Lakelands Association starts construction on new office complex

Lakelands Baptist Association broke ground Sept. 20 for a new office complex. After selling its former office two years ago, Lakelands Association has been operating out of the old infirmary on the campus of Connie Maxwell Children’s Ministries. The new office building will be a 9,350-square-foot facility located at 232 Bypass 225 South in Greenwood, […]

Three Rivers’ missions strategist heading back to mission field

Three Rivers Baptist Association’s Missions Strategist Randy B.* is retiring at the end of this year and will be returning to the international mission field. Paul Chitwood, International Mission Board president, was keynote speaker for Three Rivers’ Global Missions Celebration at First Baptist Church, Taylors, Oct. 10, which concluded with a time of commissioning for […]

CMBA executive director retires

George Bullard, executive director of Columbia Metro Baptist Association, retired June 10. The longtime denominational leader officially notified CMBA’s Visionary Leadership Community of his plans during the group’s monthly meeting in Columbia. Bullard has served the CMBA since 2017. After serving in several missions roles with the former Home Mission Board, Bullard went to Columbia […]

Letter: More Grace and Humility Needed

Once again, I found myself sitting in worship privately grieving that the pastor of the church would give his forced resignation at the end of the service. Please, God, not again! While the secular world “fires” people, I do not give up hope that His Church will do this differently. After all, this pastor was […]

Two DOMs receive inaugural Satterwhite Awards

Two directors of missions received inaugural Cliff Satterwhite Awards March 14 for outstanding service as disaster relief volunteers. Chris Smith and Tommy Richardson were recognized for their “tireless work in helping the Pee Dee and Grand Strand areas recover from four consecutive years of major disasters,” Randy Creamer, director of South Carolina Baptist Disaster Relief, […]

Three pastors, DOM recognized at 2019 annual meeting

The 2019 South Carolina Baptist Pastor of the Year Awards were presented during the Pastors Conference at Southside Church in Spartanburg. The awards are presented by Anderson University: • John E. White Award (churches up to 350 members): Will Browning, lead pastor of Journey Church in Screven Association. Browning started Journey Church about 12 years […]

York Association’s Mike Wallace leading Bahama relief efforts

Mission Development Director Mike Wallace and York Baptist Association’s churches are taking a lead role in coordinating South Carolina Baptists’ disaster relief efforts in the Bahamas. While Wallace was serving on the staff of Sisk Memorial Baptist in Fort Mill, the church made mission trips to the Grand Bahama Island to work with Upper Zion […]

Scholarship to honor director of missions and wife

Later this year, a scholarship honoring Bryant and Roseanne Fersner will begin to provide financial assistance for North Greenville University students who plan to pursue vocational Christian ministry. Fersner served as a pastor for 35 years before becoming director of missions for Moriah Baptist Association in 2014. He graduated from the University of South Carolina […]