North Greenville University taps Gene Fant as 8th president

Gene C. Fant Jr., a veteran Baptist educator, has been named the eighth president of North Greenville University in Tigerville, S.C. Fant, 53, who most recently served as provost and chief academic officer for Palm Beach Atlantic University, a Christian school in West Palm Beach, Fla., was introduced as “God’s man” for North Greenville by […]

North Greenville University to name new president on Thursday

North Greenville University will introduce its eighth president Thursday, Feb. 23, at a 2 p.m. press conference at the school’s Hayes Welcome Center. The university has been operating with an interim president since school trustees announced the departure of former president Jimmy Epting in January 2015. After a video surfaced on social media in August 2015 raising questions […]

Barry Edwards to retire as S.C. Baptist Foundation president this year

Barry B. Edwards, president and chief executive officer of the Baptist Foundation of South Carolina, has announced that he will retire Aug. 31 of this year. “After much prayer and deliberation, it’s time to retire and spend more time with Alice, my wife of 54 years, our children, our children-in-love [son- and daughter-in-law] and our […]

WMU publishes executive board, committee nominees

South Carolina Woman’s Missionary Union has announced the nominees for 2017-18 executive board positions and nominees for 2018 nominating committee positions. Election of board members will take place March 24 during the WMU annual meeting at First Baptist Church in Boiling Springs. The nominating committee is responsible for nominations to the executive board. The committee […]

Bethea resident baptized in retirement facility’s pool

John Cribb, a resident of Bethea Baptist Retirement Center in Darlington, was baptized in the facility’s aquatic center Jan. 29. The Johnsonville native moved to Bethea two years ago. Cribb says he grew up in church and has read the Bible regularly for most of his life, but realized a few months ago that he […]

Splawn to serve as evangelism strategist for state convention

Stephen Splawn has joined the staff of the South Carolina Baptist Convention as an evangelism and African-American ministries strategist. His work will focus on relational disciple-making and African-American engagement. Splawn will help facilitate the work of the Immersion Network of churches who are attempting to implement relational disciple-making among their members. Lee Clamp, SCBC evangelism […]

Waccamaw Baptist Nursing Fellowship celebrates 1 year

Waccamaw Baptist Nursing Fellowship observed its first anniversary Jan. 22. Pam Allsbrook, Gloria Reeves and Peggy Jones met in Debby Akerman’s home in late 2015 to make plans to begin a new BNF chapter in Waccamaw Association. The first meeting was in January 2016 with 8 founding members. The group has grown to 14, with several more […]

‘Accepting God’s Call’ study covers Leviticus, Deuteronomy

Tommy Mann, pastor of Putman Baptist Church in Buffalo, has published “Accepting God’s Call,” a 15-part Bible study in Leviticus and Deuteronomy. The book, a followup to “Answering God’s Call,” a study of the book of Exodus, is available in paperback and ebook formats at www.tommycmann.com. “Accepting God’s Call” is suitable for group or individual […]

CSU to hold faith-and-science discussion opportunity for teachers

Charleston Southern University will host “Welcoming Faith into the Science Classroom,” a day of discussion and conversation on faith integration and the sciences, on April 8. CSU faculty members will lead panel discussions and breakout sessions on topics such as evolution and creation, the age of the earth, and where Scripture overlaps with science. The […]