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 […]

Epting releases new book about NGU tenure

Jimmy Epting, president of North Greenville University from 1991 to 2015, has written a first-person account of his tenure at the helm of the South Carolina Baptist Convention-affiliated school. The book is titled, “I Know You Can’t, But God Can!!!” and is the author’s view of the years of growth and success at NGU. Carlisle […]

North Greenville BCM panel promotes unity in diversity

Joshua Gilmore, Baptist Collegiate Ministry director at North Greenville University, recently led NGU students through a sermon series called “University: Unity in Diversity.” Racism, prejudice, and judgment, Gilmore said, all hinder in some way the university’s progress to see diversity flourish on campus. The BCM hosted a panel that included evangelist Stephen Splawn; Charlie Buitrago, […]

The Christmas Star

Outside, Seamore Seahorse swam, gazing up at the stars. It was nearly Christmas. “What are you doing?” Sunny Starfish asked as she walked to his backyard fence. “I was wondering if we could still see the Christmas star,” Seamore replied. “What Christmas star?” Sunny asked. “You know, the bright star that the wise men followed […]

White Oak Conference Center for sale again

White Oak Conference Center in Winnsboro was scheduled to be sold to Midlands Charter Institute last year for $5.4 million. However, the charter school failed to qualify for a loan and has moved off the campus. The property is on the market again. Scott Lee, chief administrative officer for the South Carolina Baptist Convention, stated […]

Baptist universities see enrollments top 9,300 students

Anderson and Charleston Southern universities recorded increases in enrollment when registration numbers were tallied in late-September, while North Greenville University anticipated slightly fewer students on campus. Anderson University’s fall enrollment was expected to top 3,500 students, including a 17 percent increase in graduate program enrollment. Freshmen retention from 2018-19 exceeded 80 percent, one of the […]

Anderson University planning to field football team

Anderson University has announced plans to field a football team by the fall of 2024. “After years of discussion, careful consideration and operating from a position of academic and financial strength, Anderson University’s Board of Trustees is adding a Trojan football program as its next successful athletic team,” President Evans Whitaker announced Oct. 4. “In […]