Ragan joins Foundation staff as church relations representative

Steven L. Ragan joined the Baptist Foundation of South Carolina staff April 29 as church relations representative. In his role, Ragan will work directly with churches, primarily in the Upstate, to introduce pastors and church leadership to financial, legacy, and investment strategies to fund Great Commission ministries through the church, both today and in the […]

Coastal Evangelism Conference set for Aug. 7-9

Langston Baptist Church will host the annual Coastal Evangelism Conference Aug. 7-9 in its 2,500-seat sanctuary in Conway. Speakers include Mike Stone, H.B. Charles, Jeff LaBorg, Herb Reavis, Johnny Hunt, Rock Collins, Bob Pitman, and Tyler Blue. Worship leader for the week is Doug Smith. During the Thursday evening meeting, a mass choir composed of […]

Brushy Creek Baptists mark 225th anniversary

Brushy Creek Baptist Church, Taylors, hosted special services on March 17 marking 225 years of ministry. The oldest church in Greenville County to operate under the same name, Brushy Creek is one of the three oldest centers of worship in Greenville. The services included messages by the congregation’s last three pastors, who total 43 years […]

Mount Moriah Baptist calls Michael Shafran as pastor

Michael Shafran is the new pastor of Mount Moriah Baptist Church in Piedmont. He holds degrees from Bob Jones University, Capital Bible Seminary and a D.Min. degree from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Since 2010, he served Fort Howard Community Church in Maryland as senior pastor. He is married to Julie and they have four children ages […]

Covenant Baptist calls Tracey Wilson as minister of music and worship

Tracey Wilson has assumed the position of minister of music and worship at Covenant Baptist Church in Lancaster. Tracey, a Lancaster native, graduated from North Greenville University. Her husband, Rhett Wilson, after serving as a pastor for 18 years of three churches in Laurens County, is now senior writer with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association […]

Her earrings convey a pro-life message

Donna Winn loves earrings, but not for the usual reason. Winn, outreach secretary at Oakdale Baptist Church in Townville, and members of its Ladies Fellowship are wearing and sharing earrings to support a pro-life ministry that God laid on her heart. The ministry, called “Heart of a Mom,” attaches the earrings to a card with […]

87-year-old pianist achieves dream of publishing song

For the past 15 years, Wynness Thomas has been homebound, battling daily pain from arthritis of the spine and Parkinson’s disease. But this former church pianist and choir member at Tilly Swamp Baptist Church hasn’t let her age or ailments rob her of her love of music. Thomas, 87, is now living out a dream […]

Honea Path First celebrating 150 years

First Baptist Church of Honea Path will celebrate its 150th anniversary May 5.  Former youth minister Steve Wise, who currently serves as missions minister at First Baptist Church in Spartanburg, will bring the message during the 10 a.m. service. Among special guests expected for the occasion will be Martha Bagby, whose husband, Booker Bagby, served […]

Six from SC chosen to serve on SBC boards, commission, seminaries & committees

Six South Carolinians were among the nominees to serve on the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee, the four denominational boards, the six seminaries, and the Committee on Order of Business. Selected by the 2019 SBC Committee on Nominations to serve, if elected by the messengers to the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention, June […]