Carroll Caldwell honored for 55 years of service in ministry

Pastor Carroll Caldwell (right) of Padgett’s Creek Baptist Church in Union was presented a plaque and study Bible from the South Carolina Baptist Convention in recognition of his 55 years of service in the ministry by David Blanton, director of missions for Union County Baptist Association. Caldwell is also holding his Order of the Silver Crescent […]

Cross Hill First Baptist ordains Cephas Hand to the ministry

Cephas Hand (left) was ordained to the ministry by First Baptist Church of Cross Hill on Sept. 13. He attended Fruitland Baptist Bible Institute and serves as the chaplain at the Laurens County Memorial Home. Hand and his wife, LaRue, have three children, eight grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Participating in the service were current pastor Brett Davis […]

Jacksonboro Women on Mission partner with breast cancer advocacy group

The Women on Mission of Jacksonboro Baptist Church (Colleton Baptist Association) have teamed up with a breast cancer advocacy group to create hundreds of “comfort pillows” for women undergoing breast cancer treatment. The women of Jacksonboro Baptist Church cut, sew and stuff the pillows, and the Edisto Belles furnish the materials. The groups distributed 600 […]

Woodruff Baptist Association names Tony Crouch as new DOM

Tony Crouch has been named director of missions for Woodruff Baptist Association. The Greenwood native formerly served as pastor of Fairview Baptist Church in Kinards and Chestnut Ridge Baptist Church in Laurens. Crouch attended the University of South Carolina and Erskine College. He and his wife, Mary Ann, have two children and two grandchildren.

Holston Creek Baptist hosts 12th annual Bethlehem Walk

Take a trip back in time to 1st Century Bethlehem on the night Jesus was born by attending the Bethlehem Walk at Holston Creek Baptist Church in Inman, Dec. 11-13. This marks the 12th anniversary of the outdoor drama, designed for participants to walk through, rather than drive through, as visitors led along the streets of […]

Historic First Baptist Church building condemned

A church building in Augusta, Ga., with ties to the birth of the Southern Baptist Convention has been condemned by city officials. The structure, located at the corner of Eighth Avenue and Greene Street, served as the home for First Baptist Church in Augusta from 1902 until the 1970s, according to WAGT 26. Following up […]

Fairview Baptist, Spartanburg, breaks ground for new family life center

The congregation of Fairview Baptist Church, Spartanburg, held a groundbreaking ceremony for their new family life center on Oct. 18. As part of the service, members joined hands and prayed for the construction and the workers, and for God to receive glory from the use of the building. Pictured from left are building committee members Gene Sewell, chairman David Seay, Ray Hutchins, […]