Obituary: George Silver

George Silver, 94, of Goldsboro, N.C., and North Greenville University’s fourth president, died Jan. 29, 2021. He was a graduate of Northwest Missouri State University, Rutgers University, and Temple University. He was a military veteran, with active roles spanning more than 5o years. Early in his career, he served as a faculty member of several […]

Obituary: Jim Pitts

James “Jim” Milton Pitts, 83, of Travelers Rest, died Jan. 18, 2021. A native of Washington, D.C., he was a graduate of Furman University, and Southeastern and Southern Baptist theological seminaries. He served Furman University from 1967 to his retirement in 2003 as assistant chaplain, university chaplain, and professor emeritus of religion. According to Dr. […]

Obituary: Edd Brown

Edd L. Brown, 94, of Greenville, denominational worker, and volunteer leader for overseas mission teams and disaster relief, died Jan. 17, 2021. Born in Texas, he enrolled at Hardin-Simmons University following his time of service in the Navy, later earning an M.Div. degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He spent most of his time in […]

Obituary: Brian Bishop

Brian Bishop, 43, of Spartanburg, died Jan. 16, 2021. A graduate of North Greenville University and Fruitland Bible College, he also worked as benefits director for Southern Design Services. He was a former youth pastor at Lake Bowen Baptist Church, Inman, and Buck Creek Baptist Church, Chesnee. Survivors include his wife, Brandi Bishop, and three […]

North Greenville, New Orleans Seminary form partnership

In a move intended to help men and women called to ministry get placed into positions sooner, North Greenville University and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary are partnering to count certain college credit hours toward a master of divinity degree, saving students both time and money. The agreement, signed by NGU President Gene Fant Jr. […]

DR training slated April 17 in Easley

The spring Disaster Relief Training Conference for South Carolina Baptist volunteers will be held April 17 at Brushy Creek Baptist Church in Easley. Classes will be offered in several Disaster Relief ministry areas: assessment of needs, introduction to chaplaincy, children’s response teams, mass feeding, chainsaw, flood recovery (mud-out), and shower/laundry. Additionally, an Introduction to Disaster […]

College president addresses riotous attack on Congress

Anderson University President Evans Whitaker issued the following statement on “Rioting, Big Lies, and Hope” on the university’s website Jan. 11, following the violence at the U.S. Capitol. Whitaker’s statement, in part, reads: Like so many of you, I was appalled at the wanton display of destruction and violence by those individuals who attacked the […]

S.C. Baptist wins Clemson award

Carl Martin, former pastor, church planter, and SCBC staff member, was awarded the 2021 Brian Dawkins Lifetime Achievement Award from the Clemson University football program. The award is given annually to former players who have been out of school for at least 10 years. Martin played on special teams with the 1981 National Championship team. […]

Anderson names Easterling VP for church engagement

Engaging churches across the United States in the mission of Anderson University and helping it develop the next generation of young Christian leaders is the mission of Eugene Mayson Easterling III, who is joining the university as its vice president for church engagement. A native of Columbia and member of Pebble Creek Baptist Church in […]

Sandra Pound’s poetry ‘resounds with faith’ in latest book

Courier Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of “A Lifetime of Verse,” a collection of poems by retired educator Sandra R. Pound, Ph.D., of Swansea. Pound’s poetry delves into love, marriage, children, nature, life and death, and God. Whether recalling her wedding day (when “Both became the byword”), or “memorizing children’s laughter that bounced […]