Veteran SCBC staffer tapped to head missions mobilization effort

Ken Owens has been named missions mobilization team leader for the South Carolina Baptist Convention. Owens previously served as director of the SCBC’s Collegiate Ministry Group and is a 25-year employee of the convention. In addition to his work at the state convention, Owens has served as a campus minister in South Carolina and Virginia […]

SBTS professor to lecture on the church and sexuality

Matthew Hall will be the featured speaker March 26 at a North Greenville University lecture series on theology and culture. Hall, dean of Boyce College at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, will speak on the topic: “Faithful Witness: The Church and Sexuality in a Changing World.” Sponsored by NGU’s College of Christian Studies, the event begins […]

NGU pays $2.5 million to settle incentive-based compensation allegations

North Greenville University has agreed to pay $2.5 million to resolve allegations of submitting false claims to the U.S. Department of Education in violation of the federal ban on incentive-based compensation, the United States Department of Justice announced Feb. 11. According to a Justice Department news release, the settlement resolves allegations that between 2014 and […]

A Word of Thanks to S.C. Baptists

On the last Friday of November, we practiced a very old tradition at Anderson University. We call it Christmas First Night. The practice started years ago under president Annie Dove Denmark with the idea of celebrating the first night of December through a Christmas concert and the lighting of a yule log. The event was […]

Scholarship to honor director of missions and wife

Later this year, a scholarship honoring Bryant and Roseanne Fersner will begin to provide financial assistance for North Greenville University students who plan to pursue vocational Christian ministry. Fersner served as a pastor for 35 years before becoming director of missions for Moriah Baptist Association in 2014. He graduated from the University of South Carolina […]

SCBC Executive Board tweaks funding formula for universities

The Executive Board of the South Carolina Baptist Convention, meeting Dec. 13 in Columbia, elected new officers for 2019 and approved a change in how budgeted funds will be divided among the SCBC’s three affiliated universities. Last November, SCBC messengers approved a $28 million Cooperative Program budget for 2019 that included nearly $4 million in […]

NGU to host ‘Work as Worship Retreat’ livestream event

On Feb. 22, hundreds of local and international churches will host the second annual Work as Worship Retreat livestream event. The retreat will bring together thousands of Christian business professionals from around the world to hear speakers like Jon Acuff (New York Times bestselling author), Steve Green (president of Hobby Lobby), and Megan Alexander (correspondent […]

NGU hosts historian John Fea for inaugural Boggs-Hickson Lecture

North Greenville University will host its inaugural Boggs-Hickson Lecture on Tuesday, Feb. 5, at 7 p.m. at Hayes Ministry Center on the NGU campus. John Fea, a professor of American history at Messiah College in Grantham, Pa., and a distinguished lecturer with the Organization of American Historians, will present his lecture, “Was America Founded As […]

Evan Lenow to present lecture at NGU

Evan Lenow, the Bobby L. and Janis Eklund Chair of Stewardship, associate professor of ethics, director of the Richard Land Center for Cultural Engagement, and director of the Center for Biblical Stewardship at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, will present the lecture “Engaging the Culture Without Losing Your Soul” on Tues., Jan. […]