Upstate pastor publishes ‘Five First Words of Jesus’

In a new book, “Five First Words of Jesus,” Schuyler Peterson examines the earliest statements on record from the Savior of the world. “In these phrases, we discover the keys to understanding his mission as well as our own place and destiny in the world,” said Peterson, senior pastor of Southside Baptist Church in Spartanburg. […]

Lander BCM celebrates 29 years of partnerships in local community

For the past 29 years, the Baptist Collegiate Ministry at Lander University in Greenwood has consistently partnered with local churches in ministry. The most longstanding partnership has been with Connie Maxwell Children’s Home, the school’s closest neighbor, but the student ministry has also served in almost all of the South Carolina Baptist churches in its […]

McLeod, actor in ‘Facing the Giants,’ joins S.C. church staff

Jason McLeod is the new associate pastor and minister of students at Chestnut Ridge Baptist Church in Laurens. He earned a bachelor’s degree in communication and religion from Liberty University. McLeod, a former member of Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany, Ga., played the role of high school football team captain Brock Kelley in the movie, […]

Seniors sing once again at beachside choir festival

Senior-adult singers gathered at Springmaid Resort in Myrtle Beach Feb. 22-23 to sing God’s praise. The South Carolina Baptist Senior Adult Choir Festival brought them together from 11 churches, large and small, for the first Senior Adult Choir Festival in at least eight years. Participants unanimously called for it to return as an annual offering. […]

SCBC Creative Ministries Festival grows in 2015

The South Carolina Baptist Convention’s Creative Ministries Festival convened March 7 for a day of training and sharing in Camden. Sponsored by the SCBC Worship & Music Office, the event included 158 participants and faculty, an increase from last year’s 108 attendees. On Saturday morning and afternoon, classes in puppetry, clowning, drama, creative movement, discipleship […]

Mt. Zion children donate quilts for children in disaster settings

Writer: Diane Mitchell A group from Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Great Falls recently donated 14 lap quilts to the children’s response unit of South Carolina Baptist Disaster Relief. The quilts will be given to children who receive care in the aftermath of a disaster. The group, along with Mt. Zion pastor Andy Simpson, is […]

Stephen Cannon is new pastor at Locust Hill Church

Stephen Cannon has been called to serve as senior pastor of Locust Hill Baptist Church in Travelers Rest. Cannon has 15 years of ministry experience and most recently served as pastor at Cedar Shoals Baptist Church in Enoree. He and his wife, Julie, have 3 children: Natalie, Tyler and Ruthie.

RLI: A Blueprint for Discipleship and Multiplying Leaders

The South Carolina Baptist Convention is partnering with The Church at Cherrydale in Greenville in support of an original discipleship model that is designed to develop and multiply church leadership. The Renewal Leadership Institute process begins with identifying existing leaders from within the church, provides intentional discipleship under the leadership of mentors, and integrates these […]

Singing Churchmen seeking scholarships for younger members

See also: On Mission: Singing Churchmen to share the gospel in Ohio The Singing Churchmen of South Carolina are looking for a few good men — younger men, to be exact — and they’re hoping South Carolina Baptists will help fund scholarships to defray the costs of joining the 90-member choral and missions organization. “We […]

On Mission: Singing Churchmen to share the gospel in Ohio

See also: Singing Churchmen seeking scholarships for younger members The upcoming spring tour for the South Carolina Baptist Singing Churchmen will take members of the choral group to Cleveland, Ohio, where they will spend nearly a week performing and spreading the gospel. Comprised of worship pastors and music ministers from South Carolina Baptist churches, the […]