Anderson University to host lecture Sept. 26 commemorating 500th anniversary of Protestant Reformation

Timothy George, dean of Beeson Divinity School and a widely published church historian, will speak on “The Heart Yearning for Grace: Martin Luther’s Road to Reformation Faith” as part of Anderson University’s celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. The public lecture will be Tuesday, Sept. 26, at 7:00 p.m. in the university’s […]

S.C. Baptists gear up to help Irma victims

South Carolina Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers are poised to provide assistance to victims of Hurricane Irma — at home, in Florida and in other parts of the Southeast. Florida absorbed the brunt of Irma, although coastal areas of South Carolina saw near-record storm surges, and tropical storm-force winds downed trees across the state, knocking out […]

Panel to explore S.C. Baptists’ history in missions, education

An Oct. 8 panel discussion in Columbia will explore the history of South Carolina Baptists’ efforts in missions and education. The free event, sponsored by the History Committee of the South Carolina Baptist Convention and Charleston Southern University, will feature a panel of Baptist pastors and historians. The event will be held from 4 to […]

Southeastern awards degrees to S.C. seminarians

South Carolina students recently received advanced degrees from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Doctor of education: Donald Paul Sapp of Dillon. Master of arts in Christian studies: Jeremy Lawson Tamer of Travelers Rest. Master of arts in biblical counseling: Jeremy Daniel Walters of Hardeeville. Master of arts in Christian education: Ashley Lynn Faulkenberry of Rock Hill. […]

Authors of new books have S.C. Baptist connections

Two books have recently been released by authors who have South Carolina Baptist connections. Brian Saxon, pastor of Second Baptist Church of Lancaster, and Kimberly Sowell, president of Kingdom Heart Ministries for women, have co-written “One Life, Two Paths: Life Lessons from a Fallen King.” The book is an interactive Bible study based on the […]

Danny Nicholson elected president of Connie Maxwell Children’s Home

Danny Nicholson says every calling starts with a story. This is his. In the summer of 2016, he and his wife, Debra, were sitting on a bench outside their favorite beachside restaurant, waiting for a table. An African-American boy, 5 or 6 years old, zigzagged through the sand and darted across the weatherbeaten wooden deck, […]

Lackey represents third generation of Connie Maxwell trustees

Richard Lackey is following in both his father’s and his grandfather’s footsteps — all three have served as trustees for Connie Maxwell Children’s Home. Richard’s grandfather, Elwood Lackey, grew up at Connie Maxwell. He became a professional photographer in Orangeburg and later served as a trustee at Connie Maxwell. Richard’s father, Shelton Lackey, who lives […]

For Clemson’s clutch receiver Hunter Renfrow, ‘God comes first’

In the skies far from Arizona, Hunter Renfrow made a phone call that somewhat doubled life’s pleasure and responsibility. With his Clemson teammates on the way to play Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl in Tempe, Renfrow called a breeder in Asheville, N.C., to reserve a golden retriever puppy. “This dog has been keeping me […]

Jon Jamison joins S.C. Baptist Convention staff

Jon Jamison has joined the South Carolina Baptist Convention as compassion ministries strategist. He will help churches and associations with multi-housing, hunger relief, literacy, refugees and immigrants, and human trafficking ministries. He formerly served in Iowa. “Where churches have an interest in exploring a new community ministry, I want to have conversations about how they […]