Editor’s Word: Relaunching Courier Tours

You will notice in our August 2019 print issue a full-page ad promoting a four-day tour to Kentucky, where you will be able to enjoy the Ark Encounter, the Creation Museum, and the Kentucky Horse Park. Our tour leaves Greenville on Oct. 21 and returns the evening of Oct. 24. The trip includes Deluxe Motor […]

Courier trustees comprise strong cross section of S.C. Baptists

The Courier has 15 trustees, with each serving a five-year term. Three trustees rotate off the board each year and three new people are added yearly. All trustees from the seven South Carolina Baptist Convention institutional partners are approved at the annual meeting of the South Carolina Baptist Convention. Our trustees are diverse but connected […]

Courier Printers over the Years

Davey Hiott, president of Hiott Printing in Pickens, is a current member of The Courier’s board of trustees. His dad, Gary, served as a trustee of The Courier from 1968 to 1972 and was also the president of Hiott Printing. He was elected to serve a second term on the board in 1975, but resigned […]

Editor’s Word: 150 Years and Still Alive

Mark Twain was in London on a speaking tour when the rumor of his death began to circulate in the United States. A reporter from the New York Journal contacted Twain and wrote an article on June 2, 1897, that included what is now a famous quote. Twain said, “The reports of my death are […]

Spartanburg First marks 50 years of summer missions

Last year, a grandmother brought her grandchildren to Vacation Bible School at Wasiota Baptist Church in Pineville, Ky. It was part of the summer outreach of First Baptist Church, Spartanburg. Student minister Seth Buckley said, “She told me she gave her heart to Jesus at our VBS when she was 8 years old, and now […]

Editor’s Word: The Power of Theology Is Applying It

Recently, my middle daughter shared with me that she and her husband were reading through Wayne Grudem’s “Systematic Theology.” I was impressed, to say the least! She said it was not difficult reading. That conversation spurred me to think through the whole subject of theology. We might have a tendency to think of it as […]

Navigating Life’s Unexpected Turns

“Besides Jesus Christ, my wife, Billie, is the star of my story,” said Mike Moody, pastor of First Baptist Church, Honea Path, and a past president of the South Carolina Baptist Convention. On May 5 the church celebrated its 150th anniversary and his 20th anniversary as the longest serving pastor in the history of the […]

Editor’s Word: America’s population is aging

As a nation, we are getting older.  That reality touches just about every area of American life. Everything from new razor blades that are designed to help shave another person to remote patient monitoring and innovative health care delivery systems are just a couple of the new offerings for an aging population. By 2030, according […]

Editor’s Word: Gratitude for God’s Mercy

In our March issue, I mentioned a life-threatening disease I was facing. It was an aggressive carcinoma in the prostate. Radical surgery was performed on Feb. 21, and the results have been amazing! I cannot capture in words my overwhelming sense of gratitude to God for His mercy. When the final pathology report was explained […]