DeFoor retires after 34 years at St. Andrews Baptist

Fred DeFoor will retire from St. Andrews Baptist Church in Columbia on March 7 after serving for 34 years as associate pastor and minister of music. A native of Greenville, he is a graduate of Furman University and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. A former member of the South Carolina Baptist Singing Churchmen, DeFoor has directed […]

Taylors First calls Josh Powell

What led Josh Powell, senior pastor of Lake Murray Baptist Church in his hometown of Lexington, to accept the pastorate of First Baptist Taylors? “What really attracted me to Taylors First was their commitment — not just to be a church in the community, but their support of the South Carolina Baptist Convention and its […]

Charleston Assoc. commissions Bowmans for church replanting

Tony and Kathy Bowman were commissioned recently by Charleston Baptist Church to serve in a church replant effort. Tony led the student ministry there for 24 years, and Kathy was co-director of the children’s ministry for 13 years. They will be serving on a team of pastors and leaders in conjunction with the Charleston Baptist […]

Washington Baptist honors retired associate pastor Joe Price

Joe Price, who recently retired as associate pastor after 16 years, was honored during an Aug. 30 morning service at Washington Baptist Church in Greer. The church presented a mandolin and a plaque of appreciation to Price and his wife, Drenda, along with a personal gift. A Greer native, he is a graduate of Clemson […]

Washington Baptist calls new associate pastor

Trent Henson is the new associate pastor of Washington Baptist Church in Greer. A graduate of USC-Upstate and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Henson, a former school teacher, was ordained to the ministry July 5 at Washington Baptist. He and his wife, Scotti, have one daughter, Kerith. Henson succeeds Joe Price, who had served as associate […]

Millbrook Baptist calls Stephen Cannon as senior pastor

Stephen Cannon has accepted the call as senior pastor of Millbrook Baptist Church in Aiken. He has served as a member of the Southern Baptist Convention Committee on Nominations, vice chairman of the board of the Parson’s Pantry ministry, and a member of the Executive Board of the South Carolina Baptist Convention. He holds a […]

David Lyda called as pastor of Little Stevens Creek Baptist Church, Edgefield

David Lyda is the new pastor of Little Stevens Creek Baptist Church in Edgefield. He previously served at Washington Baptist Church, Greer, as Sunday school director and teacher, AWANA leader, and children’s church teacher. Lyda is currently completing his master of divinity degree at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Beth, have one […]