Here We Stand: An Evangelical Declaration on Marriage

As evangelical Christians, we dissent from the court’s ruling that redefines marriage. The state did not create the family, and should not try to recreate the family in its own image. We will not capitulate on marriage because biblical authority requires that we cannot. The outcome of the Supreme Court’s ruling to redefine marriage represents what […]

Church counts blessings after bus returning from mission trip crashes

Writer: Jonathan Vickery, Managing Editor, The (Barnwell) People-Sentinel Hagood Avenue Baptist Church has been ministering to the people of Cleveland, Tennessee the past 13 years during its annual summer mission trip. This year the people of Cleveland returned the favor after a wreck involving the Barnwell church group. Concluding their week of mission work in Cleveland, the […]

Spartanburg musician pens ‘Song of Grace’ for worship collection

A worship song written by Jarod Espy, music ministry assistant worship leader at First Baptist Church of Spartanburg, will appear in “How Excellent,” a book of music for choir, praise teams, church orchestra and worship from Prism Music Publishing in Nashville. Espy said his composition, “Song of Grace,” is a corporate worship song written in […]

Mt. Zion children donate quilts for children in disaster settings

Writer: Diane Mitchell A group from Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Great Falls recently donated 14 lap quilts to the children’s response unit of South Carolina Baptist Disaster Relief. The quilts will be given to children who receive care in the aftermath of a disaster. The group, along with Mt. Zion pastor Andy Simpson, is […]

Laurens Second Baptist Church events

Winter has brought a flurry of activity to the congregation of Laurens Second Baptist Church: — In December, they surpassed their Lottie Moon Christmas Offering goal of $7,000. — On Jan. 22, the church hosted a concert by the Singing Churchmen and set a record for the highest attendance in its 117-year history. — Members observed “Soup-er Bowl […]

Retired pastor Ron Jackson walks from Gaffney to State House to raise awareness for ‘Parson’s Pantry’

Written by: Beth Baker Ron Jackson, founder of Parson’s Pantry Ministry, recently walked 98.2 miles from Gaffney to the State House in Columbia, S.C. Jackson is a 71-year-old retired pastor. This is his third annual walk to raise funds in order to provide financial assistance to needy pastors, widows of pastors, and married ministerial students. Jackson began Parson’s […]

Church mourns youth pastor, wife & sons

The funeral of a youth pastor, his wife and two teenage sons was “the hardest thing I have ever done as the pastor of this church,” Justin Mason of Rosebower Baptist Church in Paducah, Ky., said Oct. 8. Michael Cruce, a Kentucky youth pastor, and his wife Monica and sons Joshua, 17, and Caleb, 14, […]

Anderson University graduate working overseas to combat Ebola

Jeff Deal’s disinfecting device has been described as a “superbug slaying machine.” Some have said it looks like the robot R2-D2 from Star Wars. Deal, who graduated in the 1970s from what was then Anderson College (now Anderson University), took his device to Liberia [recently] to help combat the spread of Ebola. Deal has been […]