Clamp Divinity School to launch 2 new degrees

Two new graduate degrees — the Master of Ministry Management and the Master of Divinity with Youth Ministry Concentration — are scheduled to launch this fall at Clamp Divinity School of Anderson University, trademarked as The Baptist Seminary of South Carolina. The Master of Ministry Management degree is the first of its kind in the […]

NGU honors Hemphills for denominational service

Two long-time Southern Baptist laborers, Ken and Paula Hemphill, were honored at North Greenville University’s alumni and friends event at the Birmingham Zoo’s Kiwanis Giraffe Encounter in June. They received the inaugural Paula and Ken Hemphill Award for Denominational Service, recognizing their servant leadership in empowering kingdom growth among Southern Baptists. In presenting the award, […]

The Baptist Courier and the South Carolina Baptist Convention

“The Courier has done far more for us than we have done for it,” South Carolina Baptists concluded in a report adopted by the 1912 South Carolina Baptist Convention. The paper reported what Baptists were doing and greatly contributed to the growth of the denomination. It helped unite South Carolina Baptists and advanced the discussion […]

Courier trustees comprise strong cross section of S.C. Baptists

The Courier has 15 trustees, with each serving a five-year term. Three trustees rotate off the board each year and three new people are added yearly. All trustees from the seven South Carolina Baptist Convention institutional partners are approved at the annual meeting of the South Carolina Baptist Convention. Our trustees are diverse but connected […]

Courier Printers over the Years

Davey Hiott, president of Hiott Printing in Pickens, is a current member of The Courier’s board of trustees. His dad, Gary, served as a trustee of The Courier from 1968 to 1972 and was also the president of Hiott Printing. He was elected to serve a second term on the board in 1975, but resigned […]

Poems in ‘Morning Mercies’ reflect Bunton’s joy for life

“When I awoke this morning, a new year had begun; a year of special memories given to me by God’s Son.” So begins the opening stanza of Patsy Bunton’s debut collection of poetry, “Morning Mercies” (Courier Publishing, $19.95) Her poems were originally written as a gift to her grandson, but Bunton’s reflections touch on many […]

Courier counts 10 prior editors in 150-year history

In its 150 years as a South Carolina Baptist publication, The Baptist Courier has been led by 10 previous editors. Founding editor Tilman R. Gaines had the shortest tenure, only three years. A graduate of Furman University, he was serving as pastor of First Baptist Church of Yorkville, founded in 1866, when, at age 35, […]

Did You Know? July 2019

Standing on the corner of Manly and Pettigru streets in downtown Greenville, The Baptist Courier occupies the only building the South Carolina Baptist news publication has ever owned in its 150-year history. Built in 1967, the original 7,000-square-foot office building was constructed at a cost of approximately $120,000. A decade later, a second phase was […]

‘Recycling’ embodies a way of life for The Courier staff

When The Baptist Courier turned 125 in 1994, an article touted, “Courier believes in recycling,” noting that three of its staff members had been employed by the newspaper before. As the saying goes, the more things change … In 2019, there are still three “recycled” employees at The Courier — one of whom has returned […]