South Carolina Baptists worship at historic ‘Mother Emanuel’

The 300-or-so worshipers who arrived early at Charleston’s Emanuel AME Church on Nov. 13 were fortunate to find seating in the grand old sanctuary. The 400 others in the overflow crowd walked to nearby Citadel Square Baptist Church to watch the service on closed-circuit TV. They had come to the Tuesday night worship service of […]

NGU alumni and friend honored at Alumni Connect event

NGU alumni gathered at the fall Alumni Connect event at the Cannon Centre in Greer on Oct. 11. Four North Greenville University alumni and friend were honored by the university’s alumni association during an awards ceremony. Nathan Bramsen (’07), from North Africa, was named distinguished alumnus of the year; Justin Pitts (’07, MBA ’12), from […]

SCBC resolutions address racial reconciliation, sports betting

South Carolina Baptist Convention messengers approved resolutions Nov. 14 ranging from opposition to the legalization of marijuana to support for religious liberty. Click here to read full-text versions of the resolutions. Appreciation Messengers expressed appreciation to pastor Augustus “Robbie” Robinson, pastor of Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church, for hosting the annual meeting, and to pastor […]

Greenwood pastor Bryant Sims leads 2019 SCBC officers

Bryant Sims, pastor of First Mount Moriah Baptist Church in Greenwood, heads a slate of officers who will lead the South Carolina Baptist Convention in 2019. Sims, who served for the past 12 months as president-elect, officially assumed the office of president at the conclusion of this year’s annual meeting. In this year’s annual meeting […]

Anderson University honors 4 with Pastor of the Year awards

Anderson University presented its annual Pastor of the Year awards Monday evening, Nov. 12, at the 2018 South Carolina Baptist Pastors Conference. The awards serve to recognize “the unique high calling of the pastorate,” according to an AU news release. The South Carolina Baptist Pastor of the Year award was established by AU in 2011 […]

SCBC messengers address budget, bylaws in opening session

Messengers to the 198th annual meeting of the South Carolina Baptist Convention Tuesday morning adopted a $28 million Cooperative Program budget and approved a bylaw change that requires prospective trustees and Executive Board members as well as their churches to “affirm [in writing] and reflect in practice” the Baptist Faith & Message 2000. At midmorning, […]

AU dean named president of Evangelical Homiletics Society

Michael Duduit, dean of the Clamp Divinity School and College of Christian Studies at Anderson University, became president of the Evangelical Homiletics Society at its recent annual meeting in New Orleans, La. EHS is an academic society with more than 300 members formed for the exchange of ideas related to the instruction of biblical preaching. […]