16 from state earn degrees at Southeastern Seminary

Sixteen students with ties to South Carolina were among those graduating from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in December. The graduates are: Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies — Charles Ellis Reese, Columbia. Master of Arts in Apologetics and Christian Philosophy — Christina Paparella, Columbia. Master of Arts in Christian Studies — Elizabeth Margaret Bruner, Mount […]

Book lays out biblical object lesson for every week of the year

Making use of things that can be found in most any home, Sidney Leasure has written a small book full of big ideas for teachers and leaders who are seeking creative ways to introduce children and youth to the Bible’s eternal truths. “52 Object Lessons for Students: Using Ordinary Items to Teach God’s Word” (Courier […]

Tabernacle members cheer success, character of Clemson QB Lawrence

Their proximity to the University of Georgia — about 100 miles away — would naturally lend itself to Georgia football fandom. But for the members of Tabernacle Baptist Church in Cartersville, Ga., a transformation of sorts has taken place over the past couple of years. “It’s funny, we live in the heart of Bulldog country, […]

Obituary: Grady C. Miller

Grady Clifton Miller Sr., 86, of Marietta, died Dec. 5, 2019. A native of Greenville County, he was a U.S. Army Veteran during the Korean Conflict. He worked for various textile manufacturers before being called into the ministry. He earned a BA from Carson Newman University and a Master of Theology from Luther Rice Seminary. […]

Obituary: Walter Jacobs

Walter Jacobs, 87, of Greenville, died Oct. 31, 2019. A native of Louisville, Ky., he was a graduate of Berea College in Kentucky and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He served seven churches in Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, and South Carolina for a total of 40 years as minister of music and/or education. He was president […]

Obituary: James W. Herron

James W. Herron, 85, of Rock Hill, died Nov. 11, 2019. A native of Bamberg, he grew up in Charleston, where he graduated from the College of Charleston. He also was a graduate of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Among his previous pastorates were Spring Hill Baptist Church, Cottageville; Five Points Baptist Church, Wilson, N.C.; Northside […]

Looking Ahead

As The Courier looks forward to the coming year, there are some things we are working on that we hope will both interest and bless you. Courier Tours is planning on four tours this year, and possibly five. On April 27-29, we will travel to Asheville to visit the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, tour […]

Helping Children in Need

The late Fred Rogers of the “Mr. Rogers” television show for children once said, “Anyone who does anything to help a child is a hero to me.” The 31st president of the United States, Herbert Hoover, said, “Children are our most valuable resource.” When children are displaced or in danger, there is a problem. When […]

S.C. volunteers reach refugees in Greece with gospel

During 2O19, South Carolina Baptist volunteers developed a greater understanding of the plight of refugees. Tom Hilliard* and Brett May*, two of the state’s volunteers, spent a month ministering to refugees crowded into a camp on the Greek island of Lesvos. Their service was arranged through South Carolina Baptist Convention’s Missions Mobilization office. Hilliard and […]

South Carolina Baptists give every inmate a gift

Sharing the love of the Christmas season came through individual gifts to every inmate in South Carolina this year, provided by churches and associations in the South Carolina Baptist Convention. The prisoner packet ministry has been going on for the past 40 years. Jon Jamison, Serve team leader with the South Carolina Baptist Convention, said […]