Anderson University to host Upstate Ministry Network event on March 22

The spring gathering of the Upstate Ministry Network — a twice-annual gathering of church leaders sponsored by the Anderson University College of Christian Studies and its Clamp Divinity School — is scheduled for Wednesday, March 22, featuring Clayton King as speaker. His theme is “Creating a Culture of Invitation and Response in Your Church.” The […]

NGU, CSU represented in World Baseball Classic this month

When the World Baseball Classic begins March 8, the global tournament will feature 600 players on teams representing 20 nations, including a bevy of Major League Baseball stars, and two standouts currently playing for South Carolina Baptist universities. North Greenville University’s Marek Chlup and Charleston Southern University’s Daniel Padysak are members of the Czech Republic’s […]

Don Harper: Motivating a New Generation

Don Harper is motivating a new generation of minority students at Anderson University through his book, “Blessed is the Man,” and through involvement with AU’s Diversity and Inclusion weekend. The book is filled with stories of God’s providence, especially the story of how his dad, an African-American farmer, received a loan to purchase 80 acres […]

Easler named Broad River DOM

Dwight Easler, senior pastor of Corinth Baptist Church, Gaffney, since 2004, began duties as director of missions for Broad River Baptist Association this month. “The mission of the Broad River Baptist Association is to assist and unite churches to fulfill the Great Commission. This mission stands strong despite a new day and new challenges,” Easler […]

Philip Turner joins Connie Maxwell as director of church engagement

Philip Turner, pastor of discipleship at First Baptist Church of Columbia, was appointed as director for church engagement at Connie Maxwell Children’s Ministries. He began his new duties this month. Turner has served nearly 25 years in church ministry across South Carolina. He has served at Columbia First Baptist since 2014 and previously was its […]

Finn to be re-nominated for SBC recording secretary

North Greenville University provost and current SBC Recording Secretary Nathan Finn will be re-nominated for the position by Florida pastor Dean Inserra at the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in New Orleans, La., on June 13-14. “Nathan Finn is not only committed to being a Southern Baptist, he is also excited to be one,” Inserra […]

Courier board calls Jeff Robinson as editor and president

The Baptist Courier’s board of trustees unanimously elected Jeff Robinson as the next editor and president of The Courier at a called meeting Feb. 17. Robinson began work March 1 and succeeds Rudy Gray, who retired after a decade of leadership at The Courier. “God has blessed South Carolina Baptists through the ministry of The […]