Columbia First pastor Wes Church to be nominated as SCBC president-elect

Wes Church, senior pastor of First Baptist Church, Columbia, will be nominated for president-elect of the South Carolina Baptist Convention by Tim Williams, pastor of Roebuck Baptist Church. Church’s calling to ministry began while he was at McCall Royal Ambassador Camp. He stated, “It was the first time the Lord actually put a desire for […]

The ‘Immoral’ Revolution: Monkeypox

A unique moral revolution has been sweeping this country for some time, but now the seeds of perverted immorality are beginning to yield a sad and painful harvest. Monkeypox is perhaps the newest international virus that is growing significantly, especially among homosexual men. The New England Journal of Medicine conducted a study between April 27 […]

Editor’s Word: The Month of August

Someone recently said, “August is sort of a nothing month.” I disagree with that assumption. It is a hot month, often the hottest of the year for the people of South Carolina. Kids are going back to school and college football is ramping up for another season. The anticipation of autumn begins to influence our […]

Roe v. Wade Overturned

This has been a monumental and historic year for the pro-life movement in America. On Friday, June 14, the Supreme Court of the United States overturned Roe v. Wade (the right to abortion ruling), sending it back to the states. It was a time of gratitude, rejoicing, and refreshed hope among the majority of evangelical […]

Editor’s Word: Our New Pastors Conference President

I have known Daniel Dickard since he was a boy. His dad, Wayne, and I have been close friends for many years and have traveled together often. We typically meet for lunch every week. I know the family, and Daniel is a bright, spiritual young man (31), who can be a breath of fresh air […]

You’re Never Too Old to Serve

Robert Bell, 82, stepped in when no one else could. Four teenage boys had signed up to attend Summer Salt, but no one from their church was available to drive them. Bell said, “The two candidates who were going to drive didn’t have driver’s licenses, so I volunteered.” He had worked with the boys at […]

NGU wins Division II Baseball World Series

June was a historic month for the North Greenville University baseball team. The Crusaders made their first appearance in the NCAA Division II College World Series and won the national championship, defeating Port Loma Nazarene 5-3, the defending champions from San Diego, Calif. Michael Faile of Boiling Springs went 5-for-15, knocking in five runs during […]

Editor’s Word: Keep On Keeping On

Thomas Haggai told me once, “Every morning since I was a teenager, I start the day by simply saying, ‘Lord, don’t let me die until I am dead!’ ” He was an enormously successful businessman and motivational speaker. He passed away on March 27, 2020, at the age of 89. Some things are impressive because of […]

Disney and the SBC: Have We Grown More Accommodating?

Disney and the Southern Baptist Convention would seem to have little in common. After all, we voted for a boycott of Disney in 1997 that lasted for eight years. Things seem to have changed. It is obvious Disney has moved even more liberal in its moral values, while the SBC seems, at this point, to […]

Editor’s Word: Examining Digital Ministry

I read a book in the late 1970s called “Future Church.” The author envisioned a time when the church would be a place without any outwardly identifying marks. In his imagination, he saw the future church with no crosses or other symbols Christians have used for hundreds of years. COVID-19 created a pandemic worldwide, and, […]