It’s not every day that you get to wish “Happy Birthday” to someone who just turned 107 years old. But that was the privilege of Columbia International University President Dr. Mark Smith and First Lady Debbie Smith when they congratulated CIU alumna Ottie (pronounced: O-tee) Roberson at her home near Columbia. She graduated from CIU […]
Latta Baptist Church, Pee Dee Association, recently ordained Brad Wise to the ministry. A graduate of Charleston Southern University with a degree in youth ministry, Wise and his wife, Anna, reside in Latta. Pictured is pastor Rob Pierce, left, presenting the certificate of ordination to Wise.
Shiloh Baptist Church, Marietta, recognized Eddie Capps on March 18 for 20 years of service as pastor. Capps has the longest tenure of the 23 pastors who have served at Shiloh, which was founded in 1915. A plaque was presented to Capps and his wife, Joanne, and a churchwide meal was held in their honor […]
Bruce Hancock, who retired as pastor of Camden First Baptist Church in May 2017, was recently named pastor emeritus by the church. He is pictured with his wife, Pat, with a plaque commemorating the occasion. Hancock served as pastor at Camden for 25 years.
Inspiration Baptist Church in Rock Hill was presented the Douglas Echols Community Beacon Award on Nov. 19 for the church’s use of resources in meeting the needs of the area homeless. From left: Rock Hill mayor Doug Echols, Carol Dry, pastor Roland L. Dry Sr., and Carol Harvey of the Catawba Area Coalition for the […]
Rhonda Littleton, minister to children at Summerville Baptist Church, has published “A Home for Me,” a book designed to raise awareness for a ministry by the same name, A Home for Me, a church-connected network that promotes fostering and adoption. The book features play-dough images that reinforce a narrative of love, safety and home — […]
First Bethany Baptist Church in McCormick is using fire-safety home visits to share God’s love. The church is active in South Carolina Baptist Disaster Relief, and several members are former or current volunteer fire fighters. But it is their passion for serving the needs among the lost with simple, life-saving assistance that led to the […]
Temple Baptist Church in Lancaster prepared 634 Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes for Samaritan’s Purse for Christmas 2017. The shoeboxes were displayed in the church’s sanctuary.
Darrell Alcorn (left) was ordained to the ministry Oct. 29 by Brownsville Baptist Church in Blenheim. Pastor Bobby Byrd is shown presenting Alcorn with a certificate of ordination.
Mt. Hermon Baptist Church in Galivants Ferry, Carolina Association, baptized 12 people in 2017, the largest number of annual baptisms in more than five years. Pictured are eight of those who were baptized in 2017.