Marion GAs bake goods to support children’s center

Bake sales are not uncommon across the Pee Dee or anywhere else in America. However, the one held March 26 by the Girls in Action program at Marion Baptist Church cooked up quite a donation for the Durant Children’s Center. A Friday night mother-daughter lock-in March 24 gave the approximately two dozen first- through sixth-grade […]

Prayer-walking connects Greenwood congregation with community in tangible way

Members of Abney Memorial Baptist Church in Greenwood have prayer-walked every street within a five-mile radius of the church. Through a two-year intentional community outreach, the church has walked past 2,000 homes and businesses and prayed for the people living or working inside. According to pastor Brent Bennett, it’s become a meaningful ministry that affects […]

SCBC accepting recommendations for boards, committees

The South Carolina Baptist Convention is accepting recommendations for persons to serve on the state denomination’s standing committees, on the boards of trustees of the convention’s institutions, and on the SCBC Executive Board. Deadlines for receiving recommendations are July 6 for Executive Board and trustees, and July 13 for committees. The forms for recommending individuals can be downloaded and […]

Upstate event for deaf community designed to build relationships, share gospel

Brushy Creek Baptist Church in Taylors will host a weekend event July 14-16 for the state’s deaf community (including parents, families, volunteers, and interested churches). The event will include entertainment, food, games, and prizes and will communicate the gospel to a people group in which the North American Mission Board suggests only .0009 percent attend […]

First Baptist Church of North Augusta partners with local school

Dena Riley was thrilled when she and two others attended a South Carolina Baptist Convention “Heart 4 Schools” seminar last year. First Baptist Church of North Augusta, where Dena serves as director of children’s ministries, already had a relationship with area schools, providing shoes for students through a Laces of Love project. The Heart 4 […]

Fellowship of Christian Athletes names Daniel Henderson as Pee Dee area rep

Daniel Henderson, who most recently served as associate pastor for family life and students at Kelleytown Baptist Church in Hartsville, is the new Pee Dee area representative for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He had been on staff at Kelleytown since 2004. Other churches he has served include Slater Baptist, Cedar Shoals Baptist and Eureka Baptist.