Coastal Evangelism Conference set for Aug. 7-9

Langston Baptist Church will host the annual Coastal Evangelism Conference Aug. 7-9 in its 2,500-seat sanctuary in Conway. Speakers include Mike Stone, H.B. Charles, Jeff LaBorg, Herb Reavis, Johnny Hunt, Rock Collins, Bob Pitman, and Tyler Blue. Worship leader for the week is Doug Smith. During the Thursday evening meeting, a mass choir composed of […]

At summer camp: Amazing adventures await, spiritual impact probable

Summer is just around the corner.  Do you know where your kids are going? From three bustling college campuses and a wooded conference center to laurel-laden mountain peaks and sandy seashores, tens of thousands of teens and children soon will be having some amazing adventures at one of South Carolina Baptists’ camps this summer.  Their […]

Three receive state disaster relief awards

Three volunteers were recognized for their volunteer service recently at the South Carolina Baptist Disaster Relief training event in Conway. David Carver received the Choice & Grace Watson Award for personifying a lifetime of service in disaster relief ministry. Now a North Carolina resident, Carver previously served in the Seneca area and continues to serve […]

First Quarter Giving

Giving to the Cooperative Program budget of the Southern Baptist Convention was 3.85 percent above budget. Of the $194 million budget, the biggest allotment goes to the International Mission Board at 50.41 percent. Budget giving to the South Carolina Baptist Convention for the first quarter, according to CFO Bryan Holley, was “7 percent under budget […]

State Pastors Conference introduces new format for 2019

This year’s meeting of the South Carolina Baptist Pastors Conference will see a couple of changes, according to the group’s president. Schuyler Peterson, pastor of Southside Baptist Church in Spartanburg, said the conference will be held over two days instead of one and will feature speakers who have not previously appeared at the South Carolina […]

President’s Perspective: Engaging in ‘Convention Life’

Once a year, the churches of the South Carolina Baptist Convention send messengers from their congregations to help set the course for our cooperative ministry. This gathering of South Carolina Baptists is called the annual meeting. This meeting is a vitally important part of Baptist life. There are at least four important things that take […]

SCBC names Cliff Marshall as church planting team leader

Cliff Marshall has been promoted to church planting team leader for the South Carolina Baptist Convention. Marshall joined the SCBC in 2015 to work with church planting. He planted a church, Freedom Fellowship, in 2004, which has invested more than $100,000 in planting 14 other churches. Prior to that, he served in student ministry for 10 […]

Former music minister’s estate gives $566K to Lottie Moon Offering

The estate of Vernon B. Sloan, a member of Washington Baptist Church in Greer, recently presented a $566,740 gift to the South Carolina Baptist Convention earmarked for the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering. Sloan, a retired bivocational minister of music who served churches in the Upstate for 60 years, was a World War II veteran with […]

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 […]

2018 state CP giving misses mark, but receipts climb overall

South Carolina Baptist churches gave nearly $27.3 million in Cooperative Program gifts through the state convention in 2018, more than the previous year but still shy of the $28 million budgeted for ministry and missions. Nevertheless, giving through all avenues was up more than $2.3 million over 2017. Bryan Holley, chief financial officer for the […]