Students proclaim: ‘God belongs on my campus’

The students of Francis Marion University’s Baptist Collegiate Ministry have a message for their school: “God belongs on my campus.” What started as a small group’s outreach effort several years ago has turned into an event-based experience open to all who are part of Francis Marion’s diverse student population. “It’s a strong statement to say, […]

At 90, Dalton Ward steps down from pastorate

Dalton Ward, at the age of 90, recently retired from Dean Swamp Baptist Church in Edisto Association after serving the historic church near Springfield for almost 20 years. On Feb. 1, he turned 91. Reflecting on 70 years of ministry, he has followed the advice he gives: “Be faithful to whatever responsibility God gives you.” […]

NGU’s Joyful Sound embarks on 5th decade of ministry

Joyful Sound, a musical ensemble of North Greenville University, will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a concert April 13 in conjunction with the inauguration of NGU’s eighth president, Gene Fant Jr. The current version of Joyful Sound includes two teams of nine members. Joyful Sound sings in more than 200 churches each year. The group […]

Eastlan Baptist Church of Greenville to merge with NewSpring

Eastlan Baptist Church in Greenville voted Dec. 24 to merge with NewSpring Church of Greenville. The combined congregations will be known as NewSpring Eastlan Church. Eastlan, founded in 1939, has experienced declining membership in recent years, church leaders told The Courier. NewSpring Greenville has been meeting at the TD Convention Center and is expected to […]

For Courier, it’s business as usual despite fire

As the March 2018 issue of The Courier went to press, employees worked from a temporary business location and from their homes after an electrical fire forced a temporary closure of the newsmagazine’s Greenville office building. The fire broke out on the afternoon of Jan. 16 while staff members were putting the finishing touches on […]

CSU dedicates baseball complex in memory of Emanuel AME shooting victim

Charleston Southern University dedicated the Singleton Baseball Complex on Feb. 5. Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, mother of CSU baseball player Chris Singleton (pictured with family members), was killed June 17, 2015, in the tragic Emanuel AME shooting in Charleston. The Sharonda Coleman-Singleton Enrichment Center will celebrate her life and legacy and will serve as a gathering space […]

Courier readers share their memories of Billy Graham

Editor’s note: We asked our readers to share their stories of how the late Billy Graham impacted their lives — whether by personal encounter, at one of his crusades or through his television ministry or books. If you would like to submit comments, please contact us by email or by using this online form and selecting the […]