Student Leadership University founder receives honorary doctorate from CSU

Jay Strack graduated from (then) Baptist College of Charleston in 1975 Charleston Southern University bestowed an honorary doctorate of Christian leadership degree upon Jay Strack, president and founder of Student Leadership University, at commencement ceremonies May 5 at North Charleston Coliseum. Based in Orlando, Fla., Student Leadership University provides leadership training for students ages 13 […]

Obituary: Earl Lewers

Earl Lewers, 79, of Greenville, who led his church in the late 1970s to become the first African-American congregation to join the Greenville Baptist Association, died May 26, 2018. Lewers was a pastor for 42 years and retired in 2008 as the founding pastor of Open Heart Baptist Church, located in the Dunean section of […]

Mom of special needs children wins CSU college tuition giveaway

Charleston Southern University announced the winner of the College Tuition Giveaway in partnership with HIS Radio on May 14. Ashley Shaw of Anderson won a full year of college tuition at CSU. Her father, Doug Hoard, nominated his daughter for the contest, noting that she is a young wife and mother of three, two of […]

New provost named at Anderson University

Ryan Neal assumes responsibilities June 1 Ryan Neal, assistant provost and professor of Christian studies at Anderson University, is the school’s new provost, AU officials announced May 14. Neal assumes his new responsibilities on June 1 with the retirement of current provost Danny Parker. “Dr. Neal has served Anderson University admirably and honorably for more […]

President’s Perspective: Why Come to Charleston?

The South Carolina Baptist Convention will meet later this year, Nov. 13-14, and for the first time in many years we are having the meetings in Charleston. Personally, even though I am from Charleston, I believe having the meetings in a more centrally located place like Columbia is ideal. With so many of our churches […]

Fant officially installed as NGU president

Ten months after he took office, Gene C. Fant Jr. was officially installed April 13 as the eighth president of North Greenville University. Nearly 1,000 people — including Fant’s family and friends, NGU students, faculty, staff, trustees, donors and alumni, as well as community members and delegates from more than 20 universities — gathered in Turner […]

Anderson University names new athletics VP

Bert Epting assumes responsibilities May 7 Anderson University has named J. Bert Epting as its new vice president for athletics, effective May 7. “Having observed Dr. Epting’s outstanding work, his knowledge of athletics and his inspirational leadership, I have great confidence he will be an exceedingly effective leader for our growing athletic division as well […]

Anderson University provost named distinguished professor

Danny Parker, Anderson University executive vice president and provost,  is the school’s first W.B. Johnson Distinguished Professor of History and Political Science, AU officials recently announced. Parker’s new role comes as he retires from his day-to-day responsibilities at AU at the end of the 2017-2018 academic year. While he will retain the title of executive […]

1,000-plus professions of faith reported at Conway revival

A revival meeting has turned into a spiritual awakening for a coastal South Carolina community, resulting in more than 1,000 professions of faith. Langston Baptist Church in Conway planned a four-day youth-led revival to begin April 15, led by evangelist Tyler Blue, 21, of Highways and Hedges Tent Ministry in Lancaster. In the time since, […]

Commencement speaker asks NGU graduates to choose whom they will serve

On a clear spring morning April 28, North Greenville University held its commencement ceremony in Melvin and Dollie Younts Stadium. More than 4,000 spectators watched approximately 300 undergraduates and graduates receive their diplomas. WCM Global Wealth principal and managing member Erik C. Weir was the keynote speaker. Weir developed a stutter after his involvement in […]