CSU sees historic month in student accomplishments

The month of June at Charleston Southern University brought two significant student accomplishments.  Morgan McCall, a Master of Science in Nursing student from First Baptist Church of Moncks Corner, was named the 2021 graduate student recipient of the Palmetto Gold award. She is CSU’s first MSN student to receive this honor. As part of her […]

Three WWII veterans share faith, Navy in common

Eighty years after America entered the war, three South Carolina Baptists who are among an ever-dwindling number of veterans of World War II share something in common, in addition to their faith: They all served in the Navy. Myles Isbell, now 94, was only 17 years old when he joined the Navy. At the time, […]

Four veterans among Bethea’s residents

Four military veterans are living at Bethea Retirement Center. According to Annie Eveleigh, director of advancement at Bethea, the four “are very proud of their service, and enlisted because of their love of country and a belief that it was the right thing to do.” Henry Bailey served in the Navy in Vietnam. He was […]

Denied the Battlefield

Gene Burdette is a 95-year-old resident at Martha Franks Retirement Community who pastored Southern Baptist churches for nearly 60 years. But one thing unique about this former member of the U.S. Navy is that he was denied the battlefield in World War II, even though he desperately tried to get into the fight. His story […]

South Carolina chapter of CBN launches

The South Carolina chapter of the Conservative Baptist Network launched on June 4 with approximately 100 of the South Carolina Baptist Convention’s 2,200-plus churches. Chad Campbell, senior pastor at Mount Pisgah Baptist Church in Easley and immediate past president of the SCBC Pastors Conference, is the state coordinator. “I am excited about the launch of […]

Greer pastor celebrates 20th anniversary at church

Drew Hines was recognized by Washington Baptist Church, Greer, on his 20th anniversary as pastor. He was presented a proclamation by Chairman of Deacons Steve Church. Hines became pastor of Washington Baptist on June 10, 2001. A graduate of the University of South Carolina and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he received Master of Divinity and Doctor […]

Messengers call for ‘abolishing abortion immediately’

A day after overruling the Resolutions Committee, messengers to the 2021 Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting adopted a resolution June 16 calling for “abolishing abortion immediately, without exception or compromise.” The Resolutions Committee had declined the resolution, reasoning that while “messengers would agree with some aspects of this resolution,” the issue of abortion was addressed in […]

CMBA executive director retires

George Bullard, executive director of Columbia Metro Baptist Association, retired June 10. The longtime denominational leader officially notified CMBA’s Visionary Leadership Community of his plans during the group’s monthly meeting in Columbia. Bullard has served the CMBA since 2017. After serving in several missions roles with the former Home Mission Board, Bullard went to Columbia […]

Myrtle Beach pastor retires

Bruce Crawford recently retired from First Baptist Church of Myrtle Beach, where he served as senior pastor for more than 16 years. His previous pastorates include congregations in Clearwater, Fla., and Franklin, Texas. He also served on the State Board of Missions in Texas, the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission as a board member for […]