Pickens pastor arrested for ‘aiding or abetting prostitution’

A South Carolina pastor has been arrested for knowingly “aiding or abetting prostitution.” According to an arrest report obtained by Baptist Press, William Kannarney, 51, was arrested Feb. 7. The incident occurred in Seneca Oct. 28, 2023. Kannarney, a resident of Liberty, S.C., was pastor of Blue Ridge View Baptist Church in Pickens. A representative […]

Impact of Church’s Gift Being Felt Across the Globe

Church makes impact on mission mobilization A small, rural church in lower South Carolina has made a huge impact on mission mobilization. Members of George’s Creek Baptist in Olar “felt convicted to not hold on to financial resources in reserve and to release these resources for kingdom impact,” said Lee Clamp, associate executive director-treasurer of […]

Gap Hill Pastor Also Celebrating Over Six Decades

Whitman has served his congregation for 62 years South Carolina apparently has at least two Baptist pastors who have served their congregations for 60 years or more. After reading the article in December about the Eureka pastor who was celebrating 60 years in the same pulpit, Terreca Merck told The Courier about her dad, Boyce […]

Summit Helps Students ‘Catch a Glimpse of God’s Glory’

Event encourages participation in the Great Commission Seeing God’s glory inspires obedience to the Great Commission. Many students caught that vision by attending Summit. Summit is a four-day missions and evangelism intensive that encourages mature high school students to participate in the Great Commission. From Dec. 29, 2023–Jan. 1, 2024, at Camp LaVida, students attended […]

Round Hill pastor Don Turner retires after 28 years of ministry

Don Turner retired as senior pastor of Round Hill Baptist Church in Lexington on Dec. 31, after 28 years of ministry. He and his wife, Toni, have faithfully served churches across South Carolina for more than 50 years. The church will be honoring the Turners with a drop-in and special service in January.

Spartanburg First calls Mike Harder as senior pastor

Mike Harder began duties as lead pastor of First Baptist Church, Spartanburg, Aug. 6. Previously, Harder had served as Kairos pastor at Brentwood (Tenn.) Baptist Church and lead pastor of The Gospel Church in Nashville. A graduate of the University of Northwestern, he earned a master of divinity degree at Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary and […]