Teacher excited to see God working among her students

Ashley Bennett can’t wait for school to start this year … and she’s a middle school teacher! A veteran of 14 years at Woodruff Middle School, she’s looking forward to meeting her new crop of seventh graders. But Bennett is also the school’s Fellowship of Christian Athlete’s Huddle leader, and she’s eager to see the […]

150th anniversary event nets $38,850 for paper’s ongoing ministry

More than 200 friends and guests helped celebrate The Baptist Courier’s 150th anniversary by generously contributing in excess of $38,850 in gifts and pledges in support of the news journal’s ongoing ministry of telling the stories of those who tell The Story of Christ at work through the churches of the South Carolina Baptist Convention. […]

For Collector: Rare Bible Coins Have ‘A Story to Tell’

When most people think of coins, they think of leftover change pocketed after making a purchase. Not Wayne Damron. For him, old coins have a story to tell. The member of Riverland Hills Baptist Church in Irmo has amassed a fascinating collection of rare coins — some of which were in use in Jesus’ lifetime […]

Her earrings convey a pro-life message

Donna Winn loves earrings, but not for the usual reason. Winn, outreach secretary at Oakdale Baptist Church in Townville, and members of its Ladies Fellowship are wearing and sharing earrings to support a pro-life ministry that God laid on her heart. The ministry, called “Heart of a Mom,” attaches the earrings to a card with […]

Spring break missions experiences shape students’ hearts

Parker Foster, of Boiling Springs, was among the hundreds of South Carolina students whose hearts were shaped through participating on mission trips during their spring breaks. While the junior secondary math major at North Greenville University previously had been on five mission trips with her church, this was the first time she had been part […]

Honea Path First celebrating 150 years

First Baptist Church of Honea Path will celebrate its 150th anniversary May 5.  Former youth minister Steve Wise, who currently serves as missions minister at First Baptist Church in Spartanburg, will bring the message during the 10 a.m. service. Among special guests expected for the occasion will be Martha Bagby, whose husband, Booker Bagby, served […]

Six from SC chosen to serve on SBC boards, commission, seminaries & committees

Six South Carolinians were among the nominees to serve on the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee, the four denominational boards, the six seminaries, and the Committee on Order of Business. Selected by the 2019 SBC Committee on Nominations to serve, if elected by the messengers to the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention, June […]

Dondi Costin: Unusual Name, Uncommon Passion & Commitment to Mission

Charleston Southern University’s new president has an unusual first name: Dondi. But it seems to fit, since Dondi Costin is not your typical university president. As one would expect, he’s been decorated with academic degrees — five master’s and two doctorates — and he has taught as a professor (of aerospace studies). Costin, however, is […]

Boston Marathon bomb amputee: ‘Blessed’

Rebekah DiMartino was at the Boston Marathon in April 2013, standing just three feet from where a bomb exploded at the finish line. “Here was me,” she said, pointing to a spot on the floor at a Kentucky church where she was speaking. “Right here was a bomb!” she exclaimed. “Three [feet]! And I’m alive, […]

Kentucky advisory group proposes $700,000 Cooperative Program shift

More than $700,000 in Cooperative Program funding will shift from Kentucky Baptist Convention entities and institutions to support international missions and other Southern Baptist Convention causes, if recommendations from a special advisory workgroup are approved. The KBC Mission Board was to consider the recommendations May 6-7. The special advisory team to KBC Executive Director Paul […]