NGU’s Joyful Sound embarks on 5th decade of ministry

Joyful Sound, a musical ensemble of North Greenville University, will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a concert April 13 in conjunction with the inauguration of NGU’s eighth president, Gene Fant Jr. The current version of Joyful Sound includes two teams of nine members. Joyful Sound sings in more than 200 churches each year. The group […]

For Courier, it’s business as usual despite fire

As the March 2018 issue of The Courier went to press, employees worked from a temporary business location and from their homes after an electrical fire forced a temporary closure of the newsmagazine’s Greenville office building. The fire broke out on the afternoon of Jan. 16 while staff members were putting the finishing touches on […]

AU dean Duduit speaks at National Primitive Baptist meeting

Michael Duduit, dean of the College of Christian Studies at Anderson University, was selected to serve as the institute lecturer during the National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA, during its annual winter board of directors meeting Feb. 18-21 in Pensacola, Fla. The convention represents Primitive Baptist Churches of African heritage in 18 states, and its roots […]

CSU dedicates baseball complex in memory of Emanuel AME shooting victim

Charleston Southern University dedicated the Singleton Baseball Complex on Feb. 5. Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, mother of CSU baseball player Chris Singleton (pictured with family members), was killed June 17, 2015, in the tragic Emanuel AME shooting in Charleston. The Sharonda Coleman-Singleton Enrichment Center will celebrate her life and legacy and will serve as a gathering space […]

From estate gift, Mount Pleasant Church in Ridge Spring donates $80,000 to Baptist causes

Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in Ridge Spring celebrated the life of Iris Wise Cook recently by presenting gifts from her estate to Connie Maxwell Children’s Home ($40,000), world hunger relief ($10,000), and $10,000 each to the following missions offerings: Lottie Moon, Annie Armstrong and Janie Chapman. Pictured, from left: Connie Maxwell president Danny Nicholson, pastor […]

Yeats to present ‘Race and the Promise of the Gospel’ lecture at NGU

North Greenville University will hold its second annual College of Christian Studies Lectureship in Theology and Culture March 20 at 7 p.m. in Hayes Ministry Center. Keynote speaker John Mark Yeats will lecture on “Race and the Promise of the Gospel: Why Racial Reconciliation and Diversity in our Congregations is a Gospel Mandate.” Yeats serves […]

Retired Connie Maxwell leader to head SCDOT Commission

Ben Davis, retired president of Connie Maxwell Children’s Home, has been named chairman of the South Carolina Department of Transportation Commission. His previous public service, before joining the Connie Maxwell staff in 1993, included 12 years as mayor of Fountain Inn and three years on the city council. Davis also serves as chairman of the Baptist […]

Seminary professor to speak on racial reconciliation at NGU lecture

John Mark Yeats, associate professor of church history at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and College, will speak on racial reconciliation and diversity March 20 at North Greenville University. Yeats will deliver the school’s second annual College of Christian Studies Lectureship in Theology and Culture. The event, free and open to the public, will begin at […]

NGU names new provost and dean of the university faculty

North Greenville University president Gene C. Fant Jr. announced Feb. 12 that Nathan A. Finn will become the university’s chief academic officer on June 1, 2018, with the title of provost and dean of the university faculty. Finn currently serves as dean of the School of Theology and Missions and professor of theological studies, Union […]