Mom of special needs children wins CSU college tuition giveaway

Charleston Southern University announced the winner of the College Tuition Giveaway in partnership with HIS Radio on May 14. Ashley Shaw of Anderson won a full year of college tuition at CSU. Her father, Doug Hoard, nominated his daughter for the contest, noting that she is a young wife and mother of three, two of […]

New provost named at Anderson University

Ryan Neal assumes responsibilities June 1 Ryan Neal, assistant provost and professor of Christian studies at Anderson University, is the school’s new provost, AU officials announced May 14. Neal assumes his new responsibilities on June 1 with the retirement of current provost Danny Parker. “Dr. Neal has served Anderson University admirably and honorably for more […]

President’s Perspective: Why Come to Charleston?

The South Carolina Baptist Convention will meet later this year, Nov. 13-14, and for the first time in many years we are having the meetings in Charleston. Personally, even though I am from Charleston, I believe having the meetings in a more centrally located place like Columbia is ideal. With so many of our churches […]

Fant officially installed as NGU president

Ten months after he took office, Gene C. Fant Jr. was officially installed April 13 as the eighth president of North Greenville University. Nearly 1,000 people — including Fant’s family and friends, NGU students, faculty, staff, trustees, donors and alumni, as well as community members and delegates from more than 20 universities — gathered in Turner […]

Anderson University names new athletics VP

Bert Epting assumes responsibilities May 7 Anderson University has named J. Bert Epting as its new vice president for athletics, effective May 7. “Having observed Dr. Epting’s outstanding work, his knowledge of athletics and his inspirational leadership, I have great confidence he will be an exceedingly effective leader for our growing athletic division as well […]

Anderson University provost named distinguished professor

Danny Parker, Anderson University executive vice president and provost,  is the school’s first W.B. Johnson Distinguished Professor of History and Political Science, AU officials recently announced. Parker’s new role comes as he retires from his day-to-day responsibilities at AU at the end of the 2017-2018 academic year. While he will retain the title of executive […]

1,000-plus professions of faith reported at Conway revival

A revival meeting has turned into a spiritual awakening for a coastal South Carolina community, resulting in more than 1,000 professions of faith. Langston Baptist Church in Conway planned a four-day youth-led revival to begin April 15, led by evangelist Tyler Blue, 21, of Highways and Hedges Tent Ministry in Lancaster. In the time since, […]

Commencement speaker asks NGU graduates to choose whom they will serve

On a clear spring morning April 28, North Greenville University held its commencement ceremony in Melvin and Dollie Younts Stadium. More than 4,000 spectators watched approximately 300 undergraduates and graduates receive their diplomas. WCM Global Wealth principal and managing member Erik C. Weir was the keynote speaker. Weir developed a stutter after his involvement in […]

Greenwood native Mac Brunson concludes 12-year FBC Jacksonville pastorate

When Mac Brunson, co-senior pastor of 10,000-member First Baptist Church in Jacksonville, stepped into the pulpit Sunday, it began as any other worship experience. But by the time the April 29 service ended, Brunson had announced his immediate resignation from his pastorate of a dozen years and left the sanctuary with his wife, Deb. Heath […]

White Oak Conference Center set to be sold Sept. 30

The South Carolina Baptist Convention’s White Oak Conference Center in Winnsboro is scheduled to be sold Sept. 30 for $5.4 million and will become a public charter school. White Oak, which has been operated by the state convention since 1979, is slated for purchase by Midlands STEM Institute. (STEM is an acronym for science, technology, […]