Washington Church calls Braxton Kubasko as associate pastor

Braxton Kubasko has joined the staff of Washington Baptist Church, Greer, as associate pastor. A native of Raleigh, N.C., he is a graduate of High Point University and earned master’s degrees in Sacred Music and Theological Studies from Southern Methodist University and Dallas Baptist University. Kubasko has served churches in both North Carolina and Texas. […]

Cory Singleton is new director of GenSend Los Angeles

Cory Singleton, worship and creative pastor at Journey Church in North Charleston for six years, has accepted the position of director of GenSend Los Angeles, a ministry of the North American Mission Board. GenSend gives college-age students an opportunity to spend their summer on mission within one of the North American Mission Board’s Send Cities.

Town Creek calls Mike Shaffer as associate pastor

Mike Shaffer has accepted the position of associate pastor at Town Creek Baptist Church, Aiken. Ordained to the ministry by Town Creek, Shaffer has led the church’s One Route Student Ministry for the past four years and has taught advanced math at Town Creek Christian Academy. He is married to Tami Shaffer, and they have […]

Churches reported to Credentials Committee over Johnny Hunt invitations

Two Southern Baptist churches have been reported to the SBC Credentials Committee on the grounds that the churches are out of step with the convention’s stances on sexual abuse. The reports stem from speaking invitations extended to former SBC president Johnny Hunt. Hunt was named in a 2022 report from Guidepost Solutions on the firm’s […]

Poplar Springs calls Ken Forrester as senior pastor

Ken Forrester began duties as senior pastor of Poplar Springs Baptist Church in Moore in February. Forrester, director of church development and pastoral care for the South Carolina Baptist Convention, previously had served as a transitional pastor at Poplar Springs. Earlier, he pastored Forestville Baptist Church in Travelers Rest and Rocky Creek Baptist Church in […]

Whitten joins NAMB to head up leadership ministry

Ken Whitten, recently retired pastor of Idlewild Baptist Church in Tampa, Fla., will become national director of pastoral leadership at the North American Mission Board, beginning in March. NAMB president Kevin Ezell shared the news at NAMB’s board of trustees meeting in Miami, Feb. 7. “Ken is humble, intentional, and he loves pastors,” Ezell said […]

Two join South Carolina WMU staff

Lauren Morris and Hannah Smith joined the South Carolina Woman’s Missionary Union staff in February. Morris will serve as student consultant, and Smith will serve as adult consultant. Morris has six years of missions experience with the International Mission Board and North American Mission Board. A graduate of North Greenville University, she earned a Master of […]

Easler named Broad River DOM

Dwight Easler, senior pastor of Corinth Baptist Church, Gaffney, since 2004, began duties as director of missions for Broad River Baptist Association this month. “The mission of the Broad River Baptist Association is to assist and unite churches to fulfill the Great Commission. This mission stands strong despite a new day and new challenges,” Easler […]

Jeff Robinson called as Courier editor

The board of trustees for The Courier unanimously elected Jeff Robinson as the next editor and president of The Courier at a called meeting Feb. 17. He began his duties on March 1. “God has blessed South Carolina Baptists through the ministry of The Baptist Courier for more than 150 years with a history of […]