Obituary: Joseph W. Smith Jr.

Joseph Wilson Smith Jr., 80, of Union, died Dec. 7, 2018. Born in Union, he was a graduate of North Greenville College and Furman University. He received a master of divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and a doctor of ministry from Luther Rice Seminary. Smith served as pastor of Beulah Baptist Church in Union, […]

Obituary: Virginia Faucette

Virginia Ann Henderson Faucette, of Laurens, wife of retired pastor Thomas T. Faucette, died Nov. 6, 2018, at Martha Franks Retirement Community in Laurens. She was a graduate of Lander University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. She served with the North American Baptist Mission Board in the Bayou section of Louisiana and at Rachel Sims […]

Former SCBC employee indicted in Texas on sexual assault charges

Mark Aderholt, former associate executive director and chief strategist for the South Carolina Baptist Convention, has been indicted on charges of sexually assaulting a teenager in Arlington, Texas, more than 20 years ago. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, citing court records in Tarrant County, Texas, reported Dec. 19 that Aderholt, 47, was indicted Dec. 18 on […]

S.C. native edits book series on theologian’s writings

This article was updated Jan. 17, 2019, to correctly identify Richardson’s place of service as North Little Rock, not Little Rock. Wyman Richardson, pastor of Central Baptist Church in North Little Rock, Ark., and a South Carolina native, is the editor of an eight-volume series of books on “The Collected Works of James Leo Garrett, […]

Brent Martin is new pastor of Seivern Baptist Church

Brent Martin was recently installed as pastor of Seivern Baptist Church near Wagener. Martin was ordained in 1995 by Clearview Baptist Church in Travelers Rest. He previously served as a pastor in Virginia. A graduate of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Martin and his wife, Marian, are parents of two children, Tess and Joah. Seivern Church […]

Evangelical Homiletics Society names Michael Duduit as president

Michael Duduit, dean of the Clamp Divinity School and College of Christian Studies at Anderson University, became president of the Evangelical Homiletics Society at its recent annual meeting. EHS is an academic society with more than 300 members formed for the exchange of ideas related to the instruction of biblical preaching.

Deadlines approach for contributions to S.C. Baptist Convention

The South Carolina Baptist Convention will count the following as 2018 contributions: Hand delivered contributions received by the close of business on Dec. 20 Electronic contributions with a transaction date on or before Dec. 31 Mailed contributions postmarked on or before Dec. 31 and received by Jan. 7. Online giving is available at For […]