2023 SCBC Resolutions

APPRECIATION WHEREAS the messengers of the 2023 annual meeting of the South Carolina Baptist Convention have once again enjoyed the generosity of the staff and members of Shandon Baptist Church; and WHEREAS Hebrews 12:28 says, “Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God […]

Seven South Carolinians recognized for disaster relief efforts

Three unit leaders, a group of sisters, and a missions strategist have received awards this year for their volunteer service through South Carolina Baptist Disaster Relief. Wayne Dutton of Springdale Baptist Church in Lancaster received the “Buck” Buckner Memorial Award for distinguished service.  Dutton has served as a unit leader with Moriah Baptist Association Disaster […]

Across continents and borders, college students spent summer sharing gospel

The South Carolina Baptist Convention’s family of ministries mobilized 347 students this summer alone through the Palmetto Collective, BCMGO, and SCBC summer camps – Camp La Vida, Camp McCall, SummerSalt, and KidSalt. Serving at Camp Camp La Vida, an auxiliary ministry run by the Woman’s Missionary Union, had 24 students serve on staff, representing 15 […]

Call for 2023 SCBC Resolutions

Resolutions to be considered at the 2023 South Carolina Baptist Convention Annual Meeting are due by midnight on Oct. 13, 2023. Submissions must include your name, address, email address, and cell phone number. Please include the name and address of your church. Resolutions for this year’s annual meeting, Nov. 13–14 at Shandon Baptist Church, Columbia, […]

‘IMPACT’ speakers focus on ‘grit’ in ministry

More than 700 leaders from South Carolina Baptist churches and ministries met Feb. 23 at Church at The Mill in Moore for IMPACT 2023. Each session, speaker’s message, and worship song of the one-day event addressed the reality that many of today’s ministry leaders face hurt or are searching for answers to mounting problems and […]

Tony Wolfe is new exec for South Carolina Baptist Convention

Tony Wolfe was elected as the new executive director-treasurer for the South Carolina Baptist Convention in a called meeting March 20 at Shandon Baptist Church, Columbia. Wolfe toured the state last week with Search Team Chairman Ian Geimer for meet-and-greet opportunities with South Carolina Baptists prior to the meeting. Meet-and-greets were held in Florence, Summerville, Taylors, Lexington […]

Wolfe to be nominated as SCBC executive director-treasurer

Tony Wolfe will be nominated as the next executive director-treasurer of the South Carolina Baptist Convention. The SCBC’s Executive Director-Treasurer Search Team presented Wolfe’s nomination at a called Executive Board meeting Feb. 27 at First Baptist Church of Columbia. Team Chairman Ian Geimer made the motion, which was then affirmed by the Executive Board. “Our […]

White Oak Conference Center Sold

White Oak Conference Center, South Carolina Baptists’ retreat facility near Winnsboro, has been sold, according to a May 17 announcement by the South Carolina Baptist Convention’s Executive Board. During the annual meeting of the SCBC held in 2016, the Executive Board was tasked by the Vision Committee to “recommend a plan of action in regard […]

BCM hires Lesley Joseph as campus minister

Lesley Joseph was recently named as Baptist Collegiate Ministry director for Allen University and Benedict College. Joseph attended the University of South Carolina and Johns Hopkins University before earning a Ph.D. from USC, where he currently serves as an adjunct professor. His wife, Jonita Joseph, “J.J.,” will join him often on both campuses as they […]