J.D. Shiflet retires after more than 48 years in ministry

J.D. Shiflet retired in December 2020 after more than 48 years in the ministry. He served as pastor of New Salem Baptist Church in Pittsboro, N.C.; Pleasant Plain Baptist Church in Kershaw; Davidson Street Baptist Church in Clinton; First Baptist Church, Hemingway; and for the last 20 years at Second Baptist Church, Laurens. He and […]

Wofford and Catherine Caughman retire from Southside, Gaffney

Wofford and Catherine Caughman recently retired after 19 years of ministry at Southside Baptist Church of Gaffney. The church had a reception honoring the Caughmans on Aug. 29. This was the second time for the Caughmans at Southside, as they served from 1993 to 1996 as pastor and music director and returned in 2002. They […]

Beaver Creek, Neeses, calls Jerry Randall Sargent as pastor

Jerry Randall Sargent has been called as pastor of Beaver Creek Baptist Church in Neeses. An Orangeburg native, Sargent received a bachelor’s degree at Liberty University and was licensed by Beaver Creek on July 2. His wife, Dawn, is principal of Swansea High Freshman Academy in Lexington School District Four. They reside in Gaston.

Oakwood Baptist calls Steve Eargle as associate pastor

Steve Eargle has been called as associate pastor of Oakwood Baptist Church in Lexington. A native of Conway, he is a graduate of Coastal Carolina University and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Eargle has served as pastor of several churches in South Carolina and was executive director of Cherished Children International Adoption Agency. He is also […]

Myrtle Beach pastor retires

Bruce Crawford recently retired from First Baptist Church of Myrtle Beach, where he served as senior pastor for more than 16 years. His previous pastorates include congregations in Clearwater, Fla., and Franklin, Texas. He also served on the State Board of Missions in Texas, the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission as a board member for […]

Lake Murray Baptist calls David Sons as lead pastor

David Sons has been called as lead pastor of Lake Murray Baptist Church in Lexington. Sons has served on staff at Lake Murray in a number of pastoral roles since 2015. He is a graduate of North Greenville University and Southeastern Theological Seminary. He is married to Allyson, and they have three sons: Titus, Max, […]

Longtime Anderson pastor Bruce Evans to retire in June

Bruce W. Evans has announced his retirement as pastor of Andersonville Baptist Church in Anderson, effective June 6. He has served the church for 30 years. During his tenure, Evans oversaw the addition of classroom space, a new family ministries building, and remodeling of the sanctuary. He and his wife, Norma Jean, have one daughter, […]

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 […]