The Courier receives awards from S.C. Press Association

The Baptist Courier received nine awards — the most the South Carolina Baptist news magazine has earned — from the South Carolina Press Association. The awards recognized work published by The Courier in 2019. The magazine won first-place awards in the SCPA’s Associate and Individual Division for faith reporting, editorial writing, and column writing.  The […]

Bunton’s poetry celebrates God’s presence in ordinary life

Patsy Bunton has released her second book of poetry, “Joy Comes in the Morning” (Courier Publishing, 422 pages, $19.95). In “A Simple Life,” one of 365 poems from the collection, Bunton extolls “the morning sun, the dew on the ground, the beauty of creation we see all around.” From her appreciation for the fundamental gifts […]

Bill and Shirley Adams internship program starting next spring

The Courier had planned to launch the Bill and Shirley Adams internship program for South Carolina Baptist college students this fall, but, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, now plans to begin the internship program with the 2021 spring semester. Baptist students who sense a call to serve God in the broad area of communication are […]

Courier trustees comprise strong cross section of S.C. Baptists

The Courier has 15 trustees, with each serving a five-year term. Three trustees rotate off the board each year and three new people are added yearly. All trustees from the seven South Carolina Baptist Convention institutional partners are approved at the annual meeting of the South Carolina Baptist Convention. Our trustees are diverse but connected […]

Courier counts 10 prior editors in 150-year history

In its 150 years as a South Carolina Baptist publication, The Baptist Courier has been led by 10 previous editors. Founding editor Tilman R. Gaines had the shortest tenure, only three years. A graduate of Furman University, he was serving as pastor of First Baptist Church of Yorkville, founded in 1866, when, at age 35, […]

Did You Know? July 2019

Standing on the corner of Manly and Pettigru streets in downtown Greenville, The Baptist Courier occupies the only building the South Carolina Baptist news publication has ever owned in its 150-year history. Built in 1967, the original 7,000-square-foot office building was constructed at a cost of approximately $120,000. A decade later, a second phase was […]

‘Recycling’ embodies a way of life for The Courier staff

When The Baptist Courier turned 125 in 1994, an article touted, “Courier believes in recycling,” noting that three of its staff members had been employed by the newspaper before. As the saying goes, the more things change … In 2019, there are still three “recycled” employees at The Courier — one of whom has returned […]

For South Carolina Baptists, July 1, 1869 is a date worth remembering

The summer of 1869 seemed anything but fair for South Carolina. The Southland was in the depths of poverty and discouragement following the Civil War. The land was laid waste, the economy destroyed, and many young men had been killed in battle or were crippled by their wounds. In that year, a young man was […]