Fant officially installed as NGU president

Ten months after he took office, Gene C. Fant Jr. was officially installed April 13 as the eighth president of North Greenville University. Nearly 1,000 people — including Fant’s family and friends, NGU students, faculty, staff, trustees, donors and alumni, as well as community members and delegates from more than 20 universities — gathered in Turner […]

Anderson University names new athletics VP

Bert Epting assumes responsibilities May 7 Anderson University has named J. Bert Epting as its new vice president for athletics, effective May 7. “Having observed Dr. Epting’s outstanding work, his knowledge of athletics and his inspirational leadership, I have great confidence he will be an exceedingly effective leader for our growing athletic division as well […]

Anderson University provost named distinguished professor

Danny Parker, Anderson University executive vice president and provost,  is the school’s first W.B. Johnson Distinguished Professor of History and Political Science, AU officials recently announced. Parker’s new role comes as he retires from his day-to-day responsibilities at AU at the end of the 2017-2018 academic year. While he will retain the title of executive […]

1,000-plus professions of faith reported at Conway revival

A revival meeting has turned into a spiritual awakening for a coastal South Carolina community, resulting in more than 1,000 professions of faith. Langston Baptist Church in Conway planned a four-day youth-led revival to begin April 15, led by evangelist Tyler Blue, 21, of Highways and Hedges Tent Ministry in Lancaster. In the time since, […]

Commencement speaker asks NGU graduates to choose whom they will serve

On a clear spring morning April 28, North Greenville University held its commencement ceremony in Melvin and Dollie Younts Stadium. More than 4,000 spectators watched approximately 300 undergraduates and graduates receive their diplomas. WCM Global Wealth principal and managing member Erik C. Weir was the keynote speaker. Weir developed a stutter after his involvement in […]

Greenwood native Mac Brunson concludes 12-year FBC Jacksonville pastorate

When Mac Brunson, co-senior pastor of 10,000-member First Baptist Church in Jacksonville, stepped into the pulpit Sunday, it began as any other worship experience. But by the time the April 29 service ended, Brunson had announced his immediate resignation from his pastorate of a dozen years and left the sanctuary with his wife, Deb. Heath […]

White Oak Conference Center set to be sold Sept. 30

The South Carolina Baptist Convention’s White Oak Conference Center in Winnsboro is scheduled to be sold Sept. 30 for $5.4 million and will become a public charter school. White Oak, which has been operated by the state convention since 1979, is slated for purchase by Midlands STEM Institute. (STEM is an acronym for science, technology, […]

Exec. Board hears reports on budget, annual meeting, ‘Advance’ initiative

Meeting April 24 at the South Carolina Baptist Convention building in Columbia, the SCBC Executive Board heard a report on the pending sale of White Oak Conference Center (see related story) and conducted other business. Board members met that morning in subcommittees and then convened for further business and reporting during the afternoon session.  The […]

CSU to host Christian professionals workshop

Charleston Southern University will host Upward Call: Christian Professionals Workshop, Saturday, May 5, from 9 a.m. until noon in the Whitfield Center for Christian Leadership. Shawn Sommerkamp, a motivational speaker and an ICF certified executive coach, will present “Three Keys to Dynamic Career Growth.” The workshop will focus on exploring the dimensions of dynamic career […]

Air Force chief of chaplains to be next CSU president

Dondi E. Costin, who currently serves as U.S. Air Force chief of chaplains, has been named the third president of Charleston Southern University. This summer, Costin will succeed Jairy C. Hunter Jr., who will transition to the position of president emeritus on June 1 after serving as CSU president for 34 years. Costin, who was […]