10 Keys to Pastoring Through a Pandemic

Many of you reading this haven’t gathered with your local church recently. This will probably be the new normal for at least a few more weeks. Every aspect of life is different today, and that’s certainly true of churches. But, remember, the church is not where you go, it’s who you are. As you consider […]

Cayce First makes a fresh start with Mill City

How do you breathe new life into an historic, declining congregation? For First Baptist Church of Cayce, the answer was merging with a recent church start that was growing and needed more space. Formed in 1912, First Cayce grew to a peak of about 500 attending Sunday school near the mid-century mark. In recent years, […]

Pickens couple: On Mission in Cuba

“The beautiful people of Cuba are looking for hope,” said Gary Frazor as he prepared for his upcoming mission trip to the island. “They find it in Jesus.” Frazor and his wife, Kim, have been on several mission trips to Cuba. He says he got hooked on mission work through his family. “My wife and […]

Two DOMs receive inaugural Satterwhite Awards

Two directors of missions received inaugural Cliff Satterwhite Awards March 14 for outstanding service as disaster relief volunteers. Chris Smith and Tommy Richardson were recognized for their “tireless work in helping the Pee Dee and Grand Strand areas recover from four consecutive years of major disasters,” Randy Creamer, director of South Carolina Baptist Disaster Relief, […]

‘Turkey Tales & Bible Truths’ is author Robert Jackson’s latest

Robert Jackson, a physician, author, speaker and avid outdoor sportsman, has written a new book for the turkey-hunting enthusiast in anyone’s life. “Turkey Tales & Bible Truths” combines Jackson’s trademark homespun wit and wisdom with a lifetime of immersive Bible study and personal application. The result is a collection of “real-life experiences from the field […]

Out of the Ashes: Friendship and Racial Reconciliation in Kingstree

God was at work the day the church burned. The Bethlehem Missionary Church building in Salters ended up a complete loss, but its African-American congregation immediately rallied under the leadership of Pastor O’Tis Prioleau. He recalls receiving the tragic news around 4 a.m. on a Tuesday night. “From the moment I got the call, my […]

Obituary: Sophie Nix

Sophie Nix, 94, of Rock Hill, and wife of the late Rev. Paul Nix, died Jan. 26, 2020. She and her husband met while students at Furman University, and both attended Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. She was a public school teacher for 40 years, serving in Greenville, Anderson, Barnwell, Pickens and Chester counties. She also […]

Obituary: Carl Vernon Mullinax

Carl Vernon Mullinax, 88, of Gaffney, died March 5, 2020. Born in Gaffney, he retired from the textile industry and served at several South Carolina Baptist churches, including Bowling Green Baptist Church in Clover. He was a U.S. Army veteran who served in the Korean War. Survivors include three sons, six grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. […]

Obituary: D. Floyd Dukes

Dannie Floyd Dukes, 87, of Williston, died Feb. 18, 2020. Born in Bamberg County, he attended New Orleans Theological Seminary. During his 54-year ministry, he served Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, Blackville; Elko Baptist Church, Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Springfield; and Edisto Baptist Church, Williston. He retired from Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in 2003 and was […]

Obituary: Joseph Charles Blalock Sr.

Joseph Charles Blalock Sr., 72, of Muncie, Ind., died Feb. 8, 2020. A native of Anniston, Ala., he grew up in Spartanburg. He graduated from Fruitland Baptist Bible Institute and Andersonville Baptist Seminary. He served as a home missionary in New York and Massachusetts, and later served at Brown’s Creek Baptist Church, Union. He and […]