Greer First Baptist calls Doug Mize to serve as 23rd pastor

Doug Mize was called as senior pastor of Greer First Baptist Church on June 4 following an eight-month pastor search process. Mize, 47, who had been serving as interim pastor since April 2016, was elected by unanimous vote of the church. He previously served for nine years as discipleship and evangelism pastor at Taylors First […]

Long Branch calls Clarence Adkins as pastor

Clarence Adkins began duties May 21 as pastor of Long Branch Baptist Church in Anderson. He previously served at Rabun Creek Baptist Church in Hickory Tavern. His prior pastorates include New Life Baptist in Union and Catawba Baptist in Lancaster. He is a graduate of Carson-Newman College, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Covington Theological Seminary. […]

Allan Kircher is new pastor of Nixville Baptist Church

Allan H. Kircher has been called as pastor of Nixville Baptist Church in Estill. He formerly pastored Shell Point Baptist Church in Beaufort. He is a graduate of the College of Charleston and Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. He is retired from the U.S. Marine Corps. Kircher is the author of “Moving Beyond Sunday,” which examines […]

Summerville Baptist Church calls Randy Harling as lead pastor

Randy Harling has been called as lead pastor of Summerville Baptist Church. Harling, who formerly served as president of Connie Maxwell Children’s Home and pastor of Simpsonville First Baptist Church, is a graduate of Furman University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. At Simpsonville, he founded “A Home for Me,” a ministry to connect foster children to […]

Longtime pastor Dick Lincoln retires after 38 years at Shandon

Dick Lincoln, pastor of Shandon Baptist Church in Columbia since 1978, retired in March. During his 38-year tenure, Shandon’s membership grew from 750 to around 7,000, and attendance grew to around 2,200. In 1996, the church moved from the Shandon neighborhood to its current location on Forest Drive. Lincoln served as president of the South […]

Fellowship of Christian Athletes names Daniel Henderson as Pee Dee area rep

Daniel Henderson, who most recently served as associate pastor for family life and students at Kelleytown Baptist Church in Hartsville, is the new Pee Dee area representative for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He had been on staff at Kelleytown since 2004. Other churches he has served include Slater Baptist, Cedar Shoals Baptist and Eureka Baptist.

Southside, Florence, calls Lucas Cunningham as senior pastor

Lucas Cunningham has been called as senior pastor of Southside Baptist Church in Florence. He is a 2004 graduate of Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Mo., and earned a master of arts in theological studies from Liberty University in 2014. He and his wife, Amy, have three children: Gracie, 12, Nate, 9, and Grant, 3.

Charleston pastor Jack Moore announces retirement

Jack C. Moore has announced his retirement as pastor of Charleston Baptist Church effective Feb. 28. He has served the church for 27 years. Kevin Giordano, co-pastor since 2014, will assume the role of pastor. During his tenure at Charleston Baptist, Moore oversaw the addition of classroom space and a new family ministry center. He […]