Southside, Florence, calls Lucas Cunningham as senior pastor

Lucas Cunningham has been called as senior pastor of Southside Baptist Church in Florence. He is a 2004 graduate of Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Mo., and earned a master of arts in theological studies from Liberty University in 2014. He and his wife, Amy, have three children: Gracie, 12, Nate, 9, and Grant, 3.

Charleston pastor Jack Moore announces retirement

Jack C. Moore has announced his retirement as pastor of Charleston Baptist Church effective Feb. 28. He has served the church for 27 years. Kevin Giordano, co-pastor since 2014, will assume the role of pastor. During his tenure at Charleston Baptist, Moore oversaw the addition of classroom space and a new family ministry center. He […]

Needed: Strong Existing Churches and Healthy Church Plants

Finding accurate and up-to-date statistics regarding church planting in America can be both frustrating and challenging. However, the statistics do exist, and the big picture is clear. New churches are needed if we hope to keep pace with the increasing population. Existing churches must experience revival or revitalization — or whatever term we choose to […]

SCBC president invites pastors on trips to study church planting, missions

South Carolina Baptists might think of Boston as the home of the Red Sox or the Revolutionary War — or baked beans and chowder. But there’s something else to know about Boston: It has a population of 650,000 people living in 24 distinct neighborhoods, and only six of those neighborhoods have a gospel-centered church. That’s […]

Greenwood congregation embraces Boston church planters

Few churches can say they have helped renovate the oldest building in one of the most historic parts of Boston. During the 1775 Revolutionary War battle of Bunker Hill in Charlestown, Mass., the VFW building now used as a church meeting place was a private residence. “We believe we saved Celebration Church about $250,000 in […]

Mack and Carol Mullis honored by Liberty Hill Church, Pageland

Mack and Carol Mullis were honored Jan. 8 for 20 years of pastoral ministry at Liberty Hill Baptist Church in Pageland. Only once before in the church’s history has a pastor served for 20 years. Dan Austin, director of missions for Chesterfield Association, was guest speaker for the day. A tribute was offered by longtime deacon […]

After the laughs & giggles, they learn God’s Word

The youth of Roaring Fork Baptist Church are not unlike countless other teenagers participating in Youth Bible Drill, preparing for associational and state competitions later this spring. What sets the Roaring Fork youth apart from other groups is where they practice — one of the bathrooms and showers at Camp Smoky, owned and operated by […]

Blankenship earns D.Min. at Beeson Divinity School

Philip Blankenship received a doctor of ministry degree from Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham, Ala., in December. He is pastor of Mount Tabor Baptist Church in Anderson and is a graduate of North Greenville University and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Mikki, live with their three children in Pendleton.