AU’s Clamp Divinity School: ‘The Baptist Seminary of South Carolina’

It is described as “The Baptist Seminary of South Carolina” and serves as the graduate division of the College of Christian Studies at Anderson University. Officially known as Clamp Divinity School, it is named for David T. Clamp, whose estate presented AU its largest single gift in school history — $8 million — in 2008. […]

Editor’s Word: Faithful to Christ Wherever

We are the largest non-Catholic denomination in the country. We have a number of megachurches. We … well, you get the picture. Even though the Southern Baptist Convention is declining in numbers, we are still big. But being big is not necessarily biblical; faithfully serving Christ is. The determination of where we will serve should […]

Jeff Maxey: South Carolina Teacher of the Year

Jeff Maxey, special education resource teacher at Starr Elementary School in Anderson County and a former Southern Baptist minister, has been named South Carolina Teacher of the Year for 2019. While serving as minister of senior adults and students at Eastwood Baptist Church in Bowling Green, Ky., from 1990-2002, he was asked to speak at […]

This Year’s SBC Meeting Should Be Interesting

It has been observed by some Baptist historians and onlookers that when there is a controversy, attendance increases at the annual Southern Baptist Convention meeting. If that observation is accurate, this year’s SBC has the potential to be very interesting. Three areas that could spur increased attention and attendance are the election of a new […]

Is Your Church Prepared for a Cardiac Emergency?

Being prepared for crisis situations and having a safety plan in place can be assets for any church, especially when combined with having trained members who are able to provide immediate, lifesaving assistance for people during a medical emergency.  Chris Holliday, business manager for The Baptist Courier, is certified by the American Heart Association to […]

Editor’s Word: Safe or Secure?

On Sept. 11, 2001, the twin towers of the World Trade Center collapsed after terrorists hijacked and flew two commercial jets into the buildings. In an instant, the world changed. Our country has not been the same since.  In 2016, an NBC/Wall Street Journal survey found that 47 percent of Americans believe the country is […]

The Story Behind Billy Graham’s Casket

Billy Graham, perhaps the world’s most renowned evangelist, was buried in a simple pine plywood casket made by inmates at the Louisiana state prison known as Angola. Caskets were built for both Ruth and Billy Graham in 2006. Angola is not in the casket-making business, but there is a small woodworking shop inside the prison […]

Editor’s Word: What a Providential Time for Gospel Conversations

Billy Graham died Feb. 21 and was buried on March 2. During that time, the world was exposed to the word “gospel” in an unprecedented way. Tributes to the great evangelist came from people in all walks of life. News organizations and social media sites played video clips of the respected man of God delivering […]

Editor’s Word: Counting Your Blessings

On Tuesday, Jan. 16, there was an electrical fire in the basement of the offices of The Courier. Our staff had just finished the February issue and had to vacate the building. Duke Energy disconnected the power, and it will not be reconnected until we make repairs and also bring our wiring up to the […]

NGU’s Joyful Sound embarks on 5th decade of ministry

Joyful Sound, a musical ensemble of North Greenville University, will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a concert April 13 in conjunction with the inauguration of NGU’s eighth president, Gene Fant Jr. The current version of Joyful Sound includes two teams of nine members. Joyful Sound sings in more than 200 churches each year. The group […]