Sands, Vassey to be nominees for SCBC offices

Alex Sands and Brad Vassey will be candidates for convention offices when South Carolina Baptists meet at Spartanburg’s Church at The Mill in November. Sands, pastor of Kingdom Life Church in Simpsonville, will be nominated as president-elect of the South Carolina Baptist Convention by Charleston First Baptist pastor Marshall Blalock at this year’s annual meeting. […]

SCBC releases committee reports ahead of annual meeting

The South Carolina Baptist Convention has released the 2019 reports of the Committee on Committees and the Nominations Committee. The membership roster of the 2020 Committee on Committees has also been released. The reports will be considered at the upcoming SCBC annual meeting, to be held Nov. 11-12 in Moore. The reports can be viewed […]

Buckley to be candidate for state convention office

Seth Buckley, student minister at First Baptist Church of Spartanburg, will be nominated for second vice president of the South Carolina Baptist Convention when messengers gather at the Church at The Mill in Moore Nov. 11-12. In announcing Buckley’s nomination Sept. 9, David Wike, senior pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Florence, noted that Buckley […]

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 […]