New vice president for advancement named at NGU

Martin L. O’Gwynn, vice president for community and corporate engagement at Oklahoma City University, has been named North Greenville University’s new vice president for advancement. O’Gwynn, who begins his role May 1, brings more than 30 years of experience in the field. “We are humbled by God’s providence in leading us to invite Mr. O’Gwynn […]

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. Deadlines for receiving recommendations are July 2 for the Executive Board and for trustees, and July 6 for committees. Recommendation forms can be accessed at […]

Ben Davis named chairman of SCDOT Commission

Ben Davis, retired president of Connie Maxwell Children’s Home, has been named chairman of the South Carolina Department of Transportation Commission. His previous public service, before joining the Connie Maxwell staff in 1993, included 12 years as mayor of Fountain Inn and three years on the city council. Davis also serves as chairman of The […]

Martha Franks residents answer phones at Billy Graham Call Center

Ever wondered who answers the phone when you dial the number at the bottom of the screen after a Billy Graham Evangelistic Association television broadcast? It could be a volunteer who lives at Martha Franks Retirement Community in Laurens. Martha Franks is one of two South Carolina Baptist-affiliated retirement centers. The other, Bethea Retirement Community, […]

Retired NGU administrator donates his personal collection of books on prayer

A retired North Greenville University administrator recently donated his extensive collection of books on the subject of prayer to the school. The donor, Charles “Buddy” Freeman, was honored at a dedication ceremony Nov. 28. Freeman, from Conover, N.C., came to North Greenville University in 1997 as executive director for admissions and financial planning. Under his […]

Connie Maxwell employee receives award from state association

Becky Butler, a longtime employee of Connie Maxwell Children’s Home, was presented the Palmetto Association for Children and Families Distinguished Service Award during the association’s 2018 annual conference Feb. 28 in Myrtle Beach. “Becky is truly a woman of inspiration — from her early days advocating for the rights and best interests of children, through […]

NGU welcomes Richard Grimm as executive VP

North Greenville University announced March 12 that Richard A. Grimm, currently senior vice president for university services and strategic initiatives at Trinity International University in Chicago, Ill., will join the university June 1 as executive vice president. Grimm will serve as NGU’s chief operating officer, overseeing matters related to the university’s operational effectiveness and efficiency, […]

James Merritt to speak at AU’s Upstate Pastors Network

James Merritt, senior pastor of CrossPointe Church in suburban Atlanta and a former president of the Southern Baptist Convention, will be the featured speaker for the March 28 meeting of the Upstate Pastors Network at Anderson University. Merritt’s topic will be “High Definition Leadership.” Upstate Pastors Network is a bi-annual gathering of pastors and church […]

Frank Page to speak at AU ministry foundation banquet

Frank Page, president of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee, will be the guest speaker April 10 at Anderson University’s Christian Ministry Foundation banquet. The event is open to the public and will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the G. Ross Anderson Jr. Student Center. The cost is $15. The foundation assists undergraduate students who […]

Connie Maxwell Children’s Home receives $350,000 grant for foster care ministry

A recent $350,000 grant will strengthen Connie Maxwell Children’s Home’s resources in ministering to children and families through South Carolina’s foster care system. The grant from the Duke Endowment will support the South Carolina Baptist Convention-related ministry’s ongoing activities in recruiting, training and supporting foster families, according to a Connie Maxwell news release. Connie Maxwell […]