Charleston Southern University launches presidential search

The Charleston Southern University board of trustees has formed a 17-person search committee to find the institution’s next president. The new president will succeed retiring president Jairy C. Hunter Jr. and will be the third chief executive in the school’s history. The university announced in March that Hunter, who has served as CSU’s president for […]

‘Meditations of a Sparrow’ offers poetic reflections on God’s care

Karen Green, of Anderson, has published her first book of poetry: “Meditations of a Sparrow: Psalms for the Modern Age.” “Meditations” is scheduled for release by Courier Publishing in early December in both hardback ($17.95) and softback ($13.95) versions. The book details many aspects of the author’s “daily walk with the Most High.” Her first […]

Cynthia Winker publishes 4th novel

Cynthia Winkler, a mystery and crime author who writes from a Christian worldview, has produced her fourth novel, “You Did Not Weep: The Woman in the Grave.” Available in hardback ($25.95), paperback ($19.95) and e-book ($5.95) formats, “You Did Not Weep” is slated for an early December release by Courier Publishing. The novel unfolds amidst […]

Author honors late grandfather with WWII memoir

It is the spring of 1944. Blace Davis has no thought of fighting in the war. After all, he is a man with dependents — a wife and six children, with a seventh on the way. But then everything changes. “Mount of Congregation,” by Mark A. Davis, is a true story of bravery in the […]

Bill West announces retirement after 55 years of ministry

William R. “Bill” West Jr., pastor of Welcome Baptist Church in Pendleton for the past 12 years, will retire in December after 55 years of pastoral ministry. He formerly served as pastor of Pendleton Street Baptist Church in Greenville, Hartsville First Baptist Church and Batesburg First Baptist Church. He and his wife, Alice Brown West, […]

New SCBC Executive Board officers elected

New officers were elected at the South Carolina Baptist Covention’s Executive Board meeting on Thursday, Dec. 7. Tommy Kelly, pastor of First Baptist Church, Varnville, and former SCBC president, was elected chairman of the Executive Board. Randy Kirby, worship pastor at First Baptist Church, Simpsonville, was elected vice chair, and Cindy Sanders, a member of […]

DR’s Mickey Caison retires from SBC’s ‘greatest job’

Think back among the most harrowing disasters in recent U.S. history: 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, the Oklahoma City bombing, the Midwest floods of 1993, the Northridge earthquake and Hurricanes Andrew, Harvey and Irma. Mickey Caison has represented Southern Baptists at each of them. As national director of Southern Baptist Disaster Relief for most of the past […]

Pastor donates extensive book collection to NGU

By the time Choice Watson, former South Carolina Baptist pastor and director of missions, retired in 1997, he had built a library of more than 1,200 books on religion and ministry-related subjects.  The collection included his wife’s books on preschool, children, and clowning ministry. He decided to donate his library to North Greenville University because […]

Anderson University’s MAGI Project bears gifts of comfort — and joy

Quentin arrived at his elementary school one morning wearing a grown-man’s jeans, cinched tight with a belt, their frayed edges peeking beneath his worn T-shirt. He wore no socks, his ankles bitten by the winter cold. His teacher, noticing Quentin’s state of dress, gently asked what happened to his socks. “My sister needed them,” he […]

NGU students, faculty provide Thanksgiving meals for local families

You probably sized up your options on where to spend Thanksgiving weeks before. Maybe you planned on hosting a big feast for your family with all the traditional holiday dishes, complete with the always popular “kids table,” or maybe just a nice cozy dinner with friends. North Greenville University faculty, staff and students showed their […]