UPDATED: SCBC receives approval for CARES grant

The South Carolina Baptist Convention has been approved for grant money made available through the Payroll Protection Plan of the CARES Act, Executive Director-Treasurer Gary Hollingsworth announced April 27. Earlier, SCBC Executive Board members were informed during their first-ever virtual meeting on April 21 that the state convention had applied for, but did not receive CARES […]

SCBC Executive Board Members to Meet Online

The scheduled April 21 meeting of the South Carolina Baptist Convention’s Executive Board has been moved online. Executive Director Gary Hollingsworth announced March 30 that due to the extension of social distancing policies, the meeting will be held via Zoom video conference. For members who do not have a computer with a camera, a telephone conference […]

Two DOMs receive inaugural Satterwhite Awards

Two directors of missions received inaugural Cliff Satterwhite Awards March 14 for outstanding service as disaster relief volunteers. Chris Smith and Tommy Richardson were recognized for their “tireless work in helping the Pee Dee and Grand Strand areas recover from four consecutive years of major disasters,” Randy Creamer, director of South Carolina Baptist Disaster Relief, […]

An Open Letter to S.C. Baptist Pastors and Leaders

In Colossians 4:3, the Apostle Paul shared a prayer request that “God would open a door for the Word.” The current coronavirus pandemic may very well be one of the greatest opportunities for Gospel witness we have had since 9/11. While opportunities abound, so do very real challenges. Local churches and denominations will not be […]

South Carolina to host Campers on Mission rally

Camping enthusiasts from all corners of North America will converge on Myrtle Beach May 12-15 for a national rally designed to spark spiritual revival and reenergize participants for hands-on missions endeavors in 2020. The South Carolina chapter of Campers on Mission will host the event at Ocean Lakes Family Campground. Anyone with an interest in […]

Jesse Powers: A Heart for Romania

Nearly 77 years ago, God placed on the heart of Jesse Powers a love for sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ. Since that time, the evangelist has been faithfully proclaiming the Savior’s message around the country and in many parts of the world. At age 91, he is still obeying God’s call given to him […]

A Blessed Man

In January, Don Harper became the first African-American to serve as trustee chair of any South Carolina Baptist Convention-related institution, including the Executive Board of the convention. His election as Anderson University’s board chair was historic, but it was also not surprising, given the Christian character, work ethic, and devotion to Christ of this godly […]

President’s Perspective: Products or Prophets? A Look at Our Legacy

In December 1822, the South Carolina Baptist Convention met for just the second time. At Fellowship Church in Edgefield, the delegates were led again by the distinguished Richard Furman. The state was still reeling from a year of turmoil and fear. In September, the great Carolina Hurricane of 1822 hit Charleston and caused major devastation […]