Steven L. Ragan joined the Baptist Foundation of South Carolina staff April 29 as church relations representative. In his role, Ragan will work directly with churches, primarily in the Upstate, to introduce pastors and church leadership to financial, legacy, and investment strategies to fund Great Commission ministries through the church, both today and in the […]
Michael Shafran is the new pastor of Mount Moriah Baptist Church in Piedmont. He holds degrees from Bob Jones University, Capital Bible Seminary and a D.Min. degree from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Since 2010, he served Fort Howard Community Church in Maryland as senior pastor. He is married to Julie and they have four children ages […]
Tracey Wilson has assumed the position of minister of music and worship at Covenant Baptist Church in Lancaster. Tracey, a Lancaster native, graduated from North Greenville University. Her husband, Rhett Wilson, after serving as a pastor for 18 years of three churches in Laurens County, is now senior writer with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association […]
Alvin Hodges has retired after 31 years as pastor of Rice Memorial Baptist Church in Greenwood. During his tenure, the church grew from about 70 members to more than 1,000 and undertook multiple building projects.
Jim Wooten, pastor of The Baptist Church of Beaufort for the past 10 years and a minister for 44 years, has announced that he will retire in August. He previously served as pastor of New Prospect Baptist Church in Laurens, First Baptist Church of Winnsboro, and Earle Street Baptist Church in Greenville. He and his […]
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 […]