Injured Army veteran speaks at Padgett’s Creek Baptist Church

Kevin Brewington, a soldier who was severely injured by a remotely detonated IED in Afghanistan, spoke May 15 at Padgett’s Creek Baptist Church in Union. The Union native discussed his own challenges as well as those of his daughter, who also has medical issues. Pictured with him are pastor Carrol Caldwell and sheriff David Taylor.

Charleston pastor at SBC: ‘Walk toward racial unity by building bridges’

A June 14 panel discussion at the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting, titled “A National Conversation on Racial Unity in America,” featured Marshall Blalock, pastor of Charleston First Baptist Church, along with president Jerry Young of the National Baptist Convention USA and Southern Baptist leaders from a variety of racial and ethnic groups. Blalock delivered […]

Internationals become believers through ESL ministry

English as a Second Language (ESL) ministry is an effective way for churches to reach those in the local international community who want to learn or improve their language skills. Through regular instructional classes and the relationships that develop there, volunteers have the opportunity to share the Gospel with individuals from all across the world. […]

Hermitage Baptist dedicates new family life center

The congregation of Hermitage Baptist Church, Camden, dedicated their new family life center on May 15. Ron Underwood, associational missionary from Kershaw Baptist Association, and Jerry Sosebee, from the South Carolina Baptist Convention, participated in the service. Pictured is pastor Jason Fletcher being assisted in the ribbon-cutting ceremony by several young church members.

Singing Churchmen on mission in Cleveland, Ohio

Twenty-eight members of the 60-voice South Carolina Baptist Singing Churchmen were on mission in Cleveland, Ohio, from April 30-May 7. Every concert included a straightforward presentation of the Gospel, and the men recorded 219 one-on-one Gospel conversations. The group sang at churches, malls, at a V.A. hospital, inside assisted living centers, at men’s and women’s […]

‘Sunburn trailer’ offers Gospel witness

Headed to the Carolina coast this summer for some sun and surf but also looking for a missions opportunity? Martha Bullard has just the job for you. This summer, as she has for the past seven summers, Bullard, along with volunteers from churches of the Waccamaw Baptist Association, will be manning a “sunburn trailer” at […]

Samaria Baptist Church calls John Yorio as pastor

John Yorio has been called as pastor of Samaria Baptist Church in Batesburg. He has served churches in Georgia, Tennessee and South Carolina over the past 16 years. He is a graduate of Liberty University and is completing coursework at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Yorio and his wife, Ruth, have four children.

Upstate pastor Danny Burnley announces June 26 retirement

Danny Burnley will retire as pastor of Laurel Baptist Church, Greenville, June 26 and will focus his efforts on assisting churches in need of revitalization. He has founded a non-profit ministry, Church Revitalization Consulting Inc., and will be available to help churches in decline or who “have lost hope over their future growth.” Burnley is […]