Clear Water Branch calls Mike Catoe as bivocational pastor

Mike Catoe has accepted a call as bivocational pastor of Clear Water Branch Baptist Church in Aiken. He has led several churches over the past 47 years: Double Pond Baptist in Blackville, Central Baptist in Aiken, and Mount Arnon Baptist in Allendale, where he served for 31 years. He is a graduate of Wingate and […]

Ron Jackson receives award from Covington Theological Seminary

Ron Jackson, chairman of Parson’s Pantry Ministry and pastor emeritus of East Gaffney Baptist Church, was presented the Lifetime Ministry Recognition Award by Covington Theological Seminary on July 27 at the school’s alumni banquet. Jackson, who has been active in ministry for 51 years, was also presented a doctor of divinity degree from Covington at […]

Gregory Hyler is new pastor of North Myrtle Beach First Baptist Church

Gregory E. Hyler has been called as pastor of First Baptist Church of North Myrtle Beach. A graduate of Francis Marion University and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Hyler previously served Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Dillon. He also served as a North American Mission Board church planter prior to his pastorate in Dillon. He and his […]

McNider called as pastor of Mountville Baptist Church

J. Allie McNider has been called as pastor of Mountville Baptist Church. He is a graduate of Carson-Newman University and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has served churches in six states and has led conferences and served as a consultant for LifeWay Christian Resources. He contributed to the writing of the book “Youth Ministry From the […]

Hank Fanning to pastor Pineview Church in Kershaw

Hank Fanning has been called as pastor of Pineview Baptist Church in Kershaw. He previously pastored West Creek Baptist Church in Batesburg and Highland Baptist Church in Orangeburg. He holds an associate degree from Fruitland Baptist Bible Institute, a bachelor’s degree from Southern Methodist College in Orangeburg, and a master of divinity degree from Andersonville […]

Eastlan pastor Benjamin Littlejohn announces July 30 retirement

Benjamin Littlejohn, pastor of Eastlan Baptist Church in Greenville for the past 15 years, will retire July 30. He plans to continue as a guest host on the Christian television program, “Niteline,” on WGGS-TV 16. He also plans to serve as an intentional interim pastor and will continue his missions work in the Caribbean. Littlejohn […]

Partridge is summer children’s minister at Heath Springs

Maggie Partridge, a senior at North Greenville University, is serving as children’s ministry leader at Heath Springs Baptist Church in Moriah Association. Partridge is from Lincolnton, Ga., and is pursuing an interdisciplinary major in early childhood education and Christian studies