Spring Branch Baptist Church honors musicians

Spring Branch Baptist Church, Hartsville, honored its musicians with a plaque and a monetary gift of appreciation on July 12. Doris Atkinson has served as pianist for more than 40 years, and Judy Russell has been organist for more than 20 years. Marie Gardner was also recognized for her recent service as interim pianist during Doris Atkinson’s absence due to health issues.

Spring Branch honors Amersons for 38 years of service

Spring Branch Baptist Church in Hartsville honored pastor Buddy Amerson and his wife, Betty, for 38 years of service on July 5. Chalk-art evangelist Dan Gardner was guest speaker. The congregation presented a plaque and monetary gift to the Amersons for their dedicated service.

Villano earns M.Div. from Liberty University

Paul A. Villano, associate pastor of Little River Baptist Church, Jenkinsville, earned a master of divinity degree from Liberty University on May 9. Villano, who specializes in disability ministries, is also a graduate of Summit University in Pennsylvania. He works as knowledge management officer for the U.S. Army Chaplain Center and School in Fort Jackson.

Goucher Baptist Church VBS raises $2,000 for mission project

For the second consecutive year, Goucher Baptist Church Vacation Bible School participants raised more than $2,000 to help build two wells in impoverished countries through the Samaritan’s Purse clean water project Turn On the Tap. The VBS students enjoyed “journeying off the map” to explore the living water of Jesus Christ.

SCBC Disaster Relief, Campers on Mission volunteers assist Lowcountry church

In May, Okatee Baptist Church in Ridgeland moved into a renovated education building, thanks to a collaborative effort of South Carolina Baptists’ Disaster Relief ministry and South Carolina Campers on Mission. The church moved into its new building in November 2006, but eight years later discovered extensive leaks that were damaging multiple areas in the […]

‘Only God Knows’ tells of a life blessed by God’s providence

Edd Brown was labeled the “runt” by family members when he came into the world on the cusp of the Great Depression. His own grandfather predicted that the boy would never amount to much. In “Only God Knows: A Journey of Love, Faith and Joy,” Brown recounts how he overcame the challenges of his early […]