Inman Mills honors longtime pastor Jack Hames

The congregation of Inman Mills Baptist Church, Inman, honored pastor Jack Hames and his wife, Dottie, on May 8 for 60 years in the ministry. Prior to his pastorate at Inman Mills, Hames served churches in North and South Carolina, including Northside Baptist in Rock Hill and Boiling Springs First Baptist.

Catoe honored for 63 years of service to her church

Center Grove Baptist Church in Moriah Baptist Association honored Billie Jean Catoe June 23 for 63 years of service in music ministry. Speakers recalled highlights of Catoe’s service as a pianist and organist, and her daughters joined a church member in singing two of Catoe’s favorite hymns. She was presented a plaque by Jimmy Neal. […]

Worldview: Six Literal Days for Creation?

Did God create the world in six literal 24-hour days? Our answer is, yes! Pete Wilbanks, Professor of Christian Studies, supports the answer from an analysis of the Biblical text. Ronald Marks, Professor of Chemistry, then answers from the field of science. There are three examples that support a literal interpretation of the creation account […]

Longtime Beaufort County pastor Bob Cuttino dies

Robert Edward “Bob” Cuttino, 83, of Beaufort, died June 23, 2016. A native of Sumter, he earned degrees from Wofford College and Yale University and received an honorary doctorate from Furman University. He served for 65 years in several South Carolina pastorates in Williston, Fairfax, Lake City, Lancaster, Hilton Head and Beaufort. He was a […]

Injured Army veteran speaks at Padgett’s Creek Baptist Church

Kevin Brewington, a soldier who was severely injured by a remotely detonated IED in Afghanistan, spoke May 15 at Padgett’s Creek Baptist Church in Union. The Union native discussed his own challenges as well as those of his daughter, who also has medical issues. Pictured with him are pastor Carrol Caldwell and sheriff David Taylor.

Letter: SBC Confederate flag resolution ‘misguided’

[Regarding the Southern Baptist Convention resolution that repudiates displaying the Confederate flag], I never want to be divisive, but I really think some of our SBC leaders are a little misguided in their efforts. They are accepting a premise that just is not 100 percent true. I would also argue that those people you are […]

Obituary: Robertson McQuilkin

Robertson McQuilkin, 88, of Columbia, an author and missions leader who was noted for resigning the presidency of Columbia International University in 1990 to care for his Alzheimer’s-stricken wife, died June 2, 2016. Muriel died in 2003. McQuilkin was remembered as a zealous proponent of worldwide evangelism and the patriarch of a family that helped […]

Obituary: Joseph L. Emery

Joseph L. Emery, 91, of Tryon, N.C., died May 11, 2016. Born in Waco, Texas, he was a graduate of Baylor University, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Pioneer Theological Seminary, and Columbia University (New York). After serving churches in Texas and West Virginia, he became pastor of Rutledge Avenue Baptist Church, Charleston, where he retired in […]