36 children attend music camp at Edgefield FBC

Edgefield First Baptist Church held a summer music camp Aug. 2-4, where approximately 36 children ages 4-10 learned to play hand chimes and studied the basics of rhythm and reading music. Travis Brian, pastor of music and worship, said the children also heard Bible stories that focused on worshiping God not only through music but in […]

Mount Carmel recognized for 10 years as Operation Christmas Child relay center

Mount Carmel Baptist Church, Easley, was recently recognized by Operation Christmas Child for serving 10 years as a relay center. The relay has collected more than 50,000 shoeboxes from Pickens and Easley area churches. Pictured, from left, are John Martin (relay center coordinator), Michelle Palmer (volunteer coordinator), and Colin Fowler (logistics). Paul Turner is pastor […]

Inman Mills honors longtime pastor Jack Hames

The congregation of Inman Mills Baptist Church, Inman, honored pastor Jack Hames and his wife, Dottie, on May 8 for 60 years in the ministry. Prior to his pastorate at Inman Mills, Hames served churches in North and South Carolina, including Northside Baptist in Rock Hill and Boiling Springs First Baptist.

Catoe honored for 63 years of service to her church

Center Grove Baptist Church in Moriah Baptist Association honored Billie Jean Catoe June 23 for 63 years of service in music ministry. Speakers recalled highlights of Catoe’s service as a pianist and organist, and her daughters joined a church member in singing two of Catoe’s favorite hymns. She was presented a plaque by Jimmy Neal. […]

Injured Army veteran speaks at Padgett’s Creek Baptist Church

Kevin Brewington, a soldier who was severely injured by a remotely detonated IED in Afghanistan, spoke May 15 at Padgett’s Creek Baptist Church in Union. The Union native discussed his own challenges as well as those of his daughter, who also has medical issues. Pictured with him are pastor Carrol Caldwell and sheriff David Taylor.

Hermitage Baptist dedicates new family life center

The congregation of Hermitage Baptist Church, Camden, dedicated their new family life center on May 15. Ron Underwood, associational missionary from Kershaw Baptist Association, and Jerry Sosebee, from the South Carolina Baptist Convention, participated in the service. Pictured is pastor Jason Fletcher being assisted in the ribbon-cutting ceremony by several young church members.

Handbells are alive and well at Lexington Baptist Church

The Lexington Baptist Church’s Joyful Noise Handbell Choir has been ministering in music for more than 40 years, and the current choir roster has had remarkable longevity. Of the group’s current membership of 16 ringers, six have been members between nine and 20 years, and seven have been members between 20 and 34 years. The […]