Bake sales are not uncommon across the Pee Dee or anywhere else in America. However, the one held March 26 by the Girls in Action program at Marion Baptist Church cooked up quite a donation for the Durant Children’s Center. A Friday night mother-daughter lock-in March 24 gave the approximately two dozen first- through sixth-grade […]
Spartanburg County has long been one of South Carolina’s most ethnically diverse areas of the state. Going back to the 1950s, it has been a place where people from around the world moved or resettled for work or education. About 70 countries are represented in Spartanburg County, where international businesses (including Swiss and German textile […]
A group of women at Edgefield First Baptist Church hosted a Truth Be Told paint class on March 23. The process involves painting patterns on canvas along with Bible verses.
Members of Abney Memorial Baptist Church in Greenwood have prayer-walked every street within a five-mile radius of the church. Through a two-year intentional community outreach, the church has walked past 2,000 homes and businesses and prayed for the people living or working inside. According to pastor Brent Bennett, it’s become a meaningful ministry that affects […]
Vernia Wall Pearson celebrated her 100th birthday with her family, friends and church family at Brown’s Chapel Baptist Church in Pacolet Mills on March 25.
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 6 for Executive Board and trustees, and July 13 for committees. The forms for recommending individuals can be downloaded and […]
After more than a year of traveling 40 miles round-trip to lead weekly devotions at a Mauldin landscaping company, pastor David Walker of Impact Community Church in Duncan has witnessed 21 people claim Jesus as their Savior and has baptized several of them on the company’s property. This story of chaplaincy in business, with all […]
Brushy Creek Baptist Church in Taylors will host a weekend event July 14-16 for the state’s deaf community (including parents, families, volunteers, and interested churches). The event will include entertainment, food, games, and prizes and will communicate the gospel to a people group in which the North American Mission Board suggests only .0009 percent attend […]
Dena Riley was thrilled when she and two others attended a South Carolina Baptist Convention “Heart 4 Schools” seminar last year. First Baptist Church of North Augusta, where Dena serves as director of children’s ministries, already had a relationship with area schools, providing shoes for students through a Laces of Love project. The Heart 4 […]
Daniel Henderson, who most recently served as associate pastor for family life and students at Kelleytown Baptist Church in Hartsville, is the new Pee Dee area representative for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He had been on staff at Kelleytown since 2004. Other churches he has served include Slater Baptist, Cedar Shoals Baptist and Eureka Baptist.