Wassamassaw Baptist Church breaks ground for worship center

On Nov. 4, Wassamassaw Baptist Church in Moncks Corner celebrated it 234th anniversary by breaking ground for a new worship center. More than 200 were in attendance for the special homecoming service. Pictured, from left: Bobby Carter, Stewart Veach, Bobby Bailey, pastor Keith Holley, senior pastor Norman Rogers, pastor Kent Wilson, pastor Tex Reardon, Billy […]

Charleston First Baptist Church honors memory of enslaved members

Charleston First Baptist Church has taken a step to officially honor the memory of past members of the church who were enslaved prior to 1865. On Nov. 11, the church dedicated a marker that says: “In memory of the thousands of enslaved members of the First Baptist Church of Charleston whose names we do not […]

Greenwood pastor Bryant Sims leads 2019 SCBC officers

Bryant Sims, pastor of First Mount Moriah Baptist Church in Greenwood, heads a slate of officers who will lead the South Carolina Baptist Convention in 2019. Sims, who served for the past 12 months as president-elect, officially assumed the office of president at the conclusion of this year’s annual meeting. In this year’s annual meeting […]

Anderson University honors 4 with Pastor of the Year awards

Anderson University presented its annual Pastor of the Year awards Monday evening, Nov. 12, at the 2018 South Carolina Baptist Pastors Conference. The awards serve to recognize “the unique high calling of the pastorate,” according to an AU news release. The South Carolina Baptist Pastor of the Year award was established by AU in 2011 […]

Gerald Roper named pastor emeritus at Secona Baptist Church

Gerald Roper was named pastor emeritus of Secona Baptist Church in Pickens on Nov. 4. He served Secona on three different occasions as interim pastor. He is now a church member, is actively involved in the senior adult ministry, teaches a Sunday school class on a rotation basis, and is the adult Sunday school coordinator. […]

Gaffney octogenarian knits 1,000 caps for ministry to seafarers

Betty Eldridge, 86, was recognized by pastor Scott Peterson and the Woman’s Missionary Union of Providence Baptist Church in Gaffney on the completion of her goal to knit 1,000 caps for the International Seafarers Ministry in Charleston. Charleston Baptist Association gives the caps to seafarers at the Port of Charleston. Eldridge’s achievement is also a memorial […]

21 baptized in Edisto River

Rocky Grove Baptist Church in Salley (Edisto Association) celebrated a baptism service in the Edisto River. Twenty-one believers, ages 7 to 88, were baptized. “God is so good,” said John O’Cain, 71, who has been in the ministry for more than 50 years. He has served as Rocky Grove’s pastor for 23 years in his […]

Cathcart named pastor emeritus of Highland Home Baptist Church

William H. “Billy” Cathcart was named pastor emeritus of Highland Home Baptist Church in Gray Court on Oct. 14. Cathcart served as pastor there from July 1989 until March 2002. He and his wife, Judy, are now members of Highland Home Church, and Judy is choir director. Ben Rumph is pastor. Pictured, from left: Rumph, Billy and Judy […]