Donald Thomas was called as pastor of Abner Creek Baptist Church, Greer, on Sept. 29. He had been serving as interim pastor since June. He and his wife, Collier, have four children: Delainey, Lincoln, Evangeline, and Reagan.
Tim Murr has been called as senior pastor of Hope Baptist Church in northeast Columbia. He holds degrees from Oklahoma Baptist College, Tennessee Temple University and Columbus University. He most recently served as assistant pastor of Chambersburg Baptist Church in Chambersburg, Pa. He and his wife, Denise, have four daughters and one grandchild.
Bobby Strother is the new pastor of Covenant Baptist Church of Lancaster. He is a graduate of Southeastern College at Wake Forest and Columbia International University. He and his wife, Jessi, have four children: Elijah, Simeon, Titus and Colton.
Asbury Lawton IV has been called as pastor of Lawtonville Baptist Church in Estill. A graduate of Clemson, Liberty, and Southern Wesleyan universities, he was minister of students at Laurel Church in Greenville. He and his wife, Ashley, have two children, Quinn and Katie Beth.
Todd Horton is the new pastor of First Baptist Church of Elloree. A graduate of Charleston Southern University and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, he previously served Springvale Church in Lugoff.
Michael Beasley began duties as pastor of Bethany Baptist Church in Fountain Inn, July 28.
Donny Kauffman is the new executive director at Greer Community Ministries, a nonprofit ministry that serves the homebound, elderly, and disadvantaged in the Greer area. He previously served as the director of thrift operations at Miracle Hill Ministries. He is a graduate of Furman University and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Ben Wharton is the new pastor of Shiloh Baptist Church in Marietta. He and his wife, Anita, have four daughters.
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 […]