With more Florence-fed flooding likely, S.C. Baptist volunteers remain on the scene

Although South Carolina was spared the worst of Florence’s hurricane-force winds and storm-surge flooding, officials are still concerned that heavy rainfall will lead to freshwater flooding along the Waccamaw and Little rivers in Horry County, and South Carolina Baptists stand ready to assist. South Carolina Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers have deployed  to Marion, Florence and […]

Sept. 22 ‘Shake It Up!’ missions event is for 1st-6th graders

A missions event for children in grades 1-6 will be held Sept. 22 at Connie Maxwell Children’s Home in Greenwood. “Shake It Up!” begins at 10 a.m. and concludes at 3 p.m. and will be “an exciting day of hearing missionaries, making a craft, playing games, participating in a service project and getting a glimpse […]

Dressmaker: ‘I can’t go, but I can send’

Clara Able is on oxygen 24 hours a day, but that doesn’t stop her from fulfilling what she calls “my mission.” The 78-year-old widow from the town of Ninety Six, in Greenwood County, has always enjoyed sewing, and now she gets up every morning and spends a good part of her day making dresses for […]

Luke 14 comes to life at special-needs VBS in Lugoff

Years ago, my husband and I drove home from the Medical University of South Carolina and began to swallow the diagnosis of mental disability for our oldest daughter. We began to wonder what the future might look like. It has not been anything like we anticipated 10 years ago, but God has certainly guided us […]

Wes Church called as pastor of First Baptist Church, Columbia

From the “stirring” of his heart as a camper at Camp McCall to accepting the call as senior pastor of First Baptist Church, Columbia, Wes Church’s life has been marked by God’s grace and providential leadership as he sought to be an obedient follower of Christ. In recalling that week at McCall, he said, “I […]

Earle Street Baptist Church dedicates education/office building

Earle Street Baptist Church in Greenville dedicated a three-story education and office wing July 22. The 14,000-square-foot building offers additional classrooms, conference rooms and office space. A highlight of the new space includes a hallway leading to the worship center that displays, through a timeline of photos and documents, the history of the 96-year-old congregation.

Broad River, Blacksburg, celebrates centennial Sept. 9

Broad River Baptist Church in Blacksburg will celebrate its 100th anniversary Sept. 9. The church grew out of impromptu outdoor prayer meetings under a large oak tree in the mill village in the early 1900s. Former pastor Howard Allen will speak at a 10:30 a.m. special service.

Edisto Beach church plant sues town for rental ban

A Southern Baptist church plant in South Carolina has sued the town of Edisto Beach for prohibiting it from use of its civic center. Redeemer Fellowship of Edisto Island filed suit Aug. 27 in federal court in Charleston because of a policy it says violates its free speech and religion rights guaranteed in the First […]

Small groups, accountability key to effective disciple-making

Angie Keene, who volunteers as a small-group leader in her church, remembers how uncomfortable the teenage girls in her discipling group seemed to be when she asked them to share their testimonies. “All of their stories sounded the same,” said Keene. They all were raised in church and accepted Christ at a younger age and […]