Greer pastor celebrates 20th anniversary at church

Drew Hines was recognized by Washington Baptist Church, Greer, on his 20th anniversary as pastor. He was presented a proclamation by Chairman of Deacons Steve Church. Hines became pastor of Washington Baptist on June 10, 2001. A graduate of the University of South Carolina and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he received Master of Divinity and Doctor […]

Myrtle Beach pastor retires

Bruce Crawford recently retired from First Baptist Church of Myrtle Beach, where he served as senior pastor for more than 16 years. His previous pastorates include congregations in Clearwater, Fla., and Franklin, Texas. He also served on the State Board of Missions in Texas, the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission as a board member for […]

Lake Murray Baptist calls David Sons as lead pastor

David Sons has been called as lead pastor of Lake Murray Baptist Church in Lexington. Sons has served on staff at Lake Murray in a number of pastoral roles since 2015. He is a graduate of North Greenville University and Southeastern Theological Seminary. He is married to Allyson, and they have three sons: Titus, Max, […]

Longtime Anderson pastor Bruce Evans to retire in June

Bruce W. Evans has announced his retirement as pastor of Andersonville Baptist Church in Anderson, effective June 6. He has served the church for 30 years. During his tenure, Evans oversaw the addition of classroom space, a new family ministries building, and remodeling of the sanctuary. He and his wife, Norma Jean, have one daughter, […]

Sonshine Club: A Ministry for Adults with Special Needs

Sonshine Club of Spartanburg is called a safe haven for adults with special needs. It started with its first “Super Saturday” on May 28, 2011, in the dining hall of Spartanburg First Baptist Church. The founders were Larry and Tammy McCullough, and Eric and Joanna Swanson. Both couples were motivated to create this special ministry […]

U.S. churchgoers say they’ll return post-COVID

Churchgoers aren’t attending yet at pre-pandemic levels, but most say they value gathering with their congregation and are anxious to do so when the threat of COVID-19 ends. A study of 1,000 Protestant churchgoers in the U.S. from LifeWay Research found that when COVID-19 is no longer an active threat to people’s health, 91 percent […]

‘IMPACT’ event resets pastors’ fire for Jesus

“We pray that you are set on fire for Jesus today just like the first time you met Him. Today, we start together again. And together, we advance.” This was the prayer and the purpose of IMPACT 2021: to inspire leaders to advance their efforts in fulfilling the Great Commission. Each year, IMPACT gathers pastors […]

Wassamassaw Baptists dedicate new sanctuary

Wassamassaw Baptist Church’s celebration of its 236th homecoming on Nov. 1 included the dedication of a new worship center. Tom Tucker, a native of Moncks Corner, delivered the message for the dedication. His father served as pastor at Wassamassaw during the late 1950s. Senior Pastor Norman Rogers conducted a ribbon-cutting ceremony, expressing appreciation for all […]

Washington Baptist observes 200th anniversary in March

As Washington Baptist Church at Ware Place, in southern Greenville County, celebrated God’s blessings during its 200-year history in March, a decade-by-decade recap of the church’s history has intrigued members. According to minutes, the church was organized as an arm of Fork Shoals Baptist Church on March 17, 1821, at a gathering around John Sullivan’s […]