Information sessions on White Oak Conference Center scheduled for June

Gary Hollingsworth, executive director-treasurer of the South Carolina Baptist Convention, and Duane Greene, SCBC Executive Board chairman, will host three information sessions across the state to give South Carolina Baptists the opportunity to discuss White Oak Conference Center. Following are dates and locations of the three sessions: June 9: North Spartanburg First Baptist Church June 23: North […]

Obituary: Joye Terry

Joye Mears Terry, 53, the wife of Wayne Terry, associate executive director of the South Carolina Baptist Convention, died June 1, 2016, at her home in Lexington after a 16-year battle with breast cancer. Born July 27, 1962 in Greenwood, S.C., she graduated from Wardlaw Academy in 1980, Anderson University in 1982 and Winthrop University […]

Hermitage Baptist dedicates new family life center

The congregation of Hermitage Baptist Church, Camden, dedicated their new family life center on May 15. Ron Underwood, associational missionary from Kershaw Baptist Association, and Jerry Sosebee, from the South Carolina Baptist Convention, participated in the service. Pictured is pastor Jason Fletcher being assisted in the ribbon-cutting ceremony by several young church members.

Singing Churchmen on mission in Cleveland, Ohio

Twenty-eight members of the 60-voice South Carolina Baptist Singing Churchmen were on mission in Cleveland, Ohio, from April 30-May 7. Every concert included a straightforward presentation of the Gospel, and the men recorded 219 one-on-one Gospel conversations. The group sang at churches, malls, at a V.A. hospital, inside assisted living centers, at men’s and women’s […]

Samaria Baptist Church calls John Yorio as pastor

John Yorio has been called as pastor of Samaria Baptist Church in Batesburg. He has served churches in Georgia, Tennessee and South Carolina over the past 16 years. He is a graduate of Liberty University and is completing coursework at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Yorio and his wife, Ruth, have four children.

Upstate pastor Danny Burnley announces June 26 retirement

Danny Burnley will retire as pastor of Laurel Baptist Church, Greenville, June 26 and will focus his efforts on assisting churches in need of revitalization. He has founded a non-profit ministry, Church Revitalization Consulting Inc., and will be available to help churches in decline or who “have lost hope over their future growth.” Burnley is […]

‘To the Ends of the Earth’ details couple’s ministry in golden years

In “Only God Knows,” the first half of his captivating autobiography, Edd Brown told the story of his tough start in life — born on the cusp of the Great Depression and labeled “the runt” by his grandfather. Despite his challenging beginnings, Brown grew up with a fiery determination to make something of himself. He […]

Retired pastor publishes illustrated book

Paul White Jr., retired pastor of Groveland Baptist Church in Taylors, has published an illustrated book, “The Tater Family,” which uses drawings of potato-inspired characters to help teach character lessons. The book is based on a sermon that White preached over the years called “The Potato Family Versus the Christian Family.” Characters include “Imi-Tater,” “Dic-Tater,” […]