Upstate couple donates $1 million to NGU for scholarships

North Greenville University president Gene Fant Jr. announced July 18 a $1 million gift commitment made by T. Walter and Christine Brashier of Travelers Rest to support scholarships for the graduate school. The scholarship program will be known as the Martin Timothy Brashier Graduate Scholars program. It has been created to provide scholarships to residents […]

Anderson University and SCBC sponsoring ‘The Call’ conference

Anderson University and the South Carolina Baptist Convention are sponsoring “The Call,” a one-day conference Aug. 26 designed to help high school and college students explore God’s call on their lives to ministry, missions and other vocations. Clayton King, interim pastor at NewSpring Church, and Matt Rogers, pastor of the Church at Cherrydale, are the […]

Resolutions for annual meeting due Oct. 8

Resolutions to be considered at the 2017 South Carolina Baptist Convention annual meeting are due by midnight Oct. 8. Submissions must include the author’s name, address, email address (if applicable), daytime and cell phone numbers, plus the name and address of the submitter’s church. Resolutions for this year’s annual meeting, to be held Nov. 7-8 […]

State CP giving nearly $900,000 behind budget

At 2017’s midpoint, Cooperative Program gifts received by the South Carolina Baptist Convention trailed budgeted needs by $892,700. Through June, churches forwarded $13,357,299 to the SCBC, which is 6.26 percent short of budgeted needs, according to Pam Carroll, chief financial officer for the state convention. (Through the same period last year, giving trailed budgeted needs […]

Collegiate minister Scott Smith: ‘I really enjoy what I do’

Scott Smith absolutely loves going to work every day. When he unlocks the door to the Baptist Collegiate Ministries center at Lander University and crosses the 30 steps to his office, he whispers a prayer: “Lord, help me make a difference for You on this campus.” And then he goes to work, savoring every moment. […]

Two thriving Beaufort church plants are just a few miles apart

When he felt God calling him into new work 15 years ago, David Holland was on staff at The Baptist Church of Beaufort. Fulfilled in ministry and content in his church, Holland says he began to recognize spiritual disconnect in his community as he met neighbors and engaged other parents at his children’s activities. “The […]

Anderson University recognized for graduate programs by Christian Web resource

Anderson University’s graduate programs have been named among the top 25 Christian university programs nationally by Christian Universities Online for 2017. Christian Universities Online ( is an independent online resource for students and families researching Christian higher education. The site publishes rankings and reviews of the best Christian colleges and universities, information about Christian scholarships […]

Nathan McCarthy is new CEO for South Carolina Baptist Foundation

Nathan R. McCarthy, a seasoned investments manager whose background includes work as a manufacturing engineer in the aeronautics industry, will be the next president and CEO of the Baptist Foundation of South Carolina. The Georgia native begins his official duties Aug. 28, succeeding retiring foundation president Barry Edwards. McCarthy will be the foundation’s eighth president. […]