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 […]

S.C. Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers merit national recognition

At a gathering in late January of Southern Baptist Disaster Relief leaders from several state Baptist conventions, three South Carolina volunteers were recognized for their service. Receiving awards were Steve Shumake of Grace Baptist Church in Sumter, Avery Fox of Clinton First Baptist Church, and Wil Bradham of the Southeast Baptist Association. Fox and Bradham […]

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 […]