Savannah River Assoc. calls Woody Oliver as new DOM

Woody Oliver has been called as director of missions for Savannah River Baptist Association. He previously served Harmony Baptist Church in Edgemoor and Woodfields Baptist Church in Greenwood. He has chaired the Nominations Committee and By-Laws Committee of the South Carolina Baptist Convention. Oliver and his wife, Dena, have four daughters and three grandchildren.

Daniel Godfrey is new exec. dir. of Broad River Association

Daniel Godfrey has been called as executive director of Broad River Baptist Association. He is a graduate of North Greenville University and Southeastern Baptist Theological  Seminary. Godfrey previously served as pastor of Arrowwood Baptist Church in Chesnee. He and his wife, Heidi, are the parents of Chloe and Troy.

Conway woman publishes Christian fiction book

Renee Kinlaw of Conway has released her fourth book, “Leann’s Victory,” a fictional story that depicts the depths of God’s love. It is the first of four books in her “The Restoration” series. Kinlaw’s other books include three devotionals and Bible studies: “God Has a Scrub Brush,” “Baggage and All: Yesterday is His-Story,” and “Defining […]

Surfside Beach ‘sunburn trailer’ ministry seeks volunteers

Waccamaw Baptist Association is looking for volunteers to help man a “sunburn trailer” at Surfside Beach this summer. Volunteers pass out free sunscreen, aloe gel and water and look for opportunities to share the gospel with visitors. Youth groups from churches outside the area may also utilize the trailer as a staging area for missions […]

Rumbough takes on interim pastor role at Pelion Baptist Church

Johnny Rumbough, director of missions for Lexington Baptist Association, has begun service as interim lead pastor of Pelion Baptist Church in the association. He began his work at Pelion Jan. 28. Prior to joining Lexington Association in 1996, Rumbough served with the North American Mission Board. He is co-founder of a lay missionary small-group training […]

Spartanburg County Network calls Cameron Wooten as missions ministries consultant

Cameron Wooten has been called as mission ministries consultant for Spartanburg County Baptist Network. A Simpsonville native, he is a graduate of North Greenville University and holds dual master’s degrees (church planting and intercultural studies), along with a doctor of ministry degree, from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Lynn, have two daughters.

Survey weighs value of Baptist associations

Most church leaders believe their financial contributions to local Baptist associations are “a good kingdom investment” while others are struggling to see their relevancy, according to findings from a national survey released July 31. “When asked to describe the most exciting aspect of their local Baptist association, the most popular answer among church leaders was […]

‘Bring-A-Kid’ to Darlington Raceway is Sept. 2

Darlington Raceway Ministries, in cooperation with the Welsh Neck Baptist Association, will sponsor “Bring-A-Kid” to the Sept. 2 NASCAR Infinity 200 race. According to Welsh Neck director of missions David Worthington, this year’s event will feature professional NASCAR driver Michael McDowell, who will share his testimony at the pre-race rally beginning at 11 a.m. The […]

George Bullard elected DOM for Columbia-Metro Association

George Bullard, former staff member of the South Carolina Baptist Convention, was elected unanimously as director of missions for Columbia-Metro Baptist Association on June 29. From 1985 to 1999, he served as missions director and later led the state convention’s strategic development and growth teams. From 1981 to 1985, he worked with the Metropolitan Missions […]