Rural church provides fire-safety outreach in community

First Bethany Baptist Church in McCormick is using fire-safety home visits to share God’s love. The church is active in South Carolina Baptist Disaster Relief, and several members are former or current volunteer fire fighters. But it is their passion for serving the needs among the lost with simple, life-saving assistance that led to the […]

Kelleytown calls Wes Howard as student minister

Wes Howard has been called as student minister of Kelleytown Baptist Church in Hartsville. Howard most recently served overseas in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. He is a graduate of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and the University of South Carolina. He and his wife, Nicy, are the parents of Ely, Billy and John Wesley.

Fire at Holly Springs Church in Inman leads to revival

What do you do if your church is on fire — literally? How can you prepare for something like that? For Holly Springs Baptist Church in Inman, they were prepared through adequate insurance coverage but had not counted on the blessing of God as an apparent disaster turned into a time of spiritual refreshing. On […]

Former Easley minister arrested on child pornography charges

Owen Robertson, former minister of education at Easley First Baptist Church, was arrested Dec. 15 after investigators found pornographic images of children on his computer. Robertson, 53, was charged with nine counts of third-degree exploitation of a child. He served for “a number of years” with the church until March of this year, said Milton […]

God moved ‘non-stop for 2 months’ through community revival

No one could have anticipated how God would move when Frontline Biker Church in Kershaw approached five pastors from the area to preach during their summer revival. Each week the experience picked up steam, changed locations, and moved into the pastors’ churches. In all, the community revival lasted nine weeks and saw more than 750 […]