Saluda Baptist Church in Saluda celebrated its 50th anniversary Dec. 2. The church held its first worship service Dec. 1, 1968, in the administrative building of the local school district. Approximately 75 families constituted the original congregation, which today has nearly 600 members. The current worship center was built in 1979. Saluda Church is a […]
Dickie and Dianne Cullum were honored at a retirement reception hosted by Dillon First Baptist Church on Oct. 28. Cullum has been senior pastor at the church for 23 years and has served 38 years in the ministry. He previously served churches in Holly Hill and Lexington. The Cullums plan to live in Myrtle Beach.
Ronald “Dee” Vaughan, pastor of St. Andrews Baptist Church, Columbia, has published “Messages from Mayberry: Spiritual Life Lessons from My Favorite Episodes of The Andy Griffith Show.” The idea for the book began with the response the author received when using scenes from “The Andy Griffith Show” as sermon illustrations. Vaughan takes 26 episodes that […]
On Nov. 4, Wassamassaw Baptist Church in Moncks Corner celebrated it 234th anniversary by breaking ground for a new worship center. More than 200 were in attendance for the special homecoming service. Pictured, from left: Bobby Carter, Stewart Veach, Bobby Bailey, pastor Keith Holley, senior pastor Norman Rogers, pastor Kent Wilson, pastor Tex Reardon, Billy […]
Gerald Roper was named pastor emeritus of Secona Baptist Church in Pickens on Nov. 4. He served Secona on three different occasions as interim pastor. He is now a church member, is actively involved in the senior adult ministry, teaches a Sunday school class on a rotation basis, and is the adult Sunday school coordinator. […]
Betty Eldridge, 86, was recognized by pastor Scott Peterson and the Woman’s Missionary Union of Providence Baptist Church in Gaffney on the completion of her goal to knit 1,000 caps for the International Seafarers Ministry in Charleston. Charleston Baptist Association gives the caps to seafarers at the Port of Charleston. Eldridge’s achievement is also a memorial […]
Four members of Surfside Beach First Baptist Church — pastor John Gambrell, Allen Meyer, Simon Phillips and Zane Wall — went on a mission trip to Haiti Nov. 2-9. Church member Nellie Monroe, pictured above, made more than 100 dresses for the children out of pillowcases.
Rocky Grove Baptist Church in Salley (Edisto Association) celebrated a baptism service in the Edisto River. Twenty-one believers, ages 7 to 88, were baptized. “God is so good,” said John O’Cain, 71, who has been in the ministry for more than 50 years. He has served as Rocky Grove’s pastor for 23 years in his […]
William H. “Billy” Cathcart was named pastor emeritus of Highland Home Baptist Church in Gray Court on Oct. 14. Cathcart served as pastor there from July 1989 until March 2002. He and his wife, Judy, are now members of Highland Home Church, and Judy is choir director. Ben Rumph is pastor. Pictured, from left: Rumph, Billy and Judy […]
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. […]