In “Unbelief Within the Church: Confronting a Fruitless Faith” (Courier Publishing, $7.50 plus $2.50 shipping), author and pastor Keith Davis tackles the premise that one of the greatest sins in the Church today is unbelief. “As long as this sin prevails in local assemblies,” Davis says, “the Church will not be made up of Spirit-filled […]
Spring Branch Baptist Church, Hartsville, honored its musicians with a plaque and a monetary gift of appreciation on July 12. Doris Atkinson has served as pianist for more than 40 years, and Judy Russell has been organist for more than 20 years. Marie Gardner was also recognized for her recent service as interim pianist during Doris Atkinson’s absence due to health issues.
Spring Branch Baptist Church in Hartsville honored pastor Buddy Amerson and his wife, Betty, for 38 years of service on July 5. Chalk-art evangelist Dan Gardner was guest speaker. The congregation presented a plaque and monetary gift to the Amersons for their dedicated service.
Paul A. Villano, associate pastor of Little River Baptist Church, Jenkinsville, earned a master of divinity degree from Liberty University on May 9. Villano, who specializes in disability ministries, is also a graduate of Summit University in Pennsylvania. He works as knowledge management officer for the U.S. Army Chaplain Center and School in Fort Jackson.
For the second consecutive year, Goucher Baptist Church Vacation Bible School participants raised more than $2,000 to help build two wells in impoverished countries through the Samaritan’s Purse clean water project Turn On the Tap. The VBS students enjoyed “journeying off the map” to explore the living water of Jesus Christ.
In May, Okatee Baptist Church in Ridgeland moved into a renovated education building, thanks to a collaborative effort of South Carolina Baptists’ Disaster Relief ministry and South Carolina Campers on Mission. The church moved into its new building in November 2006, but eight years later discovered extensive leaks that were damaging multiple areas in the […]
David Allen Powley, student pastor at Westerly Hills Baptist Church in Fort Mill, was ordained to the ministry on May 31. He previously served churches in Pennsylvania and New York. Powley and his wife, Melanie, have two children: Ethan and Emily.
Paul White retired as pastor of Groveland Baptist Church, Taylors, on June 28, after serving there for the past 14 years. White had been in pastoral ministry for 41 years, and is now available for interims in the Upstate.
Slabtown Baptist Church, Easley, honored pastor George Tate and his wife, Wanda, on July 19 for 35 years of service.
Writer: Jonathan Vickery, Managing Editor, The (Barnwell) People-Sentinel Hagood Avenue Baptist Church has been ministering to the people of Cleveland, Tennessee the past 13 years during its annual summer mission trip. This year the people of Cleveland returned the favor after a wreck involving the Barnwell church group. Concluding their week of mission work in Cleveland, the […]