‘Charleston Christmas Store’ spreads a new kind of cheer

For the last seven years, low-income Charleston residents have had access to a special holiday store run by members of First Baptist Church of Charleston. The concept is simple: “Neighbors” can buy new, donated items at up to 90 percent off of retail prices. According to the church’s minister to children, Emory Hiott, the ministry […]

Connie Maxwell Baptist Church calls Miller Murphy as pastor

Miller Murphy, longtime director of communications for Connie Maxwell Children’s Home, has been called as pastor of Connie Maxwell Baptist Church in Greenwood. Before joining the children’s home staff in 1991 as a development officer, Murphy was pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Columbia. He is a 1976 graduate of the University of South Carolina […]

SCBC giving deadlines approaching

Churches are reminded that the South Carolina Baptist Convention will count the following as 2016 contributions: Hand-delivered contributions received by the close of business on Dec. 22; electronic contributions with a transaction date on or before Dec. 31; mailed contributions postmarked on or before Dec. 31 and received by Jan. 7. Online giving is available […]

Anderson University presents awards at 2016 Pastors Conference

Anderson University recognizes the unique high calling the pastorate.  The South Carolina Baptist Pastor of the Year Award was established in 2011 to honor outstanding pastors, based on the following criteria: Having served in the South Carolina Baptist Convention for at least 3 years. Strong supporter of the Cooperative Program. Be a model of Pastoral […]

Charles Brunson honored by Graham Baptist Church

Graham Baptist Church, Sumter, recognized Charles Brunson upon his completion of 57 years teaching in Sunday school at various levels in this church. Pictured, from left: Sunday school superintendent Albert Heath, Charles and Betty Brunson, and pastor John Patrick. Brunson has held many offices in the church, including several terms as a deacon and as deacon chairman.

Grandson of Eastlan Baptist Church founder pays a visit

Pastor and evangelist Eddie West (right) visited Eastlan Baptist Church in Greenville on Oct. 3. His desire was to meet the current pastor of Eastlan, Benjamin Littlejohn, and visit the church that his grandfather, G.B. Lee, organized in 1939. West is pastor of Christ Church in North Augusta.

Center Grove honors Jackie Jenkins on Pastor Appreciation Day

Center Grove Baptist Church, Moriah Association, held Pastor Appreciation Day on Oct. 9 in honor of pastor Jackie Jenkins. He received a number of gifts from the congregation, including an all-expense-paid trip to Israel and cards of thanks and appreciation for his service to the church and community. A covered dish lunch was served following the morning worship. Pictured is deacon chairman Jimmy Neal presenting the Israel gift to Jenkins.

Lake Wateree honors longtime music director Oscar Branham for 25 years service

The congregation of Lake Wateree Baptist Church, Kershaw Association, honored music director Oscar Branham Jr. for 25 years of service during their Sept. 11 homecoming celebration. Pastor Mike Pelham made the surprise presentation of a plaque and a love gift from the church family. A framed poem written by a church member especially for the occasion was […]