Editor’s Word: Remembering September 11

While focusing on the month of September for my column, I was struck by the powerful images of the deadly attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, when 19 al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked four American passenger planes, turning them into lethal bombs, as they targeted key sites in our country. I was on a plane to New Orleans […]

Browns celebrate 50 years of marriage and ministry

Wayne and Joy Brown began what is now 50 years of marriage and ministry on Aug. 16, 1969. The couple met in high school and began dating each other when they were students at Limestone College in Gaffney. They were married at First Baptist Church in Blacksburg, where Wayne had made his profession of faith, […]

Disaster Relief Preparing for Hurricane Season

Hurricane season is here, and South Carolina Baptist Disaster Relief teams from across the state are preparing to respond when and if they are needed. “Near the end of each summer, we gather as many of our unit leaders (blue hats) as possible for a day of training, debriefing, and discussion of what we may […]

A Good Start for the School Year

As parents all across the state anticipate the start of a new school year, what can be done to ensure the greatest potential school experience for your children? A couple of psychologists listed 101 tips for kids and parents — too many to remember. Diana Davis, writing for LifeWay Christian Resources, has some suggestions for […]

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 […]