Small Churches Doing Big Things

How can a small church do big things? By making an eternal impact in the lives of people. Keith Davis has been the pastor of Zion Hill Baptist Church in Spartanburg for almost 21 years. The church is relatively small in number but is making a spiritual impact in the lives of people in the […]

Dream Center using clothing to initiate gospel conversations

A simple question posed by a minister at North Rock Hill Baptist Church challenged Paul and Barbara Crosby: “What if?” Together they pondered, “What would our city look like if we loved like Christ loved?” And, through them, God birthed a vision for the Dream Center outreach in Rock Hill, which is spawning an unusual […]

Taylors First calls Josh Powell

What led Josh Powell, senior pastor of Lake Murray Baptist Church in his hometown of Lexington, to accept the pastorate of First Baptist Taylors? “What really attracted me to Taylors First was their commitment — not just to be a church in the community, but their support of the South Carolina Baptist Convention and its […]

Cowpens First seeing God ‘come through’ after devastating fire

Seven-year-old Jensen Graves was among a small crowd that gathered as First Baptist Church of Cowpens was ablaze on the Saturday after Christmas. His mother had brought him to see the flames shooting through its roof. Jensen got out of the car and began to cry. “The fire was devastating!” Pastor Kermit Morris said. “It […]

Echo Hills transitions from dissolution to legacy

The term “rise of the Phoenix” is used as a symbol of rebirth from the ashes of the past or something new developing from something that no longer exists. In Greer, the rise of the Phoenix may be taking place as a church is dissolved, and the local association takes possession of the property for […]

Spartanburg First building tiny houses to solve big problem

Some homeless women may have a place of their own soon as First Baptist Church of Spartanburg begins constructing a small village of tiny houses. After seeing some similar villages on television and elsewhere, Steve Wise, missions minister at First Baptist, posed the idea: “Building small, transitional houses could be something our church could do […]

Enoree Baptist installs McCoig as pastor

Anthony Dale McCoig was installed as pastor of Enoree Baptist Church in Travelers Rest in October. With McCoig are (left) Steve Crouse of North Greenville University, interim pastor; and (right) Randy Bradley, director of missions for Three Rivers Baptist Association, who both participated in the installation service.

Charleston Assoc. commissions Bowmans for church replanting

Tony and Kathy Bowman were commissioned recently by Charleston Baptist Church to serve in a church replant effort. Tony led the student ministry there for 24 years, and Kathy was co-director of the children’s ministry for 13 years. They will be serving on a team of pastors and leaders in conjunction with the Charleston Baptist […]