Bold Spring Baptist Church observes May events

Bold Spring Baptist Church, Troy, celebrated the month of May with several events. On May 3, church members honored the pastor’s wife, Roxie, with a surprise breakfast and with cards and gifts of appreciation for her service to the fellowship. On May 17, the semi-annual new member fellowship was held, welcoming two new members. The congregation brought food for […]

Gray Court First Baptist ordains Phil Cook to the ministry

First Baptist Church, Gray Court, ordained Phil Cook (center) to the ministry on April 19. He and his wife, Donna, were honored with a meal following the service. Cook is currently serving at Quillen Manor retirement center in Fountain Inn. Pictured is pastor James Manning congratulating the Cooks.

Beulah Baptist honors treasurer David Smith

Beulah Baptist Church, Lakelands Baptist Association, recognized David Smith (center) on June 7 for 50 years of service as church treasurer. Pictured with Smith are deacon chairman Wayne Ashley (left) and pastor David Garrick.

Waccamaw Association calls Tommy Richardson as DOM

Tommy Richardson has been called as the new director of missions for Waccamaw Baptist Association. He previously served as senior pastor at First Baptist Church of Montmorenci. Richardson has served as a mission outpost strategist with the South Carolina Baptist Convention since 2012 and will continue in that role while serving as DOM at Waccamaw. He […]

July 1 healthcare deadline looms for some churches

Churches and ministries that reimburse their employees for individual health coverage may soon find themselves facing stiff penalties of up to $36,500 per employee, per year, under the federal healthcare law commonly known as Obamacare, as a grace period expires June 30. The penalties on employers who maintain employer payment plans were to begin in […]

Pastors talk about where they find encouragement

We asked pastors to share with us their experiences with discouragement and to tell us where they find encouragement in their calling. The sources of discouragement were familiar: the sheer burden of the time required to do the job, the demands on the pastor’s family, the pastor assuming the burdens of church members as his […]

‘Say Something Nice Sunday’ is June 7

A movement begun nine years ago in a Charleston church to promote Christian civility through the simple act of saying something nice to another person has crossed denominational and national boundaries. “Say Something Nice Sunday” will be observed June 7 in churches in South Carolina, in the U.S. and across the Atlantic Ocean. The idea […]

Laurens pastor wins award at Ridgecrest writers conference

Rhett Wilson (center), pastor of The Spring Church in Laurens, recently received the second place award for children’s literature for his children’s picture book idea “Praying with Daddy” at the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference. Pictured with Wilson is Alton Gansky (right) and Edie Melson, directors of the conference in Ridgecrest, N.C. Gansky directs […]

Tucker opens Congressional session with prayer

Tom Tucker, senior pastor of Sisk Memorial Baptist Church in Fort Mill, gave the opening prayer for the April 22 session of the United States House of Representatives. The tradition of ministers praying to open House sessions dates to 1774, when the first prayer was given by the Rev. Jacob Duche of Christ Church of […]