Youth take home state Bible drill honors

State Bible drill competitions, sponsored by the South Carolina Baptist Convention, were held in April and May. Bible drill is a competitive program that teaches children and youth the importance of studying and memorizing Scripture. On April 28, Lowcountry contestants gathered at Marion Baptist Church. First place went to Jaclyn Skinner, Sand Hill Baptist Church […]

Former SCBC staffer Mark Aderholt charged with sexual assault in Texas

Charges stem from 1997, according to warrant Editor’s note: This story was updated July 10 to include an additional statement by SCBC executive director-treasurer Gary Hollingsworth, July 11 to include comments from a spokesperson for the International Mission Board, and July 16 to include a link from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram with additional information regarding […]

Aderholt resigns as SCBC associate executive director

Mark Aderholt, associate executive director and chief strategist for the South Carolina Baptist Convention for the last year and a half, has resigned, according to an SCBC statement released June 19. In the statement, Gary Hollingsworth, SCBC executive director-treasurer, said he has “received and accepted a letter of resignation” from Aderholt. Hollingsworth said he accepted […]

Satterwhite concludes five decades of S.C. Baptist work

Cliff Satterwhite, a familiar face to thousands of South Carolina Baptists after 50 years of denominational leadership, retired May 15. Satterwhite began his ministry in churches as a youth and recreation minister and later served as campus minister at Anderson College (now Anderson University). He recently concluded his career as field ambassador/coordinator for the Baptist […]

Prayer room available to S.C. Baptists at SBC annual meeting

The GuideStone hospitality room at the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting has been reserved as a prayer room for South Carolina messengers attending this year’s convention. The room will be available June 11 at 9:15 p.m. following Monday’s pre-convention activities. South Carolina Baptist Convention president Marshall Blalock, president-elect Bryant Sims, and executive director-treasurer Gary Hollingsworth […]

President’s Perspective: Why Come to Charleston?

The South Carolina Baptist Convention will meet later this year, Nov. 13-14, and for the first time in many years we are having the meetings in Charleston. Personally, even though I am from Charleston, I believe having the meetings in a more centrally located place like Columbia is ideal. With so many of our churches […]

White Oak Conference Center set to be sold Sept. 30

The South Carolina Baptist Convention’s White Oak Conference Center in Winnsboro is scheduled to be sold Sept. 30 for $5.4 million and will become a public charter school. White Oak, which has been operated by the state convention since 1979, is slated for purchase by Midlands STEM Institute. (STEM is an acronym for science, technology, […]

Exec. Board hears reports on budget, annual meeting, ‘Advance’ initiative

Meeting April 24 at the South Carolina Baptist Convention building in Columbia, the SCBC Executive Board heard a report on the pending sale of White Oak Conference Center (see related story) and conducted other business. Board members met that morning in subcommittees and then convened for further business and reporting during the afternoon session.  The […]

SCBC accepting recommendations for boards, committees

The South Carolina Baptist Convention is accepting recommendations for persons to serve on the state denomination’s standing committees, on the boards of trustees of the convention’s institutions, and on the SCBC Executive Board. Deadlines for receiving recommendations are July 2 for the Executive Board and for trustees, and July 6 for committees. Recommendation forms can be accessed at […]

More than a conference, IMPACT 2018 is a ‘Call to Action’

With a reported 2 billion people across the planet with little or no access to the gospel, South Carolina Baptist pastors and staff members met to discover how they can lead their churches to send people across the street and around the world to share the hope of Jesus. About 800 participated in IMPACT 2018, […]