Three pastors, DOM recognized at 2019 annual meeting

The 2019 South Carolina Baptist Pastor of the Year Awards were presented during the Pastors Conference at Southside Church in Spartanburg. The awards are presented by Anderson University: • John E. White Award (churches up to 350 members): Will Browning, lead pastor of Journey Church in Screven Association. Browning started Journey Church about 12 years […]

SCBC Pastors: ‘Speak the Truth in Love’

On Nov. 10-11, pastors and families from Baptist churches across the state gathered at Southside Baptist Church in Spartanburg for the annual South Carolina Baptist Pastors Conference. The theme of the two-day event was “Speak the Truth in Love,” a message affirmed through the various messages delivered by six speakers, including renowned author Bruce Wilkinson. […]

Tim Murr is new senior pastor at Hope Baptist in Columbia

Tim Murr has been called as senior pastor of Hope Baptist Church in northeast Columbia. He holds degrees from Oklahoma Baptist College, Tennessee Temple University and Columbus University. He most recently served as assistant pastor of Chambersburg Baptist Church in Chambersburg, Pa. He and his wife, Denise, have four daughters and one grandchild.

Covenant Baptist calls Bobby Strother as pastor

Bobby Strother is the new pastor of Covenant Baptist Church of Lancaster. He is a graduate of Southeastern College at Wake Forest and Columbia International University. He and his wife, Jessi, have four children: Elijah, Simeon, Titus and Colton.

SCBC releases committee reports ahead of annual meeting

The South Carolina Baptist Convention has released the 2019 reports of the Committee on Committees and the Nominations Committee. The membership roster of the 2020 Committee on Committees has also been released. The reports will be considered at the upcoming SCBC annual meeting, to be held Nov. 11-12 in Moore. The reports can be viewed […]

Mullins member becomes pastor

Robbie Baxley served as a deacon, Sunday school teacher and “on about every committee you can serve on” at First Baptist Church, Mullins, for more than 17 years. In March of this year, the church called him as senior pastor. When the church was without a pastor, he said, “They asked me if I would […]

Browns celebrate 50 years of marriage and ministry

Wayne and Joy Brown began what is now 50 years of marriage and ministry on Aug. 16, 1969. The couple met in high school and began dating each other when they were students at Limestone College in Gaffney. They were married at First Baptist Church in Blacksburg, where Wayne had made his profession of faith, […]

E.A. McDowell Award nominations due Sept. 20, resolutions due Oct. 11

Deadline for the E.A. McDowell Award for individual service in politics, government and community affairs is Sept. 20. Each nomination should include a detailed listing of the nominee’s qualifications as well as an explanation of the person’s unique contributions. Full name, address, phone number, and church pastor should be given for the nominee and person […]

Asbury Lawton IV is new pastor at Lawtonville Baptist

Asbury Lawton IV has been called as pastor of Lawtonville Baptist Church in Estill. A graduate of Clemson, Liberty, and Southern Wesleyan universities, he was minister of students at Laurel Church in Greenville. He and his wife, Ashley, have two children, Quinn and Katie Beth.