Connie Maxwell honors “Top 25” churches for financial support

Connie Maxwell is blessed to receive the support it does from faithful churches that see their mission join with ours to reach out to and care for children and families. To celebrate this mission venture with our Top 25 Giving Churches, Connie Maxwell hosted the Breakfast of Champions during the annual meeting of South Carolina […]

Courier Publishing releases three new titles

Three new books from Courier Publishing focus on the biblical promise of life to be found in the love and person of Jesus Christ, even as they do so from different approaches. In “You Can Live Until You Die,” Rudy Gray temporarily sets aside his Baptist Courier editor’s hat to write about the true-life examples […]

Martha Franks marks 30th anniversary of founding

Martha Franks Baptist Retirement Community recently turned 30 years old. The occasion prompted a feature story in the Laurens County Advertiser. The newspaper reported that Martha Franks’ residents said the 55-acre campus elicits a “sense of coming home.” “Just when you think you know all about life, you join a family that reaches out with […]

Connie Maxwell president to speak at NGU’s fall 2015 graduation

On Thursday, Dec. 10, North Greenville University will hold its December graduation ceremony at Turner Chapel, featuring guest speaker Rev. Randy Harling. Harling currently serves as president of Connie Maxwell Children’s Home in Greenwood, S.C. Prior to his tenure at Connie Maxwell, Harling pastored at First Baptist Church Simpsonville for more than 15 years. Under […]

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 […]