On April 26, a group of church and community leaders came together at Eastlan Baptist Church to pray over 2,000 Bibles to be given to the Greenville community. The project came to fruition through the vision of Eastlan member Martha McConnell. Pastor Benjamin Littlejohn led the group in a prayer that the Bibles be used “as […]
Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Fountain Inn became debt-free for the first time in 24 years on Feb. 21 when community and church leaders, during a celebration service, burned the bank note. Pictured, from left: Sam Peden, Duane Owens, pastor Phil Whitt, Gerald Workman and Raymond Prescott.
Twenty-eight members of the 60-voice South Carolina Baptist Singing Churchmen were on mission in Cleveland, Ohio, from April 30-May 7. Every concert included a straightforward presentation of the Gospel, and the men recorded 219 one-on-one Gospel conversations. The group sang at churches, malls, at a V.A. hospital, inside assisted living centers, at men’s and women’s […]
Headed to the Carolina coast this summer for some sun and surf but also looking for a missions opportunity? Martha Bullard has just the job for you. This summer, as she has for the past seven summers, Bullard, along with volunteers from churches of the Waccamaw Baptist Association, will be manning a “sunburn trailer” at […]
John Yorio has been called as pastor of Samaria Baptist Church in Batesburg. He has served churches in Georgia, Tennessee and South Carolina over the past 16 years. He is a graduate of Liberty University and is completing coursework at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Yorio and his wife, Ruth, have four children.
Danny Burnley will retire as pastor of Laurel Baptist Church, Greenville, June 26 and will focus his efforts on assisting churches in need of revitalization. He has founded a non-profit ministry, Church Revitalization Consulting Inc., and will be available to help churches in decline or who “have lost hope over their future growth.” Burnley is […]
Eight pastor-leaders have teamed up to produce: “Unite: Connecting Generations for Kingdom Expansion.” The book, according to Lee Clamp, evangelism group director for the South Carolina Baptist Convention and one of the project’s contributors, is designed to challenge younger and older generations to draw wisdom and inspiration from each other so that the Great Commission […]
The Lexington Baptist Church’s Joyful Noise Handbell Choir has been ministering in music for more than 40 years, and the current choir roster has had remarkable longevity. Of the group’s current membership of 16 ringers, six have been members between nine and 20 years, and seven have been members between 20 and 34 years. The […]
The congregations of West Side Baptist Church of Chester and New Life Christian Fellowship of Spartanburg came together April 10-13 for a “multiethnic revival.” Ricky Eason, pastor of the predominantly African-American New Life congregation, preached at the revival, which was held at West Side Church. Choirs from both churches combined to provide music during the […]
Michael Hallman was ordained as a deacon at Samaria Baptist Church in Batesburg Jan. 27. Pictured, from left: Danny Hallman (Michael’s father), Michael Hallman, and interim pastor Stephen Gantt.