Frank Gillespie remembered by Clemson’s Dabo Swinney

Frank Irvin Gillespie’s last year playing football at Clemson was 1949 — 20 years before Dabo Swinney, coach of the university’s national championship football team, was born. However, Coach Swinney called Gillespie’s son Frank the day after his dad died to offer his condolences — a call evidencing that Frank Irvin Gillespie’s influence at Clemson […]

CSU to hold faith-and-science discussion opportunity for teachers

Charleston Southern University will host “Welcoming Faith into the Science Classroom,” a day of discussion and conversation on faith integration and the sciences on April 8. CSU faculty members will lead panel discussions and breakout sessions on topics such as evolution and creation, the age of the earth, and where Scripture overlaps with science. The […]

WMU publishes executive board, committee nominees

South Carolina Woman’s Missionary Union has announced the nominees for 2017-18 executive board positions and nominees for 2018 nominating committee positions. Election of board members will take place March 24 during the WMU annual meeting at First Baptist Church in Boiling Springs. The nominating committee is responsible for nominations to the executive board. The committee […]

Splawn to serve as evangelism strategist for state convention

Stephen Splawn has joined the staff of the South Carolina Baptist Convention as an evangelism and African-American ministries strategist. His work will focus on relational disciple-making and African-American engagement. Splawn will help facilitate the work of the Immersion Network of churches who are attempting to implement relational disciple-making among their members. Lee Clamp, SCBC evangelism […]

‘Accepting God’s Call’ study covers Leviticus, Deuteronomy

Tommy Mann, pastor of Putman Baptist Church in Buffalo, has published “Accepting God’s Call,” a 15-part Bible study in Leviticus and Deuteronomy. The book, a followup to “Answering God’s Call,” a study of the book of Exodus, is available in paperback and ebook formats at www.tommycmann.com. “Accepting God’s Call” is suitable for group or individual […]

Southside, Florence, calls Lucas Cunningham as senior pastor

Lucas Cunningham has been called as senior pastor of Southside Baptist Church in Florence. He is a 2004 graduate of Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Mo., and earned a master of arts in theological studies from Liberty University in 2014. He and his wife, Amy, have three children: Gracie, 12, Nate, 9, and Grant, 3.

Charleston pastor Jack Moore announces retirement

Jack C. Moore has announced his retirement as pastor of Charleston Baptist Church effective Feb. 28. He has served the church for 27 years. Kevin Giordano, co-pastor since 2014, will assume the role of pastor. During his tenure at Charleston Baptist, Moore oversaw the addition of classroom space and a new family ministry center. He […]

African-American churches partner with AU divinity school

The Baptist Educational and Missionary Convention of South Carolina has voted to establish a formal partnership with Anderson University. AU’s Clamp Divinity School will be the designated center for graduate theological education for the 1,100 predominantly African-American churches of the BEMCSC. Anderson University is affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention. “[This] will be a […]

Grant helps NGU students prepare for cross-cultural ministry

The Baptist Foundation of South Carolina has awarded a $10,000 grant to North Greenville University to support its intercultural studies degree program. The grant assists students who participate in an annual field immersion experience designed to prepare them for the challenges and complexities of living and ministering in a variety of cross-cultural settings. “This grant […]

SCBC president invites pastors on trips to study church planting, missions

South Carolina Baptists might think of Boston as the home of the Red Sox or the Revolutionary War — or baked beans and chowder. But there’s something else to know about Boston: It has a population of 650,000 people living in 24 distinct neighborhoods, and only six of those neighborhoods have a gospel-centered church. That’s […]