CLPA Committee recognizes influencers of public thought

The Christian Life and Public Affairs Committee of the South Carolina Baptist Convention presented its service awards Nov. 13 at the SCBC annual meeting. The awards recognize churches and individuals for their activity in advancing the cause of Christ in the public sphere. The Impact Your World Award was presented to Charleston First Baptist Church, […]

SCBC President Bryant Sims: Like Father, Like Son

Bryant Sims, pastor of Mount Moriah Baptist Church in Greenwood and the 2019 president of the South Carolina Baptist Convention, is only the second person in the history of the SCBC to have a dad who also served as president.  His father, the late Horace Sims, who was pastor of Abney Memorial Baptist Church in Greenwood, […]

Deadlines approach for contributions to S.C. Baptist Convention

The South Carolina Baptist Convention will count the following as 2018 contributions: Hand delivered contributions received by the close of business on Dec. 20 Electronic contributions with a transaction date on or before Dec. 31 Mailed contributions postmarked on or before Dec. 31 and received by Jan. 7. Online giving is available at For […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]