SCBC releases committee reports ahead of annual meeting

The South Carolina Baptist Convention has released the 2018 reports of the Committee on Committees and the Nominations Committee. The membership roster of the 2019 Committee on Committees has also been released. The reports will be considered at the upcoming SCBC annual meeting, to be held Nov. 13-14 in North Charleston. The reports can be […]

NGU partners to educate Hispanic church leaders

North Greenville University and the Hispanic Bible Institute recently announced a partnership to provide a theological education for the purpose of forming Christian leaders to serve Hispanic Baptist churches. At the Upstate IBH graduation ceremony held on Aug. 11 at Edwards Road Baptist Church in Greenville, J.A. Delgado, director of the institute, announced that the […]

Bethea Retirement Community to expand in 2O19

Bethea Retirement Community has announced plans to expand its Darlington campus with a state-of-the-art nursing and rehab center and 18 new cottages. Bethea executive director Ben Spurling said the $29 million expansion represents the first new construction on the campus in more than 20 years. The 55,000-square-foot nursing center will feature all private rooms, a […]

Schrieffers honored for legacy giving to S.C. Baptist Foundation

Mary Melle “Met” Burgess Schrieffer recently accepted the South Carolina Baptist Foundation’s Lonnie H. Shull Jr. Legacy Award for her and her late husband’s (George Alan Schrieffer’s) support of the foundation through the establishment of legacy gifts. Her husband retired in 1993 as minister of education at Spartanburg First Baptist Church. He was a chalk […]

Sept. 22 ‘Shake It Up!’ missions event is for 1st-6th graders

A missions event for children in grades 1-6 will be held Sept. 22 at Connie Maxwell Children’s Home in Greenwood. “Shake It Up!” begins at 10 a.m. and concludes at 3 p.m. and will be “an exciting day of hearing missionaries, making a craft, playing games, participating in a service project and getting a glimpse […]

Baptist summer camps share reports of gospel-changed lives

Summer is traditionally a time when families and schools take a break, but it is a busy and spiritually productive season for those who lead Christian youth camps. Over the last three months, Baptist-related summer camps in South Carolina reported attendance in excess of 18,000. In addition, more than 2,200 children and youth made personal […]

Robert Grant announces retirement from Baptist Foundation

Robert F. Grant Jr. has announced his retirement effective Aug. 31 after a ministry career spanning almost 50 years. Licensed to the ministry in 1969 and ordained in 1976, Grant served several churches before joining the South Carolina Baptist Convention staff in 1983. During his 31-year tenure with the convention, he served as director of […]

NGU president Gene Fant named 2018 Presidential Fellow

North Greenville University’s president Gene C. Fant Jr. was recently named a 2018 Presidential Fellow by the Acton Institute, a prominent think tank for faith, economics and community development. Founded in 1980, the Acton Institute explores the nexus between economic liberty and religious liberty.

Debut album to benefit Anderson University students abroad

Proceeds of a debut album from an Anderson-area contemporary Christian music artist are supporting Anderson University students participating in mission trips. Laurie Thompson, who serves as a journey coach for the AU College of Christian Studies and the South Carolina School of the Arts at AU, is celebrating the release of her debut album, “Jesus […]

NGU announces Agape English Language Institute partnership

North Greenville University has entered into a conditional admissions agreement with Agape English Language Institute. Agape provides English language education to international students. Associate vice president for adult and graduate academic services Tawana Scott said Agape’s mission aligns with NGU’s mission. “While a student is not required to be a Christian to attend either institution, […]