Singing Churchmen on mission in Cleveland, Ohio

Twenty-eight members of the 60-voice South Carolina Baptist Singing Churchmen were on mission in Cleveland, Ohio, from April 30-May 7. Every concert included a straightforward presentation of the Gospel, and the men recorded 219 one-on-one Gospel conversations. The group sang at churches, malls, at a V.A. hospital, inside assisted living centers, at men’s and women’s […]

Samaria Baptist Church calls John Yorio as pastor

John Yorio has been called as pastor of Samaria Baptist Church in Batesburg. He has served churches in Georgia, Tennessee and South Carolina over the past 16 years. He is a graduate of Liberty University and is completing coursework at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Yorio and his wife, Ruth, have four children.

Upstate pastor Danny Burnley announces June 26 retirement

Danny Burnley will retire as pastor of Laurel Baptist Church, Greenville, June 26 and will focus his efforts on assisting churches in need of revitalization. He has founded a non-profit ministry, Church Revitalization Consulting Inc., and will be available to help churches in decline or who “have lost hope over their future growth.” Burnley is […]

‘Ends of the Earth’ details couple’s ministry in golden years

In “Only God Knows,” the first half of his captivating autobiography, Edd Brown told the story of his tough start in life — born on the cusp of the Great Depression and labeled “the runt” by his grandfather. Despite his challenging beginnings, Brown grew up with a fiery determination to make something of himself. He […]

Retired pastor publishes illustrated book

Paul White Jr., retired pastor of Groveland Baptist Church in Taylors, has published an illustrated book, “The Tater Family,” which uses drawings of potato-inspired characters to help teach character lessons. The book is based on a sermon that White preached over the years called “The Potato Family Versus the Christian Family.” Characters include “Imi-Tater,” “Dic-Tater,” […]

‘Unite’ seeks to connect generations for kingdom growth

Eight pastor-leaders have teamed up to produce: “Unite: Connecting Generations for Kingdom Expansion.” The book, according to Lee Clamp, evangelism group director for the South Carolina Baptist Convention and one of the project’s contributors, is designed to challenge younger and older generations to draw wisdom and inspiration from each other so that the Great Commission […]

Obituary: Danny Tuten

George Daniel “Danny” Tuten, of Estill, died May 9, 2016. Born in the Furman community of Hampton County, he began preaching at the age of 17 by filling in at churches in the community, and later was called as interim pastor of Robertville Baptist Church in Estill. He was serving as pastor of Mt. Olive […]

Obituary: C.W. Jones

Chauncey W. Jones, 88, of Greenville, died April 25, 2016. Born in Enoree, he attended Furman University. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was ordained to the ministry in 1952 and pastored churches in Northeast Georgia and Upstate South Carolina, including Durbin Creek and Harmony Baptist churches, Fountain Inn; Mt. […]