Keith and Kristyn Getty to perform benefit concert for Disaster Relief

Keith and Kristyn Getty will perform Sunday evening, Oct. 11, at 6:00 at Columbia First Baptist Church in a concert to benefit South Carolina Baptist Disaster Relief. The Gettys occupy a unique space in the world of music today as preeminent modern hymn writers. In re-inventing the traditional hymn form, they have created a distinguished catalogue […]

SCBC messengers to consider bylaw changes at 2015 annual meeting

During the upcoming 2015 annual meeting of the South Carolina Baptist Convention, the Bylaws Committee of the convention, chaired by Bill Rigsby, pastor of North Anderson Baptist Church, will present recommendations for consideration, including second reading on bylaw changes approved in 2014. The proposed changes can be viewed by clicking the link below. Changes to be considered by messengers […]

Lexington Association begins assessment phase of flood response

Disaster relief efforts in the Lexington, S.C., area have moved from crisis response to damage assessment, and Lexington Baptist Association is welcoming churches and individuals that want to assist flood victims. David Lee, disaster relief coordinator for Lexington Baptist Association, said the transition signals that first responder (law enforcement, EMS, fire, 9-1-1 communication) agencies are […]

South Carolina Baptist Convention seeks prayer, DR-trained volunteers, donations for flood relief

The South Carolina Baptist Convention has established an online giving portal for churches and individuals wishing to help with disaster relief efforts in flooded areas of the state. SCBC interim executive director-treasurer Richard Harris issued the following letter on Tuesday, Oct. 6: South Carolina has experienced historic rainfall and flooding that few of us have experienced in […]

Columbia couple busy building relationships in their neighborhood

Writer: Emily Darnell The concept of loving one’s neighbors seems simple enough, but it’s more than a concept — it’s also a command. What would the world look like if Christians made a genuine effort to love those who live in their immediate communities? Raz and Kristina Bradley have taken seriously the “love thy neighbor” […]

SCBC seeks ‘explanation of actions taken’ by North Greenville University trustees

*Updated Sept. 9 to provide correct date for Oct. 13 meeting of the Executive Board of the South Carolina Baptist Convention. North Greenville University officials have been asked to appear before the South Carolina Baptist Convention Executive Board Oct. 13 to explain the university’s actions surrounding the departure of former president Jimmy Epting in January 2015. Dwight […]

Resolutions for SCBC annual meeting due Oct. 11

Resolutions to be considered at the 2015 South Carolina Baptist Convention annual meeting are due by Oct. 11. Submissions must include the author’s name, address, email address, daytime and cell phone numbers, and church (with address). Resolutions for this year’s annual meeting, to be held Nov. 10-11 at First Baptist Church of Spartanburg, should be […]

Tom Tucker to be nominated for 2016 SCBC president

The Courier has learned that Tom Tucker, pastor of Sisk Memorial Baptist Church in Fort Mill, will be nominated for president of the South Carolina Baptist Convention when messengers gather at Spartanburg First Baptist Church Nov. 10-11 for the SCBC annual meeting. Dwight Easler, pastor of Corinth Baptist Church in Spartanburg and chairman of the […]