Donald Thomas was called as pastor of Abner Creek Baptist Church, Greer, on Sept. 29. He had been serving as interim pastor since June. He and his wife, Collier, have four children: Delainey, Lincoln, Evangeline, and Reagan.
Frank Thomas, pastor of Harris Baptist Church, Greenwood, and his wife, Debbie, were recognized for 40 years of service. Thomas has baptized 718 people, and the church has donated over $2.3 million to missions. They were surprised with a cruise to Alaska.
The 2019 South Carolina Baptist Pastor of the Year Awards were presented during the Pastors Conference at Southside Church in Spartanburg. The awards are presented by Anderson University: • John E. White Award (churches up to 350 members): Will Browning, lead pastor of Journey Church in Screven Association. Browning started Journey Church about 12 years […]
The 759 registered messengers to the 199th annual meeting made history Nov. 12 by electing a Simpsonville pastor as the first African-American to serve as president of the South Carolina Baptist Convention. Meeting at the Church at The Mill in Moore, under the theme “Engage,” South Carolina Baptists were challenged by speakers — Brentwood, Tenn. […]
On Nov. 10-11, pastors and families from Baptist churches across the state gathered at Southside Baptist Church in Spartanburg for the annual South Carolina Baptist Pastors Conference. The theme of the two-day event was “Speak the Truth in Love,” a message affirmed through the various messages delivered by six speakers, including renowned author Bruce Wilkinson. […]
Tim Murr has been called as senior pastor of Hope Baptist Church in northeast Columbia. He holds degrees from Oklahoma Baptist College, Tennessee Temple University and Columbus University. He most recently served as assistant pastor of Chambersburg Baptist Church in Chambersburg, Pa. He and his wife, Denise, have four daughters and one grandchild.
Bobby Strother is the new pastor of Covenant Baptist Church of Lancaster. He is a graduate of Southeastern College at Wake Forest and Columbia International University. He and his wife, Jessi, have four children: Elijah, Simeon, Titus and Colton.
The South Carolina Baptist Convention has released the 2019 reports of the Committee on Committees and the Nominations Committee. The membership roster of the 2020 Committee on Committees has also been released. The reports will be considered at the upcoming SCBC annual meeting, to be held Nov. 11-12 in Moore. The reports can be viewed […]
Robbie Baxley served as a deacon, Sunday school teacher and “on about every committee you can serve on” at First Baptist Church, Mullins, for more than 17 years. In March of this year, the church called him as senior pastor. When the church was without a pastor, he said, “They asked me if I would […]
Wayne and Joy Brown began what is now 50 years of marriage and ministry on Aug. 16, 1969. The couple met in high school and began dating each other when they were students at Limestone College in Gaffney. They were married at First Baptist Church in Blacksburg, where Wayne had made his profession of faith, […]