Seminary professor to speak on racial reconciliation at NGU lecture

John Mark Yeats, associate professor of church history at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and College, will speak on racial reconciliation and diversity March 20 at North Greenville University. Yeats will deliver the school’s second annual College of Christian Studies Lectureship in Theology and Culture. The event, free and open to the public, will begin at […]

NGU names new provost and dean of the university faculty

North Greenville University president Gene C. Fant Jr. announced Feb. 12 that Nathan A. Finn will become the university’s chief academic officer on June 1, 2018, with the title of provost and dean of the university faculty. Finn currently serves as dean of the School of Theology and Missions and professor of theological studies, Union […]

Rumbough resigns from Baptist Foundation of S.C.

Valerie Rumbough, who most recently served as director of investments for the Baptist Foundation of South Carolina, has resigned, according to a Jan. 19 email sent to The Courier and others by Nathan R. McCarthy, president and CEO of the foundation. Rumbough, a certified public accountant and certified financial planner, served the foundation for more […]

Electrical fire temporarily closes Baptist Courier offices

The offices of The Baptist Courier in Greenville are temporarily closed after an electrical fire broke out in the building’s basement Tuesday afternoon (Jan. 16). Damage appeared to be limited to an electrical service box, but acrid smoke poured out of a basement door for approximately 20 minutes while firefighters extinguished the blaze and employed […]

S.C. Baptists go on the record for aiding displaced children

Whether supporting adoption and foster care, or by partnering with Connie Maxwell Children’s Home, South Carolina Baptists have historically given public voice to the biblical imperative to care for children of broken families, and they have done so yet again in recent times. South Carolina Baptist Convention messengers adopted a resolution advancing adoption in 2012 […]

Ben Davis named president emeritus at Connie Maxwell

The Connie Maxwell Children’s Home board of trustees has conferred the status of president emeritus upon former president and longtime organizational supporter Ben Davis. At the November board meeting, a motion from the executive committee was brought to the full board at the suggestion of new president Danny Nicholson. The motion passed unanimously. “I’ve studied […]

S.C. Baptist Ministries for Aging eyeing growth into Midlands

South Carolina Baptist Ministries for the Aging has announced that it will study the feasibility of establishing a presence in the Midlands region of the state. SCBMA, which is affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention, currently operates two retirement campuses — Martha Franks Retirement Community in Laurens and Bethea Retirement Community in Darlington. Last […]