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 […]

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 […]

A Senior Adult in Uganda

Please explain to me why one would want to deal with three airports — waiting, running and riding for roughly 24 hours, sleeping only briefly. Or ride an old bus with a very hard seat, cramped between luggage for five hours, over roads that were often not paved and often painful to bump across! Or […]

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. […]