Baptist pastor to lead refugee resettlement effort in Spartanburg

A South Carolina Baptist pastor has been tapped to head the Spartanburg office of World Relief, an organization that will seek to help people fleeing persecution to find refuge in the Upstate. Jason Lee, who has served as pastor of Oak Grove Baptist Church in Spartanburg for five years, will serve as executive director for […]

‘Seven Arrows’ aims at Bible study growth

Polished sermons and prepared Bible studies can inadvertently cause the average Christian to feel inadequate and ill-equipped to study the Scriptures themselves. The result is an ever-increasing level of biblical illiteracy in most churches and an over-dependence on preachers and sermons. With that in mind, Matt Rogers and Donny Mathis have written “Seven Arrows,” a […]

Ministry assistants to gather in Lexington May 14-16

The annual meeting of the South Carolina Baptist Ministry Assistants Association is slated for May 14-16 at Round Hill Baptist Church in Lexington. The meeting begins with a garden party on Thursday evening. The meeting will include seminars and will conclude with a breakfast meeting with new association president Luella Sargent. Registration is $85, which […]

Former SCBC president and longtime pastor Wayne Dickard retires

Wayne Dickard, former South Carolina Baptist Convention president and pastor of Siloam Baptist Church in Easley, retired from the pastorate March 15, completing three decades in ministry. He plans to hold evangelism rallies, Sunday school conferences, and revival meetings in the future. On March 1, he organized an evangelism rally at Anderson University, which drew […]

Easley native Rusty Lee joins staff at Virginia church

Russell M. “Rusty” Lee, an Easley native, is the new minister to students and young adults at New Highland Baptist Church in Mechanicsville, Va. He is a graduate of Clemson University and Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond. Lee was ordained to ministry in 2011 by First Baptist Church of Mauldin.

Red Dam Baptist Church hosts ‘Snow Day’

The first ever “Snow Day” at Red Dam Baptist Church in Hardeeville had a great turnout, and the main attraction was a 12-foot-tall snow-covered slide made all the more enjoyable by warm sunny weather. The objective of the event was to draw people from all around the community to the church in hopes of sharing […]