Wolfe ready to “invest the best years of my life” as new EDT for SCBC

South Carolina Baptist Convention messengers unanimously elected Tony Wolfe as the new executive director-treasurer Monday afternoon (March 20) in a special called meeting at Shandon Baptist Church in Columbia. Wolfe begins work April 1 and will replace Gary Hollingsworth, who is retiring after serving in the office for eight years. Search Committee Chairman Ian Geimer […]

Tony Wolfe is new exec for South Carolina Baptist Convention

Tony Wolfe was elected as the new executive director-treasurer for the South Carolina Baptist Convention in a called meeting March 20 at Shandon Baptist Church, Columbia. Wolfe toured the state last week with Search Team Chairman Ian Geimer for meet-and-greet opportunities with South Carolina Baptists prior to the meeting. Meet-and-greets were held in Florence, Summerville, Taylors, Lexington […]

Two join South Carolina WMU staff

Lauren Morris and Hannah Smith joined the South Carolina Woman’s Missionary Union staff in February. Morris will serve as student consultant, and Smith will serve as adult consultant. Morris has six years of missions experience with the International Mission Board and North American Mission Board. A graduate of North Greenville University, she earned a Master of […]

Wolfe to be nominated as SCBC executive director-treasurer

Tony Wolfe will be nominated as the next executive director-treasurer of the South Carolina Baptist Convention. The SCBC’s Executive Director-Treasurer Search Team presented Wolfe’s nomination at a called Executive Board meeting Feb. 27 at First Baptist Church of Columbia. Team Chairman Ian Geimer made the motion, which was then affirmed by the Executive Board. “Our […]

SCBC executive director search team updates Executive Board

The Executive Board of the South Carolina Baptist Convention met Dec. 1 in Columbia to conduct year-end business. Chair Steve Hogg presided over the session that included an update from the Executive Director-Treasurer Search Team and greetings from an international missions partner. EDT Search Team Chair Ian Geimer gave an update on the group’s work, […]

Hollingsworth recognized for service to S.C. Baptists

Messengers to the annual meeting at Irmo’s Riverland Hills Baptist Church took time to honor Executive Director-Treasurer Gary Hollingsworth for his seven years of service to South Carolina Baptists. Hollingsworth has set his retirement date as April 30, 2023. Calling his years at the state convention’s helm the pinnacle of his 48 years of ministry, […]

Pastors find hope and encouragement at Riverland Hills

Meeting at Riverland Hills Baptist Church Nov. 14 in sessions featuring the theme of “Hope and Encouragement,” Pastors Conference attendees heard messages from their retiring state executive, two pastors from Easley, and another from Greer. South Carolina Baptist Convention Executive Director-Treasurer Gary Hollingsworth opened the conference with a message from the book of Nehemiah. “Our […]

Meet the New SCBC President

Albert Allen, senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Newberry, is the new president of the South Carolina Baptist Convention. He has served as a pastor, missionary, chair of the SCBC Executive Board, and president-elect of the convention. He graduated from the University of South Carolina Law School in 1986 and practiced law until 1987 […]

S.C. Baptists adopt SATF recommendations, elect Columbia pastor

With “Wake Up!” as their theme, messengers to the annual meeting of the South Carolina Baptist Convention approved a report from their Sexual Abuse Task Force, honored their retiring executive, and elected a Columbia pastor as president-elect. Gathering at Riverland Hills Baptist Church in Irmo, Nov. 14-15, the 703 registered messengers also adopted a $26.5 […]

Outside the Walls: The Climb

“Who wants to climb Table Rock?” asked my 60-year-old grandfather while on a family camping trip. To a 10-year-old kid, climbing a mountain sounded like a good idea. I asked how long the hike would take. “It shouldn’t take more than an hour,” he said. That was about all the preparation we had before my […]