Building the Kingdom With a Bookmark

People tend to chase after big things. But God can use small things to glorify His name. Steven Faucette, a member of Rock Springs Baptist Church in Easley, wandered around the Hilton hotel where he was staying and met a hotel employee. Faucette said, “We began to chat a bit and got to talking about […]

Prayer, fasting and the power of God

John Wesley took a dim view of pre-revival America, but he had a plan to change it. Wesley spent time in the colonies and reported, “I desired as many as could to join together in fasting and prayer, that God would restore the spirit of love and of a sound mind to the poor deluded […]

The Law Amendment: An Unnecessary Necessary Revision

Since 2022, and especially after the 2023 first vote to approve the so-called “Law amendment,” multiple authors and speakers have sought to sway messengers to vote in favor of or against changing the SBC Constitution. Ordinary church members, pastors, local association leaders, state convention directors, and national SBC entity leaders have weighed in to express […]

Pastors, church leaders encouraged to participate in church compensation survey

GuideStone, Lifeway Research and Baptist state conventions have again teamed up for the SBC Church Compensation Survey. The survey — the largest free study focused on churches in the United States — is conducted every two years. The survey’s results will be available in early fall, in time for many churches considering their 2025 budgets. […]

All God’s Grace: How the Lord is Growing Ridgewood Church

“And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers” (Acts 2:42). Ridgewood Church began in a home, not in a building. In 2012, a small group from Christ Fellowship of Cherrydale regularly met together in a living room for Bible study and fellowship. Two years later, through prayer and […]

Ready River Association holds missions fair

Reedy River Baptist Association in Newberry held a missions fair in February. Several national and international missionaries shared what God is doing through their mission opportunities. Guests included Pastor George Adhikary with Reach Bangladesh; Pastor Philip Sahawneh, York Baptist Association, Arabic Outreach, AL Rahwa Baptist Church, Amman, Jordan; and Pastor Frank Peters, Booneville Baptist Association, […]

Several SCBaptist pastors took part in the IMB’s first-ever Senders Summit

For Andy Roberson, executive pastor at South Main Baptist Church in Greenwood, S.C., the International Mission Board  event offered the opportunity to help cultivate a culture of sending at his church. “We don’t have a sending issue; we have a discipleship issue,” Roberson said. “Everything stems, begins, and ends with discipleship, so if we are […]

Pickens pastor arrested for ‘aiding or abetting prostitution’

A South Carolina pastor has been arrested for knowingly “aiding or abetting prostitution.” According to an arrest report obtained by Baptist Press, William Kannarney, 51, was arrested Feb. 7. The incident occurred in Seneca Oct. 28, 2023. Kannarney, a resident of Liberty, S.C., was pastor of Blue Ridge View Baptist Church in Pickens. A representative […]