Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s (PPFA) 2018-2019 annual report showed that the organization performed 345,672 abortion procedures in 2018. Abortions made up 4 percent of the organization’s total medical services for the year. The total number of the procedures increased by 13,000 from the previous year. PPFA is responsible for approximately 40 percent of reported […]
Chris Bolt, pastor of Elkton Baptist Church in Elkton, Tenn., has announced his intention to nominate Stephen Feinstein, pastor of Sovereign Way Christian Church in Hesperia, Calif., for second vice president of the Southern Baptist Convention at the SBC annual meeting in June 2020 in Orlando. Bolt announced Feinstein’s intended nomination Dec. 31, 2019. Bolt […]
It wasn’t that long ago the LifeWay Global team dreamed about ways to resource pastors and other church leaders around the world — those with extremely limited or no access to formal theological training. The vision of Ariel Irizarry, the leader of LifeWay Global’s training, became a reality when LifeWay Equipa (pronounced aye-KEEP-ah) — a […]
David Lyda is the new pastor of Little Stevens Creek Baptist Church in Edgefield. He previously served at Washington Baptist Church, Greer, as Sunday school director and teacher, AWANA leader, and children’s church teacher. Lyda is currently completing his master of divinity degree at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Beth, have one […]
Clarence Bert Ross, of Lexington, received the doctor of educational ministry degree Dec. 14 at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He is president of Leadernow Ministries.
Tommy Kelly, pastor of First Baptist Church, Varnville, was selected as parade marshal for the city’s Martin Luther King Day parade for the second time in 10 years.
Jeramy Scott Herring, 44, of Rock Hill, died Dec. 9, 2019. A native of Rock Hill, he was serving as pastor of Old Paths Community Church of Rock Hill at the time of his death. Survivors include his wife of 20 years, Teague Booth Herring, and one daughter.
Andrew P. Webb Sr., 80, of Anderson, died Jan. 8, 2020 at the Rainey Hospice House in Anderson. Born in Greenville, he served in the U.S. Air Force and later worked for the Index-Journal in Greenwood. After attending Fruitland Baptist Institute and Luther Rice Seminary, he served as pastor of several South Carolina Baptist churches, […]
Peggy Boyte Roberts, 84, of Laurens, and wife of retired South Carolina Baptist pastor Larry E. Roberts, died Dec. 20, 2019. A native of Great Falls, she was a member of First Baptist Church. She previously worked for the South Carolina Baptist Convention and Tennessee Baptist Convention. Her husband served as pastor in South Carolina […]
Churches may access a new resource produced by a Southern Baptist partnership to provide guidance on preventing sexual abuse and providing care for survivors of such abuse. The Sexual Abuse Advisory Group and the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission have unveiled “The Introductory Guide to Caring Well: A Resource to Help Churches Care Well for […]