Pastors from South Carolina train Taiwan pastors in relational discipleship

Editor’s note: Last names have been omitted for reasons relating to security. A team of three South Carolina Baptist pastors returned Feb. 10 from Taiwan, where they led an eight-day relational discipleship training for native pastors. With the help of translators, the team trained 61 people from 14 churches using Immersion materials. It is the […]

NGU welcomes Richard Grimm as executive VP

North Greenville University announced March 12 that Richard A. Grimm, currently senior vice president for university services and strategic initiatives at Trinity International University in Chicago, Ill., will join the university June 1 as executive vice president. Grimm will serve as NGU’s chief operating officer, overseeing matters related to the university’s operational effectiveness and efficiency, […]

James Merritt to speak at AU’s Upstate Pastors Network

James Merritt, senior pastor of CrossPointe Church in suburban Atlanta and a former president of the Southern Baptist Convention, will be the featured speaker for the March 28 meeting of the Upstate Pastors Network at Anderson University. Merritt’s topic will be “High Definition Leadership.” Upstate Pastors Network is a bi-annual gathering of pastors and church […]

Connie Maxwell Children’s Home receives $350,000 grant for foster care ministry

A recent $350,000 grant will strengthen Connie Maxwell Children’s Home’s resources in ministering to children and families through South Carolina’s foster care system. The grant from the Duke Endowment will support the South Carolina Baptist Convention-related ministry’s ongoing activities in recruiting, training and supporting foster families, according to a Connie Maxwell news release. Connie Maxwell […]

More than a conference, IMPACT 2018 is a ‘Call to Action’

With a reported 2 billion people across the planet with little or no access to the gospel, South Carolina Baptist pastors and staff members met to discover how they can lead their churches to send people across the street and around the world to share the hope of Jesus. About 800 participated in IMPACT 2018, […]

Evan Marzilli wants to show what God is capable of

When Karin Marzilli was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2016, the experience not only led to a resurgence of her faith, but also her son’s. Evan Marzilli, 26, a former University of South Carolina and College World Series outfielder, went from disbelief that a family member had cancer to a stronger belief in God. “It […]

Armed robbery and kidnapping don’t stop this retired pastor

After a lifetime of preaching God’s Word, 78-year-old retired pastor Bob Johnson was robbed and kidnapped — and discovered he had cancer. Instead of despair, he chose hope, and he is determined to keep moving forward. On a Sunday afternoon this past October, a stranger came to his rural home in Colleton County while his […]