Bill West announces retirement after 55 years of ministry

William R. “Bill” West Jr., pastor of Welcome Baptist Church in Pendleton for the past 12 years, will retire in December after 55 years of pastoral ministry. He formerly served as pastor of Pendleton Street Baptist Church in Greenville, Hartsville First Baptist Church and Batesburg First Baptist Church. He and his wife, Alice Brown West, […]

Derick Pindroh joins staff of Flat Rock Baptist Church

Derick A. Pindroh has joined the staff of Flat Rock Baptist Church in Liberty as associate and worship pastor. He attended North Greenville College and is a graduate of Charleston Southern University. He previously served churches in South Carolina, Texas, Tennessee and Georgia. He and his wife, Missie, have four grown children.

Marion Baptist calls former member Adam Work as senior pastor

Adam Work began his duties as senior pastor of Marion Baptist Church Oct. 15. He is the first pastor in the church’s history to have grown up as a member of the church. He formerly served the church as youth pastor. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Francis Marion University and an M.Div. from Southern […]

Morrisons join NAMB as apprentice church planters

Luke Morrison and his wife, Shannon, have joined the North American Mission Board as apprentice church planters with Tapestry Church in Atlanta, Ga., working with the homeless. They previously served at Shamrock Baptist Church in Bethune. They have five children: Lucas, Bella, Leila, Titus and Stokes.

400 make commitments at Lowcountry ‘Go Tell’ crusade

More than 400 people made commitments to Christ at a Lowcountry Go Tell Crusade Oct. 15-18 in Bamberg. More than 20 churches were involved in the evangelistic effort, which included sharing the gospel with 3,500-plus people, including 1,500 students, said evangelist Rick Gage. “Response was more than we expected,” said Charlie Lucas, crusade chairman and […]

Deadline nears for 2017 contributions to SCBC

The South Carolina Baptist Convention is advising churches and individuals that the following will count as 2017 contributions: — Hand-delivered contributions received by the close of business on Dec. 21. — Electronic contributions with a transaction date on or before Dec. 31. — Mailed contributions postmarked on or before Dec. 31 and received by Jan. […]