Bill Watkins honored on 10th anniversary at Oak Grove Church, Batesburg

Bill Watkins, pastor of Oak Grove Baptist Church, near Batesburg, was recently honored with a surprise celebration for his 10th anniversary at the church. Oak Grove members, as well as one of Watkins’ sons and family, joined in the evening of fellowship, which included a meal, gift-giving and expressions of support by church members. Johnny […]

Joshua Pegram called as pastor of Ashley River Baptist Church

Joshua Pegram has been called as senior pastor of Ashley River Baptist Church in Charleston. Pegram comes to Ashley River from Morning Star Baptist Church in Rockford, Ill., where he has served for four years as senior pastor. Originally from Greenville, Pegram previously served on staff at Hampton Park Baptist Church. He and his wife, Liz, have […]

Conway woman publishes Christian fiction book

Renee Kinlaw of Conway has released her fourth book, “Leann’s Victory,” a fictional story that depicts the depths of God’s love. It is the first of four books in her “The Restoration” series. Kinlaw’s other books include three devotionals and Bible studies: “God Has a Scrub Brush,” “Baggage and All: Yesterday is His-Story,” and “Defining […]

Carolina Association group does mission work in West Virginia

Carolina Baptist Association recently returned from a successful mission trip to Huntersville, W.Va., under the leadership of Fred Holmes, mission development director. The 38-member team completed a new roof for an elderly couple, held backyard Bible clubs, and ministered to the women’s prison birthing center and to the men’s federal prison. The gospel was presented […]

Jeff McCartney ordained to the ministry

Jeff McCartney was recently ordained to the ministry by Corinth Baptist Church in Salley (Edisto Baptist Association). Johnny Muller, director of missions for Edisto Association, encouraged the church, while deacons from Crossroads Baptist Church and Corinth Church participated in the charge to church members and to McCartney, who accepted Corinth’s call as pastor. Pictured, from […]

Anderson University to sponsor ‘The Call’ conference Sept. 8

For the second year in a row, Anderson University is scheduled to host a one-day conference for people who have been called to Christian ministry or are exploring such a call. The event, known as The Call, will be on Saturday, Sept. 8, running from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Featured speakers include Clayton King, […]

Conway church mission team ministers in Tennessee

Bethlehem Baptist Church of Conway partnered with Ocoee Outreach of Bradley County, Tenn., again this year for a week of ministry. The men’s team of five replaced a roof, windows, and siding for a family in need. The women’s team worked with the Boys & Girls Club of America of Lays Street. On Tuesday night […]

Utica Baptist Church completes construction and renovation project

Utica Baptist Church in Seneca recently completed a $3 million construction and facilities-improvement project, including a new welcome center, additional classrooms, an elevator, new chairs and carpet, an upgraded sound system, a sprinkler system, ADA-upgraded restrooms, and parking lot resurfacing. Ryan Goodroe is completing his fifth year as lead pastor.

Claude D. McIntosh retires from full-time pastoral ministry

Claude D. McIntosh, who has served in pastoral ministry for 48 years, retired as pastor of Northwest Baptist Church in Travelers Rest on July 4. He and his wife, Ann, will continue to live in Travelers Rest, where he plans to remain active in supply preaching and interim pastoral ministry. McIntosh has pastored churches in […]