Upstate pastor Carroll Caldwell receives Order of the Palmetto

Carroll Caldwell was recently honored by Padgett’s Creek Baptist Church in Union on his acceptance of the Order of the Palmetto award, the highest civilian recognition given in South Carolina. The award was presented by Shane Martin during the Sunday evening service on Feb. 26. Caldwell has served as pastor at Padgett’s Creek for 17 […]

Saddleback among six churches EC removes from cooperation

In its February meeting, the Southern Baptist Convention’s Executive Committee deemed six churches to be “not in friendly cooperation” — five for having a female functioning in the office of pastor — including one of the largest churches in the convention, Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, Calif. Saddleback hired Andy Wood and his wife, Stacie, […]

Google search leads N.Y. teen to Mullins First for baptism

How far would you go to be baptized? Down the street? Across town? To a neighboring county? To a local lake or river? A teenager from Orchard Park, N.Y., a few miles southeast of Buffalo, recently traveled with his father to Mullins, S.C. — a trip of more than 700 miles — to be baptized […]

Plan Now for Baptism Sunday April 16

“Buried with Christ in baptism and raised to walk in the newness of life.” These words, and others like them, have been declared by pastors thousands of times across North America in the last few years as people who have placed their faith in Christ for salvation have been baptized. This act of obedience and […]

Washington Church calls Braxton Kubasko as associate pastor

Braxton Kubasko has joined the staff of Washington Baptist Church, Greer, as associate pastor. A native of Raleigh, N.C., he is a graduate of High Point University and earned master’s degrees in Sacred Music and Theological Studies from Southern Methodist University and Dallas Baptist University. Kubasko has served churches in both North Carolina and Texas. […]

Cory Singleton is new director of GenSend Los Angeles

Cory Singleton, worship and creative pastor at Journey Church in North Charleston for six years, has accepted the position of director of GenSend Los Angeles, a ministry of the North American Mission Board. GenSend gives college-age students an opportunity to spend their summer on mission within one of the North American Mission Board’s Send Cities.

Town Creek calls Mike Shaffer as associate pastor

Mike Shaffer has accepted the position of associate pastor at Town Creek Baptist Church, Aiken. Ordained to the ministry by Town Creek, Shaffer has led the church’s One Route Student Ministry for the past four years and has taught advanced math at Town Creek Christian Academy. He is married to Tami Shaffer, and they have […]