‘6 Yellow Balloons’ is author Rosalie Hall Hunt’s own mission story

From the author who brought to life the intimate stories of historic women of missions comes Rosalie Hall Hunt’s own story, “6 Yellow Balloons,” her memoir of growing up in China as a “missionary kid” and following God’s call to become an international missionary herself. At times funny, sorrowful and exhilarating, her story is one […]

Lake Murray Baptist calls David Sons as lead pastor

David Sons has been called as lead pastor of Lake Murray Baptist Church in Lexington. Sons has served on staff at Lake Murray in a number of pastoral roles since 2015. He is a graduate of North Greenville University and Southeastern Theological Seminary. He is married to Allyson, and they have three sons: Titus, Max, […]

Legislative Update: Several bills move from the House to the Senate

Most of the bills we are tracking for this session have cleared the House and are now awaiting action in the South Carolina Senate. The exception would be the Compassionate Care Act (S150, Medical Marijuana). S150 originated in the Senate, has cleared the committee process, and is now awaiting debate and a vote by the […]

Longtime Anderson pastor Bruce Evans to retire in June

Bruce W. Evans has announced his retirement as pastor of Andersonville Baptist Church in Anderson, effective June 6. He has served the church for 30 years. During his tenure, Evans oversaw the addition of classroom space, a new family ministries building, and remodeling of the sanctuary. He and his wife, Norma Jean, have one daughter, […]

Disaster relief becomes mother-daughter ministry

For Pam Stallings and her mother, Nan Hancock, disaster relief is more than a compassionate ministry to those in crises; it’s a family affair. Stallings’ father, Bill Hancock, a retired Air Force veteran and ordained minister, started a disaster relief ministry at Hebron Baptist Church in Scranton about 25 years ago. When he passed away […]

Angels shadow us, editor’s book reveals

Do Christians ever encounter angels? Courier Editor Rudy Gray believes they can, and sometimes do — though people may not always be aware. In fact, Gray believes he and other members of a missions team from a church he pastored may have encountered one in human form on a plane. “Angels are real, and they […]

Karyn Wilton: God’s Love with a Spot of Tea

A cup of tea often served as a connecting point for Karyn Wilton while raising her three children. Her son Rob, a church planter with the North American Mission Board, said, “She makes the best tea, and my life has been filled with thousands of hours of great conversation over tea. I’ve loved every second.” […]

Carlotta Jackson considers herself a ‘blessed’ mother

Carlotta Jackson gave birth to nine children, homeschooled all of them, and will celebrate the birth of her 12th and 13th grandchild later this year. The wife of family physician Robert Jackson and a nurse herself, she and her husband have devoted themselves to pro-life ministry, missions, and discipleship. She said, “I am so glad […]

Missions lifestyle passes down from mother to daughter

Celeste Toole learned the importance of making missions a lifestyle from watching her mother. Her mother, Patsy Waters, served as Woman’s Missionary Union director at First Baptist Church of Camden for nearly 20 years. And, when she ended her tenure of service in 2013, Toole naturally followed in her footsteps. In describing the impression Waters […]