E.A. McDowell Award nominations due Sept. 20, resolutions due Oct. 11

Deadline for the E.A. McDowell Award for individual service in politics, government and community affairs is Sept. 20. Each nomination should include a detailed listing of the nominee’s qualifications as well as an explanation of the person’s unique contributions. Full name, address, phone number, and church pastor should be given for the nominee and person […]

Time for Resolutions and Nominees for Service Awards

Deadline for the E.A. McDowell award for individual service in politics, government and community affairs is Sept. 20. Each nomination should include a detailed listing of the nominee’s qualifications as well as an explanation of the person’s unique contributions. Full name, address, phone number, and church pastor should be given for the nominee and person […]

Aderholt pleads guilty in Texas sexual assault case

A former Southern Baptist missionary and South Carolina Baptist Convention employee has pled guilty to misdemeanor assault causing bodily injury, according to the Houston Chronicle. Mark Aderholt, former associate director and chief strategist for the SCBC, was arrested last July on charges in Tarrant County, Texas, of sexually assaulting a child under age 17 more […]

SCBC names Scott Lee as chief administrator

The South Carolina Baptist Convention has named Scott Lee as its chief administrative officer, a newly created position that encompasses human resources and administrative needs related to denominational structure. Executive Director-Treasurer Gary Hollingsworth said the development of the CAO role is the fourth component of the convention’s Executive Leadership Team, which also includes the associate […]

Stillwell named director of collegiate ministries

Chad Stillwell has been named as the new director of collegiate ministries for the South Carolina Baptist Convention. “We are thrilled to welcome Chad back to our South Carolina Baptist team. He is a proven leader with a great passion for reaching and mobilizing the next generation. His creativity, strategic mind, vast experience and previous […]

The Baptist Courier and the South Carolina Baptist Convention

“The Courier has done far more for us than we have done for it,” South Carolina Baptists concluded in a report adopted by the 1912 South Carolina Baptist Convention. The paper reported what Baptists were doing and greatly contributed to the growth of the denomination. It helped unite South Carolina Baptists and advanced the discussion […]

Courier counts 10 prior editors in 150-year history

In its 150 years as a South Carolina Baptist publication, The Baptist Courier has been led by 10 previous editors. Founding editor Tilman R. Gaines had the shortest tenure, only three years. A graduate of Furman University, he was serving as pastor of First Baptist Church of Yorkville, founded in 1866, when, at age 35, […]

SCBC church planting team welcomes new staff

Darryl Gaddy and Josh Bradley have joined the South Carolina Baptist Convention’s church planting team, also known as the START Team. Gaddy served as a church planter in Detroit, Mich., where he planted Victory Fellowship Community Church in 2006. While in Detroit, Gaddy was commissioned as a church planting catalyst with the North American Mission […]

The Value of The Baptist Courier from a Personal Perspective

As far back as I can remember, I have appreciated The Baptist Courier as a vital contributor and supporter of the South Carolina Baptist Convention. Let me explain. My hometown is Hartsville in Darlington County, where I was born and bred. My home church was First Baptist, located in the heart of town, and I […]