24 students with ties to state receive Southeastern degrees

Twenty-four students with ties to South Carolina participated in fall graduation exercises at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, N.C. While unable to hold in-person graduation activities, the graduates celebrated virtually on Dec. 11. The students and their degrees are: College at Southeastern Associate of Divinity in Biblical Studies — John Alan Harveston, Rock […]

Clamp named SCBC strategic officer

Lee Clamp, state evangelism director, began new duties as chief strategic officer of the South Carolina Baptist Convention Jan. 1. “Lee Clamp’s passion for reaching lost people, coupled with his gift in strategic thinking and planning, made him the obvious choice to become our chief strategic officer,” said SCBC Executive Director-Treasurer Gary Hollingsworth. “During these […]

Pastors affirm ‘Sufficiency of Scripture’

Pastors from across the state gathered at River District Church, formerly known as First Baptist Church, West Columbia, on Nov. 9 for the 2020 South Carolina Baptist Pastors Conference. Chad Campbell, pastor of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church in Easley, served as president of this year’s conference. During both sessions, attendees were led in worship by […]

‘Lights! Camera! Action!’ Courier videos now rolling

“Lights! Camera! Action! We’re recording!” may not exactly be director calls one would expect from The Courier, but Courier readers may soon become Courier viewers, too. With a soft launch of Courier Videos this fall, the South Carolina Baptist magazine has ventured into video production to further enhance telling the stories of those who are […]

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 […]