Augusta Heights Baptist Church dismissed from Greenville Association after pastor performs same-sex marriage

Updated Nov. 10, 10:30 a.m. Editor’s note: Messengers to the 2015 annual meeting of the South Carolina Baptist Convention Nov. 10 approved a motion from the SCBC Executive Board that Augusta Heights Baptist Church “be disaffiliated from the South Carolina Baptist Convention.” Greenville Baptist Association messengers voted unanimously Oct. 22 to dismiss Augusta Heights Baptist […]

Al Phillips begins new work as Greenville DOM

Al Phillips, former associate pastor of First North Spartanburg Baptist Church, has been called as director of missions for Greenville Baptist Association. Phillips, who was elected at a called meeting of the association on Jan. 27, succeeds Ron Davis, who retired in December 2013. Eddie Howard, pastor of Hillside Baptist Church and chairman of the […]

Report of 2014 SCBC Committee on Committees

Tony Smith, Chairman (All terms to begin Jan. 1, 2015) (*non-church employee, #unexpired term) Bylaws Committee Chairman: Bill Rigsby Vice Chairman: David Barfield Tyler Caines, Loris (2017) Denis McCory, Nichols (2017) Ken Petrus, Greenwood (2017) Tom Turner, Anderson (2016 — unexpired term, replacing Sam Evatt) Alternate: *Phil Ellenburg Christian Life and Public Affairs Committee Chairman: […]

Report of 2014 SCBC Nominations Committee

Rick Martin, Chairman (All terms to begin Jan. 1, 2015) (*non-church employee, #unexpired term) EXECUTIVE BOARD (By Association) Aiken: *Shorty Hall (2019) Barnwell-Bamberg: *Cindy Sanders (2019) Broad River: Eddie Bolin (2019) Chester: Terry Fowler (2019) Colleton: Scott Hanna (2019) Columbia Metro: *Shawn Geiger (2019) Edgefield: Ray Brown (2019) Greenville: Randy Kirby (2019) Greenville: *Teresa Garrick […]

Volunteer carpenters frame up Three Rivers Association building

Three Rivers Baptist Association is building a new mission center. Recently, more than 100 volunteer carpenters from all over South Carolina converged in Greer to frame the building. The 5,000-square-foot mission center will house offices, meeting rooms, a conference center, disaster relief trailers and other outreach supplies. The two acres of land were donated by […]

Three Rivers Association breaks ground on mission center

On June 1, Three Rivers Baptist Association broke ground on a 5,000-square-foot mission center. The center will house offices, meeting rooms, a conference center, disaster relief trailers and other outreach supplies. Much of the construction of the building will take place during July with volunteer carpenters from around South Carolina. The two acres of land […]

Associational teams ‘investigate’ VBS 2014

Associational teams from around the state gathered for the South Carolina Baptist Convention’s state Vacation Bible School clinic at Spring Valley Baptist Church on Feb. 15 to begin “investigating” this year’s theme. The clinic focused on preparing leaders to use LifeWay’s 2014 VBS materials, “Agency D3: Discover, Decide, Defend,” based on an investigative agency theme. […]

Greenville Assoc. DOM search committee plans listening session

The search committee charged with finding a new director of missions for Greenville Baptist Association will host a listening session Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. at Mauldin First Baptist Church. Former Greenville Association DOM Ron Davis retired at the end of 2013. The listening session is intended for those holding church and association leadership positions. […]