Guest Viewpoint: Miss South Carolina Lets Her Light Shine for Jesus

On June 25, I watched the television with excitement as one of our church members, Rachel Wyatt, competed in the Miss South Carolina pageant. She and her mom and dad have been faithful members of our church for several years. That evening, Rachel was crowned Miss South Carolina 2016. As the crowd cheered and celebrated […]

Widow’s trust in the Lord shown in Mission:Dignity

Sandra McGill never dreamed she’d be a pastor’s wife. When she and Joe married in 1954, he hadn’t told her about his call to preach while operating a plow on his family’s farm. His revelation several years later would be the beginning of more than three decades cultivating fields of a different kind. Joe and […]

SCBC welcomes resolutions and Christian service award nominations

Resolutions to be considered during this year’s annual meeting of the South Carolina Baptist Convention Nov. 15-16 at Riverland Hills Baptist Church in Columbia are due Oct. 15. Submissions should include the name, address, and email (if available) of the person making the resolution along with daytime and cell phone numbers. Also, nominations for the […]

Christian leader Thomas Haggai to speak at Courier event

Thomas Haggai, a renowned motivational speaker, former Southern Baptist pastor and a business executive, will be the guest speaker at this year’s Friends of The Courier banquet, to be held Sept. 15 at the Poinsett Club in Greenville. The event will include dinner, music, a brief report about The Courier and an address by Haggai. […]

Back to School: Ready, Set, Go!

For many of us the arrival of a new school year brings the reality of a schedule packed to the brim with activities. The mom and dad taxi is in constant motion, and dinner is often out of a bag on the way to one practice or another. It can be difficult to manage everyone’s […]

S.C. college presidents oppose Calif. bill that would threaten religious freedom on campus

Two Baptist university presidents in South Carolina were among scores of college and seminary presidents and religious leaders who signed a letter opposing a California bill that would undercut religious liberty at faith-based colleges. Evans Whitaker, president of Anderson University, and Jairy Hunter, president of Charleston Southern University, signed the letter, which was written by Russell […]

Transgender directive challenged by 10 more states

Ten more states have signed on to sue the Obama administration over its transgender directive that forces schools to allow students to use restrooms and locker rooms that correspond to their perceived gender identity rather than their biological sex. “It’s putting school districts in a terrible position,” said Nebraska attorney general Doug Peterson, who took […]

Alcohol use reignites issue among Baptists

Alcohol consumption has jumped back into Baptist discussions, this time stirred by the termination of a high-profile pastor. Perry Noble’s removal as senior pastor of the multi-campus NewSpring Church in South Carolina was communicated to members and attendees during Sunday worship services, July 10. “Perry’s posture towards his marriage, increased reliance on alcohol and other […]