Anderson University presents 2017 Pastor of the Year awards

Anderson University presented its annual South Carolina Baptist Pastor of the Year awards Nov. 6 at the South Carolina Baptist Pastors Conference at Shandon Baptist Church. The awards were established in 2011 to honor outstanding pastors and are based on the following criteria: Having served in the South Carolina Baptist Convention for at least three […]

Guest Viewpoint: Let’s ‘Unite’ for missions, revival

The theme of the 197th annual meeting of the South Carolina Baptist Convention this year is Unite! In light of all that is going on in our world, there could not be a more appropriate theme! President Keith Shorter has cast a vision for this year’s convention being more of a mission focus than just […]

Scholarship fund honors memory of Upstate pastor

A scholarship fund honoring the late Phillip McMinn, a South Carolina pastor and scholar who died in a car accident in 2007, will benefit ministry students at two Upstate Baptist universities. The Phillip McMinn Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to qualifying students attending Anderson and North Greenville universities, the two institutions where McMinn’s children were […]

Students earn degrees at AU’s Clamp Divinity School

Eight students earned graduate ministry degrees May 17 from Clamp Divinity School at Anderson University, including the following: Doctor of ministry in biblical preaching: Timothy Mann of Port Orange, Fla.; Johnnie Bradley of McKinney, Texas; and Charles Hill of Greer. Master of divinity: Emily Bowen of Anderson, and Christopher Ashley of Easley. Master of ministry: […]

AU worship service sees 65 student salvations

Anderson University reports that 65 students prayed to receive Jesus as savior at a campus worship service on Sept. 20. Clayton King, whose Crossroads Worldwide ministry is headquartered at the AU campus, preached at the service. King is also teaching pastor at NewSpring Church in Anderson. “The campus ministries team has been busy following up […]

Panel reflects on state Baptist missions and education

The South Carolina Baptist Convention History Committee and Charleston Southern University sponsored a panel discussion Oct. 8 on the history of missions and education in the state convention. The event was held in Ellis Hall at Columbia First Baptist Church. Participants included Charleston Southern University vice president and professor of Christian studies Michael Bryant, who […]

NGU evangelistic team serves in Costa Rica

A team of 15 volunteers, including members of the North Greenville University community, served in Villa Real, Costa Rica, July 7-15. The team was led by Bill Cashion, professor of evangelism and missions in NGU’s Graduate School of Christian Ministry. Beverly Hawkins, a member of NGU’s board of trustees and a recent master of Christian […]

Charleston Southern University launches presidential search

The Charleston Southern University board of trustees has formed a 17-person search committee to find the institution’s next president. The new president will succeed retiring president Jairy C. Hunter Jr. and will be the third chief executive in the school’s history. The university announced in March that Hunter, who has served as CSU’s president for […]

Ruth Graham to speak at Connie Maxwell Children’s Home

Ruth Graham, daughter of evangelist Billy Graham, will be the featured speaker Nov. 9 at Connie Maxwell Children’s Home during a “Celebrate New Beginnings” event. The 7 p.m. program will be held at Connie Maxwell Baptist Church and will include a musical performance by Gene Cotton. The public is invited, but seating is limited. For […]

Executive Board affirms potential White Oak deal

The South Carolina Baptist Convention is negotiating with a potential buyer for White Oak Conference Center in Winnsboro. The SCBC Executive Board approved a motion in April 2016 to seek a buyer for its conference center, established in 1979, after studying the long-term maintenance and operational costs of keeping the facility open. According to an […]