Camp Marietta trustees ready to recommend buyer for property

Trustees of Camp Marietta in northern Greenville County have settled on a potential buyer for the property, and the chairwoman says she is confident the facility will continue to operate as a Christian camp after it is sold. The property is owned and operated by two Upstate Baptist associations — Greenville and Three Rivers — and is overseen by […]

Woodruff Baptist Association names Tony Crouch as new DOM

Tony Crouch has been named director of missions for Woodruff Baptist Association. The Greenwood native formerly served as pastor of Fairview Baptist Church in Kinards and Chestnut Ridge Baptist Church in Laurens. Crouch attended the University of South Carolina and Erskine College. He and his wife, Mary Ann, have two children and two grandchildren.

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 […]