Small groups, accountability key to effective disciple-making

Angie Keene, who volunteers as a small-group leader in her church, remembers how uncomfortable the teenage girls in her discipling group seemed to be when she asked them to share their testimonies. “All of their stories sounded the same,” said Keene. They all were raised in church and accepted Christ at a younger age and […]

Camden First Baptist calls John Sorrells as senior pastor

Camden First Baptist Church has called John Sorrells as senior pastor. He is pictured with his wife, Tina, and family members. He most recently served as senior pastor at Crosspoint Baptist Church in Sumter for 10 years. He has earned advanced degrees from Furman University and the University of South Carolina and has completed two […]

Sandy Run senior adults present gift to Connie Maxwell

The Sandy Run Baptist Church, Hampton, senior adult group recently visited the Brookland campus of Connie Maxwell Children’s Home in Orangeburg and presented the ministry a gift of $1,300 from the congregations of Sandy Run Church and Robertville Baptist Church in Pineland.

IvyStone Church members minister in Jamaica

 IvyStone Community Church in Myrtle Beach recently sent a team of church members on a mission trip to Jamaica. Their ministry included Vacation Bible School, a blood pressure clinic and community evangelism. Tom Sees is pastor.

SCBC welcomes resolutions and Christian service award nominations

Resolutions to be considered during this year’s annual meeting of the South Carolina Baptist Convention Nov. 13-14 in Charleston are due Oct. 13. Submissions should include the name, address and email (if available) of the person making the resolution, along with the name and address of the submitter’s church. Also, each year the Christian Life […]

Rick Cruz named worship pastor at Santee Circle Community Church

Rick Cruz has been called as worship pastor of Santee Circle Community Church in Moncks Corner. The Goose Creek native previously served in North Carolina. He earned a master of divinity degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Michelle, have three sons: Joshua, Matthew and Stephen.