North Greenville University issues statement on ‘legal, moral and ethical expectations’ of administration, faculty

The chairperson of North Greenville University’s board of trustees said Thursday that school leaders “are expected to lead Christ-centered lives” and that current administrative staff and faculty members reflect the Baptist university’s “legal, moral and ethical expectations” and are held to “the highest of standards.” The written statement, which the university sent to The Courier by email, […]

Tom Tucker to be nominated for 2016 SCBC president

The Courier has learned that Tom Tucker, pastor of Sisk Memorial Baptist Church in Fort Mill, will be nominated for president of the South Carolina Baptist Convention when messengers gather at Spartanburg First Baptist Church Nov. 10-11 for the SCBC annual meeting. Dwight Easler, pastor of Corinth Baptist Church in Spartanburg and chairman of the […]

Music: Baptist AllState seeks to double participation in teen ensembles

South Carolina Baptist AllState Choir, Orchestra, and Praise Team selects outstanding high school musicians by video audition to participate in a January 29-31 2016 weekend of training and inspiration at White Oak Conference Center. Mark Powers, Worship & Music Director for South Carolina Baptist Convention, has taken on the goal of doubling the participation in […]

Is your church looking for an interim worship leader/music director?

The Transitional Worship Pastor Ministry is available to SCBC churches needing an interim worship pastor/music director. Churches needing this help may call Mark Powers, director, SCBC Worship & Music, to receive résumés of available candidates in their region. Those interested in receiving the training and certification should contact for information on the worship track of the Transitional Pastor […]

Longtime Bible class teacher authors commentary: ‘The Journey’

Marvin Anderson, a retired dentist and longtime Bible class teacher, has released a new book, “The Journey,” a commentary addressing the entire scope of the Bible. Published by WestBow Press, Anderson’s book was developed as a result of his teaching a seven-year walk-through-the-Bible class at Burnsview Baptist Church in Greer, S.C. The book traces the progression […]

Attorney to present ‘God’s Courtroom’ at White Oak Conference Center

“You will one day stand trial in God’s courtroom. Are you prepared?” Attorney Bruce Kugler will be speaking on that topic at the Southeast Arabic Christian Conference at White Oak Conference Center near Winnsboro, S.C., Sept. 4-7. The conference is expected to draw people from South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia and Florida. As […]

South Carolina Christians urged to attend Aug. 29 pro-family rally in Columbia

Churches across the Carolinas and surrounding states are rallying together on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, in support of biblical marriage and religious liberty. The Office of Public Policy of the South Carolina Baptist Convention is calling upon Christians  in South Carolina to gather on the steps of the State House in Columbia. Voters in 36 states – including 78 percent in […]

State CP gifts trail budget needs through July

Cooperative Program gifts received from South Carolina Baptist Convention churches through July 2015 were 4.23 percent below budgeted needs for the year, according to a report released Aug. 11 by Pam Carroll, the SCBC’s chief financial officer. Churches forwarded $2,342,862.71 in CP gifts in July, bringing the total received since Jan. 1 to $15,921,088.25. The […]

McCorry called to Conway as Hickory Grove’s new pastor

Denis McCorry has been called as pastor of Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Conway. He previously served as pastor of Mount Pisgah Baptist Church in Nichols. McCorry holds a master’s degree in theological studies from Liberty University Baptist Theological Seminary and is pursuing a master of divinity degree from Liberty.

Upstate pastor Gerald Martin retires after 40 years in ministry

Gerald Martin retired as pastor of Holly Springs Baptist Church, Pickens, on June 8 after serving there for 12 years. He has been in pastoral ministry for 40 years, beginning at Red Hill Baptist Church on June 8, 1975. Martin also served at Calumet Baptist Church, Liberty, and Reedy River Baptist Church, Greenville.