Surfside ‘Sunburn Trailer’ closed for the summer

The “Sunburn Trailer” at Surfside Beach, which has been a tool for sharing the love of Christ over the past 10 years, will not be in operation this summer. Martha Bullard, a member of First Baptist Church of Surfside Beach, said, “We will not be having this service this year because of the damage at […]

New Calvary WMU honors Sallie Ann Baker

Sallie Ann Hinson Baker (left) was recognized Jan. 5 by the Woman’s Missionary Union of New Calvary Baptist Church. The WMU bought a brick in her honor on the national WMU’s Walk of Faith in Birmingham, Ala., in an honor/memorial garden recognizing those who have devoted their lives to fulfilling the Great Commission. Jennifer Kolb (right), […]

Spartanburg First ordains Jacob Comer

First Baptist Church of Spartanburg ordained Jacob Comer (second from left), associate minister of students, on March 1. He is the son of Tommy Comer (far left), associate pastor at First Baptist Church of Gaffney, and the grandson of Heyward Comer, a former, longtime pastor of Drayton Baptist Church in Spartanburg. With them are Seth Buckley, […]

Greear names chair, vice chair for SBC Committee on Committees

Meredith Cook has been named chair of the 2020 Southern Baptist Convention Committee on Committees, SBC President J.D. Greear announced March 11. Greear also announced his appointment of Marty Jacumin, pastor of Bay Leaf Baptist Church in Raleigh, N.C., as vice chair. The Committee on Committees will assemble in Orlando, Fla., just prior to the […]

Stetzer to chair Orlando SBC Resolutions Committee

Missiologist and researcher Ed Stetzer has been named chairman of the 2020 Southern Baptist Convention Resolutions Committee, SBC President J.D. Greear has announced. “Ed Stetzer has planted, revitalized, and pastored churches across the country in a variety of settings,” Greear told Baptist Press. “Additionally, his vast experience as a researcher makes him uniquely qualified to […]

Obituary: Sophie Nix

Sophie Nix, 94, of Rock Hill, and wife of the late Rev. Paul Nix, died Jan. 26, 2020. She and her husband met while students at Furman University, and both attended Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. She was a public school teacher for 40 years, serving in Greenville, Anderson, Barnwell, Pickens and Chester counties. She also […]

Obituary: Carl Vernon Mullinax

Carl Vernon Mullinax, 88, of Gaffney, died March 5, 2020. Born in Gaffney, he retired from the textile industry and served at several South Carolina Baptist churches, including Bowling Green Baptist Church in Clover. He was a U.S. Army veteran who served in the Korean War. Survivors include three sons, six grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. […]

Obituary: D. Floyd Dukes

Dannie Floyd Dukes, 87, of Williston, died Feb. 18, 2020. Born in Bamberg County, he attended New Orleans Theological Seminary. During his 54-year ministry, he served Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, Blackville; Elko Baptist Church, Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Springfield; and Edisto Baptist Church, Williston. He retired from Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in 2003 and was […]

Obituary: Joseph Charles Blalock Sr.

Joseph Charles Blalock Sr., 72, of Muncie, Ind., died Feb. 8, 2020. A native of Anniston, Ala., he grew up in Spartanburg. He graduated from Fruitland Baptist Bible Institute and Andersonville Baptist Seminary. He served as a home missionary in New York and Massachusetts, and later served at Brown’s Creek Baptist Church, Union. He and […]

IMB recommends mission volunteers postpone travel due to coronavirus risk

In light of the continuing global expansion of the COVID-19 virus (coronavirus), the International Mission Board’s coronavirus task force and senior leadership recommend that mission volunteers from U.S. churches postpone international mission-trip travel through April 30. This date could be extended and will be reevaluated by April 15. IMB also recommends that people who have […]