Emerson Wiles has been called as transitional pastor of Hampton First Baptist Church. He is a graduate of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and pastored churches in Tennessee and Hawaii for 29 years before retiring in 2011. He previously was transitional pastoral at Moncks Corner First Baptist Church. Wiles and his wife, Mary, have been married for […]
Miller Murphy, longtime director of communications for Connie Maxwell Children’s Home, has been called as pastor of Connie Maxwell Baptist Church in Greenwood. Before joining the children’s home staff in 1991 as a development officer, Murphy was pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Columbia. He is a 1976 graduate of the University of South Carolina […]
After 25 years as senior pastor of Brushy Creek Baptist Church in Taylors, Ralph F. Carter is stepping down from the pulpit. He will retire at the end of February 2017. Carter shared the news with his 3,200-member congregation Sunday, Nov. 20, adding that he wants to give the church time to search for his replacement. […]
Larry W. Twitty has been called as senior pastor of Covenant Baptist Church in Lancaster. He and his wife, Ann, began their ministry at Covenant on Sept. 18.
Simpsonville First Baptist Church recently added three ministers to its staff. Patrick Gillen, minister of youth, previously served churches in Georgia as student pastor and pastor to families. He graduated from Liberty University and received master’s degrees from Liberty and Southeastern Baptist Theological seminaries. He and his wife, Melanie, have two children. Wes Walker, executive […]
Ken Jernigan has been called as pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Neeses. He attended Armstrong State College in Savannah, Ga., and is a graduate of Georgia Baptist Bible Institute. He has pastored churches in Georgia and South Carolina. He had served as interim pastor at Calvary until the church extended the call to him Sept. 11. […]
Chris Masters was called as senior pastor of Shiloh Baptist Church in Aiken on Aug. 14. A graduate of Gardner-Webb University and Covington Theological Seminary, Masters has served in churches across South Carolina and North Carolina as senior pastor, pastoral counselor, senior adult pastor, youth pastor and minister of music. He serves as a consultant for […]
Gregory B. Boyd has been called as senior pastor of Hartsville First Baptist Church and began his duties Sept. 1. He most recently was adult ministries pastor at Gateway Baptist Church in Irmo. Prior to that he served churches as a senior pastor and as a minister of youth and recreation. Boyd received his doctor […]
Northside Memorial Baptist Church, Sumter, has called Neal Sweet as senior pastor. He previously served as senior pastor at Home Branch Baptist Church near Manning. Sweet and his wife, Jessica, have three children: Tripp, Logan, and Anna Grace. He began duties on July 24.
John Yorio has been called as pastor of Samaria Baptist Church in Batesburg. He has served churches in Georgia, Tennessee and South Carolina over the past 16 years. He is a graduate of Liberty University and is completing coursework at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Yorio and his wife, Ruth, have four children.