‘Happy Hands’ stitchers put skills to use for outreach ministry

Members of the Happy Hands ministry at Harris Baptist Church in Greenwood, pictured above, hold some of the items they make for others, including pillowcase dresses and crocheted caps. The pillowcase dresses go to needy young girls in different parts of the world. Ashley Lee, who is involved with a nursing ministry, will take some […]

Catoe named pastor emeritus at Mount Arnon Church in Allendale

Mike Catoe, retired pastor of Mount Arnon Baptist Church in Allendale, has been named pastor emeritus of the church. He served as pastor for more than 31 years. Wade Ferguson, chairman of deacons, made the announcement and presented Catoe with a plaque to commemorate the occasion. Catoe and his wife, Sarah, reside in Graniteville.

Greenville children fill Christmas shoeboxes for Samaritan’s Purse

The children of White Oak Day School in Greenville filled 137 shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child through the ministry of Samaritan’s Purse. Mora Vernon, the school’s director, encouraged the children to emulate the folks of White Oak Baptist Church by participating. “A wonderful lesson in the joy of giving will be felt in the hearts […]

‘Charleston Christmas Store’ spreads a new kind of cheer

For the last seven years, low-income Charleston residents have had access to a special holiday store run by members of First Baptist Church of Charleston. The concept is simple: “Neighbors” can buy new, donated items at up to 90 percent off of retail prices. According to the church’s minister to children, Emory Hiott, the ministry […]

Charles Brunson honored by Graham Baptist Church

Graham Baptist Church, Sumter, recognized Charles Brunson upon his completion of 57 years teaching in Sunday school at various levels in this church. Pictured, from left: Sunday school superintendent Albert Heath, Charles and Betty Brunson, and pastor John Patrick. Brunson has held many offices in the church, including several terms as a deacon and as deacon chairman.

Grandson of Eastlan Baptist Church founder pays a visit

Pastor and evangelist Eddie West (right) visited Eastlan Baptist Church in Greenville on Oct. 3. His desire was to meet the current pastor of Eastlan, Benjamin Littlejohn, and visit the church that his grandfather, G.B. Lee, organized in 1939. West is pastor of Christ Church in North Augusta.

Center Grove honors Jackie Jenkins on Pastor Appreciation Day

Center Grove Baptist Church, Moriah Association, held Pastor Appreciation Day on Oct. 9 in honor of pastor Jackie Jenkins. He received a number of gifts from the congregation, including an all-expense-paid trip to Israel and cards of thanks and appreciation for his service to the church and community. A covered dish lunch was served following the morning worship. Pictured is deacon chairman Jimmy Neal presenting the Israel gift to Jenkins.

Lake Wateree honors longtime music director Oscar Branham for 25 years service

The congregation of Lake Wateree Baptist Church, Kershaw Association, honored music director Oscar Branham Jr. for 25 years of service during their Sept. 11 homecoming celebration. Pastor Mike Pelham made the surprise presentation of a plaque and a love gift from the church family. A framed poem written by a church member especially for the occasion was […]