Call for Resolutions for 2022 SCBC Meeting

Resolutions to be considered at the 2022 South Carolina Baptist Convention annual meeting are due by midnight on Oct. 14. Submissions must include your name, address, email address, and cell phone number, as well as the name and address of your church. Resolutions for this year’s annual meeting, Nov. 14-15 at Riverland Hills Baptist Church, […]

North Conway pastor Jeff Gaskins retires

Jeff Gaskins retired on June 30 after 16 years of ministry at North Conway Baptist Church. A native of North Carolina, Gaskins is a graduate of Welch College and Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary and served 30 years in the pastorate at four churches in Missouri, North Carolina, Florida, and South Carolina. He and his wife, […]

Washington Church, Greer, calls Trent Henson as pastor

Trent Henson has been called as pastor of Washington Baptist Church, Greer. A graduate of the University of South Carolina-Spartanburg and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, he was a history teacher in public and Christian schools for 11 years. In 2014, he joined the ministry of the Greer Christian Learning Center, where he taught high school […]

Taylors First Church calls Chris DeWease as executive pastor

Chris DeWease has accepted the call as executive pastor of Taylors First Baptist Church. A native of Greenville, he is a graduate of North Greenville University and attended Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has planted Spanish language churches in Marietta, S.C., and Louisville, Ky. Before joining the Taylors staff, DeWease served as executive pastor at […]

Mt. Olivet pastor Tommy Gaskin retires

Tommy Gaskin has retired as pastor of Mt. Olivet Baptist Church in Patrick. He served at Mt. Olivet for 16 years. During his 40 years in the ministry, he also served the following churches: David’s Grove, Bay Springs, and Clayton Plains, all near Chesterfield; Wallace; and White Plains, Gaffney. He and his wife, Frances, will […]

Spring Valley pastor Robert Winburn announces retirement

Robert Winburn will retire on June 5 after 46 years of ministry. He has been pastor of churches in Kentucky and South Carolina, serving the past 33 years at Spring Valley Baptist in Columbia. A native of Ehrhardt, he received a B.A. from Wofford College and M.Div. and D.Min. degrees from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. […]

Gaston churches work together to clean highway

Approximately 50 people came together Saturday, April 30, for a successful litter campaign in the Gaston community. Brady Henderson, pastor of Gaston First Baptist Church, was joined by Pastor Luke Beasley of Harmony Baptist Church and members to canvas the Hwy. 321 area of the Gaston town limits.

Earle Street Church Turns 100

Earle Street Baptist Church in Greenville celebrated its centennial March 13, with pastor Stephen Clyborne preaching from the same biblical text used at the church’s founding 100 years earlier. Descendants of J. Furman Moore, Earle Street’s first pastor, were in attendance. Former pastor Jim Wooten, now retired, led the pastoral prayer. Clyborne read from Revelation […]

Buck Creek Baptists Celebrating 200 Years of Ministry

Buck Creek Baptist Church in Longs recently celebrated a series of events commemorating its bicentennial year. The church was organized in 1821 under a brush arbor and later occupied a log structure on the east side of Buck Creek. By 1850, a building was constructed on the west side of the creek. Growth has continued […]