Randy Keasler named pastor emeritus at Westminster Baptist Church

Randy Keasler has retired from Westminster Baptist Church after serving as pastor since 1994. He was named the church’s pastor emeritus. He serves the South Carolina Baptist Convention as a church strategies regional consultant and will also do interim pastorate work. Keasler and his wife, Faye, will reside in Westminster.

Saluda Baptist Church celebrates 50th anniversary

Saluda Baptist Church in Saluda celebrated its 50th anniversary Dec. 2. The church held its first worship service Dec. 1, 1968, in the administrative building of the local school district. Approximately 75 families constituted the original congregation, which today has nearly 600 members. The current worship center was built in 1979. Saluda Church is a […]

Brent Martin is new pastor of Seivern Baptist Church

Brent Martin was recently installed as pastor of Seivern Baptist Church near Wagener. Martin was ordained in 1995 by Clearview Baptist Church in Travelers Rest. He previously served as a pastor in Virginia. A graduate of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Martin and his wife, Marian, are parents of two children, Tess and Joah. Seivern Church […]

Deadlines approach for contributions to S.C. Baptist Convention

The South Carolina Baptist Convention will count the following as 2018 contributions: Hand delivered contributions received by the close of business on Dec. 20 Electronic contributions with a transaction date on or before Dec. 31 Mailed contributions postmarked on or before Dec. 31 and received by Jan. 7. Online giving is available at www.scbaptist.org/online-giving. For […]

Columbia pastor pens “Messages from Mayberry”

Ronald “Dee” Vaughan, pastor of St. Andrews Baptist Church, Columbia, has published “Messages from Mayberry: Spiritual Life Lessons from My Favorite Episodes of The Andy Griffith Show.” The idea for the book began with the response the author received when using scenes from “The Andy Griffith Show” as sermon illustrations. Vaughan takes 26 episodes that […]

Wassamassaw Baptist Church breaks ground for worship center

On Nov. 4, Wassamassaw Baptist Church in Moncks Corner celebrated it 234th anniversary by breaking ground for a new worship center. More than 200 were in attendance for the special homecoming service. Pictured, from left: Bobby Carter, Stewart Veach, Bobby Bailey, pastor Keith Holley, senior pastor Norman Rogers, pastor Kent Wilson, pastor Tex Reardon, Billy […]

Charleston First Baptist Church honors memory of enslaved members

Charleston First Baptist Church has taken a step to officially honor the memory of past members of the church who were enslaved prior to 1865. On Nov. 11, the church dedicated a marker that says: “In memory of the thousands of enslaved members of the First Baptist Church of Charleston whose names we do not […]