New Orleans Seminary president Chuck Kelley announces retirement

New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary president Charles S. “Chuck” Kelley Jr. announced his plan to retire at the end of the current academic year during Founders’ Day chapel Oct. 2.   Kelley will continue to lead the seminary through July 31, 2019. “This is the biggest decision of my life in a lot of ways,” […]

IMB missionary commissioning service to be broadcast over internet Sept. 26

This week, 66 international missionary candidates will be presented to International Mission Board trustees for appointment. The appointees will be sent by their Southern Baptist churches to share the gospel in eight of IMB’s nine affinities. A Sending Celebration at Grove Avenue Baptist Church in Richmond, Va., honoring the new missionaries will be held Wednesday, […]

Next-generation ministry envisioned at ‘The Call’

The next generation of Christian ministry leaders must embrace and nurture God’s individual call on their lives before God will use them as ambassadors of the Gospel locally and globally, speakers said during “The Call” Conference held at two Baptist universities. Hundreds of students, from middle school through college, attended the Sept. 8 session at […]

S.C. Disaster Relief volunteers swing into action as Florence comes ashore

A South Carolina Baptist Disaster Relief feeding team from Crossroads Community Church in Summerville has begun serving meals to first responders after Hurricane Florence came ashore Friday morning. Working in partnership with the Salvation Army, the Crossroads Church volunteers have set up operations at the North Charleston Coliseum, according to information shared with The Courier […]

Platt to step down from IMB; Meador named interim president

After receiving the resignation of David Platt, IMB president, to be effective at the Sept. 27, 2018, trustee meeting, the Executive Committee of the board of trustees of the International Mission Board voted in a special meeting Sept. 13 to approve Clyde Meador as interim president starting Sept. 27, subject to full board approval. Platt […]

IMB president issues apology over sexual assault investigation

Mark Aderholt, former chief strategist for the South Carolina Baptist Convention, who was arrested on July 3 on charges of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl more than 20 years ago in Texas, continues to await the decision of a grand jury regarding an indictment. According to District Court 297 officials in Texas, a trial date […]

Josh Powell to be nominated for SCBC president-elect

Josh Powell, senior pastor of Lake Murray Baptist Church in Lexington, will be nominated for president-elect of the South Carolina Baptist Convention during the denomination’s annual meeting Nov. 12-13 at Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church in North Charleston. Josh McClendon, pastor of Philippi Baptist Church in Johnston, will nominate Powell. According to McClendon, Lake Murray […]

Thom S. Rainer announces retirement from LifeWay

LifeWay Christian Resources President and CEO Thom S. Rainer announced Aug. 27 his plans to retire in the coming year. To provide adequate time for the search process for the next president and CEO and for a smooth transition, Rainer said he will serve until a new president is named or through the end of […]