Panel reflects on state Baptist missions and education

The South Carolina Baptist Convention History Committee and Charleston Southern University sponsored a panel discussion Oct. 8 on the history of missions and education in the state convention. The event was held in Ellis Hall at Columbia First Baptist Church. Participants included Charleston Southern University vice president and professor of Christian studies Michael Bryant, who […]

Axmann’s ‘Prove It to Me’ dramatizes Bible’s miracles

Seeing the truth of Scripture in action can speak more clearly to some people than merely hearing the words of a sermon. That’s the inspiration behind Martha Axmann’s short book, “Prove It to Me: A Drama About the Miracles of Jesus” (Courier Publishing, $7.95), in which a young man comes to belief in Jesus by […]

Enjoy a slice of ‘Granny Rabbit’s Gooseberry Pie’

From the title story — a tall tale of a floppy-eared pie thief who encounters grace in the unlikeliest of places — to poetic reflections on subjects as varied as Spanish moss, growing old, and the ageless stories of the Bible, Mayna Cosby Parks dispenses humor and heart in her debut collection, “Granny Rabbit’s Gooseberry […]

Spartanburg County Network calls Cameron Wooten as missions ministries consultant

Cameron Wooten has been called as mission ministries consultant for Spartanburg County Baptist Network. A Simpsonville native, he is a graduate of North Greenville University and holds dual master’s degrees (church planting and intercultural studies), along with a doctor of ministry degree, from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Lynn, have two daughters.

Francis David Thompson, of Mauldin, receives Order of the Palmetto

Francis David Thompson (right), a layman at Mauldin First Baptist Church, received the Order of the Palmetto Oct. 1. Rep. Garry Smith presented the award on behalf of Gov. Henry McMaster. Thompson is active in Gideons International and Habitat for Humanity. He taught 5th-grade boys Sunday school for more than six decades and was closely […]

Brushy Creek, Taylors, calls Jeremy Roberts as pastor

Jeremy Roberts has been called as pastor of Brushy Creek Baptist Church in Taylors, near Greenville. The Plano, Texas, native most recently served as pastor of Church of the Highlands in Chattanooga, Tenn. He holds four degrees from Liberty University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Charity, are the parents of Autumn, […]

Latta Church honors Jack Allen for 50 years as treasurer

Jack Allen (right) was recently honored by Latta Baptist Church for serving 50 years as treasurer. Pictured with Allen is pastor Rob Pierce. The presentation took place at the church’s 126th-anniversary celebration. SCBC executive director-treasurer Gary Hollingsworth spoke at the service.

AU worship service sees 65 student salvations

Anderson University reports that 65 students prayed to receive Jesus as savior at a campus worship service on Sept. 20. Clayton King, whose Crossroads Worldwide ministry is headquartered at the AU campus, preached at the service. King is also teaching pastor at NewSpring Church in Anderson. “The campus ministries team has been busy following up […]