Pastors Conference homes in on theme of ‘Renewal’

Church leaders gathered at Shandon Baptist Church Nov. 6 for the annual South Carolina Baptist Pastors Conference. Bruce Price, pastor of Buffalo Baptist Church in Blacksburg and president of this year’s Pastors Conference, developed the conference theme of “Renewal” from Psalm 51:10-12. Price said his two goals for the conference were to encourage pastors who […]

New SCBC Executive Board officers elected

New officers were elected at the South Carolina Baptist Covention’s Executive Board meeting on Thursday, Dec. 7. Tommy Kelly, pastor of First Baptist Church, Varnville, and former SCBC president, was elected chairman of the Executive Board. Randy Kirby, worship pastor at First Baptist Church, Simpsonville, was elected vice chair, and Cindy Sanders, a member of […]

Annual meeting wrap: State Baptists ‘Unite’ for missions, evangelism

Gathering under the banner of “Unite,” messengers to the 197th annual meeting of the South Carolina Baptist Convention sang, prayed, conducted business, and fanned out across the city of Columbia for “One Day” — a missions and evangelistic effort. The annual meeting took place Nov. 7-8 at Shandon Baptist Church. Keith Shorter, SCBC president and […]

Deadline nears for 2017 contributions to SCBC

The South Carolina Baptist Convention is advising churches and individuals that the following will count as 2017 contributions: — Hand-delivered contributions received by the close of business on Dec. 21. — Electronic contributions with a transaction date on or before Dec. 31. — Mailed contributions postmarked on or before Dec. 31 and received by Jan. […]

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 […]