Edisto Island pastor shares insights gained from legal suit

In successfully concluding the church’s lawsuit against the town of Edisto Beach in August, the pastor of Redeemer Fellowship feels he’s gained three important insights worth sharing with other Southern Baptists. A U.S. District Court in South Carolina has filed a statement of interest in favor of Redeemer Fellowship’s claim that town leaders violated the […]

Sylvia Circle seeks relaunch with African-American pastor

The few remaining members of Sylvia Circle Baptist Church observed an ending and marked a new beginning Nov. 17 during a 4 p.m. service of remembrance and giving thanks.  The Rock Hill congregation and its bivocational pastor, Duane Ivey, officially turned over their property and assets to Park Baptist Church, also in Rock Hill, which […]

Baptist universities see enrollments top 9,300 students

Anderson and Charleston Southern universities recorded increases in enrollment when registration numbers were tallied in late-September, while North Greenville University anticipated slightly fewer students on campus. Anderson University’s fall enrollment was expected to top 3,500 students, including a 17 percent increase in graduate program enrollment. Freshmen retention from 2018-19 exceeded 80 percent, one of the […]

Anderson offering retreat house for pastors

Pastors, need somewhere to get away for rest and renewal? Anderson University may have just the retreat place you’re looking for to find some much-needed respite. Located just steps from the university’s campus, the house can be used for sabbaticals, study retreats, planning sessions, focused writing, ministry preparation, or needed respite from ministerial demands. “We […]

York Association’s Mike Wallace leading Bahama relief efforts

Mission Development Director Mike Wallace and York Baptist Association’s churches are taking a lead role in coordinating South Carolina Baptists’ disaster relief efforts in the Bahamas. While Wallace was serving on the staff of Sisk Memorial Baptist in Fort Mill, the church made mission trips to the Grand Bahama Island to work with Upper Zion […]

Find Ways to Encourage Your Pastor

October traditionally is set aside as Pastor Appreciation Month in Southern Baptist life, when conscientious church members demonstrate in tangible ways their gratefulness for God’s servants. In August, the Babylon Bee, a satirical Christian website that takes a light-hearted (and sometimes irreverent) look at religious and political news, posted an article listing “10 easy things […]

Levinson Teaching ‘In the Beginning, God Created’ Matters

Steve Levinson believes everything begins with God and creation. For churchgoers, that statement seems obvious. But many scientists and science teachers — and maybe even some sitting in the pews on Sundays — hold a different view. Levinson has been in ministry since 1986, having served as a pastor, youth pastor and children’s pastor. Around […]

Washington Baptist in Greer turns 200

The congregation of Washington Baptist Church in Greer will celebrate its 200th anniversary Oct. 27. Washington Baptist was constituted in October 1819 and joined Broad River Baptist Association. Isaac Lamance served as its first pastor for 19 years. During his tenure, the congregation grew to about 150 members and a log building was constructed in […]

Camp McCall: Celebrating 60 Years of God’s Blessings

In a worship service held July 27 in its mountaintop chapel, more than 525 staffers, former staffers, friends of Camp McCall and their families celebrated 60 years of God’s blessings upon the South Carolina Baptist camp.  Keynote speakers shared how attending the camp near Sunset as a boy or having served as a camp counselor […]