Jimmy Brown, right, pastor of Beaver Creek Baptist Church in Neeses, presented Bibles to six new church members who were baptized Jan. 1.
Mack and Carol Mullis were honored Jan. 8 for 20 years of pastoral ministry at Liberty Hill Baptist Church in Pageland. Only once before in the church’s history has a pastor served for 20 years. Dan Austin, director of missions for Chesterfield Association, was guest speaker for the day. A tribute was offered by longtime deacon […]
Craig Tuck, a church planter who most recently pastored Centerpoint Church in Charleston, has been named director of missions for Charleston Baptist Association. Tuck received the unanimous endorsement of the association’s executive committee Feb. 21 and succeeds interim DOM Skip Owens. Tuck said he is grateful to “share in leading” the churches of the association […]
Connie Maxwell Children’s Home in Greenwood will hold nighttime candlelight walking tours of the campus March 17 and 18 as part of the 125th anniversary celebration of the institution’s founding. The walking tours will allow visitors a peek into life at the children’s home and will include six reenactments from Connie Maxwell’s history. The tours will […]
In this 500th-anniversary year of the beginning of the Protestant Reformation, a Baptist seminary professor will deliver a lecture on Martin Luther April 11 at North Greenville University. Open to the public and starting at 7 p.m. at the Hayes Ministry Center, the free event will feature Jason Duesing, academic provost and professor of historical […]
Donald Herbert Stephens, 85, of Simpsonville, died Jan. 28, 2017. Born in Liberty, he served as pastor of Kentland Park Baptist Church in Greenville, Lowndesville First Baptist Church, Reidville First Baptist Church and Durbin Creek Baptist Church. He served in both the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force. He graduated from Tennessee Temple University […]
Francis “Frank” Craig Keels, 65, of Greer, died Nov. 5, 2016. A native of Pinewood, he served the following Baptist churches in South Carolina: Spears Creek in Columbia, Ashley Heights in North Charleston, Hopewell in Parkers Ferry, Cheraw Baptist, Clearview in Charleston, Westside in Greenwood, Rosewood in Columbia, and Abner Creek in Greer. His international […]
Foster Thomas Givins, 89, of Spartanburg, a retired Baptist minister of more than 50 years, died Feb. 10, 2017. Born May 30, 1927, in Avondale, N.C., he was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and attended Mars Hill College and Dan Greer Bible College. He previously served as assistant pastor at Oak Grove […]
Jerry L. Brittingham, 74, died Feb. 1, 2017, in Lawrenceville, Ga. Retiring in 2006, he last served as pastor of Eason Memorial Baptist Church in Eastover and was predeceased by his wife, Jacqueline. Survivors include two daughters and five grandchildren.
The South Carolina Baptist Convention finished the 2016 budget year $937,414 short of budgeted Cooperative Program receipts of $28.5 million. CP giving from convention churches totaled $27,562,585, or 3.39 percent below budgeted needs, according to figures provided by Pam Carroll, SCBC chief financial officer. The 2016 CP budget included an allocation of $11,300,660 to the […]