The S.E.R.V.E. team from Hopewell Baptist Church in Anderson, led by Daniel and Autumn Cathey, packed 32 Valentine gift bags for the special education class at Whitehall Elementary. Members of this group range in age from 3 to the mid-60s as part of an outreach-oriented small group ministry.
South Carolina Woman’s Missionary Union has announced the nominees for 2017-18 executive board positions and nominees for 2018 nominating committee positions. Election of board members will take place March 24 during the WMU annual meeting at First Baptist Church in Boiling Springs. The nominating committee is responsible for nominations to the executive board. The committee […]
John Cribb, a resident of Bethea Baptist Retirement Center in Darlington, was baptized in the facility’s aquatic center Jan. 29. The Johnsonville native moved to Bethea two years ago. Cribb says he grew up in church and has read the Bible regularly for most of his life, but realized a few months ago that he […]
Stephen Splawn has joined the staff of the South Carolina Baptist Convention as an evangelism and African-American ministries strategist. His work will focus on relational disciple-making and African-American engagement. Splawn will help facilitate the work of the Immersion Network of churches who are attempting to implement relational disciple-making among their members. Lee Clamp, SCBC evangelism […]
Waccamaw Baptist Nursing Fellowship observed its first anniversary Jan. 22. Pam Allsbrook, Gloria Reeves and Peggy Jones met in Debby Akerman’s home in late 2015 to make plans to begin a new BNF chapter in Waccamaw Association. The first meeting was in January 2016 with 8 founding members. The group has grown to 14, with several more […]
Tommy Mann, pastor of Putman Baptist Church in Buffalo, has published “Accepting God’s Call,” a 15-part Bible study in Leviticus and Deuteronomy. The book, a followup to “Answering God’s Call,” a study of the book of Exodus, is available in paperback and ebook formats at www.tommycmann.com. “Accepting God’s Call” is suitable for group or individual […]
In this 500th-anniversary year of the beginning of the Protestant Reformation, a Baptist seminary professor will deliver a lecture on Martin Luther April 11 at North Greenville University. Open to the public and starting at 7 p.m. at the Hayes Ministry Center, the free event will feature Jason Duesing, academic provost and professor of historical […]
Stephen D. Vassar, pastor of North Columbia Baptist Church for more than 36 years, retired Dec. 31. His previous pastorates included Pine Level Baptist Church in Savannah River Association and West Side Baptist Church in Chesterfield Association. He and his wife, Cathy, will reside in Columbia.
Jim Goodroe, director of missions for Spartanburg County Baptist Network since 2000, will retire Feb. 28. He formerly pastored Camden and Sumter First Baptist churches. He was a Baptist Courier trustee for five years and served as chairman. He preached the state convention sermon in 2005 and was parliamentarian three other years. Under his leadership, […]
Dan Johnston has announced his retirement from First Baptist Church of North Charleston. He became pastor of the church more than 14 years ago following his first retirement at age 65. Previous South Carolina Baptist churches served by Johnston include Wando, Jonesville, Mount Pleasant First, Shiloh in Aiken and New Market in Greenwood, among others. […]