On April 26, a group of church and community leaders came together at Eastlan Baptist Church to pray over 2,000 Bibles to be given to the Greenville community. The project came to fruition through the vision of Eastlan member Martha McConnell. Pastor Benjamin Littlejohn led the group in a prayer that the Bibles be used “as […]
Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Fountain Inn became debt-free for the first time in 24 years on Feb. 21 when community and church leaders, during a celebration service, burned the bank note. Pictured, from left: Sam Peden, Duane Owens, pastor Phil Whitt, Gerald Workman and Raymond Prescott.
The Lexington Baptist Church’s Joyful Noise Handbell Choir has been ministering in music for more than 40 years, and the current choir roster has had remarkable longevity. Of the group’s current membership of 16 ringers, six have been members between nine and 20 years, and seven have been members between 20 and 34 years. The […]
The congregations of West Side Baptist Church of Chester and New Life Christian Fellowship of Spartanburg came together April 10-13 for a “multiethnic revival.” Ricky Eason, pastor of the predominantly African-American New Life congregation, preached at the revival, which was held at West Side Church. Choirs from both churches combined to provide music during the […]
Michael Hallman was ordained as a deacon at Samaria Baptist Church in Batesburg Jan. 27. Pictured, from left: Danny Hallman (Michael’s father), Michael Hallman, and interim pastor Stephen Gantt.
Birthright of Columbia, a pro-life emergency pregnancy service, presented Congaree Baptist Church of West Columbia with the Dr. Herbert M. Black Memorial Award Feb. 16. Janie Pye, WMU director, accepted the award on behalf of the church. Hank Chardos, executive director and cofounder of Birthright, expressed his appreciation for Congaree’s “continued loving dedication and support.”
Chris Clegg was ordained to the ministry by Harris Baptist Church, Greenwood, on March 13. Pictured, from left: Frank Thomas (pastor, Harris Baptist Church), Jason Dorriety (pastor, Neals Creek Baptist Church, Anderson), Chris Clegg (student minister, Neals Creek Baptist Church), David Clegg (associate pastor, Harris Baptist Church), and Ed Gidewall (student minister, Harris Baptist Church).
Holly Grove Baptist Church in Laurens celebrated the retirement of the debt on the Gary Lewis Family Life Center March 6. After 14 years of hard work and dedication by the members of Holly Grove, the church is now debt free. The Redeemers of Faith opened the service with music, followed by pastor Allen Simpson’s […]
Fork Shoals Baptist Church, Pelzer, will celebrate its 235th anniversary April 17. According to information provided by the church, Fork Shoals is the oldest congregation in Greenville Baptist Association. It was originally located in a brush arbor at the juncture of Reedy River and Big Creek between 1777 and 1780. A log and earthen clay […]
Five Forks Baptist Church, Simpsonville, commissioned seven on Feb. 21 to its Stephen Ministry, which provides assistance to hurting people in the congregation and community. Two of the church’s Stephen Ministers also received extensive leadership training during the past year.