S.C. Baptists gear up to help Irma victims

South Carolina Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers are poised to provide assistance to victims of Hurricane Irma — at home, in Florida and in other parts of the Southeast. Florida absorbed the brunt of Irma, although coastal areas of South Carolina saw near-record storm surges, and tropical storm-force winds downed trees across the state, knocking out […]

Panel to explore S.C. Baptists’ history in missions, education

An Oct. 8 panel discussion in Columbia will explore the history of South Carolina Baptists’ efforts in missions and education. The free event, sponsored by the History Committee of the South Carolina Baptist Convention and Charleston Southern University, will feature a panel of Baptist pastors and historians. The event will be held from 4 to […]

Jon Jamison joins S.C. Baptist Convention staff

Jon Jamison has joined the South Carolina Baptist Convention as compassion ministries strategist. He will help churches and associations with multi-housing, hunger relief, literacy, refugees and immigrants, and human trafficking ministries. He formerly served in Iowa. “Where churches have an interest in exploring a new community ministry, I want to have conversations about how they […]

Hundreds of new believers come to Christ through state’s BCM ministries 

Baptist Collegiate Ministries across South Carolina saw 337 students give their lives to Christ during the past school year. According to collegiate ministry group director Ken Owens of the South Carolina Baptist Convention, 17 BCM ministries across the state have been intentional in their focus on evangelism and outreach, and they are seeing tremendous campus […]

S.C. Baptists serving hurricane evacuees at Dallas convention center

Two South Carolina Baptist women are on the ground in Texas, providing assistance to families affected by last week’s widespread flooding. Sue Harmon of the South Carolina Baptist Convention’s Disaster Relief Group and Jennifer McJunkin, a member of Marietta First Baptist Church, are providing disaster relief childcare assistance for Hurricane Harvey evacuees at the Kay […]

How to Help Flood Victims in Texas

Want to help the victims of the Texas floods? Instead of sending water or clothing, director of South Carolina Baptist Convention Disaster Relief Randy Creamer is encouraging churches and individuals in South Carolina to give money or gift cards through the South Carolina Baptist Convention. “Victims would much rather have a gift card, because it […]

RebuildSC seeking volunteers, mission teams

Editor’s Note: This story was modified Oct. 4 to include additional content regarding storm damage in Florida. Even as Floridians and Texans begin the arduous process of digging out from major hurricanes, South Carolina Baptists continue to help Palmetto State residents rebuild after the state’s own record-setting floods of two years ago. RebuildSC, a construction […]

Anderson University and SCBC sponsoring ‘The Call’ conference

Anderson University and the South Carolina Baptist Convention are sponsoring “The Call,” a one-day conference Aug. 26 designed to help high school and college students explore God’s call on their lives to ministry, missions and other vocations. Clayton King, interim pastor at NewSpring Church, and Matt Rogers, pastor of the Church at Cherrydale, are the […]