David Allen Powley, student pastor at Westerly Hills Baptist Church in Fort Mill, was ordained to the ministry on May 31. He previously served churches in Pennsylvania and New York. Powley and his wife, Melanie, have two children: Ethan and Emily.
Paul White retired as pastor of Groveland Baptist Church, Taylors, on June 28, after serving there for the past 14 years. White had been in pastoral ministry for 41 years, and is now available for interims in the Upstate.
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 […]
Daniel Dickard, a native of South Carolina, has received the 2015 LifeWay Pastoral Leadership Award and the G.R. and Jessie Klempnauer Memorial Academic Award at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. The LifeWay award is given in recognition of outstanding achievement as a graduating theology student preparing for pastoral ministry. Last year, Dickard was awarded the Al […]
Richard McWhite has been called as pastor of Redd’s Branch Baptist Church in Aiken. He previously served as an interim pastor in Greenville and as a senior pastor in Barnwell. He also has served churches in South Carolina and Georgia as a minister of music, education and youth. He and his wife, Patricia Lynn McWhite, […]
Wayne Dickard, former South Carolina Baptist Convention president and pastor of Siloam Baptist Church in Easley, retired from the pastorate March 15, completing three decades in ministry. He plans to hold evangelism rallies, Sunday school conferences, and revival meetings in the future. On March 1, he organized an evangelism rally at Anderson University, which drew […]
John D. Chambers has been called as pastor of Ridge Spring Baptist Church in Ridge Association. He formerly served as pastor of Rocky Springs Baptist Church in Wagener. He and his wife, Stacy, are the parents of sons John David II and Matthew.
Russell M. “Rusty” Lee, an Easley native, is the new minister to students and young adults at New Highland Baptist Church in Mechanicsville, Va. He is a graduate of Clemson University and Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond. Lee was ordained to ministry in 2011 by First Baptist Church of Mauldin.
Stephen Cannon has been called to serve as senior pastor of Locust Hill Baptist Church in Travelers Rest. Cannon has 15 years of ministry experience and most recently served as pastor at Cedar Shoals Baptist Church in Enoree. He and his wife, Julie, have 3 children: Natalie, Tyler and Ruthie.
Rich McLawhorn has been called as interim pastor by Screven Baptist Church. McLawhorn’s prior ministry work includes serving as president of South Carolina Baptist Ministries for the Aging and senior pastor of Garden City Baptist Church.