Obituary: Robert D. Jeske

Robert Duane Jeske, 79, of Kershaw, died Jan. 16, 2015. Born in Lind, Wash., he was educated at Central Washington University, Western Washington University, the University of Chicago, and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He pastored the following Baptist churches in Kershaw: Flat Creek, New Haven and Haile Gold Mine. He also was a supply preacher […]

Ben Davis elected as SCDOT commissioner

Ben Davis, retired president of Connie Maxwell Children’s Home, has been elected as a commissioner to the South Carolina Department of Transportation. His previous public service, before joining the Connie Maxwell staff in 1993, included 12 years as mayor of Fountain Inn and three years on the city council. Davis received the Order of the […]

Augusta Heights calls Greg Dover as senior pastor

Greg Dover has been called as senior pastor of Augusta Heights Baptist Church in Greenville. He served at Earle Street Baptist Church in Greenville as associate pastor since 2009. He is a graduate of Furman University and Wake Forest Divinity School. He and his wife, Suzy, are the parents of a son, Yates, and a […]

Al Phillips begins new work as Greenville DOM

Al Phillips, former associate pastor of First North Spartanburg Baptist Church, has been called as director of missions for Greenville Baptist Association. Phillips, who was elected at a called meeting of the association on Jan. 27, succeeds Ron Davis, who retired in December 2013. Eddie Howard, pastor of Hillside Baptist Church and chairman of the […]

Obituary: Phil Dixon

James Phillip Dixon, 80, of Anderson, died Feb. 3, 2015. He was a retired Southern Baptist minister, having pastored churches in both Georgia and South Carolina. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Anderson. He served in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict. Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Carolyn […]

Obituary: John T. Holland

John Tillman Holland, 87, of Columbia, died Jan. 15, 2015. A graduate of Mars Hill College, Wake Forest College and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, he came to Columbia as a young man to be an intern for F. Clyde Helms at Shandon Baptist Church, where he was instrumental in the organization of the Broad River […]

Zion Hill Baptist honors 100-year-old member

Aileen Black, who has attended Zion Hill Baptist Church in Spartanburg for every one of her 100 years, was honored Feb. 2 by her church. Her birthday was Jan. 30. She says her life has been “filled with love, beginning with her parents,” according to her pastor, Keith Davis, pictured here with her.

CSU’s Rick Brewer to lead Louisiana College

Rick Brewer, who has served in several administrative capacities at Charleston Southern University over the past 28 years, has been elected president of Louisiana College in Pineville, La. Louisiana College trustees unanimously elected Brewer as the school’s 11th president on March 5, according to a news release. The college is affiliated with the Louisiana Baptist Convention. Brewer takes office […]

Kenneth Ridings, former Fruitland president, passes away

Kenneth Ridings, retired president of Fruitland Baptist Bible Institute (now College) in Hendersonville, N.C., died Thursday, March 5, following a battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Ridings, a South Carolina native, joined the faculty at Fruitland as professor of homiletics in 1968 and was named president of the school in 1997. He retired in 2008. His hometown was […]