John Yorio has been called as pastor of Samaria Baptist Church in Batesburg. He has served churches in Georgia, Tennessee and South Carolina over the past 16 years. He is a graduate of Liberty University and is completing coursework at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Yorio and his wife, Ruth, have four children.
Danny Burnley will retire as pastor of Laurel Baptist Church, Greenville, June 26 and will focus his efforts on assisting churches in need of revitalization. He has founded a non-profit ministry, Church Revitalization Consulting Inc., and will be available to help churches in decline or who “have lost hope over their future growth.” Burnley is […]
First Baptist Church of Myrtle Beach has called Richard C. Floore as minister of youth. Floore graduated with a master of divinity in Christian education degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He has pastored churches in Georgia and Louisiana. He and his wife, Heather, have four children: Trinity Rose, Carley Marie, Drewie Thomas and Annie Pearl.
Chet Andrews began duties as senior pastor of State Street Baptist Church in Cayce on March 1. A graduate of the University of South Carolina with a master of divinity degree from Gardner-Webb University and a doctor of ministry degree from North Greenville University, Andrews has served in pastoral positions for the past 23 years, most recently at […]
David McKee has retired as minister of music at Eureka Baptist Church in Anderson after 26 years of service. He began directing church music as a ministry student at Wake Forest University 60 years ago and has served continuously in the years since. Before serving at Eureka, McKee was music minister at Barker’s Creek Baptist […]
Doug and Sally Kauffmann have retired from their respective roles as pastor and minister of music and education at Connie Maxwell Baptist Church. The Kauffmanns have served the church, located on the Connie Maxwell Children’s Home campus in Greenwood, since 1996. “Doug and Sally Kauffmann have been synonymous with Connie Maxwell for the past 20 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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. […]