Connie Maxwell calls Boyd to lead strategic initiatives

Connie Maxwell Children’s Home has called Jay Boyd as the new vice president for strategic initiatives. He will lead fundraising efforts and other duties related to the strategic plan of the institution. Boyd served as director of development for the Alabama Baptist Children’s Home. He has an MA degree in leadership from Southern Baptist Theological […]

The Courier receives awards from S.C. Press Association

The Baptist Courier received nine awards — the most the South Carolina Baptist news magazine has earned — from the South Carolina Press Association. The awards recognized work published by The Courier in 2019. The magazine won first-place awards in the SCPA’s Associate and Individual Division for faith reporting, editorial writing, and column writing.  The […]

Internship fund launch date reset

The Bill and Shirley Adams Internship Fund for Baptist College Students was scheduled to begin this fall, but with the pandemic continuing, The Courier has rescheduled the launch of the program for the 2021 spring semester. Any South Carolina Baptist student who senses a call to serve God in the communication field can apply for […]

School back in session at Anderson, Charleston Southern and North Greenville

All three of South Carolina Baptists’ universities reopened in August, but with modified class schedules and recommended health and safety measures being implemented during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Anderson University opened its campus Aug. 19 for in-person classes. Under a revised plan, in-person classes are to meet on Labor Day and fall break will be […]

Prayer of a Pandemician

  COVID-19 appeared, and we lost all control First physically tired, now weary in soul Enduring lockdown, stuck in quarantine Making the most of this unwelcome routine We assumed two weeks, no more than three Then back to normal, but it wasn’t to be Lord, how did we land in this position? Living the life […]

Online Crossroads Camp a Success

With over 400 churches and 17,000 students, the new Crossroads: Hometowns — an online alternative summer camp — has reached more people than ever. Crossroads Summer Camps, a ministry of Clayton King Ministries, typically operates summer camps on the campus of Anderson University each summer. With the COVID-19 pandemic, this year is different. “This was […]

Multi-million-dollar gift from local chaplain funds new center at CSU

Rob Dewey and his wife, Kathy, recently announced their intention to provide funding to create a center for chaplaincy at Charleston Southern University. The more than $2 million commitment will establish the Dewey Center for Chaplaincy, which represents one of the largest philanthropic commitments in the history of CSU. The Deweys have begun providing annual […]

Where Do We Go From Here?

With the convergence of a global pandemic, struggling economy, racial tension, protests, recent Supreme Court decisions, a contentious election year, and a growing uneasiness, the question “Where do we go from here?” is on the minds and hearts of many people. The Courier reached out to our South Carolina Baptist Convention institutional presidents and executives […]

Bill and Shirley Adams internship program starting next spring

The Courier had planned to launch the Bill and Shirley Adams internship program for South Carolina Baptist college students this fall, but, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, now plans to begin the internship program with the 2021 spring semester. Baptist students who sense a call to serve God in the broad area of communication are […]

Guest Viewpoint: We Need to Remember Who We Are

“After this I looked, and behold a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, ‘Salvation belongs to our God who […]