Connie Maxwell offers free foster care training series

Connie Maxwell Children’s Home is presenting a series of foster care training sessions for families and caregivers working with children who have experienced trauma. Trauma Academy consists of four monthly “semesters,” to be held at both Rocky Creek Baptist Church in Greenville and Connie Maxwell in Greenwood. The free training is slated to begin in […]

Anderson University to sponsor ‘The Call’ conference Sept. 8

For the second year in a row, Anderson University is scheduled to host a one-day conference for people who have been called to Christian ministry or are exploring such a call. The event, known as The Call, will be on Saturday, Sept. 8, running from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Featured speakers include Clayton King, […]

AU celebrates successful season of Crossroads Summer Camp

Anderson University’s partnership with Clayton King Ministries and its Crossroads Summer Camp continued to bear fruit in 2018, with thousands of campers participating during its five-week run on campus. All told, 805 people made first-time decisions to follow Jesus during the camp, and 518 responded to a call to ministry.  “Every single summer, I tell […]

Anderson University mourns death of former president Cordell Maddox

J. Cordell Maddox, who served as president of Anderson College (now Anderson University) from 1973 until 1977, died July 23. He was 86. Following his tenure at Anderson College, Maddox served as president of Carson-Newman University in Jefferson City, Tenn., for 22 years until he retired in 1999. Current Anderson University president Evans P. Whitaker […]

Retiring CSU president Jairy Hunter looks back on career, God’s will

When Jairy Hunter became president of Baptist College of Charleston in the summer of 1984, the school faced the prospect of closing its doors. An editorial in The Baptist Courier a few months earlier described how the institution, the only Baptist-affiliated college in the lower half of the state, was heavily encumbered with long-term debt. […]

AU’s Clamp Divinity School: ‘The Baptist Seminary of South Carolina’

It is described as “The Baptist Seminary of South Carolina” and serves as the graduate division of the College of Christian Studies at Anderson University. Officially known as Clamp Divinity School, it is named for David T. Clamp, whose estate presented AU its largest single gift in school history — $8 million — in 2008. […]

More than 1,500 graduate from state’s Baptist universities

South Carolina’s three Baptist-affiliated universities awarded more than 1,500 degrees at their spring graduation ceremonies. North Greenville University held outdoor commencement services April 28 at the Melvin and Dollie Younts football stadium on the NGU campus, and 300 students received degrees. Erik C. Weir, of WCM Global Wealth, was the keynote speaker. More than 700 […]

Davis keynote speaker at SWU commencement

Ben Davis, retired president of Connie Maxwell Children’s Home, was the keynote speaker May 5 at Southern Wesleyan University’s graduation ceremony. Davis, pictured with his wife, Polly, was presented an honorary doctor of laws degree. Davis serves as chairman of The Baptist Courier board of trustees and is also chairman of the South Carolina Department […]

Satterwhite concludes five decades of S.C. Baptist work

Cliff Satterwhite, a familiar face to thousands of South Carolina Baptists after 50 years of denominational leadership, retired May 15. Satterwhite began his ministry in churches as a youth and recreation minister and later served as campus minister at Anderson College (now Anderson University). He recently concluded his career as field ambassador/coordinator for the Baptist […]

Anderson University celebrates 2018 graduating class

Record number of students officially become alumni Thousands gathered on the Anderson University Alumni Lawn as a record number of graduates participated in 2018 commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 12. The total included about 450 receiving undergraduate degrees, with another 92 receiving master’s degrees and one earning a doctorate graduate. The commencement ceremony featured guest […]