Red Dam Baptist Church hosts ‘Snow Day’

The first ever “Snow Day” at Red Dam Baptist Church in Hardeeville had a great turnout, and the main attraction was a 12-foot-tall snow-covered slide made all the more enjoyable by warm sunny weather. The objective of the event was to draw people from all around the community to the church in hopes of sharing […]

Upstate pastor publishes ‘Five First Words of Jesus’

In a new book, “Five First Words of Jesus,” Schuyler Peterson examines the earliest statements on record from the Savior of the world. “In these phrases, we discover the keys to understanding his mission as well as our own place and destiny in the world,” said Peterson, senior pastor of Southside Baptist Church in Spartanburg. […]

McLeod, actor in ‘Facing the Giants,’ joins S.C. church staff

Jason McLeod is the new associate pastor and minister of students at Chestnut Ridge Baptist Church in Laurens. He earned a bachelor’s degree in communication and religion from Liberty University. McLeod, a former member of Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany, Ga., played the role of high school football team captain Brock Kelley in the movie, […]

Mt. Zion children donate quilts for children in disaster settings

Writer: Diane Mitchell A group from Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Great Falls recently donated 14 lap quilts to the children’s response unit of South Carolina Baptist Disaster Relief. The quilts will be given to children who receive care in the aftermath of a disaster. The group, along with Mt. Zion pastor Andy Simpson, is […]

Anderson church sews ‘Little Dresses’ for African girls

The women of Pleasant View Baptist Church in Anderson have sewn and donated 47 “pillowcase dresses” for the non-profit organization, Little Dresses for Africa. Church members hope the dresses will encourage young girls, many of whom may be considered of little value within their cultures, to believe they are worthwhile. They also hope the dresses may open the door for children to hear […]

Union congregations come together for joint worship services

Mt. Calvary Baptist Church and Padgett’s Creek Baptist Church, both of Union, held joint services on the second and fourth Sundays in March at their respective churches. The annual event is designed to foster closer bonds between the two congregations and to bring together people who love Christ for the purpose of worshiping him.

Five Forks Church commissions ‘Stephen ministers’

Five Forks Baptist Church of Simpsonville recently commissioned 12 “Stephen ministers” into the service of assisting the staff in providing consistent, quality, one-to-one care for hurting people. The new lay ministers received more than 50 hours of training since last fall, equipping them to provide support for people in need. Stephen ministers seek to serve people experiencing […]