Seminary professor to speak on racial reconciliation at NGU lecture

John Mark Yeats, associate professor of church history at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and College, will speak on racial reconciliation and diversity March 20 at North Greenville University. Yeats will deliver the school’s second annual College of Christian Studies Lectureship in Theology and Culture. The event, free and open to the public, will begin at […]

Obituary: Jerry K. Scott Sr.

Jerry K. Scott Sr., 81, of Greenville, died Jan. 4, 2018. A native of Greenville, he served as a Baptist minister for more than 58 years and pastored 11 churches. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Martha Jean Stroud Scott, two children and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son.

Obituary: Gene Henson

Gene Henson, 85, of Easley, died Jan. 18, 2018. A native of Williamston, he graduated from North Greenville Junior College, Furman University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife of 64 years, Exie Wilde Henson, were missionaries with the International Mission Board and served in four countries. They worked in the Amazon Basin, […]

Obituary: Burt Williams

Burton Eugene Williams II, 91, of Cordova, died Jan. 31, 2018. A native of Swansea, he was a graduate of Furman University and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. During his 43-year ministry, he served Southern Baptist churches in Kentucky, Ohio and South Carolina, including First Baptist Church of Moncks Corner, First Baptist Church of West Columbia, […]

Obituary: Ed Hawkins

John Edward Hawkins, 85, of Belton, died Jan. 8, 2018. A native of Belton, he was a graduate of Anderson College, Erskine Theological Seminary and Luther Rice Seminary. He served as pastor of numerous South Carolina Baptist churches over his 55-year career. Survivors include two children, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in […]

Obituary: J.N. McFadden Jr.

John Nelson J.N. “Mac” McFadden, 92, of Greer, died Jan. 31, 2018. A native of Chester County, he was a music evangelist and minister of music for 70 years, a World War II Navy veteran and a member of Fairview Baptist Church. He and his wife, the late Doris Evelyn McFadden, ministered together for more […]

Obituary: Coit Eugene Auten

Coit Eugene Auten, 96, of Lancaster, died Jan. 25, 2018. He attended Wingate College and Wake Forest College and was the first male graduate of Queens College. He was also a graduate of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. His South Carolina pastorates included Central Baptist Church in York, Center Grove Baptist Church and White Bluff […]

Ray Rust, 92, served SCBC as executive director for 10 years

Ray P. Rust, 92, former executive director-treasurer of the South Carolina Baptist Convention, died Feb. 2 in Richardson, Texas, a suburb of Dallas. Rust served the SCBC from 1982-1992. Before that, he was president of Anderson College (now Anderson University) for four years. His prior denominational service included serving New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary as […]

Summerville children’s minister publishes book on fostering, adoption

Rhonda Littleton, minister to children at Summerville Baptist Church, has published “A Home for Me,” a book designed to raise awareness for a ministry by the same name, A Home for Me, a church-connected network that promotes fostering and adoption. The book features play-dough images that reinforce a narrative of love, safety and home — […]

Inspiration Church recognized for ministry to homeless

Inspiration Baptist Church in Rock Hill was presented the Douglas Echols Community Beacon Award on Nov. 19 for the church’s use of resources in meeting the needs of the area homeless. From left: Rock Hill mayor Doug Echols, Carol Dry, pastor Roland L. Dry Sr., and Carol Harvey of the Catawba Area Coalition for the […]