A former South Carolina youth pastor is facing 26 counts of voyeurism and 32 charges of criminal sexual conduct, many involving minors, in two counties, according to WYFF-TV. County court records show 21 new charges were filed against Daniel Kellan Mayfield, 35, the last week in June. The investigation is still ongoing. “This has been […]
Dwight Easler, senior pastor of Corinth Baptist Church, Gaffney, since 2004, began duties as director of missions for Broad River Baptist Association this month. “The mission of the Broad River Baptist Association is to assist and unite churches to fulfill the Great Commission. This mission stands strong despite a new day and new challenges,” Easler […]
“Best Friends” (Courier Publishing, 30 pages) written by Doug Kauffmann and illustrated by Cherry Smith, is a tender story of two brothers, one 19 years old and the other 9, who spend a memorable afternoon at the beach before the older brother prepares to return to his studies at college. They do all their favorite […]
Mike and Debbie Baker met at North Greenville University, later married, and began a journey together that has been characterized by marital longevity and missions involvement. The couple has been married for more than 50 years. She is a retired schoolteacher, and he has served on church staffs, was one of the founders of Joyful […]
The sanctuary of Greater Faith United Missionary Baptist Church, Columbia, was destroyed by an electrical fire July 31. Church members had met earlier for two services that Sunday before flames were reported around 2 p.m. The building was empty when firefighters arrived. Charles Graham, pastor of Greater Faith, said the building, which had formerly been […]
Jamie Rogers has begun duties as the new executive director of the Columbia Metro Baptist Association. Pastors and lay leaders of CMBA churches affirmed Rogers during a special called meeting in July held at St. Andrews Baptist Church in Columbia. Rogers has been the Columbia Baptist Collegiate Ministry director on the University of South Carolina […]
South Carolina Baptists are among dozens of Southern Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers from across the Southeast, along with Send Relief (the compassion ministry of Southern Baptists), who are providing resources for meals and flood relief supplies to help with recovery following the historic flooding that deluged Eastern Kentucky in late July. “The destruction is absolutely […]
Michael Bragg is the new director of missions for North Spartan Baptist Association. He previously was pastor of First Baptist Church of Campobello. Bragg is a graduate of Wofford College, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, and received a Doctor of Ministry degree from North Greenville University. He and his wife, Amiee, have three adult children.
A six-member team of South Carolina Baptists returned June 11 after assisting with humanitarian relief efforts in a Romanian town on the Ukraine border. The team’s purpose was “to serve the precious people of Ukraine who have found themselves displaced from their homeland, forced to leave their homes and families,” said team leader Wil Bradham, […]
South Carolina Baptist Convention CEO Gary Hollingsworth speaks at the Ridge Association’s “old-fashioned tent meeting” in April.