Singing Churchmen on mission in Cleveland, Ohio

Twenty-eight members of the 60-voice South Carolina Baptist Singing Churchmen were on mission in Cleveland, Ohio, from April 30-May 7. Every concert included a straightforward presentation of the Gospel, and the men recorded 219 one-on-one Gospel conversations. The group sang at churches, malls, at a V.A. hospital, inside assisted living centers, at men’s and women’s […]

‘Sunburn trailer’ offers Gospel witness

Headed to the Carolina coast this summer for some sun and surf but also looking for a missions opportunity? Martha Bullard has just the job for you. This summer, as she has for the past seven summers, Bullard, along with volunteers from churches of the Waccamaw Baptist Association, will be manning a “sunburn trailer” at […]

Samaria Baptist Church calls John Yorio as pastor

John Yorio has been called as pastor of Samaria Baptist Church in Batesburg. He has served churches in Georgia, Tennessee and South Carolina over the past 16 years. He is a graduate of Liberty University and is completing coursework at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Yorio and his wife, Ruth, have four children.

Upstate pastor Danny Burnley announces June 26 retirement

Danny Burnley will retire as pastor of Laurel Baptist Church, Greenville, June 26 and will focus his efforts on assisting churches in need of revitalization. He has founded a non-profit ministry, Church Revitalization Consulting Inc., and will be available to help churches in decline or who “have lost hope over their future growth.” Burnley is […]

‘Unite’ seeks to connect generations for kingdom growth

Eight pastor-leaders have teamed up to produce: “Unite: Connecting Generations for Kingdom Expansion.” The book, according to Lee Clamp, evangelism group director for the South Carolina Baptist Convention and one of the project’s contributors, is designed to challenge younger and older generations to draw wisdom and inspiration from each other so that the Great Commission […]

Handbells are alive and well at Lexington Baptist Church

The Lexington Baptist Church’s Joyful Noise Handbell Choir has been ministering in music for more than 40 years, and the current choir roster has had remarkable longevity. Of the group’s current membership of 16 ringers, six have been members between nine and 20 years, and seven have been members between 20 and 34 years. The […]

Churches come together for ‘multiethnic revival’

The congregations of West Side Baptist Church of Chester and New Life Christian Fellowship of Spartanburg came together April 10-13 for a “multiethnic revival.” Ricky Eason, pastor of the predominantly African-American New Life congregation, preached at the revival, which was held at West Side Church. Choirs from both churches combined to provide music during the […]

Richard Floore is youth minister at Myrtle Beach First Baptist

First Baptist Church of Myrtle Beach has called Richard C. Floore as minister of youth. Floore graduated with a master of divinity in Christian education degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He has pastored churches in Georgia and Louisiana. He and his wife, Heather, have four children: Trinity Rose, Carley Marie, Drewie Thomas and Annie Pearl.

Chet Andrews is new pastor of State Street Church, Cayce

Chet Andrews began duties as senior pastor of State Street Baptist Church in Cayce on March 1. A graduate of the University of South Carolina with a master of divinity degree from Gardner-Webb University and a doctor of ministry degree from North Greenville University, Andrews has served in pastoral positions for the past 23 years, most recently at […]