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 […]