Genetics research key to powerful new cancer drugs

Even as ethicists and faith leaders decry a Chinese scientist’s claim to have altered the genetic code of twin girls (see story here), a recently approved cancer-fighting drug illustrates that genetics-based medical research can be profoundly effective in curing some forms of cancer. On Nov. 26, the Food and Drug Administration approved a drug that […]

Evangelist Rick Stanley, stepbrother to Elvis, dies

Stanley was serving on staff at a Southern Baptist church in Aiken County Rick Stanley, a stepbrother to Elvis Presley who turned to Christ two months after Presley’s death in 1977 and, as an evangelist, spoke at Billy Graham-sponsored events and in a multitude of other settings, died Saturday evening, Jan. 5, in Aiken, S.C. […]

NGU to host ‘Faith at Work’ event

North Greenville University will present its annual Faith at Work Business Symposium Feb. 8 from 1-5 p.m. The free half-day conference showcases entrepreneurs sharing their stories of leading their companies for Christ. The event, designed to inspire business students, is also open to the business community. Guest speakers will be Lauren Green, Fox News Channel’s […]

Joe Willard is new DOM for Welsh Neck Association

Joe Willard has been elected director of missions for Welsh Neck Baptist Association. He previously served as pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Darlington. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Charleston Southern University and master of divinity and doctor of ministry degrees from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has served on the South Carolina Baptist […]

CLPA Committee recognizes influencers of public thought

The Christian Life and Public Affairs Committee of the South Carolina Baptist Convention presented its service awards Nov. 13 at the SCBC annual meeting. The awards recognize churches and individuals for their activity in advancing the cause of Christ in the public sphere. The Impact Your World Award was presented to Charleston First Baptist Church, […]

‘Two Coins’ recalls ‘kindness from God above’

Courier Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of “Two Coins,” a heartwarming book based on a true childhood experience by author Jesse Crim of Greer, S.C. The book tells the story of a young boy who, to his surprise and great delight, finds two dimes lying on the sidewalk while walking with his grandmother. […]

Book offers encouragement for fibromyalgia sufferers

David Buie of Greer has released a new book that offers spiritual encouragement for people living with fibromyalgia. In “Jesus, Fibromyalgia and Me,” Buie, a member of Northwood Baptist Church in Greer, talks candidly about the physical, mental and emotional effects of fibromyalgia. “Some days this disease gets the best of me no matter what I […]

Former SCBC employee indicted in Texas on sexual assault charges

Mark Aderholt, former associate executive director and chief strategist for the South Carolina Baptist Convention, has been indicted on charges of sexually assaulting a teenager in Arlington, Texas, more than 20 years ago. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, citing court records in Tarrant County, Texas, reported Dec. 19 that Aderholt, 47, was indicted Dec. 18 on […]

SCBC President Bryant Sims: Like Father, Like Son

Bryant Sims, pastor of Mount Moriah Baptist Church in Greenwood and the 2019 president of the South Carolina Baptist Convention, is only the second person in the history of the SCBC to have a dad who also served as president.  His father, the late Horace Sims, who was pastor of Abney Memorial Baptist Church in Greenwood, […]