SCBC accepting recommendations for boards, committees

The South Carolina Baptist Convention is accepting recommendations for persons to serve on the state denomination’s standing committees, on the boards of trustees of the convention’s institutions, and on the SCBC Executive Board. Deadlines for receiving recommendations are July 2 for the Executive Board and for trustees, and July 6 for committees. Recommendation forms can be accessed at […]

Religious liberty group to hold Upstate briefing

Alliance Defending Freedom recently launched an initiative called “Church Alliance.” The focus will be to help churches become more involved in preserving and protecting religious liberty. Russell Moore, president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, said ADF team members “have consistently proven themselves to be the kind of convictional […]

Tim Tebow’s mom speaks at banquet for Upstate S.C. pregnancy center

Pam Tebow, mother of the prominent athlete Tim Tebow, was the guest speaker at the Piedmont Women’s Center Banquet for Life March 1. The Greenville event drew more than 1,800 people. Tebow recounted that while serving on the mission field, doctors encouraged her to abort her unborn son (Tim) because of her poor health. Together […]

Ben Davis named chairman of SCDOT Commission

Ben Davis, retired president of Connie Maxwell Children’s Home, has been named chairman of the South Carolina Department of Transportation Commission. His previous public service, before joining the Connie Maxwell staff in 1993, included 12 years as mayor of Fountain Inn and three years on the city council. Davis also serves as chairman of The […]

2018 Annie Armstrong Easter Offering goal: $70 million

The North American Mission Board estimates there are nearly 270 million people in North America who do not have a relationship with Jesus Christ. With phrases like “reaching the unreached” or “impacting darkness,” NAMB is leading a movement to aid churches in reaching the lost and planting new churches. This year’s Annie Armstrong Easter Offering […]

Martha Franks residents answer phones at Billy Graham Call Center

Ever wondered who answers the phone when you dial the number at the bottom of the screen after a Billy Graham Evangelistic Association television broadcast? It could be a volunteer who lives at Martha Franks Retirement Community in Laurens. Martha Franks is one of two South Carolina Baptist-affiliated retirement centers. The other, Bethea Retirement Community, […]

Obituary: Heyward Knight

Chaplain LTC Heyward Pinckney Knight, 86, of Augusta, Ga., died Jan. 29, 2018. A native of Charleston, he joined the U.S. Air Force in 1950 and graduated from The Citadel, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Long Island University in Brooklyn, N.Y., and the U.S. Army Career Chaplain’s Advanced Course at Fort Hamilton, N.Y. He was ordained […]

Obituary: Harry Girtman

Harry Spruiell Girtman, 89, of Columbia, died Feb. 17, 2018. A native of Alabama, he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps as a draftsman during World War II. He graduated from the University of Alabama and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He served as a minister for more than 40 years, most recently as pastor […]

Obituary: Eugene Burriss Sr.

Bobby Eugene Burriss Sr., 85, of Belton, died Feb. 11, 2018. Born in Belton, he served in the U.S. Army in the Korean War. He pastored several Upstate churches, most recently at River Street Baptist Church in Anderson. He was a member of Blue Ridge Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, JoAnn King Burriss, a […]