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 […]

Brett Myers is new pastor of Hilton Head Island First Baptist

Brett Myers was called as pastor of Hilton Head Island First Baptist Church in April. He succeeds retiring pastor John Keller. Myers earned a master of divinity degree from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and is working toward his doctor of ministry degree at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Kristin, have four young […]

Riverland Hills calls Mark Powers as worship pastor

Mark Powers, who has led the music and worship office of the South Carolina Baptist Convention for the past 10 years, has been called as worship pastor at Riverland Hills Baptist Church in Irmo. His last day with the state convention was March 27. Powers is a graduate of Furman University and Southern Baptist Theological […]

Unity Baptist Church calls David Pickens as pastor

The congregation of Unity Baptist Church, Starr, held an installation service on Jan. 28 for their new pastor, David Pickens. A native of Anderson and a graduate of Crescent High School, Pickens earned degrees from North Greenville University and Erskine Theological Seminary. He previously served various ministerial positions at Hopewell and Southside Baptist churches in […]

Rumbough takes on interim pastor role at Pelion Baptist Church

Johnny Rumbough, director of missions for Lexington Baptist Association, has begun service as interim lead pastor of Pelion Baptist Church in the association. He began his work at Pelion Jan. 28. Prior to joining Lexington Association in 1996, Rumbough served with the North American Mission Board. He is co-founder of a lay missionary small-group training […]