Jerry White honored for 50 years of ministry

Jerry C. White, former president of the South Carolina Baptist Convention, was honored recently for 50 years of service in the preaching ministry. In 1965, White accepted God’s call to ministry at age 13 at Piedmont Baptist Church near Chesnee, S.C. His pastor, Buddy T. Mathis, saw to it that he preached his first sermon […]

Spring Branch Baptist Church honors musicians

Spring Branch Baptist Church, Hartsville, honored its musicians with a plaque and a monetary gift of appreciation on July 12. Doris Atkinson has served as pianist for more than 40 years, and Judy Russell has been organist for more than 20 years. Marie Gardner was also recognized for her recent service as interim pianist during Doris Atkinson’s absence due to health issues.

Spring Branch honors Amersons for 38 years of service

Spring Branch Baptist Church in Hartsville honored pastor Buddy Amerson and his wife, Betty, for 38 years of service on July 5. Chalk-art evangelist Dan Gardner was guest speaker. The congregation presented a plaque and monetary gift to the Amersons for their dedicated service.

Villano earns M.Div. from Liberty University

Paul A. Villano, associate pastor of Little River Baptist Church, Jenkinsville, earned a master of divinity degree from Liberty University on May 9. Villano, who specializes in disability ministries, is also a graduate of Summit University in Pennsylvania. He works as knowledge management officer for the U.S. Army Chaplain Center and School in Fort Jackson.

Goucher Baptist Church VBS raises $2,000 for mission project

For the second consecutive year, Goucher Baptist Church Vacation Bible School participants raised more than $2,000 to help build two wells in impoverished countries through the Samaritan’s Purse clean water project Turn On the Tap. The VBS students enjoyed “journeying off the map” to explore the living water of Jesus Christ.

SCBC Disaster Relief, Campers on Mission volunteers assist Lowcountry church

In May, Okatee Baptist Church in Ridgeland moved into a renovated education building, thanks to a collaborative effort of South Carolina Baptists’ Disaster Relief ministry and South Carolina Campers on Mission. The church moved into its new building in November 2006, but eight years later discovered extensive leaks that were damaging multiple areas in the […]

St. Andrews Baptist honors director of basketball ministry

Lynn Holmes was recognized for 15 years of leading Christian Teams Improving Basketball Camp at St. Andrews Baptist Church, Columbia. A former college basketball player and high school coach, Holmes took her love for sports and began a ministry that has touched thousands of young people in the Columbia area. Presenting her with an award […]