Holly Springs Baptist calls Barry Dilworth as pastor

Barry Dilworth was recently called as pastor by Holly Springs Baptist Church, Pickens. He is a graduate of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and has previously served as pastor of Blue Ridge View Baptist, Pickens; Calvary Hill Baptist, Easley; and Monaghan Baptist, Greenville. Dilworth is pictured with his wife, Jean.

State CP giving trails budget at 2015 midpoint

South Carolina Baptist churches have forwarded $13,578,225 in Cooperative Program gifts to the South Carolina Baptist Convention through the first half of 2015. Year-to-date giving trailed budgeted needs by 4.71 percent, according to figures released July 15 by Pam Carroll, the SCBC’s chief financial officer. Nationally, year-to-date contributions to Southern Baptist national and international missions […]

Bobby Massey is new lead pastor at Kershaw First Baptist

Bobby Massey has been called as lead pastor of First Baptist Church in Kershaw. He previously served as a catalyst/trainer for the International Mission Board in East Asia, a missions pastor, and hospice chaplain. He and his wife, Jackie, have four children: Grace, Emily, Anna, and Peyton.

Simpsonville First Baptist calls Wayne Bray as senior pastor

Wayne Bray has been called as senior pastor of Simpsonville First Baptist Church. He begins his duties Aug. 17. Bray served as lead pastor of Beulah Baptist Church in Douglasville, Ga., for 10 years, where worship attendance doubled during his tenure and a second church site was planted. Prior to his service at Beulah Baptist, […]

Letter: Petition ‘Lucifer’ TV Show

The Fox television network has plans to air a new program called “Lucifer” next year. It portrays Satan as a good guy. There is an online petition at the American Family Association website (http://www.afa.net, search “Lucifer”). I think it would be good for our churches to be made aware of this information and to get involved. […]

Letter: Responding to Supreme Court Ruling

As the Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage continues to be part of the national landscape, we can be confident that God has a plan for our context (Acts 17:26). There are ways we can surrender to Jesus and prepare to be His vessels in our appointed time and place. First, we should use this moment to […]

Letter: Did GCR Work for S.C. Baptists?

In the 2011 annual session of the South Carolina Baptist Convention, we adopted an agenda called the Great Commission Resurgence. What a great name! In approving financial reductions in every ministry and partnership in the state, we were told that we would increase giving to the International Mission Board by 22 percent over the next […]

Obituary: James T. Sloan

James T. Sloan, of Woodruff, a long-serving pastor and director of missions, died June 23, 2015. He was a graduate Luther Rice Bible College and Seminary and received a doctorate in theology from International Bible Institution Seminary and Bible College. He served as pastor of Poe Baptist Church in Greenville, West Pelzer Baptist Church, Rice […]

Obituary: Berlin Myers

Berlin George Myers, 98, of Summerville, a cofounder of the Baptist College of Charleston in the early 1960s (today, Charleston Southern University), died July 8, 2015. He was the retired mayor of Summerville, a lumberman and a Normandy Invasion veteran of World War II. He was a member of Summerville Baptist Church. “We will always […]