Plan Now for Baptism Sunday April 16

“Buried with Christ in baptism and raised to walk in the newness of life.” These words, and others like them, have been declared by pastors thousands of times across North America in the last few years as people who have placed their faith in Christ for salvation have been baptized. This act of obedience and […]

Washington Church calls Braxton Kubasko as associate pastor

Braxton Kubasko has joined the staff of Washington Baptist Church, Greer, as associate pastor. A native of Raleigh, N.C., he is a graduate of High Point University and earned master’s degrees in Sacred Music and Theological Studies from Southern Methodist University and Dallas Baptist University. Kubasko has served churches in both North Carolina and Texas. […]

Cory Singleton is new director of GenSend Los Angeles

Cory Singleton, worship and creative pastor at Journey Church in North Charleston for six years, has accepted the position of director of GenSend Los Angeles, a ministry of the North American Mission Board. GenSend gives college-age students an opportunity to spend their summer on mission within one of the North American Mission Board’s Send Cities.

Town Creek calls Mike Shaffer as associate pastor

Mike Shaffer has accepted the position of associate pastor at Town Creek Baptist Church, Aiken. Ordained to the ministry by Town Creek, Shaffer has led the church’s One Route Student Ministry for the past four years and has taught advanced math at Town Creek Christian Academy. He is married to Tami Shaffer, and they have […]

Poplar Springs calls Ken Forrester as senior pastor

Ken Forrester began duties as senior pastor of Poplar Springs Baptist Church in Moore in February. Forrester, director of church development and pastoral care for the South Carolina Baptist Convention, previously had served as a transitional pastor at Poplar Springs. Earlier, he pastored Forestville Baptist Church in Travelers Rest and Rocky Creek Baptist Church in […]

Dickard called as Shandon pastor

Shandon Baptist Church in Columbia, one of the largest churches in the state, has called Daniel Dickard as its next senior pastor. He comes to the church from Friendly Avenue Baptist Church in Greensboro, N.C., where he served for five years. He began his service at Shandon on Feb. 26. He stated, “We believe Shandon […]

‘Churches Helping Churches’

A sister Church, Bowman First Baptist, donated a bus to Rowesville Baptist Church in Orangeburg-Calhoun Association to use to pick up people for Sunday school. “Now that we’re up and running, I would like to honor them for their gracious gift by putting a report in The Courier,” said Rowesville pastor David Royster, “and also […]

Washington Church calls Matthew Moore as youth pastor

Matthew Moore has been called as full-time youth pastor at Washington Baptist Church in Greer. A native of Greer and graduate of North Greenville University, Moore has been a member at Washington Baptist since 2006. He has been serving in an interim capacity since last June. He and his wife, Brandi, have two daughters, Willa […]

Charleston Baptist using pickleball to build relationships

Pickleball has been the fastest-growing sport in America for the past two years, and Southern Baptist churches are using it as a way to build relationships among their members and reach out to their communities. Invented in 1965 near Seattle, pickleball resembles Ping-Pong, badminton or tennis. Players stand on opposite sides of a three-foot-high net […]