Anderson University presents 2017 Pastor of the Year awards

Anderson University presented its annual South Carolina Baptist Pastor of the Year awards Nov. 6 at the South Carolina Baptist Pastors Conference at Shandon Baptist Church. The awards were established in 2011 to honor outstanding pastors and are based on the following criteria: Having served in the South Carolina Baptist Convention for at least three […]

Upstate church to hold active-shooter seminar

Zion Hill Baptist Church in Spartanburg will sponsor a free seminar Jan. 16 for churches wanting to learn more about beefing up their security protocols. The Active Shooter and Violence in Church Environments Seminar will be led by personnel from the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, said Zion Hill pastor Keith Davis. The event will […]

Latta Church honors Jack Allen for 50 years as treasurer

Jack Allen (right) was recently honored by Latta Baptist Church for serving 50 years as treasurer. Pictured with Allen is pastor Rob Pierce. The presentation took place at the church’s 126th-anniversary celebration. SCBC executive director-treasurer Gary Hollingsworth spoke at the service.

Francis David Thompson, of Mauldin, receives Order of the Palmetto

Francis David Thompson (right), a layman at Mauldin First Baptist Church, received the Order of the Palmetto Oct. 1. Rep. Garry Smith presented the award on behalf of Gov. Henry McMaster. Thompson is active in Gideons International and Habitat for Humanity. He taught 5th-grade boys Sunday school for more than six decades and was closely […]

Brushy Creek, Taylors, calls Jeremy Roberts as pastor

Jeremy Roberts has been called as pastor of Brushy Creek Baptist Church in Taylors, near Greenville. The Plano, Texas, native most recently served as pastor of Church of the Highlands in Chattanooga, Tenn. He holds four degrees from Liberty University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Charity, are the parents of Autumn, […]

Crooked Run: A Small Church with a Big Vision

Crooked Run Baptist Church is a smaller membership church with a kingdom-sized vision. The church, located in Fairfield County, is involved with a nearby elementary school, is starting a Sunday evening service for young adults, and participates in both local and international missions. It’s also a congregation that is 193 years old, averages 35-40 on […]