Former S.C. pastor Richard Capps retires after 55-year ministry

Richard H. Capps, who previously pastored churches in South Carolina, has retired as pastor of Courtney Baptist Church in Yadkinville, N.C., after 55 years of ministry. His South Carolina pastorates included Fairfield Baptist in Winnsboro, First Baptist in Gaston, and Laurel Baptist in Greenville. He and his wife, Joyce, are the parents of a son […]

Wes Church called as pastor of First Baptist Church, Columbia

From the “stirring” of his heart as a camper at Camp McCall to accepting the call as senior pastor of First Baptist Church, Columbia, Wes Church’s life has been marked by God’s grace and providential leadership as he sought to be an obedient follower of Christ. In recalling that week at McCall, he said, “I […]

Camden First Baptist calls John Sorrells as senior pastor

Camden First Baptist Church has called John Sorrells as senior pastor. He is pictured with his wife, Tina, and family members. He most recently served as senior pastor at Crosspoint Baptist Church in Sumter for 10 years. He has earned advanced degrees from Furman University and the University of South Carolina and has completed two […]

Joshua Pegram called as pastor of Ashley River Baptist Church

Joshua Pegram has been called as senior pastor of Ashley River Baptist Church in Charleston. Pegram comes to Ashley River from Morning Star Baptist Church in Rockford, Ill., where he has served for four years as senior pastor. Originally from Greenville, Pegram previously served on staff at Hampton Park Baptist Church. He and his wife, Liz, have […]

Claude D. McIntosh retires from full-time pastoral ministry

Claude D. McIntosh, who has served in pastoral ministry for 48 years, retired as pastor of Northwest Baptist Church in Travelers Rest on July 4. He and his wife, Ann, will continue to live in Travelers Rest, where he plans to remain active in supply preaching and interim pastoral ministry. McIntosh has pastored churches in […]

Barnwell First Baptist calls Bart Kelley as pastor

T. Bart Kelley has been called as pastor of Barnwell First Baptist Church. Most recently he was pastor of Bethel Baptist Church in Oakway. Kelley, a former first vice president of the South Carolina Baptist Convention, has served on several SCBC committees and was a trustee at Connie Maxwell Children’s Home. Kelley and his wife, […]

Laurens pastor James Hamilton to retire after 45 years of ministry

James K. Hamilton will retire from Bethel Baptist Church in Laurens on July 15, exactly 45 years after he began his pastoral ministry. He and his wife, Lane, will continue to live in Laurens, where he plans to remain active in supply and interim ministry. Hamilton has pastored churches in South Carolina and Georgia. The […]

Jimmy Napier retires after 46 years in full-time ministry

Jimmy Napier recently retired from full-time pastoral ministry after serving eight years as pastor of Gloverville First Baptist Church (Aiken Association). He has spent 46 years as a minister and evangelist in North Carolina, Tennessee and Georgia, in addition to his tenure at Gloverville. He and his wife, Barbara, will reside in North Augusta. He […]