EC’s Frank Page resigns over ‘personal failing’

Frank S. Page has resigned as president and chief executive officer of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Executive Committee, effective today (March 27) over what is described as “a morally inappropriate relationship in the recent past.” Florida pastor Stephen Rummage, chairman of the Executive Committee, released a 300-word statement Tuesday afternoon (March 27) in behalf of […]

Martha Franks residents answer phones at Billy Graham Call Center

Ever wondered who answers the phone when you dial the number at the bottom of the screen after a Billy Graham Evangelistic Association television broadcast? It could be a volunteer who lives at Martha Franks Retirement Community in Laurens. Martha Franks is one of two South Carolina Baptist-affiliated retirement centers. The other, Bethea Retirement Community, […]

Retired NGU administrator donates his personal collection of books on prayer

A retired North Greenville University administrator recently donated his extensive collection of books on the subject of prayer to the school. The donor, Charles “Buddy” Freeman, was honored at a dedication ceremony Nov. 28. Freeman, from Conover, N.C., came to North Greenville University in 1997 as executive director for admissions and financial planning. Under his […]

Connie Maxwell employee receives award from state association

Becky Butler, a longtime employee of Connie Maxwell Children’s Home, was presented the Palmetto Association for Children and Families Distinguished Service Award during the association’s 2018 annual conference Feb. 28 in Myrtle Beach. “Becky is truly a woman of inspiration — from her early days advocating for the rights and best interests of children, through […]

Pastors from S.C. train Taiwan pastors in relational discipleship

Editor’s note: Last names have been omitted for reasons relating to security. A team of three South Carolina Baptist pastors returned Feb. 10 from Taiwan, where they led an eight-day relational discipleship training for native pastors. With the help of translators, the team trained 61 people from 14 churches using Immersion materials. It is the […]

NGU welcomes Richard Grimm as executive VP

North Greenville University announced March 12 that Richard A. Grimm, currently senior vice president for university services and strategic initiatives at Trinity International University in Chicago, Ill., will join the university June 1 as executive vice president. Grimm will serve as NGU’s chief operating officer, overseeing matters related to the university’s operational effectiveness and efficiency, […]

James Merritt to speak at AU’s Upstate Pastors Network

James Merritt, senior pastor of CrossPointe Church in suburban Atlanta and a former president of the Southern Baptist Convention, will be the featured speaker for the March 28 meeting of the Upstate Pastors Network at Anderson University. Merritt’s topic will be “High Definition Leadership.” Upstate Pastors Network is a bi-annual gathering of pastors and church […]