Current and former SCBC presidents weigh in on marriage ruling

Christians are called to love all people and share the life-changing Good News of Jesus Christ. All people can have a personal faith-based relationship with the God of the universe through belief in Jesus Christ. This belief will prompt a lifestyle which honors God. Christians, in addition, are called to boldly stand against and denounce […]

Top S.C. Baptist leader addresses same-sex marriage

Some have asked, “What is the position of the South Carolina Baptist Convention on same-sex marriage, especially as it relates to the decision handed down by the Supreme Court on June 26, 2015?” The official position of our South Carolina Baptist Convention is the same as the entire Southern Baptist Convention, which has been held since […]

Former SBC presidents take marriage stance

The current and 16 former Southern Baptist Convention presidents released a statement on biblical marriage and the national implications of same-sex marriage in a June 17 news conference prior to the concluding sessions of the SBC annual meeting in Columbus, Ohio. SBC president Ronnie Floyd moderated the news conference, attended by eight of the former […]

South Carolina Baptist Convention leaders agree it’s time to remove the flag

Tommy Kelly, president of the South Carolina Baptist Convention, and Richard Harris, interim executive director-treasurer, have released a statement supporting Gov. Nikki Haley’s request to remove the Confederate flag from the state house grounds: “Believing God created all men and women in His image, racism of any form is repulsive and contrary to our Christian […]

 The Light from Charleston

The national media spotlight has been on Charleston for several days following the massacre of nine Christians during a Wednesday night Bible study at the predominantly black Emanuel AME Church. A 21-year-old white supremacist, Dylann Storm Roof, joined in the service for about an hour before opening fire on the group. This act of racist […]

SCBC donates $25,000 to aid families of shooting victims

The South Carolina Baptist Convention has donated $25,000 directly to Charleston’s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church to help offset burial costs for families of nine church members who were gunned down during a prayer meeting by a lone assailant June 17. Mark Hendrick, associate director for the SCBC’s Office of Public Policy, presented the check […]

Son of Charleston church shooting victim: ‘Love is always stronger than hate’

Less than 24 hours after his mother died at the hands of an assassin during a church prayer meeting, Charleston Southern University sophomore Chris Singleton stood before TV cameras and declared that “love is always stronger than hate.” Flanked by coaches and teammates, Singleton, who plays baseball at CSU, thanked his teammates for their “amazing” […]

CSU student’s mother killed in Charleston church shooting

The mother of a baseball player at Charleston Southern University was among the victims of a mass shooting June 17 at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston. A news release from the university June 18 stated that the CSU “family’s thoughts and prayers go out to all the individuals affected by the shooting.” School president Jairy […]

Convention Wrap-up: SBC seeks awakening, supports marriage

Spiritual awakening, the defense of marriage and the preservation of religious liberty were among key themes addressed by messengers at the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting June 16-17 in Columbus, Ohio. The meeting was highlighted by a Tuesday night prayer gathering led by SBC President Ronnie Floyd, at which an estimated 7,000 Southern Baptists spent […]