Dew nominated to lead New Orleans Seminary

James K. “Jamie” Dew Jr., vice president for undergraduate studies and distance learning at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, has been nominated as the next president of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.  The presidential search committee will present Dew to the full trustee board for a vote on June 5. “As a committee, our focus has […]

Mohler to keynote 150th-year Courier celebration

On July 1, The Baptist Courier will be 150 years old! We are the oldest institution affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention and are eagerly looking forward to a great time of inspiration and celebration on June 15 at The Embassy Suites on 670 Verdae Boulevard in Greenville. R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of […]

First Quarter Giving

Giving to the Cooperative Program budget of the Southern Baptist Convention was 3.85 percent above budget. Of the $194 million budget, the biggest allotment goes to the International Mission Board at 50.41 percent. Budget giving to the South Carolina Baptist Convention for the first quarter, according to CFO Bryan Holley, was “7 percent under budget […]

Warren Wiersbe, ‘one of evangelicalism’s giants,’ dies

Warren Wiersbe, an author and pastor credited with influencing thousands of preachers toward biblical exposition, died May 2. He was 89. “I first heard Dr. Wiersbe at a Bible conference” in Chattanooga, Tenn., in the early 1960s, said Jerry Vines, a former Southern Baptist Convention president and longtime friend of Wiersbe’s. “What I heard him […]

SBC Birmingham: Baptists placing ‘Gospel above all’ 

Keeping the “Gospel Above All” will be the focus of Southern Baptists going into the denomination’s annual meeting in Birmingham, Ala., June 11-12.  But following a year of transition among five SBC entities searching for new leadership and the convention responding to reports of sexual abuse, Southern Baptist Convention President J.D. Greear noted there will […]

Rebuilding Communities, Planting the Gospel in Puerto Rico

When Jorge Santiago left Puerto Rico as a young man, he never thought he would return. His family sent him to the U.S. mainland in a last-ditch effort to shake him loose from a lifestyle of doing and dealing drugs. “I never thought that I was going to come back to Comerío,” recalled Santiago of […]

Author seeks stories of angel encounters

Do you believe you have had an experience with an angel? if so, Courier editor Rudy Gray wants to hear about it. Gray is working on a devotional book about angels that will include his own story of an experience with an angel, and he wants to read stories from South Carolinians who believe they […]

Family sees God work through kidney transplant

A familiar face is temporarily missing at Rockford (Ala.) Baptist Church, but if she has her way, 9-year-old Avery Brekle will be back soon — just as soon as she recovers from her recent kidney transplant. Avery, the daughter of Milton and Cindy Brekle, received the kidney Feb. 14 from her sister, Sara, which might […]