Fairview Baptist, Spartanburg, breaks ground for new family life center

The congregation of Fairview Baptist Church, Spartanburg, held a groundbreaking ceremony for their new family life center on Oct. 18. As part of the service, members joined hands and prayed for the construction and the workers, and for God to receive glory from the use of the building. Pictured from left are building committee members Gene Sewell, chairman David Seay, Ray Hutchins, […]

Faith Baptist exceeds Operation Christmas Child shoebox goal

Members of Faith Baptist Church, Ridgeland, recently held a packing party to assemble more than 150 shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child, surpassing their original goal of 110 boxes. Items were collected from donors over the past month. Pictured clockwise from top left are Marie Nettles, Matthew Fraleigh, Courtney Smith and WMU director Amy Smith.

Redd’s Branch Baptist ordains youth director Steven Gibson

Redd’s Branch Baptist Church, Aiken, ordained Steven Gibson to the ministry on Nov. 8. Gibson felt the call to ministry as a high school freshman, and later attended Columbia International University, where he earned a degree in 2012. He has served as youth director at Redd’s Branch since 2013, and is currently attending Southeastern Baptist Theological […]

Reed celebrates 70th class reunion at Columbia International University

Joe Reed, a retired minister and member of Northside Baptist Church in Lexington, was recognized by Columbia International University Nov. 6 at the school’s alumni weekend banquet. Reed graduated from CIU in 1945 when it was known as Columbia Bible College. He was the only member of the 70th-anniversary class present at the reunion. “Rev. […]

Kenneth Morgan honored for 61 years of teaching Sunday school

Kenneth Morgan has been teaching Sunday school for a long, long time. In fact, over the last 61 years, Morgan has probably opened up God’s Word to the people of Red Oak Grove Baptist Church in Modoc (Edgefield Baptist Association) more times than any other person in the church’s history — including any of the […]

88-year-old Bill Taylor returns to preach at Westside Church in Sumter

Retired pastor Bill Taylor is returning to preach at a Sumter church he helped found many years ago. Taylor, 88, will bring the Sunday morning message at Westside Baptist Church on Nov. 15. He is the former pastor of Southside Baptist Church in Sumter, which sponsored the Westside congregation as a mission. Taylor pastored and led […]

Founder of Heart for Uganda to speak at Red Dam Baptist in Hardeeville

Alissa Cooper Sande, founder of Heart for Uganda, will be the guest speaker on Sunday, Nov. 22, at Red Dam Baptist Church in Hardeeville, S.C. Sande will talk about her Clarion County, Pa.-based organization during the Sunday school hour at 10 a.m., as well as the worship service at 11 a.m. In 2008, Sande resigned her job […]

Ridge Spring Baptist WMU project receives award

Several members of Ridge Spring Baptist Church’s WMU were honored at an awards ceremony on Oct. 29, in which Saluda Nursing Center received the “Spirit of Caring” award for the Easter Hat Parade sponsored by Ridge Spring Baptist. The late Mrs. Pauline Hendrix, a member of Ridge Spring, started the ministry 41 years ago, and her […]