Free event at NGU examines dynamics of church conflicts

North Greenville University will present “The Dynamics of Church Conflicts and Avoiding Forced Termination” April 20 at 12:15 p.m. The event is free to the public and will be held in the Craft/Hemphill building. Monty Hale, director of pastoral ministries for the South Carolina Baptist Convention, will lead the session. For more information, contact Frankie […]

SCBC accepting recommendations for boards, committees

The South Carolina Baptist Convention is accepting recommendations for persons to serve on the state denomination’s standing committees, on the boards of trustees of the convention’s institutions, and on the SCBC Executive Board. The deadline for receiving recommendations is July 7. The forms for recommending individuals can be viewed and printed from the following links: […]

NGU announces purchase of building for graduate school and undergraduate online college

North Greenville University has purchased the former Ryan’s corporate office building in Greer. The 31,000-square-foot-building will house the university’s T. Walter Brashier Graduate School and College of Adult Professional Studies. The sale of the building, located at 405 Lancaster Ave., to NGU was effective March 11. The acquisition includes the office building, along with more than 10 acres […]

Proposed S.C. refugee registry draws criticism

Evangelical advocates for religious liberty and refugee resettlement are dismayed by proposed legislation in South Carolina that could penalize churches that aid exiles from other countries. The South Carolina Senate passed legislation March 23 to require a sponsoring organization to register a refugee with the state’s Department of Social Services within 30 days after he […]

Russell Dean retiring as Martha Franks chaplain

Russell Dean, chaplain at Martha Franks Baptist Retirement Center in Laurens for more than 15 years, is retiring. Dean joined the Martha Franks staff in October 2000 after serving 27 years as pastor of Clinton First Baptist Church. His retirement at Martha Franks is effective April 1. “It is such a pleasure to minister alongside […]

Courier takes top magazine honor at SCPA awards

The Courier recently took home four awards from the South Carolina Press Association, including the top award for a magazine or specialty publication in the associate and individual members category. The Courier’s coverage of the aftermath of the June 17 shootings at Charleston’s Emanuel AME Church led the August 2015 issue, which garnered the first-place […]

Upstate doctor, pharmacist launch medical missions resource

Medical missions typically brings to mind images of impoverished third-world citizens receiving medical treatment and live-saving drugs. An Upstate doctor and a pharmacist, through a nonprofit organization called Omer Medical Logistics, have decided to take medical missions to the next level by bringing patient safety more clearly into the picture. Francis Nuthalapathy, a maternal-fetal medicine […]

Garrison unveils favorite recipes in new collection, ‘Sunday Best’

Just in time for Mother’s Day, Juanita Garrison, The Courier’s cheery cooking columnist, is sharing some of her favorite recipes in a new book, “Sunday Best” (Courier Publishing, $17.95). Garrison pored over more than a dozen years’ worth of recipes submitted by Courier readers and added a few of her own for this collection, which […]

Bryant named executive VP at CSU

Michael L. Bryant, dean of the School of Christian Studies and associate professor, has been named executive vice president at Charleston Southern University. Bryant’s responsibilities will include Strategic Planning, Student Services, Denominational Relations, Campus Ministries, the Whitfield Center for Christian Leadership, Diversity and University Relations. After earning his doctorate, he returned as a faculty member […]

Metz named VP for enrollment at CSU

George Metz, dean of the School of Education, has been named vice president for enrollment management at Charleston Southern University, effective March 1. Metz has been at Charleston Southern since 2013. He was previously a professor of education at Bluffton University of Ohio. “The Lord has blessed me with the opportunity to not only lead […]