S.C. flood a miracle to survivor

Andrea’s life was unraveling last October. The young mother found herself in a difficult relationship, carrying years of emotional hurts, and addicted to prescription pain medication. Then the flood came. “The flood was a miracle for me. That’s what it took for God to get my attention. Had a Christian not found me when that […]

Sports camp reaches community with ‘Open Arms’

Open Arms Fellowship, in Hampton, has hosted a week-long community sports camp for the past two summers. Pastor James Porter said the church was looking to impact local families in a new way but had no way of knowing this camp would overcome so many barriers with the gospel. “We live in a sports-crazed culture, […]

Information sessions on White Oak Conference Center scheduled for June

Gary Hollingsworth, executive director-treasurer of the South Carolina Baptist Convention, and Duane Greene, SCBC Executive Board chairman, will host three information sessions across the state to give South Carolina Baptists the opportunity to discuss White Oak Conference Center. Following are dates and locations of the three sessions: June 9: North Spartanburg First Baptist Church June 23: North […]

Team scouts partnership opportunities in Taiwan

In May, a three-person team spent 10 days exploring partnership opportunities with existing churches in Taiwan for future short-term mission teams. The team also distributed Bibles and other literature and served alongside International Mission Board workers there. “Taiwan is an open country and is relatively safe for teams to travel to and share openly with […]

Jay Hardwick joining SCBC staff as director of church planting

Jay Hardwick, 37, pastor of North Rock Hill Church, in Rock Hill, will join the South Carolina Baptist Convention staff in July as director of church planting. Gary Hollingsworth, executive director-treasurer of the SCBC, made the announcement on Tuesday, May 24, saying, “As an experienced church planter in our state, Jay is a respected voice […]

Singing Churchmen on mission in Cleveland, Ohio

Twenty-eight members of the 60-voice South Carolina Baptist Singing Churchmen were on mission in Cleveland, Ohio, from April 30-May 7. Every concert included a straightforward presentation of the Gospel, and the men recorded 219 one-on-one Gospel conversations. The group sang at churches, malls, at a V.A. hospital, inside assisted living centers, at men’s and women’s […]

SCBC seeking buyer for White Oak Conference Center

A South Carolina Baptist Convention official will hold three “informational sessions” in June for state Baptists who want to know more about the SCBC Executive Board’s recent decision to find a buyer for White Oak Conference Center. Duane Greene, a member of Pickens First Baptist Church and chairman of the SCBC Executive Board, told the […]

Veteran construction superintendent joins SCBC as RebuildSC coordinator

Jack McCormick of Anderson, a Mission Service Corps (MSC) missionary with the North American Mission Board, will serve as the RebuildSC coordinator, providing overall coordination of rebuild efforts from October’s 2015 “thousand year” flooding throughout the state. McCormick will work through the Saluda Baptist Association in cooperation with South Carolina Baptist Disaster Relief, which is […]

SCBC Executive Board hears from new executive director-treasurer Gary Hollingsworth

Going forward in 2016, South Carolina Baptists will embrace a vision of seeing “every life saturated and transformed by the hope of the Gospel, beginning in South Carolina” and extending to everyone on the globe. That was the message of executive director-treasurer Gary Hollingsworth, speaking at his first meeting of the South Carolina Baptist Convention […]