North Greenville, New Orleans Seminary form partnership

In a move intended to help men and women called to ministry get placed into positions sooner, North Greenville University and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary are partnering to count certain college credit hours toward a master of divinity degree, saving students both time and money. The agreement, signed by NGU President Gene Fant Jr. […]

DR training slated April 17 in Easley

The spring Disaster Relief Training Conference for South Carolina Baptist volunteers will be held April 17 at Brushy Creek Baptist Church in Easley. Classes will be offered in several Disaster Relief ministry areas: assessment of needs, introduction to chaplaincy, children’s response teams, mass feeding, chainsaw, flood recovery (mud-out), and shower/laundry. Additionally, an Introduction to Disaster […]

College president addresses riotous attack on Congress

Anderson University President Evans Whitaker issued the following statement on “Rioting, Big Lies, and Hope” on the university’s website Jan. 11, following the violence at the U.S. Capitol. Whitaker’s statement, in part, reads: Like so many of you, I was appalled at the wanton display of destruction and violence by those individuals who attacked the […]

Anderson names Easterling VP for church engagement

Engaging churches across the United States in the mission of Anderson University and helping it develop the next generation of young Christian leaders is the mission of Eugene Mayson Easterling III, who is joining the university as its vice president for church engagement. A native of Columbia and member of Pebble Creek Baptist Church in […]

Celebrating Growing Older

For some, growing older can be a foreboding experience, according to Tom Turner, president of South Carolina Baptist Ministries of Aging. But he believes, “The aging process should be embraced and celebrated.” Referring to Psalm 92:14, the righteous “will still yield fruit in old age,” he said, “Regardless of age, life is to be lived […]

Cowpens First seeing God ‘come through’ after devastating fire

Seven-year-old Jensen Graves was among a small crowd that gathered as First Baptist Church of Cowpens was ablaze on the Saturday after Christmas. His mother had brought him to see the flames shooting through its roof. Jensen got out of the car and began to cry. “The fire was devastating!” Pastor Kermit Morris said. “It […]

Hardwick accepts pastorate in Tennessee

Jay Hardwick, associate executive director and chief strategist for the South Carolina Baptist Convention, has resigned his position, accepting the call of Forest Hills Baptist Church in Nashville, Tenn., as lead pastor. He formerly served as a church planter and pastor before coming to the staff of the SCBC. He said, “We love our SCBC […]

Pastors affirm ‘Sufficiency of Scripture’

Pastors from across the state gathered at River District Church, formerly known as First Baptist Church, West Columbia, on Nov. 9 for the 2020 South Carolina Baptist Pastors Conference. Chad Campbell, pastor of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church in Easley, served as president of this year’s conference. During both sessions, attendees were led in worship by […]

Sands makes history

History was made on Nov. 10 when Alex Sands, pastor of Kingdom Life Church in Simpsonville, became president of the South Carolina Baptist Convention. He is the first African-American to ever serve as president of the SCBC in its 200-year history. How does he feel about this moment of historical significance? “I am humbled, honored […]