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  • S.C. church serves community in Florence aftermath

    October 4 2018 by Laura Sikes, NAMB | with 0 comments
    S.C. church serves community in Florence aftermath

    Southern Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers came to bring help, healing and hope to Hurricane Florence survivors in Dillon, S.C. And they were met with overwhelming support and appreciation from the community and their host, First Baptist Church of Dillon. Dillon County, with a population of about 30,000, has suffered three major disasters from storms in the last four years.

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  • Air Force chaplains chief to lead Charleston Southern

    May 4 2018 by Charleston Southern University & Baptist Press staff | with 0 comments
    Air Force chaplains chief to lead Charleston Southern

    Dondi E. Costin, the U.S. Air Force’s chief of chaplains, has been selected as president of Charleston Southern University. On July 1, Costin will succeed Jairy C. Hunter Jr., 76, who has led the university the past 34 years and will become president emeritus.

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  • Church imparts a heart for missions to its young

    December 8 2017 by Grace Thornton, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Church imparts a heart for missions to its young

    After Myra Middlebrook’s mother died in 2010, she found some money her mom had tucked away – and she knew exactly what it was. “I knew it was her Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for that year,” Middlebrook said. “She put money away all year for missions. She always had.”

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  • 400 S.C. Baptists ‘Unite’ for citywide evangelism

    November 21 2017 by Butch Blume, The Baptist Courier | with 0 comments
    400 S.C. Baptists ‘Unite’ for citywide evangelism

    Gathering under the banner of “Unite,” messengers to the 197th annual meeting of the South Carolina Baptist Convention sang, prayed, conducted business and fanned out across the city of Columbia for a “One Day” missions and evangelism effort.

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  • Workplace devotion leads to baptisms, discipleship

    May 26 2017 by Scott Vaughan, Baptist Courier | with 0 comments
    Workplace devotion leads to baptisms, discipleship

    After more than a year of traveling 40 miles roundtrip to lead weekly devotions at a Mauldin landscaping company, South Carolina pastor David Walker of Impact Community Church has witnessed 21 people claim Jesus as their Savior and has baptized several of them on the company’s property.

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  • Charleston Southern begins Jairy Hunter’s transition

    April 6 2017 by Charleston Southern University, Baptist Courier & Baptist Press staff | with 0 comments
    Charleston Southern begins Jairy Hunter’s transition

    Jairy C. Hunter Jr., president of Charleston Southern University for the past 34 years, will transition to the position of president emeritus on June 1, 2018, the university has announced. Charleston Southern is affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention.

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  • Baptists mobilize after weekend storms in Southeast

    January 24 2017 by Tobin Perry, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Baptists mobilize after weekend storms in Southeast

    Southern Baptists throughout the Southeast have started responding to a deadly storm system that reportedly claimed the lives of at least 19 people from Georgia to Mississippi over a two-day period this past weekend. Severe weather, which lasted through Sunday night extended into South Carolina and north Florida.

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  • The sanctity of human life & tough choices

    January 19 2017 by Robert Jackson, The Baptist Courier | with 1 comments
    The sanctity of human life & tough choices

    I opened the paper chart, saw the positive pregnancy test, gritted my teeth, and breathed a silent prayer as I opened the door to exam room 2. I was immediately aware of the suffocating atmosphere in the room, where my patient, a lovely blonde with striking blue eyes, was perched on the table. ...

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  • Repent & be saved, ‘Emanuel 9’ families urge Roof

    January 12 2017 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Repent & be saved, ‘Emanuel 9’ families urge Roof

    Convicted murderer Dylann Roof should repent of the massacre of nine people he killed at Mother Emanuel church, the victims’ survivors said after a jury recommended the death penalty. “Judgment day is coming sooner for him than what he expected,” Denise Quarles, daughter of massacre victim Myra Thompson.

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  • S.C. Baptists urged to ‘launch out’ with gospel

    November 21 2016 by Butch Blume, SCBC | with 0 comments
    S.C. Baptists urged to ‘launch out’ with gospel

    Churches were urged to “launch out” and spread the gospel as messengers gathered for the South Carolina Baptist Convention annual meeting. “‘Launch Out’ is not a suggestion, it is a command from our Lord,” 2016 convention President Tom Tucker told messengers at the outset of the annual meeting.

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  • Forgiveness, hope mark community after tragedy

    November 8 2016 by Butch Blume, South Carolina Baptist Courier | with 0 comments
    Forgiveness, hope mark community after tragedy

    When the alert sounded from Kyle Caudell’s scanner of an active shooter at Townville Elementary School, his first thought was that it must be a drill. Because his daughter is a fifth-grader at the school, he was aware that teachers and students had practiced for exactly such a scenario only a week before.

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  • Flood survivor in tumult lifted by chaplain

    October 12 2016 by Julia Bell, South Carolina Baptist Courier | with 0 comments
    Flood survivor in tumult lifted by chaplain

    Andrea Muncy’s life was unraveling. The young mother was carrying years of emotional hurts, addicted to prescription pain medication and in a difficult relationship. Then the flood came. “That’s what it took for God to get my attention,” Muncy said of the torrential rainfall and flooding in South Carolina in October 2015.

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  • Christian faith marks Yankee great’s career, home life

    August 2 2016 by Rudy Gray, Baptist Courier | with 0 comments
    Christian faith marks Yankee great’s career, home life

    Bobby Richardson played baseball for the New York Yankees during the golden years of the dynasty. He retired from baseball and became the first full-time baseball coach at the University of South Carolina. The key to his outstanding career, his marriage of 60 years and his witness for Christ has been his Christian faith.

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  • Emanuel massacre prompting change a year later

    July 1 2016 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Emanuel massacre prompting change a year later

    Labor pains of change are noted in Charleston, S.C., a former slave-trading port where the government flew the Confederate flag until a white supremacist killed nine black church worshippers a year ago. Southern Baptist leaders in Charleston and the widower of a victim said they are seeing the fruit of improved race relations after the massacre.

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  • South Carolina joins 13 states banning abortion at 20 weeks

    May 27 2016 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    South Carolina joins 13 states banning abortion at 20 weeks

    South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley has signed into law a bill banning most abortions in the state at 20 weeks of pregnancy, joining 13 other states where such limitations currently stand. Haley signed the South Carolina Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act May 25 after the Legislature sent it to her desk a week earlier.

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