Bertha Smith was recognized for her 56 years of teaching Sunday school at Apalache Baptist Church, Greer. A plaque of appreciation was presented to Smith. Pictured (l to r) are Brian Childers, associate pastor/youth minister; Smith; and Ken Wilson, Sunday school director.
Anthony Dale McCoig was installed as pastor of Enoree Baptist Church in Travelers Rest in October. With McCoig are (left) Steve Crouse of North Greenville University, interim pastor; and (right) Randy Bradley, director of missions for Three Rivers Baptist Association, who both participated in the installation service.
Ringel Heights Baptist Church, Georgetown, has collected shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child for many years. Church member Carol Rogers has taken on this ministry project, encouraging others each year to join her in seeing that children around the world are reached by the gospel and have gifts to enjoy at Christmastime as well. For several […]
Alice Drive Baptist Church in Sumter broke ground on Sunday, Nov. 1, for a second campus. The land on US Hwy 15 South was given to the church by the Dunlap family of Sumter. In February 2017, Alice Drive launched its Pocalla campus, which initially met in a portion of Pocalla Springs Elementary School for […]
Annette Allen recently retired as church pianist for First Baptist Church, Clearwater, after 45 years. With her are Pastor John Bolin, left, and Minister of Music Charles Crews.
Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Brunson recently celebrated its 150th anniversary. A bamboo arbor was built in front of the church steps to bring back the early days when church members held services under an arbor. The church was established in 1869. More than 200 people attended the celebration on Nov. 3, 2019. Former pastor […]
Sallie Ann Hinson Baker (left) was recognized Jan. 5 by the Woman’s Missionary Union of New Calvary Baptist Church. The WMU bought a brick in her honor on the national WMU’s Walk of Faith in Birmingham, Ala., in an honor/memorial garden recognizing those who have devoted their lives to fulfilling the Great Commission. Jennifer Kolb (right), […]
First Baptist Church of Spartanburg ordained Jacob Comer (second from left), associate minister of students, on March 1. He is the son of Tommy Comer (far left), associate pastor at First Baptist Church of Gaffney, and the grandson of Heyward Comer, a former, longtime pastor of Drayton Baptist Church in Spartanburg. With them are Seth Buckley, […]
Carrol Caldwell, pastor of Padgett’s Creek Baptist Church, Union, for 15 years, was surprised with a Toyota truck on pastor appreciation day. Caldwell averages about 400 miles a week in his travels, and his current truck had 330,000 miles on it.
Frank Thomas, pastor of Harris Baptist Church, Greenwood, and his wife, Debbie, were recognized for 40 years of service. Thomas has baptized 718 people, and the church has donated over $2.3 million to missions. They were surprised with a cruise to Alaska.