In successfully concluding the church’s lawsuit against the town of Edisto Beach in August, the pastor of Redeemer Fellowship feels he’s gained three important insights worth sharing with other Southern Baptists. A U.S. District Court in South Carolina has filed a statement of interest in favor of Redeemer Fellowship’s claim that town leaders violated the […]
The few remaining members of Sylvia Circle Baptist Church observed an ending and marked a new beginning Nov. 17 during a 4 p.m. service of remembrance and giving thanks. The Rock Hill congregation and its bivocational pastor, Duane Ivey, officially turned over their property and assets to Park Baptist Church, also in Rock Hill, which […]
New South Carolina Baptist Convention president Josh Powell is a church historian, pastor, and overseas seminary president. He will preside over the 200th annual meeting of the SCBC in November 2020, although the 200th anniversary will be celebrated in 2021. Powell and his wife, Allison, are preacher’s kids and preacher’s grandkids. Both their dads are […]
Approximately 300 members and guests packed the sanctuary of First Baptist Church of Denmark on Oct. 6 to celebrate the congregation’s 175th year of ministry. Denmark First has been known by four different names during its history. Beginning in 1844 as Springs Church, which met in a log house near Bamberg, the congregation moved eight […]
Carrol Caldwell, pastor of Padgett’s Creek Baptist Church, Union, for 15 years, was surprised with a Toyota truck on pastor appreciation day. Caldwell averages about 400 miles a week in his travels, and his current truck had 330,000 miles on it.
Donald Thomas was called as pastor of Abner Creek Baptist Church, Greer, on Sept. 29. He had been serving as interim pastor since June. He and his wife, Collier, have four children: Delainey, Lincoln, Evangeline, and Reagan.
Frank Thomas, pastor of Harris Baptist Church, Greenwood, and his wife, Debbie, were recognized for 40 years of service. Thomas has baptized 718 people, and the church has donated over $2.3 million to missions. They were surprised with a cruise to Alaska.
The 2019 South Carolina Baptist Pastor of the Year Awards were presented during the Pastors Conference at Southside Church in Spartanburg. The awards are presented by Anderson University: • John E. White Award (churches up to 350 members): Will Browning, lead pastor of Journey Church in Screven Association. Browning started Journey Church about 12 years […]
The 759 registered messengers to the 199th annual meeting made history Nov. 12 by electing a Simpsonville pastor as the first African-American to serve as president of the South Carolina Baptist Convention. Meeting at the Church at The Mill in Moore, under the theme “Engage,” South Carolina Baptists were challenged by speakers — Brentwood, Tenn. […]
On Nov. 10-11, pastors and families from Baptist churches across the state gathered at Southside Baptist Church in Spartanburg for the annual South Carolina Baptist Pastors Conference. The theme of the two-day event was “Speak the Truth in Love,” a message affirmed through the various messages delivered by six speakers, including renowned author Bruce Wilkinson. […]