Collegiate Ministry leaders gather for largest-ever Summit conference

More than 700 Baptist Collegiate Ministry (BCM) leaders from across the United States and Canada gathered May 1-3 for the 2024 Collegiate Summit held near Memphis, Tenn. This was the largest showing for the equipping event that is held every three years and is organized by the Baptist Collegiate Network. The conference is known for […]

National Collegiate Summit to Meet May 1-3 in Memphis

Baptist Collegiate Ministry leaders from across the country will gather May 1-3 for the 2024 Collegiate Summit held near Memphis, Tenn. The equipping event is held every three years and features valuable resources, well-known guest speakers, and networking opportunities for campus ministers and church college leaders looking to enhance their ministries to students. More than […]

Executive Board welcomes Wolfe, thanks Hollingsworth

Members of the Executive Board of the South Carolina Baptist Convention welcomed newly elected Executive Director-Treasurer Tony Wolfe and celebrated outgoing EDT Gary Hollingsworth during their April 25 meeting in Columbia. In his first address to the board, Wolfe thanked members for serving as messengers of the churches. “When the churches get the win, Christ […]

SCBC executive director search team updates Executive Board

The Executive Board of the South Carolina Baptist Convention met Dec. 1 in Columbia to conduct year-end business. Chair Steve Hogg presided over the session that included an update from the Executive Director-Treasurer Search Team and greetings from an international missions partner. EDT Search Team Chair Ian Geimer gave an update on the group’s work, […]

SCBC Executive Board approves one-day annual meeting

The Executive Board of the South Carolina Baptist Convention, meeting Oct. 6 at Riverland Hills Baptist Church in Columbia, has approved changing the upcoming annual meeting from two days to one, taking precautions precipitated by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Executive Board, with Albert Allen presiding as chairman, adopted a motion to condense the 2020 […]

Out of the Ashes: Friendship and Racial Reconciliation in Kingstree

God was at work the day the church burned. The Bethlehem Missionary Church building in Salters ended up a complete loss, but its African-American congregation immediately rallied under the leadership of Pastor O’Tis Prioleau. He recalls receiving the tragic news around 4 a.m. on a Tuesday night. “From the moment I got the call, my […]

1,000-plus professions of faith reported at Conway revival

A revival meeting has turned into a spiritual awakening for a coastal South Carolina community, resulting in more than 1,000 professions of faith. Langston Baptist Church in Conway planned a four-day youth-led revival to begin April 15, led by evangelist Tyler Blue, 21, of Highways and Hedges Tent Ministry in Lancaster. In the time since, […]

Exec. Board hears reports on budget, annual meeting, ‘Advance’ initiative

Meeting April 24 at the South Carolina Baptist Convention building in Columbia, the SCBC Executive Board heard a report on the pending sale of White Oak Conference Center (see related story) and conducted other business. Board members met that morning in subcommittees and then convened for further business and reporting during the afternoon session.  The […]