Carolyn Rainey joins Courier staff as circulation manager

Carolyn Rainey has joined the staff of The Baptist Courier as circulation manager. She will maintain church and individual subscription accounts and can be reached at 864-232-8736, extension 16. A Greenville native, Rainey previously served on the Courier staff in the 1970s and 1980s. She retired from Canal Insurance after 23 years of employment. She […]

Retired missionary publishes first novel

Jean Phillips has released her seventh book but first novel, “Light in the Darkness,” a story of how the light of Jesus dispels spiritual darkness in a rural district in Zimbabwe. Phillips and her late husband, Gene, served for more than 40 years as Southern Baptist missionaries in Zimbabwe and other southern African countries. She […]

Free event at NGU examines dynamics of church conflicts

North Greenville University will present “The Dynamics of Church Conflicts and Avoiding Forced Termination” April 20 at 12:15 p.m. The event is free to the public and will be held in the Craft/Hemphill building. Monty Hale, director of pastoral ministries for the South Carolina Baptist Convention, will lead the session. For more information, contact Frankie […]

CSU student, athletics receive Campus Compact honors

Charleston Southern University students and athletic program were honored at the Campus Compact Civic Engagement Leadership Summit and Awards Ceremony, hosted at the Whitfield Center for Christian Leadership on campus April 8. The Charleston Southern University baseball program received the South Carolina Student Service Achievement Award for their work with children with disabilities. The CSU baseball […]

SCBC accepting recommendations for boards, committees

The South Carolina Baptist Convention is accepting recommendations for persons to serve on the state denomination’s standing committees, on the boards of trustees of the convention’s institutions, and on the SCBC Executive Board. The deadline for receiving recommendations is July 7. The forms for recommending individuals can be viewed and printed from the following links: […]

NGU announces purchase of building for graduate school and undergraduate online college

North Greenville University has purchased the former Ryan’s corporate office building in Greer. The 31,000-square-foot-building will house the university’s T. Walter Brashier Graduate School and College of Adult Professional Studies. The sale of the building, located at 405 Lancaster Ave., to NGU was effective March 11. The acquisition includes the office building, along with more than 10 acres […]

State leaders discuss church revitalization

Church growth is a “supernatural event, and therefore church revitalization is more of a spiritual issue than a mechanical one,” said Ken Hemphill, director for North Greenville University’s Center for Church Planting and Revitalization, during a meeting of leaders from 14 Baptist state conventions. Hemphill was a guest speaker at the March 21-22 meeting in […]

Courier’s Susie Wilkins to retire in May

Susie Wilkins, who has served for 25 years as circulation manager for The Baptist Courier, will retire May 1. “It’s been a pleasure working with the churches of our state convention and their staff members through the years,” said Wilkins, who joined the Courier staff in April 1991. Rudy Gray, editor and president of The […]

Russell Dean retiring as Martha Franks chaplain

Russell Dean, chaplain at Martha Franks Baptist Retirement Center in Laurens for more than 15 years, is retiring. Dean joined the Martha Franks staff in October 2000 after serving 27 years as pastor of Clinton First Baptist Church. His retirement at Martha Franks is effective April 1. “It is such a pleasure to minister alongside […]

Courier takes top magazine honor at SCPA awards

The Courier recently took home four awards from the South Carolina Press Association, including the top award for a magazine or specialty publication in the associate and individual members category. The Courier’s coverage of the aftermath of the June 17 shootings at Charleston’s Emanuel AME Church led the August 2015 issue, which garnered the first-place […]