Shiloh honors pastor Eddie Capps for 20 years of service

Shiloh Baptist Church, Marietta, recognized Eddie Capps on March 18 for 20 years of service as pastor. Capps has the longest tenure of the 23 pastors who have served at Shiloh, which was founded in 1915. A plaque was presented to Capps and his wife, Joanne, and a churchwide meal was held in their honor […]

Hancock named pastor emeritus at Camden First Baptist

Bruce Hancock, who retired as pastor of Camden First Baptist Church in May 2017, was recently named pastor emeritus by the church. He is pictured with his wife, Pat, with a plaque commemorating the occasion. Hancock served as pastor at Camden for 25 years.

Armed robbery and kidnapping don’t stop this retired pastor

After a lifetime of preaching God’s Word, 78-year-old retired pastor Bob Johnson was robbed and kidnapped — and discovered he had cancer. Instead of despair, he chose hope, and he is determined to keep moving forward. On a Sunday afternoon this past October, a stranger came to his rural home in Colleton County while his […]

At 90, Dalton Ward steps down from pastorate

Dalton Ward, at the age of 90, recently retired from Dean Swamp Baptist Church in Edisto Association after serving the historic church near Springfield for almost 20 years. On Feb. 1, he turned 91. Reflecting on 70 years of ministry, he has followed the advice he gives: “Be faithful to whatever responsibility God gives you.” […]

Columbia FBC settles suit, apologizes to teenage victim

Columbia First Baptist Church has settled a civil suit brought against it last October arising from inappropriate text messages sent from an adult volunteer to a teenager. “First Baptist has accepted responsibility for this, even though we had strong policies in place and performed a background check on the volunteer, which revealed no issues,” said Bryan […]

Eastlan Baptist Church of Greenville to merge with NewSpring

Eastlan Baptist Church in Greenville voted Dec. 24 to merge with NewSpring Church of Greenville. The combined congregations will be known as NewSpring Eastlan Church. Eastlan, founded in 1939, has experienced declining membership in recent years, church leaders told The Courier. NewSpring Greenville has been meeting at the TD Convention Center and is expected to […]

Latta church sponsors marriage retreat at Myrtle Beach

Latta Baptist Church recently spearheaded “A Weekend of Encouragement,” a marriage retreat held Feb. 2-4 in Myrtle Beach, with participants from the coastal regions of both Carolinas. Christian psychologist Charles Lowery was the featured speaker. The event was made possible with the support of the Baptist Foundation of South Carolina, Pee Dee Baptist Association, and […]

From estate gift, Mount Pleasant Church in Ridge Spring donates $80,000 to Baptist causes

Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in Ridge Spring celebrated the life of Iris Wise Cook recently by presenting gifts from her estate to Connie Maxwell Children’s Home ($40,000), world hunger relief ($10,000), and $10,000 each to the following missions offerings: Lottie Moon, Annie Armstrong and Janie Chapman. Pictured, from left: Connie Maxwell president Danny Nicholson, pastor […]