‘Someone Held My Hand’ surpasses 17,000 copies

Courier Publishing has partnered with Connie Maxwell Children’s Home to reprint “Someone Held My Hand,” a collection of uplifting stories by alumni and friends of the 125-year-old Baptist-affiliated institution based in Greenwood. With the latest reprint, more than 17,000 copies of the book have been published. Subtitled “A Series of God Stories,” the book was […]

Humor, church planting mark Gene Fant’s upbringing

Spend a few minutes across a table from Gene and Lisa Fant, and you’ll appreciate that humor is part of the equation in getting to know North Greenville University’s new first couple. Ask about his earliest childhood memories of Mississippi, and he’ll say, “Pine trees, rattlesnakes and tornadoes.” Ask her what first attracted her to […]

Courier wins top magazine honors, writing awards

The Baptist Courier garnered five prizes recently from the South Carolina Press Association. The awards, which recognized work published in 2016, were announced March 18 in Columbia. The Courier’s June issue, with a cover story on Clemson University head football coach Dabo Swinney and other articles related to Father’s Day, took top honors in the […]

Committee seeking next Connie Maxwell Children’s Home president

Connie Maxwell Children’s Home has formed a presidential search committee and will be accepting applications until May 5. The next president of Connie Maxwell Children’s Home will succeed Randy Harling, who resigned in October 2016. James Wright, former chief financial officer for the South Carolina Baptist Convention, has served as interim president since November 2016 […]

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 churches partner with AU divinity school

The Baptist Educational and Missionary Convention of South Carolina has voted to establish a formal partnership with Anderson University. AU’s 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] will be a […]

Grant helps NGU students prepare for cross-cultural ministry

The Baptist Foundation of South Carolina has awarded a $10,000 grant to North Greenville University to support its intercultural studies degree program. The grant assists students who participate in an annual field immersion experience designed to prepare them for the challenges and complexities of living and ministering in a variety of cross-cultural settings. “This grant […]

North Greenville University opens Greer campus

With a snip of the ceremonial scissors, North Greenville University interim president Randall J. Pannell, T. Walter Brashier, Craig McCoy of Bon Secours/St. Francis Hospital, and City of Greer mayor Rick Danner marked the official opening of the school’s new Greer campus. The dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony took place at 1:00 p.m. on Feb. 16. The […]

Candlelight tour highlights Connie Maxwell’s 125th anniversary

Connie Maxwell Children’s Home in Greenwood will hold nighttime candlelight walking tours of the campus March 17 and 18 as part of the 125th anniversary celebration of the institution’s founding. The walking tours will allow visitors a peek into life at the children’s home and will include six reenactments from Connie Maxwell’s history. The tours will […]