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 […]

Upcoming Courier Tours

Courier Tours has two trips already planned in 2020: the Graham Express and SBC Orlando. • Graham Express — April 27-29 Visit the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte and The Cove Chapel at the Billy Graham Training Center in Asheville. Side trips planned to the Biltmore House and Gardens and a train ride through the […]

SCBC Pastors: ‘Speak the Truth in Love’

On Nov. 10-11, pastors and families from Baptist churches across the state gathered at Southside Baptist Church in Spartanburg for the annual South Carolina Baptist Pastors Conference. The theme of the two-day event was “Speak the Truth in Love,” a message affirmed through the various messages delivered by six speakers, including renowned author Bruce Wilkinson. […]

Anderson offering retreat house for pastors

Pastors, need somewhere to get away for rest and renewal? Anderson University may have just the retreat place you’re looking for to find some much-needed respite. Located just steps from the university’s campus, the house can be used for sabbaticals, study retreats, planning sessions, focused writing, ministry preparation, or needed respite from ministerial demands. “We […]