Guest Viewpoint: Miss South Carolina Lets Her Light Shine for Jesus

On June 25, I watched the television with excitement as one of our church members, Rachel Wyatt, competed in the Miss South Carolina pageant. She and her mom and dad have been faithful members of our church for several years. That evening, Rachel was crowned Miss South Carolina 2016. As the crowd cheered and celebrated […]

SCBC welcomes resolutions and Christian service award nominations

Resolutions to be considered during this year’s annual meeting of the South Carolina Baptist Convention Nov. 15-16 at Riverland Hills Baptist Church in Columbia are due Oct. 15. Submissions should include the name, address, and email (if available) of the person making the resolution along with daytime and cell phone numbers. Also, nominations for the […]

36 children attend music camp at Edgefield FBC

Edgefield First Baptist Church held a summer music camp Aug. 2-4, where approximately 36 children ages 4-10 learned to play hand chimes and studied the basics of rhythm and reading music. Travis Brian, pastor of music and worship, said the children also heard Bible stories that focused on worshiping God not only through music but in […]

Northside Memorial calls Neal Sweet as senior pastor

Northside Memorial Baptist Church, Sumter, has called Neal Sweet as senior pastor. He previously served as senior pastor at Home Branch Baptist Church near Manning. Sweet and his wife, Jessica, have three children: Tripp, Logan, and Anna Grace. He began duties on July 24.

Mount Carmel recognized for 10 years as Operation Christmas Child relay center

Mount Carmel Baptist Church, Easley, was recently recognized by Operation Christmas Child for serving 10 years as a relay center. The relay has collected more than 50,000 shoeboxes from Pickens and Easley area churches. Pictured, from left, are John Martin (relay center coordinator), Michelle Palmer (volunteer coordinator), and Colin Fowler (logistics). Paul Turner is pastor […]

Alcohol use reignites issue among Baptists

Alcohol consumption has jumped back into Baptist discussions, this time stirred by the termination of a high-profile pastor. Perry Noble’s removal as senior pastor of the multi-campus NewSpring Church in South Carolina was communicated to members and attendees during Sunday worship services, July 10. “Perry’s posture towards his marriage, increased reliance on alcohol and other […]

Inman Mills honors longtime pastor Jack Hames

The congregation of Inman Mills Baptist Church, Inman, honored pastor Jack Hames and his wife, Dottie, on May 8 for 60 years in the ministry. Prior to his pastorate at Inman Mills, Hames served churches in North and South Carolina, including Northside Baptist in Rock Hill and Boiling Springs First Baptist.