to come to his graduation ceremony at the conclusion of his time […]

‘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 […]