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 […]

Resolutions for annual meeting due by October 8

Resolutions to be considered at the 2021 South Carolina Baptist Convention annual meeting are due by midnight on October 8. Submissions must include your name, address, email address, daytime and cell phone numbers. Please include the name and address of your church. Resolutions for this year’s annual meeting, Nov. 8–9 at Columbia’s First Baptist Church, […]

2020 SCBC Nominations Committee Report

The Nominations Committee offers candidates to serve on the SCBC Executive Board and trustees for all ministry partners. Each is a five-year commitment unless fulfilling an unexpired term. All terms begin on Jan. 1, 2021. — Danny Garrett, Chairman #Unexpired Term *Non-church employee EXECUTIVE BOARD (by association): (Listed by nominee, church, and term expiration date) […]

2020 Report of the Committee on Committees

The Committee on Committees accepts nominations to fill vacancies on Standing Committees of the Convention. The length of service varies. All terms begin on January 1, 2021. — Chuck Sprouse, Chairman *Non-church employee #Unexpired Term Bylaws (3-year term): Ryan Goodroe, Utica, Seneca (2023) Charlie Wallace, Moncks Corner First (2023) *Joe Willard, Kelleytown, Hartsville (2023) Christian […]

Virtual Sending Alternative for Summer Mission Experiences

Erin Todd is a rising sophomore at Lander University. The psychology major had planned to serve with a Baptist Collegiate Ministry student missions team in Denver, Colo., this summer, but is learning to love that city and its people from a distance. She said the team’s weekly virtual meetings are providing a platform for the […]

S.C. volunteers reach refugees in Greece with gospel

During 2O19, South Carolina Baptist volunteers developed a greater understanding of the plight of refugees. Tom Hilliard* and Brett May*, two of the state’s volunteers, spent a month ministering to refugees crowded into a camp on the Greek island of Lesvos. Their service was arranged through South Carolina Baptist Convention’s Missions Mobilization office. Hilliard and […]