North Greenville University mourns death of baseball player

A North Greenville University baseball player’s death in his off-campus apartment came about from natural causes, according to the initial indications of an ongoing investigation. Davis Heller, a 6’8” first baseman, died Oct. 5. “Our baseball program is heartbroken over the loss of an amazing human being and brother in Christ,” NGU coach Landon Powell […]

NGU wins Division II Baseball World Series

June was a historic month for the North Greenville University baseball team. The Crusaders made their first appearance in the NCAA Division II College World Series and won the national championship, defeating Port Loma Nazarene 5-3, the defending champions from San Diego, Calif. Michael Faile of Boiling Springs went 5-for-15, knocking in five runs during […]

North Greenville, New Orleans Seminary form partnership

In a move intended to help men and women called to ministry get placed into positions sooner, North Greenville University and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary are partnering to count certain college credit hours toward a master of divinity degree, saving students both time and money. The agreement, signed by NGU President Gene Fant Jr. […]

Four Tips for Christians Navigating 2021

2020 was rough! People lost loved ones. Individuals lost their jobs. And even the most distinguished among us felt like utter failures in the home if our children were unable to adapt to online education and wearing a mask, ad nauseam. I am in no way trying to trivialize the diverse trials that we have […]

School back in session at Anderson, Charleston Southern and North Greenville

All three of South Carolina Baptists’ universities reopened in August, but with modified class schedules and recommended health and safety measures being implemented during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Anderson University opened its campus Aug. 19 for in-person classes. Under a revised plan, in-person classes are to meet on Labor Day and fall break will be […]

Where Do We Go From Here?

With the convergence of a global pandemic, struggling economy, racial tension, protests, recent Supreme Court decisions, a contentious election year, and a growing uneasiness, the question “Where do we go from here?” is on the minds and hearts of many people. The Courier reached out to our South Carolina Baptist Convention institutional presidents and executives […]

SCBC universities seeing significant impact on campus life

Graduation from South Carolina Baptists’ three universities looked very different this May. At Anderson University, a page on its website was developed for the commencement program, including the names, hometowns, degrees and academic honors. The page also included videos from the university president and featured the school’s concert choir, virtually performing “I Know the Plans […]

Tony Beam named SCBC public policy director

Tony Beam will become the new director of the Office of Public Policy for the South Carolina Baptist Convention beginning Jan. 1, 2021. He will maintain his position as director of Church and Community Engagement at North Greenville University. SCBC Executive Director-Treasurer Gary Hollingsworth said that, with the blessings of NGU President Gene Fant, “Tony […]

NGU to hold National Day of Prayer drive-in event at Greer campus

North Greenville University, in partnership with HIS Radio, will be hosting a National Day of Prayer drive-in event Thursday, May 7, from 12-12:45 p.m. on NGU’s Tim Brashier Campus in Greer. NGU President Gene Fant Jr., along with area church leaders, will lead in prayer for local, state and national leaders, the re-gathering of churches […]