For South Carolina Baptists, July 1, 1869 is a date worth remembering

The summer of 1869 seemed anything but fair for South Carolina. The Southland was in the depths of poverty and discouragement following the Civil War. The land was laid waste, the economy destroyed, and many young men had been killed in battle or were crippled by their wounds. In that year, a young man was […]

150th anniversary event nets $38,850 for paper’s ongoing ministry

More than 200 friends and guests helped celebrate The Baptist Courier’s 150th anniversary by generously contributing in excess of $38,850 in gifts and pledges in support of the news journal’s ongoing ministry of telling the stories of those who tell The Story of Christ at work through the churches of the South Carolina Baptist Convention. […]

The Value of The Baptist Courier from a Personal Perspective

As far back as I can remember, I have appreciated The Baptist Courier as a vital contributor and supporter of the South Carolina Baptist Convention. Let me explain. My hometown is Hartsville in Darlington County, where I was born and bred. My home church was First Baptist, located in the heart of town, and I […]

Ragan joins Foundation staff as church relations representative

Steven L. Ragan joined the Baptist Foundation of South Carolina staff April 29 as church relations representative. In his role, Ragan will work directly with churches, primarily in the Upstate, to introduce pastors and church leadership to financial, legacy, and investment strategies to fund Great Commission ministries through the church, both today and in the […]

North Greenville launches Institute of Global Leadership

North Greenville University has announced the launch of the Institute of Global Leadership to facilitate student mobilization for short-term trips and develop academic programs in leadership, global studies, and related disciplines. The university named Allen McWhite as executive director and NGU alumna Erin Wolfe as the assistant director for the institute. McWhite will also serve […]

Ron Blue Center at Anderson to teach financial management

Anderson University recently established the Ron Blue Center, focusing on equipping students, faculty, staff and community leaders with biblically based leadership principles for financial management and stewardship.  “People of faith believe that everything we have is a gift from God and, thus, we don’t want to waste or mismanage our gifts,” said Evans Whitaker, president […]

Mohler to keynote 150th-year Courier celebration

On July 1, The Baptist Courier will be 150 years old! We are the oldest institution affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention and are eagerly looking forward to a great time of inspiration and celebration on June 15 at The Embassy Suites on 670 Verdae Boulevard in Greenville. R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of […]

At summer camp: Amazing adventures await, spiritual impact probable

Summer is just around the corner.  Do you know where your kids are going? From three bustling college campuses and a wooded conference center to laurel-laden mountain peaks and sandy seashores, tens of thousands of teens and children soon will be having some amazing adventures at one of South Carolina Baptists’ camps this summer.  Their […]

Dondi Costin: Unusual Name, Uncommon Passion & Commitment to Mission

Charleston Southern University’s new president has an unusual first name: Dondi. But it seems to fit, since Dondi Costin is not your typical university president. As one would expect, he’s been decorated with academic degrees — five master’s and two doctorates — and he has taught as a professor (of aerospace studies). Costin, however, is […]

NGU Greer campus to host Church & Non-Profit Law seminar

North Greenville University will host a Church & Non-Profit Law 101 seminar, a comprehensive overview to obtain a better understanding of employment, tax, insurance, fundraising, and other legal issues facing the local church or a religious non-profit. The seminar, “Walking Ministry Leadership through a Legal Audit,” will be offered May 1, 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m,. at […]