NGU wins Division II Baseball World Series

June was a historic month for the North Greenville University baseball team. The Crusaders made their first appearance in the NCAA Division II College World Series and won the national championship, defeating Port Loma Nazarene 5-3, the defending champions from San Diego, Calif. Michael Faile of Boiling Springs went 5-for-15, knocking in five runs during […]

S.C. leaders react to Roe’s end, renew resolve to protect life

South Carolina Baptist leaders responded to the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case that overturned Roe v. Wade with jubilation — and a renewed resolve to protect life on the state level. The Court’s decision, however, does not ban abortion, but rather returns the matter to voters in each […]

Legislative Update: Legislation Still to be Considered

It sounds like it could be the name of a Bruce Willis action movie. But sine die is simply Latin for “without date.” The South Carolina Legislature ended its 2022 session on May 12 at 5 p.m. The day before adjournment, the House adopted the Senate sine die resolution, which set the parameters for both […]

Editor’s Word: Keep On Keeping On

Thomas Haggai told me once, “Every morning since I was a teenager, I start the day by simply saying, ‘Lord, don’t let me die until I am dead!’ ” He was an enormously successful businessman and motivational speaker. He passed away on March 27, 2020, at the age of 89. Some things are impressive because of […]

Gray sets retirement date as editor of The Courier

James Rudy Gray, editor and president of The Baptist Courier, has announced his plans to retire at the end of this year. “It has been a blessing to serve as the editor of The Courier,” Gray said, adding that his tenure marks 10 years and two months with The Baptist Courier. “The challenges, rewards, and […]

Former Charleston Southern coach pens discipleship book

A former coach at Charleston Southern University has published a book that combines spiritual truth and his recommendations for becoming a team leader. Jay Mills, former head football coach at CSU from 2003 to 2012, has written “Game On! A Coach’s Game Plan for Discipleship.” He now serves as executive pastor of Pleasant Valley Community […]

Travel with The Courier!

Join The Baptist Courier for a five-day adventure, September 26-30, 2022, to the Amish country to visit: The Amish Village, Hershey Chocolate World, and the Museum of the Bible. Breathe in the fresh air, see the fall colors, and experience a simpler time in the Pennsylvania Amish country. Enjoy a hearty lunch at the Bird-in-Hand […]

Call for Nominations for SCBC Committees, Boards

South Carolina Baptists are encouraged to nominate qualified persons to serve on the standing committees and the Executive Board of the South Carolina Baptist Convention as well as the boards of the SCBC’s seven ministry partners. If you wish to nominate someone, visit The deadline for SCBC nominations is May 31.

Supporters Who Left a Mark

Two longtime supporters and workers for Connie Maxwell Children’s Ministries have concluded their service. Gene Bishop and Tony Atkinson compiled a book of “God stories” about the impact of Connie Maxwell called “Someone Held My Hand.” They privately printed the book for the first runs and later turned to Courier Publishing for reprinting the book. […]

Chaplaincy students at CSU experience ‘divine appointments’

Divine appointments — Two days following a safeTALK training in the Dewey Center for Chaplaincy’s Introduction to Crisis Ministry course, a student was at a park with a friend, whose behavior led him to ask her if she was thinking about suicide. She replied that she was. The student took the steps learned in the […]