‘Happy Hands’ stitchers put skills to use for outreach ministry

Members of the Happy Hands ministry at Harris Baptist Church in Greenwood, pictured above, hold some of the items they make for others, including pillowcase dresses and crocheted caps. The pillowcase dresses go to needy young girls in different parts of the world. Ashley Lee, who is involved with a nursing ministry, will take some […]

Catoe named pastor emeritus at Mount Arnon Church in Allendale

Mike Catoe, retired pastor of Mount Arnon Baptist Church in Allendale, has been named pastor emeritus of the church. He served as pastor for more than 31 years. Wade Ferguson, chairman of deacons, made the announcement and presented Catoe with a plaque to commemorate the occasion. Catoe and his wife, Sarah, reside in Graniteville.

Greenville children fill Christmas shoeboxes for Samaritan’s Purse

The children of White Oak Day School in Greenville filled 137 shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child through the ministry of Samaritan’s Purse. Mora Vernon, the school’s director, encouraged the children to emulate the folks of White Oak Baptist Church by participating. “A wonderful lesson in the joy of giving will be felt in the hearts […]

Connie Maxwell Baptist Church calls Miller Murphy as pastor

Miller Murphy, longtime director of communications for Connie Maxwell Children’s Home, has been called as pastor of Connie Maxwell Baptist Church in Greenwood. Before joining the children’s home staff in 1991 as a development officer, Murphy was pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Columbia. He is a 1976 graduate of the University of South Carolina […]

Lawton and Dawn Neely named chaplains at Martha Franks

Lawton and Dawn Neely have been named chaplains at Martha Franks Baptist Retirement Community in Laurens, succeeding Russell Dean, who retired last April. The Neelys have lived at Martha Franks since 2014. Lawton earned a master of music from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, a master of divinity from Gardner-Webb University’s School of Divinity, and a […]

In ‘Blessed Is the Man,’ author embraces humble upbringing

Courier Publishing is pleased to announce the release of “Blessed Is the Man: A Legacy of Faith and Family Values,” by Donald Darnell Harper. In this loving tribute to his parents, punctuated with life lessons rooted in Scripture, the author shares the spiritual values passed on to him by Lloyd and Walter Mae Harper. The […]

Letter: ‘Marketplace Missionaries’

Thanks so much for your emphasis on bivocational ministry in the November issue. Though I am not bivocational myself, I regularly wrestle with the desire to be a marketplace missionary as I serve the local church. I am particularly inspired by those who make the strategic choice to remain in the marketplace while serving and […]

Obituary: George J. White 

George Jefferson White, 84, of Anderson, a retired minister, died Oct. 16, 2016. Born in Columbus, Ga., he was a graduate of Trinity Bible College and Georgetown College. He attended Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and earned a Th.M. degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He pastored churches for 50 years in Kentucky, Indiana, Georgia, […]

Obituary: Homer L. Stewart

Homer Leroy Stewart, 88, of Six Mile, a retired pastor, died Oct. 27, 2016 at AnMed Health in Anderson. Born in Six Mile, he was a member of Six Mile Baptist Church and was a U.S. Navy SeaBees veteran of the Korean War era. He served numerous churches in South Carolina, North Carolina and New […]