Sister seeks brother, meaning in ‘Orphan Train’ story

“Charles Found at Last,” a new book release from Courier Publishing (116 pages, $14.95), is the true story of “Orphan Train” rider (the late) Dorothy Urch and her quest to find the brother she last saw as a baby. As the story begins, five-year-old Dorothy waits on the platform of Grand Central Station, holding tightly […]

Ninety Six Pastor Nominee to Lead SCBC

Chuck Sprouse, pastor of First Baptist Church of Ninety Six, will be nominated for president-elect of the South Carolina Baptist Convention at the annual meeting in November. Zack Little, pastor of South Side Baptist Church in Abbeville, announced his intention to nominate Sprouse in an Aug. 8 email to The Courier. Sprouse has been a […]

Courier hires new publishing leader

It might have been a prophetic moment when the groom’s cake at Evan Knies’s wedding was made to resemble a stack of books. Knies, a Richmond, Ky., native, who presently works in local church ministry in Louisiana, was recently named the new publisher for the Courier Publishing company. He replaces Butch Blume, who retired earlier […]

S.C. units among multi-state disaster relief response to Vermont flooding

Recovery work by Southern Baptist Disaster Relief responded to catastrophic flooding in Vermont in late July. South Carolina sent mud-out units, assessors, chaplains, and shower and laundry teams to the city of Barre to help affected homeowners. Feeding teams from South Carolina and Kentucky prepared meals for shelter residents, the community, and other DR volunteers. […]

4,500 Baptized at Pirate’s Cove Beach, Iconic Site of Jesus Movement Baptisms

Many of the reported 4,500 who were baptized at Harvest Christian Fellowship’s “Jesus Revolution” baptism July 8 climbed rocky terrain and were subject to state fees to enter Pirate’s Cove Beach. The baptism number Senior Pastor Greg Laurie reported surpasses the estimated 4,166 who were baptized at Pirate’s Cove in the Baptize SoCal event May […]

S.C. Attorney General, Six Others Join Coalition Opposing Target’s Pride Campaign

Attorneys general from seven states, including South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson, have joined a coalition opposing Target’s LGBTQ+ Pride campaign. The coalition joined in a letter to Target Chairman and CEO Brian Cornell in opposing the corporation’s campaign, which sold LGBTQ+ promotional products as part of a comprehensive effort to promote gender and sexual […]

Join in on the Clemens Family Trip in ‘Ezekiel and Friends’

“Forty Days with Ezekiel and Friends” by Jean Holland (Courier Publishing, 252 pages, $15.95) is a new devotional book for families. When the Clemens family lands in Israel, the father walks briskly up to the tour guide awaiting their arrival and says, “Howdy, neighbor, do you know Jesus?” Thus begins a special relationship between the […]

More Sexual Abuse Charges Filed Against Former Gowensville Youth Pastor

A former South Carolina youth pastor is facing 26 counts of voyeurism and 32 charges of criminal sexual conduct, many involving minors, in two counties, according to WYFF-TV. County court records show 21 new charges were filed against Daniel Kellan Mayfield, 35, the last week in June. The investigation is still ongoing. “This has been […]

New NAMB evangelism kit to help pastors create culture of evangelism

The evangelism team at the North American Mission Board has announced the development of a new resource designed to help pastors create a culture of evangelism. “This new kit is designed to assist pastors and ministry leaders in creating a lasting evangelistic culture in their churches,” said Tim Dowdy, vice president of evangelism at NAMB. […]

Mission:Dignity recipients in South Carolina to receive 13th check in 2023

Mission:Dignity recipients in South Carolina will receive an extra check — a 13th check — in 2023, thanks to generous donors creating an endowment at the Baptist Foundation of South Carolina that partners with churches in the South Carolina Baptist Convention. South Carolina launched the 13th check gifts in 2020. This will be the fourth […]