Keith and Kristyn Getty to perform benefit concert for Disaster Relief

Keith and Kristyn Getty will perform Sunday evening, Oct. 11, at 6:00 at Columbia First Baptist Church in a concert to benefit South Carolina Baptist Disaster Relief. The Gettys occupy a unique space in the world of music today as preeminent modern hymn writers. In re-inventing the traditional hymn form, they have created a distinguished catalogue […]

Lexington Association begins assessment phase of flood response

Disaster relief efforts in the Lexington, S.C., area have moved from crisis response to damage assessment, and Lexington Baptist Association is welcoming churches and individuals that want to assist flood victims. David Lee, disaster relief coordinator for Lexington Baptist Association, said the transition signals that first responder (law enforcement, EMS, fire, 9-1-1 communication) agencies are […]

Quattlebaum honored for 60 years of music ministry at Shiloh Church in Aiken

Shiloh Baptist Church in Aiken recognized James “Buddy” Quattlebaum for more than 60 years of service to the music ministry at Shiloh Baptist. For six decades, Quattlebaum has served as pianist and currently serves as organist of the church. Pictured is K. Scott Ayers, minister of worship, presenting a plaque and gift card to Quattlebaum and […]

100-plus saved at ‘little country church’

More than 100 people have experienced salvation at little Rice’s Creek Baptist Church near Liberty over the past eight months. Pastor Tim Porter says the explanation is simple: “The Gospel always works.” “I’ve basically preached salvation for eight months,” said Porter, who became pastor at Rice’s Creek earlier this year when the church was averaging […]

October is Pastor Appreciation Month

Imagine if pastors received the same support and accolades reserved for college football coaches. While many churches encourage their pastors well — and some do an exemplary job — many pastors feel closer to last year’s fired head coach than the man with the post-game TV show. Enter pastor appreciation month in October. Pastors need […]

Book details warning signs of ‘Spiritual Strokes’

Just as there are warning signs of a physical stroke that has the potential to devastate the human body, there are also indicators that can predict a spiritual stroke, which can lead to a sudden and catastrophic breakdown of a believer’s relationship with God. If unchecked, a spiritual stroke can also be debilitating for the […]

Richard Spearman retires from St. Helena Island pastorate

Richard Spearman recently retired as pastor of St. Helena Island Baptist Church, where he served for 12 years. His previous pastorates included Double Springs Baptist Church in Greer and Cross Roads Baptist Church in Easley. He and his wife, Nan, have three children and seven grandchildren. They will reside in Greer, where he will be […]