Bold Spring Baptist Church observes May events

Bold Spring Baptist Church, Troy, celebrated the month of May with several events. On May 3, church members honored the pastor’s wife, Roxie, with a surprise breakfast and with cards and gifts of appreciation for her service to the fellowship. On May 17, the semi-annual new member fellowship was held, welcoming two new members. The congregation brought food for […]

Gray Court First Baptist ordains Phil Cook to the ministry

First Baptist Church, Gray Court, ordained Phil Cook (center) to the ministry on April 19. He and his wife, Donna, were honored with a meal following the service. Cook is currently serving at Quillen Manor retirement center in Fountain Inn. Pictured is pastor James Manning congratulating the Cooks.

Beulah Baptist honors treasurer David Smith

Beulah Baptist Church, Lakelands Baptist Association, recognized David Smith (center) on June 7 for 50 years of service as church treasurer. Pictured with Smith are deacon chairman Wayne Ashley (left) and pastor David Garrick.

Laurens pastor wins award at Ridgecrest writers conference

Rhett Wilson (center), pastor of The Spring Church in Laurens, recently received the second place award for children’s literature for his children’s picture book idea “Praying with Daddy” at the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference. Pictured with Wilson is Alton Gansky (right) and Edie Melson, directors of the conference in Ridgecrest, N.C. Gansky directs […]

Pine Pleasant Baptist Church honors graduate

Pine Pleasant Baptist Church, Saluda, recently recognized Corbie Long (second from right) in honor of his graduation from W. Wyman King Academy. Pictured with Corbie are his father, Chris (second from left); mother, Lisa (right); and pastor Burton Campbell (left). Corbie plans to attend Newberry College in the fall.

Spartanburg musician pens ‘Song of Grace’ for worship collection

A worship song written by Jarod Espy, music ministry assistant worship leader at First Baptist Church of Spartanburg, will appear in “How Excellent,” a book of music for choir, praise teams, church orchestra and worship from Prism Music Publishing in Nashville. Espy said his composition, “Song of Grace,” is a corporate worship song written in […]

Kingstree church dedicates family life center

First Baptist Church of Kingstree held a dedication service Jan. 11 for a new family life center. Pictured, from left: Scott Feagin, building committee chairman; George Avent, trustee; Lester Branham, interim pastor; Aubrey Williamson, trustee; and Harry Adkins, associate pastor/minister of music.

Fairfax WMU group gives pillowcases to children’s hospital

The Ann Neil WMU group from Fairfax First Baptist Church recently donated a number of pillowcases to an area children’s hospital. These pillowcases were made by Dottie List, a member of the group who recently passed away, and contributed by her daughter, Michelle Galbraith.

Aiken church pays off mortgage

Shiloh Baptist Church in Aiken held a mortgage-burning service on April 12. The church paid off a $250,000 loan for an “Extreme Church Makeover.” The 10-year note was paid off four years early thanks to the faithful giving of church members. Pictured, from left: Henry Chennault, transitional pastor; Myra Carter, vice president of Southern Bank […]