CSU weight room to get new equipment, enlarged space

A surprise announcement during Charleston Southern University’s homecoming weekend earned a standing ovation from the Buccaneer football team. Sam and Angie Kelly of Greenville announced they were donating funding to establish the Angie & Sam Kelly Strength and Conditioning Center in the field house. The Kellys’ donation, combined with university funding, will enhance and enlarge the […]

Focusing on Christ at center of Kelly’s message

“Keeping Your Focus on Christ” was Tommy Kelly’s chapel message at Charleston Southern University Oct. 28. He used Matthew 14:22-33 to demonstrate how to keep your focus on Christ: Alone time with God. “You expect God to do great things with you, but you aren’t spending time with Him,” said Kelly. Jesus demonstrated how to […]

Anderson University presents annual Pastor of the Year awards

Anderson University presented the 2015 South Carolina Baptist Pastor of the Year awards Nov. 9 during the evening session of the South Carolina Baptist Pastors’ Conference at Southside Baptist Church in Spartanburg. Anderson University recognizes the unique high calling of the pastorate. In an effort to honor the meritorious servant leadership of pastors in our […]

When a Shoebox Contains Eternity

When Izabella McMillon was a young child in Communist Romania, a pastor in a secret church she attended told her one day God was going to do something big with her, but for the moment she needed to be quiet. Today McMillon lives in the U.S. and works for Operation Christmas Child, which provides gifts […]

Augusta Heights Baptist Church dismissed from Greenville Association after pastor performs same-sex marriage

Updated Nov. 10, 10:30 a.m. Editor’s note: Messengers to the 2015 annual meeting of the South Carolina Baptist Convention Nov. 10 approved a motion from the SCBC Executive Board that Augusta Heights Baptist Church “be disaffiliated from the South Carolina Baptist Convention.” Greenville Baptist Association messengers voted unanimously Oct. 22 to dismiss Augusta Heights Baptist […]

NGU panel to address preaching in contemporary culture

A Nov. 12 panel discussion at North Greenville University will explore “Evangelical Preaching in Contemporary Culture.” The event will be held from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. in the university’s Craft/Hemphill Building. Panelists will include Marcus Buckley, pastor of Riverside Baptist Church in Greer; Rudy Gray, editor of The Baptist Courier; Paul Jimenez, pastor of Taylors First […]

Courier editor’s new book will be free at SCBC annual meeting

Baptist Courier editor Rudy Gray will be giving away signed copies of his latest book, “You Can Live Until You Die,” at the upcoming annual meeting of the South Carolina Baptist Convention. Gray says some people stop living long before they die, while others embrace every moment of life until their dying breath. In “You […]

SCBC Executive Board reinstates North Greenville University’s funding

The South Carolina Baptist Convention Executive Board has signaled its desire to move past a controversy surrounding the sudden departure of North Greenville University president Jimmy Epting earlier this year. The move came after a series of meetings between NGU officials and SCBC leaders, during which time Cooperative Program payments to the school were delayed […]

CSU recognizes alum Ron Jackson for ministry to pastors

Ron Jackson, right, was recently recognized at Charleston Southern University, his alma mater. CSU president Jairy Hunter presented Jackson with a plaque honoring Jackson’s work through Parson’s Pantry, a ministry that provides assistance to needy pastors, widows of pastors and married ministerial students.

Connie Maxwell recognizes John Tollison for 40 years of service

Connie Maxwell Children’s Home recently recognized longtime employee John Tollison for 40 years of service. Tollison joined the staff in 1975, ministering to children through his work on the farm until 1988 and later as the “maintenance man” at the children’s home. Pictured with Tollison is Connie Maxwell president Randy Harling.