S.C. LifeWay stores closing in June

LifeWay Christian Resources is charting a new course in 2019 marking a shift to a digital retail strategy. As part of the transition, LifeWay will close its 170 brick-and-mortar stores in 2019. The Southern Baptist entity will continue to offer a broad selection of resources through LifeWay.com and the LifeWay Customer Service Center. LifeWay also […]

South Carolina University to Pay $2.5 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations Arising From Violation of Ban on Incentive Compensation

North Greenville University has agreed to pay $2.5 million to resolve allegations under the False Claims Act of submitting false claims to the U.S. Department of Education in violation of the federal ban on incentive-based compensation, the United States Department of Justice announced Feb. 11. According to a Justice Department news release, the settlement resolves […]

IMB taps Paul Chitwood as presidential candidate

The International Mission Board trustees’ presidential search committee announced Tuesday (Nov. 6) that the committee will recommend Paul Chitwood, 48, to be elected as the 173-year-old entity’s 13th president. The vote to elect Chitwood is scheduled for the Nov. 15 plenary session during their IMB board meeting in Richmond. A former chairman of IMB’s board […]

A Flood of Emotion

The North American Mission Board has produced a short video that shows Southern Baptist volunteers at work in the days following the floods in South Carolina.  

S.C. Baptist Disaster Relief units poised to assist flood victims following historic rains

All South Carolina Baptist Disaster Relief units have been placed on ALERT status for response to the catastrophic flooding throughout the state, and the South Carolina Baptist Convention is accepting donations for disaster relief efforts by clicking here. In a message to Disaster Relief volunteers, the convention said that assistance may be needed in the coming days for […]

Our October Issue: Overcoming Addiction

Do you know someone caught in the bondage of addiction? Want to help but aren’t sure how? In our October issue, we take on that troubling subject with insightful articles by Barrett Duke, J. Gerald Harris, Joe Carter, Tommy Kelly, Edwin Leap and Rudy Gray. Also in our October issue are stories of dramatic revitalization at three South […]

Courier readers share Thanksgiving anecdotes

From sumptuous meals of turkey, dressing and cranberry sauce to spirited backyard touch-football games, thousands of South Carolinians will gather Nov. 27 for their annual Thanksgiving Day family festivities. Three of our readers recently told us their Thanksgiving stories. Cooking for Others John and Christy Meadows moved to Charleston, S.C., from Mississippi in 2010. For […]

At 88, ‘Still Painting for My Lord’

Danny Burnley, pastor of Laurel Baptist Church in Greenville, has never come across anyone like 88-year-old John Aspray. In 2012, Aspray and his wife, Gayle, joined Laurel Church. He received a ministry booklet, as all new members do, and signed up for building and grounds. He approached Burnley and asked if he might paint all […]

Gill’s book is resource for discussing death with children

Linda Gill, a grief support advocate who was featured in a May 2014 Baptist Courier story, has released a book, “Mommy, What’s ‘Died’ Mean?” as a resource for parents to use when talking with their children about death. Discussion questions are included for each story page to help determine how much the child understands. When […]

Bluffton author publishes children’s book on angels

“Dreaming with the Angels: The Life of Jesus Told by God’s Special Agents” is available at the “Live To Give” store on Hilton Head Island, S.C. “Dreaming with the Angels,” written by Bluffton author Glenn D. Bridges, caters to young readers with a theme that focuses on God’s use of angels and dreams in foretelling, […]