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 […]

Building wheelchair ramps stems from a ‘servant’s heart’

Writer: Stephanie Hutto Fred R. Hiers is known to many in his hometown of Bamberg, South Carolina. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service in 1991 after 30 years of service, a job that put him in touch with people from varied socioeconomic backgrounds throughout the community. His love for people, an expression of his […]

Georgetown First Baptist members ‘all in, all out’ for community missions

More than 170 members of Georgetown First Baptist Church participated in a church-wide mission project called “All In-All Out” during the week of July 13-18. Members were divided into teams, including a backyard Bible club team, a projects team, a visitation team, a spiritual awareness team and a community-needs team. Volunteers worked on 12 houses, […]

Lowcountry students give their summer to revamp their schools

Before the first verse of the invitational hymn was complete, 15-year-old Jordie Skinner made her way into her pastor’s arms. Next, lanky, outspoken 16-year-old Ryan Pevey went up front. Marvin Pyles, a 17-year-old newcomer to the youth group and Sunday mornings, and Emily Doyle, a 23-year-old school teacher and youth leader, followed and stood beside […]