North Greenville University taps Gene Fant as 8th president

Gene C. Fant Jr., a veteran Baptist educator, has been named the eighth president of North Greenville University in Tigerville, S.C. Fant, 53, who most recently served as provost and chief academic officer for Palm Beach Atlantic University, a Christian school in West Palm Beach, Fla., was introduced as “God’s man” for North Greenville by […]

North Greenville University to name new president on Thursday

North Greenville University will introduce its eighth president Thursday, Feb. 23, at a 2 p.m. press conference at the school’s Hayes Welcome Center. The university has been operating with an interim president since school trustees announced the departure of former president Jimmy Epting in January 2015. After a video surfaced on social media in August 2015 raising questions […]

Bethea resident baptized in retirement facility’s pool

John Cribb, a resident of Bethea Baptist Retirement Center in Darlington, was baptized in the facility’s aquatic center Jan. 29. The Johnsonville native moved to Bethea two years ago. Cribb says he grew up in church and has read the Bible regularly for most of his life, but realized a few months ago that he […]

CSU to hold faith-and-science discussion opportunity for teachers

Charleston Southern University will host “Welcoming Faith into the Science Classroom,” a day of discussion and conversation on faith integration and the sciences, on April 8. CSU faculty members will lead panel discussions and breakout sessions on topics such as evolution and creation, the age of the earth, and where Scripture overlaps with science. The […]

African-American denomination partners with Anderson University divinity school

The Baptist Educational and Missionary Convention of South Carolina has voted to establish a formal partnership with Clamp Divinity School at Anderson University. Clamp Divinity School will be the designated center for graduate theological education for the 1,100 predominantly African-American churches of the BEMCSC. Anderson University is affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention. “[This] […]

NGU bids farewell to two longtime English professors

North Greenville University announced the retirement of two longtime English professors — Cathy Sepko and Julia Drummond — at the end of the fall 2016 semester. Sepko, who has served as a professor of English at NGU since 1996, served as the keynote speaker for the fall commencement Dec. 9. She has held various faculty […]

Retiring professor tells NGU grads to learn from past, look to future

Retiring English professor Cathy Sepko told the approximately 180 members of North Greenville University’s 2016 December graduating class on Dec. 9 that, no matter how bleak their past has been, they should learn from it and look to the future. Sepko, known by her students as a storyteller, explained to the graduates just why she […]

Baptist Foundation of SC awards $10,000 grant to AU

The Baptist Foundation of South Carolina has awarded Anderson University a $10,000 grant to assist in the ongoing operation of The Great Commission Center. Established in 2015, The Great Commission Center, headed by Dr. Tim McKnight, of AU’s College of Christian Studies, is an effort to coordinate the many mission efforts throughout the Anderson University […]

CSU Operation Christmas Child packs 1,823 shoeboxes

Charleston Southern University Students packed 1,823 shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child at CSU’s sixth annual packing party. At the packing party, students weave in and out of the aisles of the chapel, selecting toys, school supplies and necessities such as soap and toothpaste, hand packing each box one by one. Prior to 2011, several clubs and organizations […]