Messengers choose Tony Wolfe to preach the 2025 SBC convention sermon

Tony Wolfe, executive director-treasurer of the South Carolina Baptist Convention, was chosen June 12 to preach the convention sermon at the 2025 Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting in Dallas. Messengers to the 2024 SBC Annual Meeting in Indianapolis approved the SBC Committee on the Order of Business’ recommendation. Jarrett Stephens, senior pastor of the multisite […]

Legislative Update: S.C. Legislature Sprints to the Finish

When my youngest daughter was in high school, she was fast. How fast? She ran the 800-meter run, which is two laps around the track in 2:19. But it was the way she ran that kept me on the edge of my seat. When the gun sounded, she would come out near the back of […]

Outside the Walls: Keep Racing to the Finish Line

As I walk down the street today, I can hear the call to prayer ringing through the neighborhood in an unnamed city in North Africa. A cashier from a stand serving snacks excuses himself and places his rug toward Mecca and begins his ritualistic prayer. A college student turns down his radio out of respect. […]

WMU missions celebration examines the ‘joy’ of missions

Sharing that WMU has a treasured artifact that went to the moon and back, Sandy Wisdom-Martin, executive director-treasurer of national WMU, told her listeners how astronaut Charlie Duke, the youngest man to ever step on the moon, carried an emblem of the WMU pin to the moon and back in 1972. Also among the artifacts […]

Striking the Waters: A Unity of Purpose and Consecration 

On May 13, 1924, Southern Baptists from across the country gathered for their annual business session in Memphis, Tenn. Awakened to global opportunity, enlivened by organizational potential, unified by a burgeoning denominational consciousness, and determined to maximize their sacrifices in the most efficient manner, they leaned in with great expectation to hear Chairman M.E. Dodd’s […]

Singing Churchmen spread gospel in Puerto Rico 

The Singing Churchmen of South Carolina traveled to Puerto Rico in late April to partner with Iglesia Bautista Logos and the Logos Baptist Academy for a weeklong music camp. Iglesia Bautista Logos served as their base for the week. The group of music ministers from across the state quickly integrated into the community, setting up for […]

Copeland to serve as SCBaptist consultant for sexual abuse prevention

Chelsea Copeland began duties as Sexual Abuse Prevention and Survivor Care consultant with the South Carolina Baptist Convention June 1. The position was developed at the request of messengers to the 2022 SCBC Annual Meeting. Copeland, a resident of Myrtle Beach, is a counselor in private practice in Conway. She holds a Bachelor of Arts […]

President’s Perspective: We Must Share Jesus

Like many Southern Baptists, I recently read the report of the Great Commission Resurgence (GCR) Evaluation Task Force with great interest. GCR was an initiative adopted by messengers to the 2010 Southern Baptist Convention in Orlando upon recommendation by the 2009 Great Commission Resurgence Task Force. There were several components, but the primary motivation for […]

South Carolina women ‘Go Experience’ sharing gospel, partnering with IMB

Rwanda? Kenya? No trip sounded right. So Katie kept searching for the perfect short-term mission trip on the International Mission Board’s Go Experience website. Her women-only team from First Baptist Church, Honea Path (S.C.), wanted a place where they could use their gifts and maybe look into a partnership. After some prayer, Katie and co-leader Jaclyn […]

Law Amendment: Stand Where the World Stands Against Us

Over the last year the two of us have benefited from many conversations with friends on the upcoming vote for the Law Amendment at the Southern Baptist Convention in Indianapolis. The constitutional amendment will require churches who seat messengers at the SBC to “affirm, appoint, or employ only men as any kind of pastor or […]