Epting releases new book about NGU tenure

Jimmy Epting, president of North Greenville University from 1991 to 2015, has written a first-person account of his tenure at the helm of the South Carolina Baptist Convention-affiliated school. The book is titled, “I Know You Can’t, But God Can!!!” and is the author’s view of the years of growth and success at NGU. Carlisle […]

Executive Committee to expand ethnic relations, mobilization

Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee President and CEO Ronnie Floyd has announced the addition of three full-time EC staff positions focusing on increasing diverse engagement and mobilization. Building on the foundation laid by retiring vice president for convention advancement Ken Weathersby, the positions will focus on relations and mobilization for African-Americans, Hispanics, and Asian-Americans. “We […]

The Christmas Star

Outside, Seamore Seahorse swam, gazing up at the stars. It was nearly Christmas. “What are you doing?” Sunny Starfish asked as she walked to his backyard fence. “I was wondering if we could still see the Christmas star,” Seamore replied. “What Christmas star?” Sunny asked. “You know, the bright star that the wise men followed […]

Mohler to be nominated for SBC president

Southern Baptist Theological Seminary President R. Albert Mohler Jr. will accept a nomination in June 2020 to serve as Southern Baptist Convention president. “I am honored by the announcement by Pastor H.B. Charles, and I will accept nomination as president of the Southern Baptist Convention in June,” Mohler told Baptist Press. “All my life, I […]

6-volume set grounds disciple-making in Scripture

A new series of books by Allen Elder, associate pastor of His Vineyard Church in Greer, is designed to prepare the reader “to live your life on earth intentionally and strategically for God … using the Bible as your guidebook for life.” “The LIFE Plan” is a six-volume disciple-making curriculum presenting the Bible’s story, structure, […]

‘What’s Thanksgiving Without a Dinner?’

“Oh, good grief!” Sunny Starfish exclaimed after Crusty Crab knocked the bag of flour onto the floor and all over her. The Cove Kids had decided to treat their parents to a Thanksgiving dinner. They had only been in the kitchen for 15 minutes when Crusty’s mishap — the first of many problems — happened. […]

IMB appoints 24 missionaries, hears abuse prevention update

International Mission Board trustees approved the appointment of 24 new full-time, fully funded personnel to take the gospel to unreached people and places during their Sept. 25-26 meeting. The meeting also included an update on an external report regarding IMB’s prevention and response to abuse and harassment; approval of a balanced budget for 2019-20, projected […]

Denmark First celebrates 175 years

Approximately 300 members and guests packed the sanctuary of First Baptist Church of Denmark on Oct. 6 to celebrate the congregation’s 175th year of ministry. Denmark First has been known by four different names during its history. Beginning in 1844 as Springs Church, which met in a log house near Bamberg, the congregation moved eight […]