WMU publishes executive board, committee nominees

South Carolina Woman’s Missionary Union has announced the nominees for 2017-18 executive board positions and nominees for 2018 nominating committee positions. Election of board members will take place March 24 during the WMU annual meeting at First Baptist Church in Boiling Springs. The nominating committee is responsible for nominations to the executive board. The committee […]

‘Accepting God’s Call’ study covers Leviticus, Deuteronomy

Tommy Mann, pastor of Putman Baptist Church in Buffalo, has published “Accepting God’s Call,” a 15-part Bible study in Leviticus and Deuteronomy. The book, a followup to “Answering God’s Call,” a study of the book of Exodus, is available in paperback and ebook formats at www.tommycmann.com. “Accepting God’s Call” is suitable for group or individual […]

Southside, Florence, calls Lucas Cunningham as senior pastor

Lucas Cunningham has been called as senior pastor of Southside Baptist Church in Florence. He is a 2004 graduate of Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Mo., and earned a master of arts in theological studies from Liberty University in 2014. He and his wife, Amy, have three children: Gracie, 12, Nate, 9, and Grant, 3.

Charleston pastor Jack Moore announces retirement

Jack C. Moore has announced his retirement as pastor of Charleston Baptist Church effective Feb. 28. He has served the church for 27 years. Kevin Giordano, co-pastor since 2014, will assume the role of pastor. During his tenure at Charleston Baptist, Moore oversaw the addition of classroom space and a new family ministry center. He […]

African-American churches partner with AU divinity school

The Baptist Educational and Missionary Convention of South Carolina has voted to establish a formal partnership with Anderson University. AU’s Clamp Divinity School will be the designated center for graduate theological education for the 1,100 predominantly African-American churches of the BEMCSC. Anderson University is affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention. “[This] will be a […]

Grant helps NGU students prepare for cross-cultural ministry

The Baptist Foundation of South Carolina has awarded a $10,000 grant to North Greenville University to support its intercultural studies degree program. The grant assists students who participate in an annual field immersion experience designed to prepare them for the challenges and complexities of living and ministering in a variety of cross-cultural settings. “This grant […]

Greenwood congregation embraces Boston church planters

Few churches can say they have helped renovate the oldest building in one of the most historic parts of Boston. During the 1775 Revolutionary War battle of Bunker Hill in Charlestown, Mass., the VFW building now used as a church meeting place was a private residence. “We believe we saved Celebration Church about $250,000 in […]

SCBC president invites pastors on trips to study church planting, missions

South Carolina Baptists might think of Boston as the home of the Red Sox or the Revolutionary War — or baked beans and chowder. But there’s something else to know about Boston: It has a population of 650,000 people living in 24 distinct neighborhoods, and only six of those neighborhoods have a gospel-centered church. That’s […]

Church planter Craig Tuck to lead Charleston Baptist Association

Craig Tuck, a church planter who most recently pastored Centerpoint Church in Charleston, has been named director of missions for Charleston Baptist Association. Tuck received the unanimous endorsement of the association’s executive committee Feb. 21 and succeeds interim DOM Skip Owens. Tuck said he is grateful to “share in leading” the churches of the association […]

North Greenville University opens Greer campus

With a snip of the ceremonial scissors, North Greenville University interim president Randall J. Pannell, T. Walter Brashier, Craig McCoy of Bon Secours/St. Francis Hospital, and City of Greer mayor Rick Danner marked the official opening of the school’s new Greer campus. The dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony took place at 1:00 p.m. on Feb. 16. The […]