29 years in campus ministry ‘kept an old man young’

As a young man, Franklin Scott sensed a strong call to ministry but clearly knew it wouldn’t be in the pastorate. “But back in those days being a pastor was about the only way to respond,” he says on the eve of his Dec. 31 retirement after 29 years in campus ministry at the University […]

Hurricane Florence aftermath still ‘pretty rough’

It didn’t take disaster relief volunteer Ronnie Register long to describe the situation where he is serving. “The situation here is pretty rough. There are a lot of hurting people,” Register said as he looked across the church parking lot at a flooded subdivision in Longs, S.C. Not only had floodwater been just below roof […]

Greenwood native Mac Brunson concludes 12-year FBC Jacksonville pastorate

When Mac Brunson, co-senior pastor of 10,000-member First Baptist Church in Jacksonville, stepped into the pulpit Sunday, it began as any other worship experience. But by the time the April 29 service ended, Brunson had announced his immediate resignation from his pastorate of a dozen years and left the sanctuary with his wife, Deb. Heath […]

Ga. Baptists announce new name, ministry direction

Georgia Baptists have announced they are reinventing themselves with a new focus, new organizational structure, and new name that better communicates their mission and identity. The new direction was rolled out to state missionaries Sept. 14 at the Baptist Missions and Ministry Center in Duluth and shared with the Georgia Baptist Executive Committee Sept. 15. […]