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 […]

Free event at NGU examines dynamics of church conflicts

North Greenville University will present “The Dynamics of Church Conflicts and Avoiding Forced Termination” April 20 at 12:15 p.m. The event is free to the public and will be held in the Craft/Hemphill building. Monty Hale, director of pastoral ministries for the South Carolina Baptist Convention, will lead the session. For more information, contact Frankie […]

SCBC accepting recommendations for boards, committees

The South Carolina Baptist Convention is accepting recommendations for persons to serve on the state denomination’s standing committees, on the boards of trustees of the convention’s institutions, and on the SCBC Executive Board. The deadline for receiving recommendations is July 7. The forms for recommending individuals can be viewed and printed from the following links: […]

Congaree Baptist Church recognized for support of pregnancy center

Birthright of Columbia, a pro-life emergency pregnancy service, presented Congaree Baptist Church of West Columbia with the Dr. Herbert M. Black Memorial Award Feb. 16. Janie Pye, WMU director, accepted the award on behalf of the church. Hank Chardos, executive director and cofounder of Birthright, expressed his appreciation for Congaree’s “continued loving dedication and support.”

Chris Clegg ordained to ministry

Chris Clegg was ordained to the ministry by Harris Baptist Church, Greenwood, on March 13. Pictured, from left: Frank Thomas (pastor, Harris Baptist Church), Jason Dorriety (pastor, Neals Creek Baptist Church, Anderson), Chris Clegg (student minister, Neals Creek Baptist Church), David Clegg (associate pastor, Harris Baptist Church), and Ed Gidewall (student minister, Harris Baptist Church).

Holly Grove retires mortgage on family life center

Holly Grove Baptist Church in Laurens celebrated the retirement of the debt on the Gary Lewis Family Life Center March 6. After 14 years of hard work and dedication by the members of Holly Grove, the church is now debt free. The Redeemers of Faith opened the service with music, followed by pastor Allen Simpson’s […]

David McKee retires after six decades as music minister

David McKee has retired as minister of music at Eureka Baptist Church in Anderson after 26 years of service. He began directing church music as a ministry student at Wake Forest University 60 years ago and has served continuously in the years since. Before serving at Eureka, McKee was music minister at Barker’s Creek Baptist […]

Vision casting moves church from divided to united

When Chris Peagler was called to pastor Victory Baptist Church in Bonneau a decade ago, he arrived on the heels of a painful period when the church had gone through nine pastors in 11 years. “People were hurting, and our church was divided. God has brought healing; and we are now a missions minded church, […]

Spartanburg pastor touts SCBC church multiplication process

Fountain of Life Church in Spartanburg is primarily an African-American congregation that formed following a church split a decade ago. It had been without a pastor for about a year when the church, with 44 members, called Rickie Sarratt as its pastor. At that time, the church had 44 members and grew under Sarratt’s leadership […]