Palmetto Baptist Association Missions Expo held May 21 at Belton church

Palmetto Baptist Association hosted a Missions Expo on May 21 at Whitefield Baptist Church in Belton. The meeting featured a message by a former missionary to Eastern Europe and displays from South Carolina Baptist Convention ministry partners and organizations. Mike Baker is director of missions for Palmetto Association.

Multiplication ‘part of the DNA’ of Mt. Pleasant church plant

The Church at LifePark is located several miles from its founding church, First Baptist Church in Mt. Pleasant. In just a few years’ time, LifePark has seen about 600 baptisms and welcomes 1,700 people a week to worship services. The young church has put down roots in a growing community, implemented a strong ministry transitioning […]

Women of Calvary Church in Donalds make dresses for Mayan girls

Led by WMU director Sonya Sheppard of Calvary Baptist Church in Donalds, women in the church came together in May to sew 110 dresses from material donated by church members. Sheppard and two others will travel to Guatemala in July to distribute the dresses to Mayan girls, along with salvation cross necklaces made by the […]

Good Hope honors Marlene Smith for 65 years as pianist

After 65 years of playing the piano at Good Hope Baptist Church in Saluda, Marlene Smith retired April 30. As a 10-year-old, she began playing piano during the Sunday school hour but soon became pianist for the church’s worship services. With the exception of her college years and a few years when she lived away, […]

Marion GAs bake goods to support children’s center

Bake sales are not uncommon across the Pee Dee or anywhere else in America. However, the one held March 26 by the Girls in Action program at Marion Baptist Church cooked up quite a donation for the Durant Children’s Center. A Friday night mother-daughter lock-in March 24 gave the approximately two dozen first- through sixth-grade […]