S.C. college presidents oppose Calif. bill that would threaten religious freedom on campus

Two Baptist university presidents in South Carolina were among scores of college and seminary presidents and religious leaders who signed a letter opposing a California bill that would undercut religious liberty at faith-based colleges. Evans Whitaker, president of Anderson University, and Jairy Hunter, president of Charleston Southern University, signed the letter, which was written by Russell […]

36 children attend music camp at Edgefield FBC

Edgefield First Baptist Church held a summer music camp Aug. 2-4, where approximately 36 children ages 4-10 learned to play hand chimes and studied the basics of rhythm and reading music. Travis Brian, pastor of music and worship, said the children also heard Bible stories that focused on worshiping God not only through music but in […]

Northside Memorial calls Neal Sweet as senior pastor

Northside Memorial Baptist Church, Sumter, has called Neal Sweet as senior pastor. He previously served as senior pastor at Home Branch Baptist Church near Manning. Sweet and his wife, Jessica, have three children: Tripp, Logan, and Anna Grace. He began duties on July 24.

Mount Carmel recognized for 10 years as Operation Christmas Child relay center

Mount Carmel Baptist Church, Easley, was recently recognized by Operation Christmas Child for serving 10 years as a relay center. The relay has collected more than 50,000 shoeboxes from Pickens and Easley area churches. Pictured, from left, are John Martin (relay center coordinator), Michelle Palmer (volunteer coordinator), and Colin Fowler (logistics). Paul Turner is pastor […]

Inman Mills honors longtime pastor Jack Hames

The congregation of Inman Mills Baptist Church, Inman, honored pastor Jack Hames and his wife, Dottie, on May 8 for 60 years in the ministry. Prior to his pastorate at Inman Mills, Hames served churches in North and South Carolina, including Northside Baptist in Rock Hill and Boiling Springs First Baptist.

Catoe honored for 63 years of service to her church

Center Grove Baptist Church in Moriah Baptist Association honored Billie Jean Catoe June 23 for 63 years of service in music ministry. Speakers recalled highlights of Catoe’s service as a pianist and organist, and her daughters joined a church member in singing two of Catoe’s favorite hymns. She was presented a plaque by Jimmy Neal. […]

Worldview: Six Literal Days for Creation?

Did God create the world in six literal 24-hour days? Our answer is, yes! Pete Wilbanks, Professor of Christian Studies, supports the answer from an analysis of the Biblical text. Ronald Marks, Professor of Chemistry, then answers from the field of science. There are three examples that support a literal interpretation of the creation account […]

Longtime Beaufort County pastor Bob Cuttino dies

Robert Edward “Bob” Cuttino, 83, of Beaufort, died June 23, 2016. A native of Sumter, he earned degrees from Wofford College and Yale University and received an honorary doctorate from Furman University. He served for 65 years in several South Carolina pastorates in Williston, Fairfax, Lake City, Lancaster, Hilton Head and Beaufort. He was a […]

Injured Army veteran speaks at Padgett’s Creek Baptist Church

Kevin Brewington, a soldier who was severely injured by a remotely detonated IED in Afghanistan, spoke May 15 at Padgett’s Creek Baptist Church in Union. The Union native discussed his own challenges as well as those of his daughter, who also has medical issues. Pictured with him are pastor Carrol Caldwell and sheriff David Taylor.