Wayne Dickard, former South Carolina Baptist Convention president and pastor of Siloam Baptist Church in Easley, retired from the pastorate March 15, completing three decades in ministry. He plans to hold evangelism rallies, Sunday school conferences, and revival meetings in the future. On March 1, he organized an evangelism rally at Anderson University, which drew […]
John D. Chambers has been called as pastor of Ridge Spring Baptist Church in Ridge Association. He formerly served as pastor of Rocky Springs Baptist Church in Wagener. He and his wife, Stacy, are the parents of sons John David II and Matthew.
Russell M. “Rusty” Lee, an Easley native, is the new minister to students and young adults at New Highland Baptist Church in Mechanicsville, Va. He is a graduate of Clemson University and Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond. Lee was ordained to ministry in 2011 by First Baptist Church of Mauldin.
Stephen Cannon has been called to serve as senior pastor of Locust Hill Baptist Church in Travelers Rest. Cannon has 15 years of ministry experience and most recently served as pastor at Cedar Shoals Baptist Church in Enoree. He and his wife, Julie, have 3 children: Natalie, Tyler and Ruthie.
Rich McLawhorn has been called as interim pastor by Screven Baptist Church. McLawhorn’s prior ministry work includes serving as president of South Carolina Baptist Ministries for the Aging and senior pastor of Garden City Baptist Church.
Greg Dover has been called as senior pastor of Augusta Heights Baptist Church in Greenville. He served at Earle Street Baptist Church in Greenville as associate pastor since 2009. He is a graduate of Furman University and Wake Forest Divinity School. He and his wife, Suzy, are the parents of a son, Yates, and a […]
Al Phillips, former associate pastor of First North Spartanburg Baptist Church, has been called as director of missions for Greenville Baptist Association. Phillips, who was elected at a called meeting of the association on Jan. 27, succeeds Ron Davis, who retired in December 2013. Eddie Howard, pastor of Hillside Baptist Church and chairman of the […]
David S. Kessler has been called as bivocational pastor of Pelion Baptist Church. A graduate of Fruitland Baptist Bible College and Wingate University with additional studies at Gardner-Webb University School of Divinity, Kessler comes to Pelion after 12 years of pastoring North Carolina churches and 10 years as director of religious education for the U.S. […]
James W. “Skip” Owens has retired as director of denominational relations at Charleston Southern University. The 1976 CSU graduate had served his alma mater since 2001 and was previously a pastor in South Carolina. He is a former president of the South Carolina Baptist Convention and has served as a trustee at CSU and at […]
Scott H. Vail was recently called as senior pastor of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, Fort Mill. He previously served as executive pastor of Calvary Church, Charlotte, N.C. Vail and his wife, Kim, have three children.