Fairview Baptist, Spartanburg, breaks ground for new family life center

The congregation of Fairview Baptist Church, Spartanburg, held a groundbreaking ceremony for their new family life center on Oct. 18. As part of the service, members joined hands and prayed for the construction and the workers, and for God to receive glory from the use of the building. Pictured from left are building committee members Gene Sewell, chairman David Seay, Ray Hutchins, […]

Faith Baptist exceeds Operation Christmas Child shoebox goal

Members of Faith Baptist Church, Ridgeland, recently held a packing party to assemble more than 150 shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child, surpassing their original goal of 110 boxes. Items were collected from donors over the past month. Pictured clockwise from top left are Marie Nettles, Matthew Fraleigh, Courtney Smith and WMU director Amy Smith.

Redd’s Branch Baptist ordains youth director Steven Gibson

Redd’s Branch Baptist Church, Aiken, ordained Steven Gibson to the ministry on Nov. 8. Gibson felt the call to ministry as a high school freshman, and later attended Columbia International University, where he earned a degree in 2012. He has served as youth director at Redd’s Branch since 2013, and is currently attending Southeastern Baptist Theological […]

Reed celebrates 70th class reunion at Columbia International University

Joe Reed, a retired minister and member of Northside Baptist Church in Lexington, was recognized by Columbia International University Nov. 6 at the school’s alumni weekend banquet. Reed graduated from CIU in 1945 when it was known as Columbia Bible College. He was the only member of the 70th-anniversary class present at the reunion. “Rev. […]

Fort Mill pastor Tom Tucker leads slate of SCBC officers

New officers for the South Carolina Baptist Convention were elected by messengers Nov. 11 at the SCBC’s annual meeting at Spartanburg First Baptist Church. Tom Tucker, pastor of Sisk Memorial Baptist Church in Fort Mill, was elected president. Tucker served as first vice president of the convention in 2015 and was president of the South […]

Anderson University presents annual Pastor of the Year awards

Anderson University presented the 2015 South Carolina Baptist Pastor of the Year awards Nov. 9 during the evening session of the South Carolina Baptist Pastors’ Conference at Southside Baptist Church in Spartanburg. Anderson University recognizes the unique high calling of the pastorate. In an effort to honor the meritorious servant leadership of pastors in our […]

SC Baptist Convention messengers vote to disaffiliate with Augusta Heights Church over same-sex marriage

South Carolina Baptist Convention messengers voted Nov. 10 to disaffiliate with Augusta Heights Baptist Church of Greenville after the church’s pastor performed a same-sex marriage ceremony. Dwight Easler, chairman of the SCBC Executive Board, presented the motion to messengers “with a burdened and heavy heart” and said the convention “must lovingly and without apology stand […]

Kenneth Morgan honored for 61 years of teaching Sunday school

Kenneth Morgan has been teaching Sunday school for a long, long time. In fact, over the last 61 years, Morgan has probably opened up God’s Word to the people of Red Oak Grove Baptist Church in Modoc (Edgefield Baptist Association) more times than any other person in the church’s history — including any of the […]