Cowpens First breaks ground for new sanctuary following Dec. 2020 fire

First Baptist Church, Cowpens, held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new sanctuary Nov. 14. “After the loss of its previous building, we are excited for the opportunity to begin in this new facility serving God’s people,” said Interim Pastor Kermit Morris. On Dec. 26, around 2 p.m., the Cowpens First building caught fire. Damages were […]

Enoree Baptist installs McCoig as pastor

Anthony Dale McCoig was installed as pastor of Enoree Baptist Church in Travelers Rest in October. With McCoig are (left) Steve Crouse of North Greenville University, interim pastor; and (right) Randy Bradley, director of missions for Three Rivers Baptist Association, who both participated in the installation service.

Ringel Heights collects 2,020 shoeboxes in 2020

Ringel Heights Baptist Church, Georgetown, has collected shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child for many years. Church member Carol Rogers has taken on this ministry project, encouraging others each year to join her in seeing that children around the world are reached by the gospel and have gifts to enjoy at Christmastime as well. For several […]

Alice Drive breaks ground for second campus

Alice Drive Baptist Church in Sumter broke ground on Sunday, Nov. 1, for a second campus. The land on US Hwy 15 South was given to the church by the Dunlap family of Sumter. In February 2017, Alice Drive launched its Pocalla campus, which initially met in a portion of Pocalla Springs Elementary School for […]

Hickory Grove Baptist Church notes 150th year

Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Brunson recently celebrated its 150th anniversary. A bamboo arbor was built in front of the church steps to bring back the early days when church members held services under an arbor. The church was established in 1869. More than 200 people attended the celebration on Nov. 3, 2019. Former pastor […]

New Calvary WMU honors Sallie Ann Baker

Sallie Ann Hinson Baker (left) was recognized Jan. 5 by the Woman’s Missionary Union of New Calvary Baptist Church. The WMU bought a brick in her honor on the national WMU’s Walk of Faith in Birmingham, Ala., in an honor/memorial garden recognizing those who have devoted their lives to fulfilling the Great Commission. Jennifer Kolb (right), […]

Spartanburg First ordains Jacob Comer

First Baptist Church of Spartanburg ordained Jacob Comer (second from left), associate minister of students, on March 1. He is the son of Tommy Comer (far left), associate pastor at First Baptist Church of Gaffney, and the grandson of Heyward Comer, a former, longtime pastor of Drayton Baptist Church in Spartanburg. With them are Seth Buckley, […]