Columbia Metro Association calls Jamie Rogers as exec. director

Jamie Rogers has begun duties as the new executive director of the Columbia Metro Baptist Association. Pastors and lay leaders of CMBA churches affirmed Rogers during a special called meeting in July held at St. Andrews Baptist Church in Columbia. Rogers has been the Columbia Baptist Collegiate Ministry director on the University of South Carolina […]

Spartanburg First Baptist pastor Don Wilton announces retirement

Don Wilton, longtime pastor of First Baptist Church, Spartanburg, announced Aug. 14 his intention to retire. A native of South Africa, Wilton has pastored the church 29 years. He also serves as president of The Encouraging Word television ministry and has written several books and numerous magazine articles. Wilton was close friends with evangelist Billy […]

Call for Resolutions for 2022 SCBC Meeting

Resolutions to be considered at the 2022 South Carolina Baptist Convention annual meeting are due by midnight on Oct. 14. Submissions must include your name, address, email address, and cell phone number, as well as the name and address of your church. Resolutions for this year’s annual meeting, Nov. 14-15 at Riverland Hills Baptist Church, […]

North Conway pastor Jeff Gaskins retires

Jeff Gaskins retired on June 30 after 16 years of ministry at North Conway Baptist Church. A native of North Carolina, Gaskins is a graduate of Welch College and Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary and served 30 years in the pastorate at four churches in Missouri, North Carolina, Florida, and South Carolina. He and his wife, […]

Washington Church, Greer, calls Trent Henson as pastor

Trent Henson has been called as pastor of Washington Baptist Church, Greer. A graduate of the University of South Carolina-Spartanburg and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, he was a history teacher in public and Christian schools for 11 years. In 2014, he joined the ministry of the Greer Christian Learning Center, where he taught high school […]

Taylors First Church calls Chris DeWease as executive pastor

Chris DeWease has accepted the call as executive pastor of Taylors First Baptist Church. A native of Greenville, he is a graduate of North Greenville University and attended Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has planted Spanish language churches in Marietta, S.C., and Louisville, Ky. Before joining the Taylors staff, DeWease served as executive pastor at […]

Mt. Olivet pastor Tommy Gaskin retires

Tommy Gaskin has retired as pastor of Mt. Olivet Baptist Church in Patrick. He served at Mt. Olivet for 16 years. During his 40 years in the ministry, he also served the following churches: David’s Grove, Bay Springs, and Clayton Plains, all near Chesterfield; Wallace; and White Plains, Gaffney. He and his wife, Frances, will […]

Spring Valley pastor Robert Winburn announces retirement

Robert Winburn will retire on June 5 after 46 years of ministry. He has been pastor of churches in Kentucky and South Carolina, serving the past 33 years at Spring Valley Baptist in Columbia. A native of Ehrhardt, he received a B.A. from Wofford College and M.Div. and D.Min. degrees from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. […]

Gaston churches work together to clean highway

Approximately 50 people came together Saturday, April 30, for a successful litter campaign in the Gaston community. Brady Henderson, pastor of Gaston First Baptist Church, was joined by Pastor Luke Beasley of Harmony Baptist Church and members to canvas the Hwy. 321 area of the Gaston town limits.