Obituary: Don Bowick

Emmett Donald “Don” Bowick, 82, of Summerville, died April 22, 2021. A native of Charleston, he was called into the ministry at the age of 12 while attending James Island Baptist Church. He was a graduate of North Greenville Junior College, Carson-Newman College, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, and Luther Rice Seminary, where he earned […]

‘I Kiss You with a Prayer!’: A Father’s Ode to His Girls

First a poem, and now an illustrated book, “I Kiss You with a Prayer!” is a father’s unbridled expression of gratitude for the gift of children in his life. The book opens on a scene of a father on his knees, praying beside the crib of his sleeping daughter, with this verse: “At night when […]

6-year-old inspires her church with Annie Armstrong Offering gift

Pastor Larry Robertson saw young Maci Parker out of the corner of his eye and knelt down to say “hey” to her. She held up a little change holder, and he asked what she was giving to him. “She simply said, ‘Annie Armstrong,’” Robertson said. Maci, 6, was the first child in the church’s Mission […]

‘6 Yellow Balloons’ is author Rosalie Hall Hunt’s own mission story

From the author who brought to life the intimate stories of historic women of missions comes Rosalie Hall Hunt’s own story, “6 Yellow Balloons,” her memoir of growing up in China as a “missionary kid” and following God’s call to become an international missionary herself. At times funny, sorrowful and exhilarating, her story is one […]

Lake Murray Baptist calls David Sons as lead pastor

David Sons has been called as lead pastor of Lake Murray Baptist Church in Lexington. Sons has served on staff at Lake Murray in a number of pastoral roles since 2015. He is a graduate of North Greenville University and Southeastern Theological Seminary. He is married to Allyson, and they have three sons: Titus, Max, […]

Legislative Update: Several bills move from the House to the Senate

Most of the bills we are tracking for this session have cleared the House and are now awaiting action in the South Carolina Senate. The exception would be the Compassionate Care Act (S150, Medical Marijuana). S150 originated in the Senate, has cleared the committee process, and is now awaiting debate and a vote by the […]

Longtime Anderson pastor Bruce Evans to retire in June

Bruce W. Evans has announced his retirement as pastor of Andersonville Baptist Church in Anderson, effective June 6. He has served the church for 30 years. During his tenure, Evans oversaw the addition of classroom space, a new family ministries building, and remodeling of the sanctuary. He and his wife, Norma Jean, have one daughter, […]

Disaster relief becomes mother-daughter ministry

For Pam Stallings and her mother, Nan Hancock, disaster relief is more than a compassionate ministry to those in crises; it’s a family affair. Stallings’ father, Bill Hancock, a retired Air Force veteran and ordained minister, started a disaster relief ministry at Hebron Baptist Church in Scranton about 25 years ago. When he passed away […]

Angels shadow us, editor’s book reveals

Do Christians ever encounter angels? Courier Editor Rudy Gray believes they can, and sometimes do — though people may not always be aware. In fact, Gray believes he and other members of a missions team from a church he pastored may have encountered one in human form on a plane. “Angels are real, and they […]