Latta Church honors Jack Allen for 50 years as treasurer

Jack Allen (right) was recently honored by Latta Baptist Church for serving 50 years as treasurer. Pictured with Allen is pastor Rob Pierce. The presentation took place at the church’s 126th-anniversary celebration. SCBC executive director-treasurer Gary Hollingsworth spoke at the service.

Francis David Thompson, of Mauldin, receives Order of the Palmetto

Francis David Thompson (right), a layman at Mauldin First Baptist Church, received the Order of the Palmetto Oct. 1. Rep. Garry Smith presented the award on behalf of Gov. Henry McMaster. Thompson is active in Gideons International and Habitat for Humanity. He taught 5th-grade boys Sunday school for more than six decades and was closely […]

Crooked Run: A Small Church with a Big Vision

Crooked Run Baptist Church is a smaller membership church with a kingdom-sized vision. The church, located in Fairfield County, is involved with a nearby elementary school, is starting a Sunday evening service for young adults, and participates in both local and international missions. It’s also a congregation that is 193 years old, averages 35-40 on […]

Guest Viewpoint: A Puddle of Tears

As I write this, we have just finished an amazing three days of revival as two churches joined together to seek a fresh move of God. As John Avant with Life Actions Ministries concluded the final service, I approached the stage for some final remarks. That’s when I noticed something on the platform that I […]

‘REVIVE: Christ and His Church’ coming to S.C. in December

In May 2015, Mark Clifton and Jeff Christopherson from the North American Mission Board asked Henry and Richard Blackaby if they would write a book to encourage and challenge struggling churches and base the book on Henry’s experience at Faith Baptist Church in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, in the 1970s. The Blackabys were responsive to the […]

Conway church’s Christmas display features more than 200 nativities

Maple Baptist Church in Conway will host its sixth annual Nativities Exhibition the first weekend in December. The display features more than 200 different nativities from all parts of the world. They range in size from a miniature in an acorn shell to a few outdoor sets several feet tall. The variety of materials include wood, […]

Greenwood pastor will be SCBC president-elect nominee

Bryant Sims, pastor of First Mt. Moriah Baptist Church in Greenwood for the last 14 years, will be nominated for the office of president-elect of the South Carolina Baptist Convention at the SCBC annual meeting Nov. 7-8 at Shandon Baptist Church in Columbia. David Little, director of missions for Lakelands Baptist Association, told The Courier […]