Mohler to keynote 150th-year Courier celebration

On July 1, The Baptist Courier will be 150 years old! We are the oldest institution affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention and are eagerly looking forward to a great time of inspiration and celebration on June 15 at The Embassy Suites on 670 Verdae Boulevard in Greenville. R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of […]

At summer camp: Amazing adventures await, spiritual impact probable

Summer is just around the corner.  Do you know where your kids are going? From three bustling college campuses and a wooded conference center to laurel-laden mountain peaks and sandy seashores, tens of thousands of teens and children soon will be having some amazing adventures at one of South Carolina Baptists’ camps this summer.  Their […]

Three receive state disaster relief awards

Three volunteers were recognized for their volunteer service recently at the South Carolina Baptist Disaster Relief training event in Conway. David Carver received the Choice & Grace Watson Award for personifying a lifetime of service in disaster relief ministry. Now a North Carolina resident, Carver previously served in the Seneca area and continues to serve […]

Mount Moriah Baptist calls Michael Shafran as pastor

Michael Shafran is the new pastor of Mount Moriah Baptist Church in Piedmont. He holds degrees from Bob Jones University, Capital Bible Seminary and a D.Min. degree from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Since 2010, he served Fort Howard Community Church in Maryland as senior pastor. He is married to Julie and they have four children ages […]

Covenant Baptist calls Tracey Wilson as minister of music and worship

Tracey Wilson has assumed the position of minister of music and worship at Covenant Baptist Church in Lancaster. Tracey, a Lancaster native, graduated from North Greenville University. Her husband, Rhett Wilson, after serving as a pastor for 18 years of three churches in Laurens County, is now senior writer with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association […]

Church membership drop, anxiety spotlight Gospel need 

As recent polls put U.S. church membership at an all-time low and anxiety at an all-time high, some Southern Baptist leaders say the numbers are a wake-up call to Christians’ deep need to take the Great Commission personally. A Gallup Poll published in mid-April found that around 50 percent of Americans self-reported as members of […]

Spring break missions experiences shape students’ hearts

Parker Foster, of Boiling Springs, was among the hundreds of South Carolina students whose hearts were shaped through participating on mission trips during their spring breaks. While the junior secondary math major at North Greenville University previously had been on five mission trips with her church, this was the first time she had been part […]

87-year-old pianist achieves dream of publishing song

For the past 15 years, Wynness Thomas has been homebound, battling daily pain from arthritis of the spine and Parkinson’s disease. But this former church pianist and choir member at Tilly Swamp Baptist Church hasn’t let her age or ailments rob her of her love of music. Thomas, 87, is now living out a dream […]

Six from SC chosen to serve on SBC boards, commission, seminaries & committees

Six South Carolinians were among the nominees to serve on the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee, the four denominational boards, the six seminaries, and the Committee on Order of Business. Selected by the 2019 SBC Committee on Nominations to serve, if elected by the messengers to the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention, June […]