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. […]

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 […]