Charleston pastor heads slate of state convention officers

South Carolina Baptist Convention messengers elected officers on Wednesday morning during the final session of their 197th annual meeting at Shandon Baptist Church in Columbia. Each officer was elected by acclamation and without opposition. Officers began their terms of service at the conclusion of the annual meeting. Marshall Blalock, pastor of Charleston First Baptist Church, […]

SCBC messengers approve budget, adopt resolutions

Messengers to the 197th annual meeting of the South Carolina Baptist Convention on Tuesday adopted a budget and approved resolutions during the opening session of their two-day assembly at Shandon Baptist Church in Columbia. At 10:40 a.m., there were 511 registered messengers in attendance, representing the state convention’s 2,100-plus churches. Messengers adopted a Cooperative Program […]

Pastors’ Conference precedes SCBC annual meeting

The South Carolina Baptist Pastors’ Conference will convene Monday, Nov. 6, at Shandon Baptist Church in Columbia. Sessions will begin at 9 a.m. and will conclude when keynote speaker Mac Brunson, senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Jacksonville, Fla., delivers his sermon around 8 p.m. Other speakers will include Gary Hollingsworth, Mike Hamlet, D.J. […]

Guest Viewpoint: Let’s ‘Unite’ for missions, revival

The theme of the 197th annual meeting of the South Carolina Baptist Convention this year is Unite! In light of all that is going on in our world, there could not be a more appropriate theme! President Keith Shorter has cast a vision for this year’s convention being more of a mission focus than just […]

Panel reflects on state Baptist missions and education

The South Carolina Baptist Convention History Committee and Charleston Southern University sponsored a panel discussion Oct. 8 on the history of missions and education in the state convention. The event was held in Ellis Hall at Columbia First Baptist Church. Participants included Charleston Southern University vice president and professor of Christian studies Michael Bryant, who […]

Executive Board affirms potential White Oak deal

The South Carolina Baptist Convention is negotiating with a potential buyer for White Oak Conference Center in Winnsboro. The SCBC Executive Board approved a motion in April 2016 to seek a buyer for its conference center, established in 1979, after studying the long-term maintenance and operational costs of keeping the facility open. According to an […]

Greenwood pastor will be SCBC president-elect nominee

Bryant Sims, pastor of First Mt. Moriah Baptist Church in Greenwood for the last 14 years, will be nominated for the office of president-elect of the South Carolina Baptist Convention at the SCBC annual meeting Nov. 7-8 at Shandon Baptist Church in Columbia. David Little, director of missions for Lakelands Baptist Association, told The Courier […]

SCBC president appoints 2018 Committee on Committees

Editor’s note: This story was updated Oct. 26, 2017, to reflect the addition of Mike Moody (Honea Path First Baptist Church) as a replacement committee member for Greg Batchelor (Hoffmeyer Road Baptist Church, Florence). Keith Shorter, president of the South Carolina Baptist Convention, has announced 15 appointments to the SCBC’s Committee on Committees for 2018. […]