CIU president celebrates with 107-year-old alumna

It’s not every day that you get to wish “Happy Birthday” to someone who just turned 107 years old. But that was the privilege of Columbia International University President Dr. Mark Smith and First Lady Debbie Smith when they congratulated CIU alumna Ottie (pronounced: O-tee) Roberson at her home near Columbia. She graduated from CIU […]

Latta Baptist ordains Brad Wise to the ministry

Latta Baptist Church, Pee Dee Association, recently ordained Brad Wise to the ministry. A graduate of Charleston Southern University with a degree in youth ministry, Wise and his wife, Anna, reside in Latta. Pictured is pastor Rob Pierce, left, presenting the certificate of ordination to Wise.

Shiloh honors pastor Eddie Capps for 20 years of service

Shiloh Baptist Church, Marietta, recognized Eddie Capps on March 18 for 20 years of service as pastor. Capps has the longest tenure of the 23 pastors who have served at Shiloh, which was founded in 1915. A plaque was presented to Capps and his wife, Joanne, and a churchwide meal was held in their honor […]

Hancock named pastor emeritus at Camden First Baptist

Bruce Hancock, who retired as pastor of Camden First Baptist Church in May 2017, was recently named pastor emeritus by the church. He is pictured with his wife, Pat, with a plaque commemorating the occasion. Hancock served as pastor at Camden for 25 years.

Inspiration Church recognized for ministry to homeless

Inspiration Baptist Church in Rock Hill was presented the Douglas Echols Community Beacon Award on Nov. 19 for the church’s use of resources in meeting the needs of the area homeless. From left: Rock Hill mayor Doug Echols, Carol Dry, pastor Roland L. Dry Sr., and Carol Harvey of the Catawba Area Coalition for the […]

Summerville children’s minister publishes book on fostering, adoption

Rhonda Littleton, minister to children at Summerville Baptist Church, has published “A Home for Me,” a book designed to raise awareness for a ministry by the same name, A Home for Me, a church-connected network that promotes fostering and adoption. The book features play-dough images that reinforce a narrative of love, safety and home — […]

Rural church provides fire-safety outreach in community

First Bethany Baptist Church in McCormick is using fire-safety home visits to share God’s love. The church is active in South Carolina Baptist Disaster Relief, and several members are former or current volunteer fire fighters. But it is their passion for serving the needs among the lost with simple, life-saving assistance that led to the […]