Joel Gregory to Present Annual Broadus Lectures Oct 29-30

As part of the 10th anniversary celebration of the Clamp Divinity School, Joel Gregory will be the featured speaker for the ninth annual John A. Broadus Lectures on Preaching at Anderson University Oct. 29-30. His theme for the lectures will be “Preaching Lived Experience.” Lectures will be presented on Tuesday, Oct. 29, at 3 p.m. […]

York Association’s Mike Wallace leading Bahama relief efforts

Mission Development Director Mike Wallace and York Baptist Association’s churches are taking a lead role in coordinating South Carolina Baptists’ disaster relief efforts in the Bahamas. While Wallace was serving on the staff of Sisk Memorial Baptist in Fort Mill, the church made mission trips to the Grand Bahama Island to work with Upper Zion […]

Pointer to keynote Upstate Pastors Network at Anderson

Phillip Pointer, senior pastor of Saint Mark Baptist Church in Little Rock, Ark., will be the featured speaker for the Oct. 16 meeting of the Upstate Pastors Network at Anderson University. Pointer has served since 2012 as pastor of the 127-year-old Arkansas congregation, which has about 9,000 members. He received his Master of Divinity degree […]

Darlington pastor offers ‘flight lessons’ in new book

Timothy Coker wants everyone to learn to fly. He believes it’s what God intends for us. In his new book, “Learning to Fly,” published by Courier Publishing, Coker observes, “There’s a big difference in traveling by air and flying.” The pastor of Central Baptist Church for the past 24 years explains, “Those who fly … […]

Eklunds receive Baptist Foundation’s Legacy Award

The 2019 recipients of the Baptist Foundation of South Carolina’s Dr. Lonnie H. Shull Jr. Legacy Award are Ryan Bellman Eklund and Betty Galloway Eklund (posthumously). The award is given annually to a friend of the Foundation who has demonstrated outstanding support of the Foundation’s ministry through leadership in legacy giving. Eklund served as pastor […]

Carraway shares her ‘Adventures in Chemo’ through journal entries

In April 2016, Jill Carraway was diagnosed with breast cancer. While other authors have been diagnosed, received prognoses, were treated successfully and have written about the ordeal, Carraway’s approach is somewhat different. After she was diagnosed, Carraway determined that she would undergo chemotherapy armed with what she sees as her strongest spiritual gift: sarcasm. In […]

Bethea Community breaks ground on $23 million expansion

Bethea Retirement Community broke ground Aug. 27 for a 60,000-square-foot healthcare and rehab facility that will accommodate both long-term care and short-term rehabilitation needs. According to Bethea’s executive director, Ben Spurling, the new facility will feature private rooms, a 3,000-square-foot rehabilitation gym, a household design with residential living, activity and dining spaces, and access to […]

Buckley to be candidate for state convention office

Seth Buckley, student minister at First Baptist Church of Spartanburg, will be nominated for second vice president of the South Carolina Baptist Convention when messengers gather at the Church at The Mill in Moore Nov. 11-12. In announcing Buckley’s nomination Sept. 9, David Wike, senior pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Florence, noted that Buckley […]

Mullins member becomes pastor

Robbie Baxley served as a deacon, Sunday school teacher and “on about every committee you can serve on” at First Baptist Church, Mullins, for more than 17 years. In March of this year, the church called him as senior pastor. When the church was without a pastor, he said, “They asked me if I would […]

Parson’s Pantry exceeds $1 million

Parson’s Pantry, a benevolent ministry created to provide financial assistance to the widows of pastors, pastors, and married ministerial students, has now given over $1 million to more than 1,000 Christian servants. “I never knew the needs were so great, and I never imagined people would step up and help as they have,” said Ron […]