For South Carolina Baptists, July 1, 1869 is a date worth remembering

The summer of 1869 seemed anything but fair for South Carolina. The Southland was in the depths of poverty and discouragement following the Civil War. The land was laid waste, the economy destroyed, and many young men had been killed in battle or were crippled by their wounds. In that year, a young man was […]

150th anniversary event nets $38,850 for paper’s ongoing ministry

More than 200 friends and guests helped celebrate The Baptist Courier’s 150th anniversary by generously contributing in excess of $38,850 in gifts and pledges in support of the news journal’s ongoing ministry of telling the stories of those who tell The Story of Christ at work through the churches of the South Carolina Baptist Convention. […]

Three from state among NOBTS graduates

Three students from South Carolina participated in commencement exercises at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and Leavell College on May 18. The South Carolina graduates, their degrees and their hometowns were: Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry — Daniel Mark Collins, Florence. Master of Theological Studies — Evans J. Newell, Fort Mill. Master of Arts […]

The Value of The Baptist Courier from a Personal Perspective

As far back as I can remember, I have appreciated The Baptist Courier as a vital contributor and supporter of the South Carolina Baptist Convention. Let me explain. My hometown is Hartsville in Darlington County, where I was born and bred. My home church was First Baptist, located in the heart of town, and I […]

Under the Mango Tree: Reflections on Two Weeks in Uganda

Under a mango tree in Hoima, Uganda, roughly 100 children gathered, eagerly waiting for Vacation Bible School to begin. Sixteen short-term missionaries from the United States had traveled there to minister to these children and their families. Their sacrifices of hot showers, air conditioning and cultural familiarity seemed utterly insignificant as the days passed and […]

Spartanburg First marks 50 years of summer missions

Last year, a grandmother brought her grandchildren to Vacation Bible School at Wasiota Baptist Church in Pineville, Ky. It was part of the summer outreach of First Baptist Church, Spartanburg. Student minister Seth Buckley said, “She told me she gave her heart to Jesus at our VBS when she was 8 years old, and now […]

Southeastern Seminary awards degrees to 19 S.C. students

Nineteen students with ties to South Carolina received degrees from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, N.C., during spring commencement exercises. The graduates, their degrees and hometowns are: Master of Arts in Christian Studies — Marcus Davis, Chesterfield; Alonda Monet Heyward, Summerville; Lacy Little Johnson, Greenville. Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling — Cameron […]

For Collector: Rare Bible Coins Have ‘A Story to Tell’

When most people think of coins, they think of leftover change pocketed after making a purchase. Not Wayne Damron. For him, old coins have a story to tell. The member of Riverland Hills Baptist Church in Irmo has amassed a fascinating collection of rare coins — some of which were in use in Jesus’ lifetime […]

New book reveals Christ through Old Testament Tabernacle

Courier Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of “A Journey to Christ Through the Tabernacle.” Since 1965, the book’s author, Leonard Carter, has devoted himself to studying the Tabernacle, the place where God’s presence dwelled among the Israelites during their time in the wilderness. Carter’s in-depth study of Scripture as well as the writings […]

Three from state among New Orleans graduates

Three students from South Carolina participated in commencement exercises at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and Leavell College on May 18. The students, their degrees and their hometowns were: Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry — Daniel Mark Collins, Florence. Master of Theological Studies — Evans J. Newell, Fort Mill. Master of Arts in Worship Leadership — Christopher Michael […]