Enoree Baptist Church in Newberry celebrated its 250th anniversary Aug. 26. Church clerk Polly Doolittle spoke about growing up in the church. Enoree’s former pastor John Hipp also spoke. Gary Hollingsworth, executive director-treasurer of the South Carolina Baptist Convention, preached the sermon. From left: Gary Hollingsworth, John Hipp, George Leagans, Ronnie Cromer and Rick Martin. […]
Alice McGill was recently recognized by Unity Baptist Church in Starr for more than 30 years of service as director of the church’s nursery. Pastor David Pickens presented her with a certificate of appreciation from the congregation along with a gift.
North Point Community Church in Columbia ordained its first team of elders Sept. 9. Pictured, from left: George Bullard, director of missions for Columbia Metro Association; and church elders Bobby Tucker, Tom Larsen, Ray Wrobel, Freddy Johnson (lead pastor and elder) and Drew Darmer.
Gaston First Baptist recognized mission groups on Sept. 5. Rex Simmons is pastor. In photo above, Mission Friends director Michelle Cox recognized rising GAs and RAs: Savannah Bailey, Rylee Hanna, Kari McBride, Clifford Curtis and Cayden Kyzer. (Not pictured is Vickie Vidrine, teacher.) Teachers Sandy Drawdy and Sherry Rampey place GA sashes with awards on […]
Joe Youngblood (right), interim director of missions for Union County Baptist Association, recently presented Carrol Caldwell, pastor of Padgett’s Creek Baptist Church, with a certificate of appreciation for 58 years of ministry, including 14 years of service to Padgett’s Creek Church and Union County Association.
Mary Melle “Met” Burgess Schrieffer recently accepted the South Carolina Baptist Foundation’s Lonnie H. Shull Jr. Legacy Award for her and her late husband’s (George Alan Schrieffer’s) support of the foundation through the establishment of legacy gifts. Her husband retired in 1993 as minister of education at Spartanburg First Baptist Church. He was a chalk […]
Glenn Edgar Ailshie, 79, of Marion, died Aug. 30, 2018. He was pastor of Christian Faith Baptist Church, Marion, where he served for 33 years. He attended the University of Tennessee and Tusculum University, and was called to preach in 1970. He served churches in Tennessee and South Carolina as a bivocational minister during his […]
Earl Haskel Pitts, 93, of Simpsonville, died Aug. 22, 2018. He served in the Navy during World War II and was a graduate of Furman University and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He began Laurel Baptist Mission in Greenville in 1956, which grew into Maple Heights Baptist Church, where he served as pastor until 1962. He […]
Ramon Eugene Ergle, 82, of Aiken, died Sept. 3, 2018. Born in Aiken County, he was a graduate of North Greenville Junior College, Furman University and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He served as both a full-time and bivocational pastor in South and North Carolina churches during his 50-year ministry. He was a member of Millbrook […]
Alliance Defending Freedom will hold a training session Oct. 15 in Columbia for faith leaders, legislators and others interested in learning more about protecting religious liberty. The event will be held at Columbia First Baptist Church, 1306 Hampton St., from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For information, call 480-888-5412. ADF is a legal alliance of […]