‘Never give up,’ Gov. McMaster tells NGU graduates

North Greenville University celebrated fall graduation on a snowy Saturday morning, Dec. 9, at Turner Chapel. South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster addressed the more than 200 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral candidates. McMaster encouraged the graduates to “never give up” and to “dream big” during his speech. He detailed his personal journey to the governor’s office […]

AU presents Pastor of the Year awards

Anderson University presented its annual Pastor of the Year awards Nov. 6 at the South Carolina Baptist Pastors Conference. Pictured, from left: Johnny McDaniel, pastor of Greenwood Baptist Church in Florence Association (who received the award for churches with up to 300 members); Lebron Crisp, pastor of Living Water Baptist Church in Waccamaw Baptist Association […]

Charleston Southern University launches presidential search

The Charleston Southern University board of trustees has formed a 17-person search committee to find the institution’s next president. The new president will succeed retiring president Jairy C. Hunter Jr. and will be the third chief executive in the school’s history. The university announced in March that Hunter, who has served as CSU’s president for […]

Pastor donates extensive book collection to NGU

By the time Choice Watson, former South Carolina Baptist pastor and director of missions, retired in 1997, he had built a library of more than 1,200 books on religion and ministry-related subjects.  The collection included his wife’s books on preschool, children, and clowning ministry. He decided to donate his library to North Greenville University because […]

Anderson University’s MAGI Project bears gifts of comfort — and joy

Quentin arrived at his elementary school one morning wearing a grown-man’s jeans, cinched tight with a belt, their frayed edges peeking beneath his worn T-shirt. He wore no socks, his ankles bitten by the winter cold. His teacher, noticing Quentin’s state of dress, gently asked what happened to his socks. “My sister needed them,” he […]

NGU students, faculty provide Thanksgiving meals for local families

You probably sized up your options on where to spend Thanksgiving weeks before. Maybe you planned on hosting a big feast for your family with all the traditional holiday dishes, complete with the always popular “kids table,” or maybe just a nice cozy dinner with friends. North Greenville University faculty, staff and students showed their […]

Anderson University presents 2017 Pastor of the Year awards

Anderson University presented its annual South Carolina Baptist Pastor of the Year awards Nov. 6 at the South Carolina Baptist Pastors Conference at Shandon Baptist Church. The awards were established in 2011 to honor outstanding pastors and are based on the following criteria: Having served in the South Carolina Baptist Convention for at least three […]

Students earn degrees at AU’s Clamp Divinity School

Eight students earned graduate ministry degrees May 17 from Clamp Divinity School at Anderson University, including the following: Doctor of ministry in biblical preaching: Timothy Mann of Port Orange, Fla.; Johnnie Bradley of McKinney, Texas; and Charles Hill of Greer. Master of divinity: Emily Bowen of Anderson, and Christopher Ashley of Easley. Master of ministry: […]

Guest Viewpoint: Let’s ‘Unite’ for missions, revival

The theme of the 197th annual meeting of the South Carolina Baptist Convention this year is Unite! In light of all that is going on in our world, there could not be a more appropriate theme! President Keith Shorter has cast a vision for this year’s convention being more of a mission focus than just […]

Scholarship fund honors memory of Upstate pastor

A scholarship fund honoring the late Phillip McMinn, a South Carolina pastor and scholar who died in a car accident in 2007, will benefit ministry students at two Upstate Baptist universities. The Phillip McMinn Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to qualifying students attending Anderson and North Greenville universities, the two institutions where McMinn’s children were […]