‘Seed Planting’ offers practical advice for evangelism

Courier Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of a new book by Upstate physician Robert Jackson. “The Family Doctor Speaks: The Truth About Seed Planting” deals with evangelism in a practical and down-to-earth way. Jackson said his book is an attempt to expand his outreach in “helping people learn how to be good at […]

NGU partners to educate Hispanic church leaders

North Greenville University and the Hispanic Bible Institute recently announced a partnership to provide a theological education for the purpose of forming Christian leaders to serve Hispanic Baptist churches. At the Upstate IBH graduation ceremony held on Aug. 11 at Edwards Road Baptist Church in Greenville, J.A. Delgado, director of the institute, announced that the […]

Runion is second announced nominee for SCBC president-elect

Mike Runion, pastor of City View First Baptist Church in Greenville, will be nominated for president-elect of the South Carolina Baptist Convention at the denomination’s annual meeting Nov. 12-13 at Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church in North Charleston. Tom Tucker, pastor of Sisk Memorial Baptist Church in Fort Mill and a former state convention president, […]

SCBC releases committee reports ahead of annual meeting

The South Carolina Baptist Convention has released the 2018 reports of the Committee on Committees and the Nominations Committee. The membership roster of the 2019 Committee on Committees has also been released. The reports will be considered at the upcoming SCBC annual meeting, to be held Nov. 13-14 in North Charleston. The reports can be […]

SBC personalities to speak at Simpsonville Bible conference

Former Southern Baptist Convention president Johnny Hunt will lead a group of pastor-evangelists in speaking at a “Worship the King” Bible conference Oct. 28-30 at Temple Baptist Church in Simpsonville. Hunt, longtime senior pastor of First Baptist Church, Woodstock, Ga., is transitioning to the North American Mission Board as senior vice president of evangelism and […]

Savannah River Assoc. calls Woody Oliver as new DOM

Woody Oliver has been called as director of missions for Savannah River Baptist Association. He previously served Harmony Baptist Church in Edgemoor and Woodfields Baptist Church in Greenwood. He has chaired the Nominations Committee and By-Laws Committee of the South Carolina Baptist Convention. Oliver and his wife, Dena, have four daughters and three grandchildren.

Bethea Retirement Community to expand in 2O19

Bethea Retirement Community has announced plans to expand its Darlington campus with a state-of-the-art nursing and rehab center and 18 new cottages. Bethea executive director Ben Spurling said the $29 million expansion represents the first new construction on the campus in more than 20 years. The 55,000-square-foot nursing center will feature all private rooms, a […]

State convention messengers to consider bylaw change

Messengers to the 2O18 annual meeting of the South Carolina Baptist Convention, to be held Nov. 13-14 in North Charleston, will consider a bylaw change that would require individuals considered by the convention’s Nominations Committee to commit in writing to “affirm and reflect in practice” 1) the vision and mission of the SCBC, 2) the […]

Daniel Godfrey is new exec. dir. of Broad River Association

Daniel Godfrey has been called as executive director of Broad River Baptist Association. He is a graduate of North Greenville University and Southeastern Baptist Theological  Seminary. Godfrey previously served as pastor of Arrowwood Baptist Church in Chesnee. He and his wife, Heidi, are the parents of Chloe and Troy.

Former S.C. pastor Richard Capps retires after 55-year ministry

Richard H. Capps, who previously pastored churches in South Carolina, has retired as pastor of Courtney Baptist Church in Yadkinville, N.C., after 55 years of ministry. His South Carolina pastorates included Fairfield Baptist in Winnsboro, First Baptist in Gaston, and Laurel Baptist in Greenville. He and his wife, Joyce, are the parents of a son […]