Upstate ministries serve a growing Japanese community

Three major Japanese companies will open industrial plants in the Upstate over the next year. Along with creating thousands of new jobs, the companies will move hundreds of Japanese executives, workers and families into the Moore, Greer and Simpsonville areas. Groups that teach English as a second language, along with other South Carolina Baptist ministries, […]

Moriah Association establishes Platt Endowment to support missions

Moriah Baptist Association has established the John and Barbara Platt Endowment fund to honor the late couple and provide ongoing financial support for missions work in the association and around the world. Platt was the first director of missions for Moriah Association, serving from 1980-1995. He later was director of missions for Columbia-Metro Association. Before […]

Anderson University presents awards at 2016 Pastors Conference

Anderson University recognizes the unique high calling the pastorate.  The South Carolina Baptist Pastor of the Year Award was established in 2011 to honor outstanding pastors, based on the following criteria: Having served in the South Carolina Baptist Convention for at least 3 years. Strong supporter of the Cooperative Program. Be a model of Pastoral […]

Deatons to be honored for ‘lifetime achievement’

Bob and Phyllis Deaton will be officially honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual meeting of the Spartanburg County Baptist Network, which will meet Nov. 6 at Covenant Baptist Church in Spartanburg. Pictured with the Deatons is Spartanburg Network secretary Jayne Lambert, a member of Woodruff First Baptist Church, where Deaton served as […]

Bryant Sims to be nominated for SCBC first VP

Bryant Sims, pastor of First Mount Moriah Baptist Church in Greenwood, will be nominated for first vice president of the South Carolina Baptist Convention when church messengers convene Nov. 15-16 in Columbia for their annual meeting. Sims, who currently serves as the convention’s second vice president, will be nominated by David Little, director of missions […]

‘Sunburn trailer’ offers Gospel witness

Headed to the Carolina coast this summer for some sun and surf but also looking for a missions opportunity? Martha Bullard has just the job for you. This summer, as she has for the past seven summers, Bullard, along with volunteers from churches of the Waccamaw Baptist Association, will be manning a “sunburn trailer” at […]

Fork Shoals to celebrate 235th anniversary

Fork Shoals Baptist Church, Pelzer, will celebrate its 235th anniversary April 17. According to information provided by the church, Fork Shoals is the oldest congregation in Greenville Baptist Association. It was originally located in a brush arbor at the juncture of Reedy River and Big Creek between 1777 and 1780. A log and earthen clay […]

Moriah releases book on 200th anniv. of association

Mike Hammond, pastor of Jones Crossroads Baptist Church in Lancaster, and his wife, Gail, hold a copy of “Two Hundred Years of Missions and Ministries: A Partial History of the Moriah Baptist Association,” which was introduced to the association’s churches Feb. 28. Hammond, who also teaches mathematics at Wingate University, authored the book.

Lexington Association celebrates 20 years with DOM Johnny Rumbough

Director of missions Johnny Rumbough has served Lexington Baptist Association for 20 years, and the anniversary was celebrated during a March executive committee meeting. Association staff, board members and other ministry partners shared meaningful words and presented Rumbough with gifts to note the milestone. Association vice moderator Chris Platt chaired the meeting, where he spoke to Rumbough’s […]

Loving ‘the People Nobody Wants’

Grant and Amber Hinson forsake comfort and security to live among the residents of Countryside mobile home park Imagine quitting your job, putting your roomy home up for sale, paring down your possessions by way of a yard sale, saying goodbye to family and friends, and moving your family nearly two hours away to set […]