Siloam Baptist Church calls Troy Harrison as pastor

Troy Harrison began duties as pastor of Siloam Baptist Church, Easley, on Nov. 1. He holds degrees in leadership from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and in journalism from Middle Tennessee State University. Harrison worked in marketing and business development before entering the ministry in 2007, and has served as executive assistant to the provost and […]

Eddie Howard retires from full-time pastoral ministry

W. Eddie Howard, pastor of Hillside Baptist Church in Fountain Inn for the past 22 years, has announced his retirement from full-time pastoral ministry. He is a graduate of Anderson College, Carson-Newman College and Erskine Theological Seminary. He has completed transitional pastor training with the South Carolina Baptist Convention and is available as a supply […]

Woodruff Baptist Association names Tony Crouch as new DOM

Tony Crouch has been named director of missions for Woodruff Baptist Association. The Greenwood native formerly served as pastor of Fairview Baptist Church in Kinards and Chestnut Ridge Baptist Church in Laurens. Crouch attended the University of South Carolina and Erskine College. He and his wife, Mary Ann, have two children and two grandchildren.

Bowman First Baptist pastor announces retirement

Tommy Thurston, pastor of Bowman First Baptist Church, announced his retirement effective Oct. 11. Thurston has served as pastor of churches in North and South Carolina for 41 years. He is a graduate of North Greenville College, Gardner-Webb College, and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Thurston and his wife, Barbara, have two children and seven grandchildren. […]

Mount Arnon pastor Mike Catoe announces his retirement

Melvin Michael “Mike” Catoe, pastor of Mount Arnon Baptist Church in Allendale for the past 31 years, has announced his retirement from full-time pastoral ministry. Other pastorates include Central Baptist in Aiken and Double Pond Baptist in Blackville. He also served two student pastorates while studying at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, N.C. […]

Richard Spearman retires from St. Helena Island pastorate

Richard Spearman recently retired as pastor of St. Helena Island Baptist Church, where he served for 12 years. His previous pastorates included Double Springs Baptist Church in Greer and Cross Roads Baptist Church in Easley. He and his wife, Nan, have three children and seven grandchildren. They will reside in Greer, where he will be […]

Lavender retires as Gaffney First Baptist’s children’s minister

Karla Buhl Lavender, minister of activities and children at Gaffney First Baptist Church, retired Aug. 31 after 37 years of service to the church. She was honored at a special service Aug. 9 and was named Minister of Activities and Children Emerita. She was also recognized by resolutions from the South Carolina Senate and the […]

McCorry called to Conway as Hickory Grove’s new pastor

Denis McCorry has been called as pastor of Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Conway. He previously served as pastor of Mount Pisgah Baptist Church in Nichols. McCorry holds a master’s degree in theological studies from Liberty University Baptist Theological Seminary and is pursuing a master of divinity degree from Liberty.

Upstate pastor Gerald Martin retires after 40 years in ministry

Gerald Martin retired as pastor of Holly Springs Baptist Church, Pickens, on June 8 after serving there for 12 years. He has been in pastoral ministry for 40 years, beginning at Red Hill Baptist Church on June 8, 1975. Martin also served at Calumet Baptist Church, Liberty, and Reedy River Baptist Church, Greenville.

Holly Springs Baptist calls Barry Dilworth as pastor

Barry Dilworth was recently called as pastor by Holly Springs Baptist Church, Pickens. He is a graduate of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and has previously served as pastor of Blue Ridge View Baptist, Pickens; Calvary Hill Baptist, Easley; and Monaghan Baptist, Greenville. Dilworth is pictured with his wife, Jean.