Maggie Partridge, a senior at North Greenville University, is serving as children’s ministry leader at Heath Springs Baptist Church in Moriah Association. Partridge is from Lincolnton, Ga., and is pursuing an interdisciplinary major in early childhood education and Christian studies
Hank Bates, right, student minister at Clearmont Baptist Church in Westminster, was licensed to the ministry April 30. He is pictured with Dale McCoig, pastor at Clearmont.
Edward M. Carney will retire July 1 as senior pastor of Riverland Hills Baptist Church in Irmo after 26 years of service. During his tenure, Riverland Hills grew from a small community church located on St. Andrews Road to a larger campus on 62 acres near Harbison Boulevard. Today, the church offers both contemporary and […]
Casey Williams began his duties as senior pastor of North Trenholm Baptist Church in Columbia on June 4. Williams grew up in Houston, Texas, before his family moved to Mississippi, where he became a follower of Christ at the age of 16. He began serving churches at age 18 and has preached at churches and youth […]
Doug Mize was called as senior pastor of Greer First Baptist Church on June 4 following an eight-month pastor search process. Mize, 47, who had been serving as interim pastor since April 2016, was elected by unanimous vote of the church. He previously served for nine years as discipleship and evangelism pastor at Taylors First […]
Clarence Adkins began duties May 21 as pastor of Long Branch Baptist Church in Anderson. He previously served at Rabun Creek Baptist Church in Hickory Tavern. His prior pastorates include New Life Baptist in Union and Catawba Baptist in Lancaster. He is a graduate of Carson-Newman College, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Covington Theological Seminary. […]
Allan H. Kircher has been called as pastor of Nixville Baptist Church in Estill. He formerly pastored Shell Point Baptist Church in Beaufort. He is a graduate of the College of Charleston and Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. He is retired from the U.S. Marine Corps. Kircher is the author of “Moving Beyond Sunday,” which examines […]
Randy Harling has been called as lead pastor of Summerville Baptist Church. Harling, who formerly served as president of Connie Maxwell Children’s Home and pastor of Simpsonville First Baptist Church, is a graduate of Furman University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. At Simpsonville, he founded “A Home for Me,” a ministry to connect foster children to […]
Bruce Hancock, pastor of Camden First Baptist Church for the last 25 years, retired April 30. Before serving at Camden, he pastored churches in North Carolina. He and his wife, Pat, will continue to reside in Camden. They have two daughters and four grandsons.
Dick Lincoln, pastor of Shandon Baptist Church in Columbia since 1978, retired in March. During his 38-year tenure, Shandon’s membership grew from 750 to around 7,000, and attendance grew to around 2,200. In 1996, the church moved from the Shandon neighborhood to its current location on Forest Drive. Lincoln served as president of the South […]