Carroll Caldwell honored for 55 years of service in ministry

Pastor Carroll Caldwell (right) of Padgett’s Creek Baptist Church in Union was presented a plaque and study Bible from the South Carolina Baptist Convention in recognition of his 55 years of service in the ministry by David Blanton, director of missions for Union County Baptist Association. Caldwell is also holding his Order of the Silver Crescent […]

Cross Hill First Baptist ordains Cephas Hand to the ministry

Cephas Hand (left) was ordained to the ministry by First Baptist Church of Cross Hill on Sept. 13. He attended Fruitland Baptist Bible Institute and serves as the chaplain at the Laurens County Memorial Home. Hand and his wife, LaRue, have three children, eight grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Participating in the service were current pastor Brett Davis […]

Jacksonboro Women on Mission partner with breast cancer advocacy group

The Women on Mission of Jacksonboro Baptist Church (Colleton Baptist Association) have teamed up with a breast cancer advocacy group to create hundreds of “comfort pillows” for women undergoing breast cancer treatment. The women of Jacksonboro Baptist Church cut, sew and stuff the pillows, and the Edisto Belles furnish the materials. The groups distributed 600 […]

Holston Creek Baptist hosts 12th annual Bethlehem Walk

Take a trip back in time to 1st Century Bethlehem on the night Jesus was born by attending the Bethlehem Walk at Holston Creek Baptist Church in Inman, Dec. 11-13. This marks the 12th anniversary of the outdoor drama, designed for participants to walk through, rather than drive through, as visitors led along the streets of […]

Fairview Baptist, Spartanburg, breaks ground for new family life center

The congregation of Fairview Baptist Church, Spartanburg, held a groundbreaking ceremony for their new family life center on Oct. 18. As part of the service, members joined hands and prayed for the construction and the workers, and for God to receive glory from the use of the building. Pictured from left are building committee members Gene Sewell, chairman David Seay, Ray Hutchins, […]

Faith Baptist exceeds Operation Christmas Child shoebox goal

Members of Faith Baptist Church, Ridgeland, recently held a packing party to assemble more than 150 shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child, surpassing their original goal of 110 boxes. Items were collected from donors over the past month. Pictured clockwise from top left are Marie Nettles, Matthew Fraleigh, Courtney Smith and WMU director Amy Smith.

Redd’s Branch Baptist ordains youth director Steven Gibson

Redd’s Branch Baptist Church, Aiken, ordained Steven Gibson to the ministry on Nov. 8. Gibson felt the call to ministry as a high school freshman, and later attended Columbia International University, where he earned a degree in 2012. He has served as youth director at Redd’s Branch since 2013, and is currently attending Southeastern Baptist Theological […]

Reed celebrates 70th class reunion at Columbia International University

Joe Reed, a retired minister and member of Northside Baptist Church in Lexington, was recognized by Columbia International University Nov. 6 at the school’s alumni weekend banquet. Reed graduated from CIU in 1945 when it was known as Columbia Bible College. He was the only member of the 70th-anniversary class present at the reunion. “Rev. […]