SCBC ‘President’s Retreat’ to focus on preparing young leaders

Bryant Sims, president of the South Carolina Baptist Convention, has scheduled a retreat for about 20 young leaders who he believes are “gifted and positioned to play an important role in the future of our state convention.” The “President’s Retreat,” which will be led by Sims and SCBC president-elect Josh Powell, along with former state […]

State convention to hold sexual misconduct summit

The South Carolina Baptist Convention will sponsor a Sexual Misconduct Summit March 12 at Lexington Baptist Church. The event is a daylong conference focused on addressing the risk of sexual misconduct and child sexual abuse in ministry environments. Topics include: Understanding the Risk, Implementing Preventative Measures, Preparing for and Responding to an Allegation, Complying with […]

President’s Perspective: Time to Engage

I believe we can accomplish more together than we can apart. I’ve always believed this, and I think I always will. I grew up learning all about how we as South Carolina Baptists accomplish incredible feats through cooperative missions and ministries, and how we funded those endeavors through the Cooperative Program. My dad, Horace Sims, […]

SCBC Executive Board tweaks funding formula for universities

The Executive Board of the South Carolina Baptist Convention, meeting Dec. 13 in Columbia, elected new officers for 2019 and approved a change in how budgeted funds will be divided among the SCBC’s three affiliated universities. Last November, SCBC messengers approved a $28 million Cooperative Program budget for 2019 that included nearly $4 million in […]

SCBC committee on racial reconciliation begins work

A seven-member committee appointed at the 2018 annual meeting of the South Carolina Baptist Convention has begun its work to enhance the efforts of the SCBC in racial reconciliation. The group has been assigned the task of helping South Carolina Baptists build greater cooperation and create ministry partnerships with “our African-American brothers and sisters in South […]

CLPA Committee recognizes influencers of public thought

The Christian Life and Public Affairs Committee of the South Carolina Baptist Convention presented its service awards Nov. 13 at the SCBC annual meeting. The awards recognize churches and individuals for their activity in advancing the cause of Christ in the public sphere. The Impact Your World Award was presented to Charleston First Baptist Church, […]

SCBC President Bryant Sims: Like Father, Like Son

Bryant Sims, pastor of Mount Moriah Baptist Church in Greenwood and the 2019 president of the South Carolina Baptist Convention, is only the second person in the history of the SCBC to have a dad who also served as president.  His father, the late Horace Sims, who was pastor of Abney Memorial Baptist Church in Greenwood, […]

Deadlines approach for contributions to S.C. Baptist Convention

The South Carolina Baptist Convention will count the following as 2018 contributions: Hand delivered contributions received by the close of business on Dec. 20 Electronic contributions with a transaction date on or before Dec. 31 Mailed contributions postmarked on or before Dec. 31 and received by Jan. 7. Online giving is available at For […]