Losing their building to a fire has only further ignited the faith of the members of Hagood Avenue Baptist Church in Barnwell. As the building burned Aug. 11 following a lightning strike, church members and leaders gathered in the parking lot to pray and support one another. On Aug. 12, the congregation held a prayer […]
A former South Carolina youth pastor is facing 26 counts of voyeurism and 32 charges of criminal sexual conduct, many involving minors, in two counties, according to WYFF-TV. County court records show 21 new charges were filed against Daniel Kellan Mayfield, 35, the last week in June. The investigation is still ongoing and the number […]
Their sanctuary is gone — now only a charred shell. A lightning bolt likely ignited the blaze that gutted the building on Sunday, July 2. But “the church is the people,” interim pastor Joe Hayes Jr. maintains, and the spirit of Camp Creek’s members remains undaunted. They will continue to worship on the northern Greenville […]
The reality of both internal and external struggles for church leaders served as the impetus for a committee-generated resolution affirming and seeking to improve the spiritual, physical, mental and emotional well-being of pastors and other ministry leaders. “Our church pastors…they get the joy of serving us, but a lot of times they bear all of […]
As many churchgoers continue watching livestream church services at least occasionally, they also recognize limitations in its validity and utility. According to a Lifeway Research study, nearly 2 in 5 Protestant churchgoers (39 percent) say they have watched a livestream service instead of attending a church service in person on more than five occasions over […]
Justin Epps was called as pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church in North Augusta. Epps is a graduate of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Steffany, have one son, Judah.
George Leagans retired in February after serving 23 years as a bivocational pastor at Enoree Baptist Church in Newberry. He served churches in Kentucky and South Carolina. Leagans and his wife, Kay, reside in Ware Shoals.
Jenita Coggins retired March 26 after 60 years as organist for Zion Hill Baptist Church, Spartanburg. She was 24 years old when she began as organist there, and has played for 20-25 music ministers since then. She first started playing organ at Zion Hill while her father, Jeda Baker, was pastor there. “Ms. Coggins has […]
Tom Tucker recently began duties as senior pastor of Mon-Aetna Baptist Church in Union. Tucker serves as president of Tom Tucker Ministries and formerly was director of missions for Chester Baptist Association. He is a past president of the South Carolina Baptist Convention, the state Pastors Conference and chairman of the SCBC Executive Board. He […]
Danny Culbertson began duties as minister of worship and media at Enoree Baptist Church in Travelers Rest on Feb. 1.