Opportunities plentiful to reach college students with love of the gospel

Making Christ Known on Campus When Ryan Williams graduated from high school and turned his sights toward college life at Winthrop University, he wasn’t pondering spiritual things. “I wasn’t really thinking about what God could do in my life,” he said, even though he was part of a church youth group where he’d been exposed […]

Danny Nicholson named president of Connie Maxwell Children’s Home

Danny Nicholson, a Hartsville, S.C., native who has spent his career as a development officer at colleges in South Carolina and other southeastern states, has been elected president of Connie Maxwell Children’s Home. Connie Maxwell trustees formally approved a search committee’s nomination of Nicholson Thursday morning during a board meeting at the ministry’s main campus […]

‘Bring-A-Kid’ to Darlington Raceway is Sept. 2

Darlington Raceway Ministries, in cooperation with the Welsh Neck Baptist Association, will sponsor “Bring-A-Kid” to the Sept. 2 NASCAR Infinity 200 race. According to Welsh Neck director of missions David Worthington, this year’s event will feature professional NASCAR driver Michael McDowell, who will share his testimony at the pre-race rally beginning at 11 a.m. The […]

8 from SCBC staff take early retirement option

Out of 33 qualifying people, only eight took the South Carolina Baptist Convention’s early retirement incentive — three at the Baptist Building and five at White Oak Conference Center. Monty Hale, church development, accepted the retirement offer and has moved to his native state of Oklahoma as a director of missions. Gary Hollingsworth, executive director-treasurer […]

George Bullard elected DOM for Columbia-Metro Association

George Bullard, former staff member of the South Carolina Baptist Convention, was elected unanimously as director of missions for Columbia-Metro Baptist Association on June 29. From 1985 to 1999, he served as missions director and later led the state convention’s strategic development and growth teams. From 1981 to 1985, he worked with the Metropolitan Missions […]

Summer Camp: Opportunities abound for South Carolina Baptists

Writers: Butch Blume and Scott Vaughan Summertime is camp time, and upwards of 22,000 teens and children will spend a week or more at one of several South Carolina Baptist Convention-related camps in June, July and August. And while all the camps offer fun and recreation, they also provide intensive Bible study, discipleship instruction and […]

Anderson University takes over ‘Preaching’ and ‘Youthworker’ magazines

Anderson University has obtained Preaching magazine and Youthworker journal from previous owner Salem Media Group and will carry on publication of the two long-established print publications for ministry leaders. In addition to publishing the two quarterly magazines, Anderson University will also develop new websites to operate in conjunction with the print publications. The websites previously […]

S.C.’s Dickard named dean of students at Southwestern Seminary

Daniel Dickard, a native South Carolinian, has been named dean of students at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. Dickard, who has served as the director of student and church connections since 2015, will continue serving churches and will add responsibilities in the area of student life and spiritual formation. He will also […]

Multiplication ‘part of the DNA’ of Mt. Pleasant church plant

The Church at LifePark is located several miles from its founding church, First Baptist Church in Mt. Pleasant. In just a few years’ time, LifePark has seen about 600 baptisms and welcomes 1,700 people a week to worship services. The young church has put down roots in a growing community, implemented a strong ministry transitioning […]

South Carolina literacy teams serve refugee community abroad

Trained literacy missions volunteers from South Carolina and neighboring states are partnering to reach Syrian refugees through a 10-week pilot language project anchored in Europe. Former missionaries and members of the National Literacy Missions organization collaborated to develop the curriculum and volunteer base, which is staffing the five teams serving onsite. Bob* and Anne*, former […]