Darren Jones is the new senior pastor of Shell Point Baptist Church in Beaufort. He holds a bachelor’s degree in biblical and theological studies from Liberty University and is pursuing an M.Div. in homiletics from Liberty. He and his wife, Kayla, have one son.
Brian Childers began work as associate pastor and youth minister of Apalache Baptist Church, Greer, on Feb. 17. He previously served as youth pastor and, later, pastor of Hebron Baptist Church in Union. He and his wife, Gina, are the parents of a daughter, Brina.
Michael Crawford is the new senior pastor at Florence First Baptist Church. He previously served as a pastor in Georgia. He is a graduate of Troy State University and Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary and recently earned a D.Min. from Luther Rice Seminary. He and his wife, Deborah, are the parents of two married daughters. They […]
Randy Keasler has retired from Westminster Baptist Church after serving as pastor since 1994. He was named the church’s pastor emeritus. He serves the South Carolina Baptist Convention as a church strategies regional consultant and will also do interim pastorate work. Keasler and his wife, Faye, will reside in Westminster.
Brent Martin was recently installed as pastor of Seivern Baptist Church near Wagener. Martin was ordained in 1995 by Clearview Baptist Church in Travelers Rest. He previously served as a pastor in Virginia. A graduate of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Martin and his wife, Marian, are parents of two children, Tess and Joah. Seivern Church […]
Cory “Ace” Stafford has begun his work as community outreach pastor at Brushy Creek Baptist Church in Taylors. He previously served at Church of the Highlands in Chattanooga, Tenn.
Tim Bottoms is the new worship pastor at Brushy Creek Baptist Church in Taylors. He previously served as worship pastor at Cross Church in Springdale, Ark.
Richard H. Capps, who previously pastored churches in South Carolina, has retired as pastor of Courtney Baptist Church in Yadkinville, N.C., after 55 years of ministry. His South Carolina pastorates included Fairfield Baptist in Winnsboro, First Baptist in Gaston, and Laurel Baptist in Greenville. He and his wife, Joyce, are the parents of a son […]
From the “stirring” of his heart as a camper at Camp McCall to accepting the call as senior pastor of First Baptist Church, Columbia, Wes Church’s life has been marked by God’s grace and providential leadership as he sought to be an obedient follower of Christ. In recalling that week at McCall, he said, “I […]
Phil Kelley, who has served a total of 40 years at Utica Baptist Church in Seneca, has retired. From 1978-1998, he was minister of music and youth; from 1998-2018, he was minister of music and senior adults. His wife, Molly, has led preschool music at the church for many years. The Kelleys have two married […]