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 […]
For 15 years, members of Deer Park Baptist Church in North Charleston have supplied hot and tired families with free lunch on move-in day at Charleston Southern University. According to the volunteers, church member Bob Ketchem is the driving force behind the lunch tent. Ketchem, owner of Bob’s Viddles, said it’s a team effort. “It’s […]
Crowfield Baptist Church, Goose Creek, honored senior pastor David Coleman with a surprise reception in celebration of his 25th anniversary at the church. The congregation presented Coleman and his wife, Lee Ann, with a monetary gift and a seven-day cruise to the Eastern Caribbean.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 […]
Slabtown Baptist Church, Easley, honored pastor George Tate and his wife, Wanda, on July 19 for 35 years of service.
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 […]