Three pastors, DOM recognized at 2019 annual meeting

The 2019 South Carolina Baptist Pastor of the Year Awards were presented during the Pastors Conference at Southside Church in Spartanburg. The awards are presented by Anderson University: • John E. White Award (churches up to 350 members): Will Browning, lead pastor of Journey Church in Screven Association. Browning started Journey Church about 12 years […]

SCBC Pastors: ‘Speak the Truth in Love’

On Nov. 10-11, pastors and families from Baptist churches across the state gathered at Southside Baptist Church in Spartanburg for the annual South Carolina Baptist Pastors Conference. The theme of the two-day event was “Speak the Truth in Love,” a message affirmed through the various messages delivered by six speakers, including renowned author Bruce Wilkinson. […]

2019 SCBC meeting has unique features

The 199th annual meeting of the South Carolina Baptist Convention Nov. 11-12 at the Church at The Mill (formerly Anderson Mill Road Baptist Church) in Moore will feature some unique, and possibly historic, moments. Alex Sands, pastor of Kingdom Life Church in Simpsonville, will be nominated as president- elect. If elected, he will become the […]

Executive Board approves budget, partnership with East Asia

The Executive Board of the South Carolina Baptist Convention approved a $28 million Cooperative Program Budget/Advance Plan and a partnership with East Asia during its Oct. 8 meeting in Columbia. Budget, Finance & Audit Committee Chair Teresa Garrick presented details of the proposed $28 million budget. Garrett acknowledged that while giving has declined — it’s […]

Sands, Vassey to be nominees for SCBC offices

Alex Sands and Brad Vassey will be candidates for convention offices when South Carolina Baptists meet at Spartanburg’s Church at The Mill in November. Sands, pastor of Kingdom Life Church in Simpsonville, will be nominated as president-elect of the South Carolina Baptist Convention by Charleston First Baptist pastor Marshall Blalock at this year’s annual meeting. […]

SCBC releases committee reports ahead of annual meeting

The South Carolina Baptist Convention has released the 2019 reports of the Committee on Committees and the Nominations Committee. The membership roster of the 2020 Committee on Committees has also been released. The reports will be considered at the upcoming SCBC annual meeting, to be held Nov. 11-12 in Moore. The reports can be viewed […]

Buckley to be candidate for state convention office

Seth Buckley, student minister at First Baptist Church of Spartanburg, will be nominated for second vice president of the South Carolina Baptist Convention when messengers gather at the Church at The Mill in Moore Nov. 11-12. In announcing Buckley’s nomination Sept. 9, David Wike, senior pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Florence, noted that Buckley […]

E.A. McDowell Award nominations due Sept. 20, resolutions due Oct. 11

Deadline for the E.A. McDowell Award for individual service in politics, government and community affairs is Sept. 20. Each nomination should include a detailed listing of the nominee’s qualifications as well as an explanation of the person’s unique contributions. Full name, address, phone number, and church pastor should be given for the nominee and person […]