Francis Marion BCM team assists alumna in Georgetown

A few days before the devastating floods hit South Carolina in early October, Anna Fox enjoyed lunch with friends from her college years at Francis Marion University. The 2004 graduate was active in leadership with Baptist Collegiate Ministry and reminisced with those friends about some of the ministry experiences they shared years ago. Days later, […]

For SCBC president Tom Tucker, ‘it’s about soul-winning’

Convention leader urges South Carolina Baptists to ‘launch out’ in prayer, evangelism Tom Tucker is plainspoken when it comes to his heart’s desire for South Carolina Baptists. “I just don’t want to see us decline anymore,” he said. Tucker sat down with reporters Nov. 11 in the parlor of Spartanburg First Baptist Church shortly after he […]

Fort Mill pastor Tom Tucker leads slate of SCBC officers

New officers for the South Carolina Baptist Convention were elected by messengers Nov. 11 at the SCBC’s annual meeting at Spartanburg First Baptist Church. Tom Tucker, pastor of Sisk Memorial Baptist Church in Fort Mill, was elected president. Tucker served as first vice president of the convention in 2015 and was president of the South […]

S.C. Baptists adopt resolutions on foster care, human trafficking, Emanuel AME Church

South Carolina Baptists adopted resolutions Nov. 10 on the Cooperative Program, foster care, freedom of religious expression, human trafficking, faith-based pregnancy care centers, and the statewide faith community’s response to the June 2015 massacre at Charleston’s Emanuel AME Church. The resolutions were offered by the 2015 Resolutions Committee. Brian Saxon served as chairman. (Read the […]

Sermons offer joy, conviction, encouragement at 2015 Pastors’ Conference

Seven sermons — combined with the uplifting music of North Greenville University’s Joyful Sound — brought joy, conviction and encouragement to those attending this year’s Pastors’ Conference at Southside Baptist Church in Spartanburg Nov. 9. With the theme, “Confronting the Culture, Encouraging the Church, Obeying the Commission,” pastors heard a variety of messages. Paul Turner, […]

SC Baptist Convention messengers vote to disaffiliate with Augusta Heights Church over same-sex marriage

South Carolina Baptist Convention messengers voted Nov. 10 to disaffiliate with Augusta Heights Baptist Church of Greenville after the church’s pastor performed a same-sex marriage ceremony. Dwight Easler, chairman of the SCBC Executive Board, presented the motion to messengers “with a burdened and heavy heart” and said the convention “must lovingly and without apology stand […]

Officers chosen for 2016 S.C. Baptist Pastors’ Conference

Mike Runion (left), pastor of City View First Baptist Church of Greenville, was elected president of the 2016 South Carolina Baptist Pastors’ Conference Nov. 10 at Southside Baptist Church in Spartanburg. Runion served as vice president of the Pastors’ Conference in 2015. Schuyler Peterson (center), pastor of Southside Baptist Church in Spartanburg, was elected treasurer. […]

Kelly announces Committee on Committees members

South Carolina Baptist Convention president Tommy Kelly has announced his appointees to the 2016 Committee on Committees, who will consider and present for approval nominees to the convention’s standing committees at the 2016 SCBC annual meeting: Jimmie Davis (Spartanburg First Baptist) Rod Elliott (Kellytown Baptist, Hartsville) Jason Burley (Covenant Church, Lancaster) Herman Kiesler (Barnwell First […]