Vice President resigns from SBC Executive Committee staff

Greg Addison, executive vice president of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee, is stepping down. Addison notified Ronnie Floyd, SBC EC president and CEO, of his intention to step down on Oct. 15, according to an email sent to EC trustees and staff on Oct. 20. Addison filled a new position for the EC when he came […]

AU’s Wesley Brashier named president of Hope Road Properties

Wesley Brashier, vice president for Christian life and senior campus pastor for the past years, has stepped down from his Anderson University role to become president of Hope Road Properties, effective June 30. Brashier, a recent graduate of AU’s Clamp Divinity School, led the Campus Ministries division, including Baptist Campus Ministries, women’s ministries, and missions. […]

Wofford and Catherine Caughman retire from Southside, Gaffney

Wofford and Catherine Caughman recently retired after 19 years of ministry at Southside Baptist Church of Gaffney. The church had a reception honoring the Caughmans on Aug. 29. This was the second time for the Caughmans at Southside, as they served from 1993 to 1996 as pastor and music director and returned in 2002. They […]

Baptist Foundation recognizes Roy McCall for benevolent giving

The 2021 recipient of the Baptist Foundation of South Carolina’s Dr. Lonnie H. Shull Jr. Legacy Award is Peter LeRoy “Roy” McCall Jr. The award is given annually to a friend of the Foundation who has demonstrated leadership in legacy giving. “Mr. Roy, his brothers, and his parents have long been generous toward South Carolina […]

Ron Fousek: A Story Worth Telling

From Anderson to the jungles of Vietnam and to the pastorate, Ron Fousek has a fascinating personal story of God’s providence and grace that is worth telling. He was born again when he was 20 years old and quickly became a deacon and choir member at Riverside Baptist Church in Anderson. He and his wife, […]

COVID-19 causes Rock Hill church to change its name

The pandemic forced churches across the country to make significant changes, but none were quite like the one at Stony Fork Community Church in Rock Hill, formerly known as Outbreak Church. After enduring the impact of COVID-19 like most every other congregation, Pastor Scott Carroll, along with the elders and staff of Outbreak Church, began […]

James Island church sanctuary destroyed by steeple blaze

“This is not the end,” Pastor Marty Middleton encouraged members of Fort Johnson Baptist Church in a Facebook video after their sanctuary was destroyed by fire Sept. 9. “We will rebuild this place. Our people will continue to serve James Island in a way that makes an impact.” Lightning struck the church steeple on Wednesday […]

Courier business manager, Holliday, hospitalized with COVID

The Courier’s business manager, Chris Holliday, is recovering from a serious bout with COVID-19, pneumonia, and two subsequent blood clots in his lungs that hospitalized him for more than two weeks. “People need to understand this is so real. This can be life and death. It’s just that simple,” Holliday said after being released from […]

EC waives attorney-client privilege during second special meeting

In a second, special called virtual meeting Oct. 5, members of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee voted 44-31 to waive attorney-client privilege in a third-party investigation of the EC and its handling of sex abuse claims.  The approved Executive Committee motion, made by Jared Wellman of Texas, states: “I would like to make a […]