Under the Mango Tree: Reflections on Two Weeks in Uganda

Under a mango tree in Hoima, Uganda, roughly 100 children gathered, eagerly waiting for Vacation Bible School to begin. Sixteen short-term missionaries from the United States had traveled there to minister to these children and their families. Their sacrifices of hot showers, air conditioning and cultural familiarity seemed utterly insignificant as the days passed and […]

Ragan joins Foundation staff as church relations representative

Steven L. Ragan joined the Baptist Foundation of South Carolina staff April 29 as church relations representative. In his role, Ragan will work directly with churches, primarily in the Upstate, to introduce pastors and church leadership to financial, legacy, and investment strategies to fund Great Commission ministries through the church, both today and in the […]

National WMU planning missions celebration ‘like no other’

The stage is set in Birmingham, Ala. — the home of Woman’s Missionary Union — for a missions experience “like none other.” With the theme “Pursue,” participants will hear stories of how individuals have pursued God and accounts of how God has pursued them, all the while considering ways the idea of “pursuit” applies to […]

Southeastern Seminary awards degrees to 19 S.C. students

Nineteen students with ties to South Carolina received degrees from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, N.C., during spring commencement exercises. The graduates, their degrees and hometowns are: Master of Arts in Christian Studies — Marcus Davis, Chesterfield; Alonda Monet Heyward, Summerville; Lacy Little Johnson, Greenville. Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling — Cameron […]

Acteens celebrates 50 years

This year, Woman’s Missionary Union celebrates the 50th anniversary of Acteens, the missions education group for girls in grades 7–12. To kick off the celebration, WMU will bring together former Acteens to reflect on the past and look to the future on Friday, June 7. The event, Acteens for Life, will take place at national […]

North Greenville launches Institute of Global Leadership

North Greenville University has announced the launch of the Institute of Global Leadership to facilitate student mobilization for short-term trips and develop academic programs in leadership, global studies, and related disciplines. The university named Allen McWhite as executive director and NGU alumna Erin Wolfe as the assistant director for the institute. McWhite will also serve […]

New book reveals Christ through Old Testament Tabernacle

Courier Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of “A Journey to Christ Through the Tabernacle.” Since 1965, the book’s author, Leonard Carter, has devoted himself to studying the Tabernacle, the place where God’s presence dwelled among the Israelites during their time in the wilderness. Carter’s in-depth study of Scripture as well as the writings […]

Obituary: Freddy Garner

Freddy Dean Garner, 70, of Powdersville, died April 27, 2019. Born in Anderson County, he was pastor of Lighthouse Baptist Church, Conway; Carolina Baptist Church, Green Sea; and most recently Riverview Baptist Church, Powdersville, where he served for nearly five years. He also served in the South Carolina Army National Guard. Survivors include his wife, […]

Obituary: Mary Lib Causey

Mary Elizabeth “Mary Lib” May Causey, 80, of Statesville, N.C., and wife of former South Carolina pastor Jack Causey, died May 1, 2019. A native of Meridian, Miss., she and her husband began their ministry together at First Baptist Church in Greensboro, N.C., following graduation from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. They later served at First […]

Obituary: Curtis W. Cameron Sr.

Curtis William Cameron Sr., 85, of Lancaster, died March 22, 2019. A native of Great Falls, he studied at Columbia International Bible College, Baptist College of Charleston (now Charleston Southern University), and Mid-Atlantic Bible College. He served as pastor of the following South Carolina Baptist churches: Greeleyville; Sherwood, Lancaster; Mt. Pisgah, Pageland; Greenpoint, Inman; and […]