Enoree Baptist Church in Newberry celebrated its 250th anniversary Aug. 26. Church clerk Polly Doolittle spoke about growing up in the church. Enoree’s former pastor John Hipp also spoke. Gary Hollingsworth, executive director-treasurer of the South Carolina Baptist Convention, preached the sermon. From left: Gary Hollingsworth, John Hipp, George Leagans, Ronnie Cromer and Rick Martin. […]
Gaston First Baptist recognized mission groups on Sept. 5. Rex Simmons is pastor. In photo above, Mission Friends director Michelle Cox recognized rising GAs and RAs: Savannah Bailey, Rylee Hanna, Kari McBride, Clifford Curtis and Cayden Kyzer. (Not pictured is Vickie Vidrine, teacher.) Teachers Sandy Drawdy and Sherry Rampey place GA sashes with awards on […]
North Point Community Church in Columbia ordained its first team of elders Sept. 9. Pictured, from left: George Bullard, director of missions for Columbia Metro Association; and church elders Bobby Tucker, Tom Larsen, Ray Wrobel, Freddy Johnson (lead pastor and elder) and Drew Darmer.
Alice McGill was recently recognized by Unity Baptist Church in Starr for more than 30 years of service as director of the church’s nursery. Pastor David Pickens presented her with a certificate of appreciation from the congregation along with a gift.
Joe Youngblood (right), interim director of missions for Union County Baptist Association, recently presented Carrol Caldwell, pastor of Padgett’s Creek Baptist Church, with a certificate of appreciation for 58 years of ministry, including 14 years of service to Padgett’s Creek Church and Union County Association.
Salem Baptist Church in Bennettsville will celebrate its 225th anniversary Sept. 30 at 10:30 a.m. The church began in 1793 when some of the members separated from the old Welsh Neck Church. The first meeting house was constructed in 1807. The church name was changed from “Three Creeks” to “Salem” in 1814.
Earle Street Baptist Church in Greenville dedicated a three-story education and office wing July 22. The 14,000-square-foot building offers additional classrooms, conference rooms and office space. A highlight of the new space includes a hallway leading to the worship center that displays, through a timeline of photos and documents, the history of the 96-year-old congregation.
Broad River Baptist Church in Blacksburg will celebrate its 100th anniversary Sept. 9. The church grew out of impromptu outdoor prayer meetings under a large oak tree in the mill village in the early 1900s. Former pastor Howard Allen will speak at a 10:30 a.m. special service.
Pastor Ted Still and his wife were honored June 10 for 20 years of ministry at Georges Creek Baptist Church in Olar.
Padgetts Creek Baptist Church in Union recently dedicated a new playground. Pictured are pastor Carrol Caldwell and deacons Tim Foster and Stephen Stone.