NGU to hold National Day of Prayer drive-in event at Greer campus

North Greenville University, in partnership with HIS Radio, will be hosting a National Day of Prayer drive-in event Thursday, May 7, from 12-12:45 p.m. on NGU’s Tim Brashier Campus in Greer. NGU President Gene Fant Jr., along with area church leaders, will lead in prayer for local, state and national leaders, the re-gathering of churches […]

NGU Sends Students to Help Hurting Families Over Spring Break

Back in September 2019, Tyler Troyer, of Samaritan’s Purse Disaster Relief, reached out to Joshua Gilmore, one of the campus pastors at North Greenville University, requesting help in serving families in Eastern North Carolina that had been affected by Hurricane Dorian.   Gilmore, who leads the Baptist Collegiate Ministries at NGU, frequently deploys college students on […]

Federal Loans: ‘Should We or Shouldn’t We?’

By this time, many decisions have already been made regarding what churches should do concerning the Federal Government’s offer of loans/grants to nonprofits. Because of the severe economic impact on small businesses and churches, the Small Business Administration made a special exemption for churches to pursue loans, which could turn into grants. The question most […]

CSU offers board rebate to residential students

Charleston Southern University announced April 6 to its campus community that all currently registered residential students will receive a prorated board rebate for the spring 2020 semester. The credit will be calculated based on actual food service costs eliminated from the date the student vacated the residence hall — in most cases, Monday, March 16, […]

SCBMA’s Retirement Communities Keeping Residents and Staff Safe

When South Carolina Baptist Ministry of Aging’s leadership learned the coronavirus pandemic had reached South Carolina in early March, they immediately took action to keep all residents and staff safe at Bethea and Martha Franks Retirement Communities. They made sure all the CMS guidelines were not only met but exceeded requirements for protecting residents and […]

Courier launching Adams internship program

The Bill and Shirley Adams Internship Program for South Carolina Baptist college students will launch this fall at The Baptist Courier. The program is designed for students who sense a call from God to work in communications. “I am thrilled about this, and I hope churches and Sunday school classes will donate to this fund […]

A Blessed Man

In January, Don Harper became the first African-American to serve as trustee chair of any South Carolina Baptist Convention-related institution, including the Executive Board of the convention. His election as Anderson University’s board chair was historic, but it was also not surprising, given the Christian character, work ethic, and devotion to Christ of this godly […]

Charleston church preparing future ministers

A number of years ago, the Lord placed in David Dyer’s heart a desire to pursue a vocational ministry. As a student at Charleston Southern University, he began preparing for a life of ministry. He joined a growing number of young people who — having surrendered to a call to ministry — chose to participate […]

Looking Ahead

As The Courier looks forward to the coming year, there are some things we are working on that we hope will both interest and bless you. Courier Tours is planning on four tours this year, and possibly five. On April 27-29, we will travel to Asheville to visit the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, tour […]

Helping Children in Need

The late Fred Rogers of the “Mr. Rogers” television show for children once said, “Anyone who does anything to help a child is a hero to me.” The 31st president of the United States, Herbert Hoover, said, “Children are our most valuable resource.” When children are displaced or in danger, there is a problem. When […]