Winston King found his calling in the operating room

Winston King found his calling in the operating room

Winston King, a member at St. Andrews Baptist Church in Columbia, found his vocational and spiritual calling 42 years ago while working night shift as an orderly. And today, as a nurse anesthetist, an eager young mind in an aging body still watches surgeries while helping vulnerable patients sleep and remain safe.

No more doors: CIA rebrands itself

No more doors: CIA rebrands itself

For Carolina Immigrant Alliance since its beginning, it’s been all about opening doors to build community for all. Then, oops, they realized somebody has to open the door, and thus holds the power. The rebranding leaves the doors and walls out completely as CIA strives to build community among diversity.

Koinoina Scholars “Made to Create”

Koinoina Scholars “Made to Create”

Stephanie Cassell, a student at Duke Divinity School, is getting field experience this summer working with Koinonia of Columbia through the South Carolina Christian Action Council. Using her interest in photography, she is teaching students how they are “made to create.”

Rygg: A time of new opportunities

Rygg: A time of new opportunities

Our CBFSC moderator for 2021-22 is Jennifer McClung Rygg, pastor of First Baptist Church in Pendleton. She talks about her journey to where she is and about the current and future vision for CBFSC.

First Freedom School at Koinonia starts today

First Freedom School at Koinonia starts today

Koinonia of Columbia is launching its first Freedom School this week. A national program sponsored through the Children’s Defense Fund, offers materials and training that help African American children better understand their heritage and culture.

FBC Anderson’s Baraca radio ministry  started in April 1934

FBC Anderson’s Baraca radio ministry started in April 1934

Since 1934, FBC Anderson has offered a Sunday morning hour-long radio Bible study class. The broadcast includes prayer, Bible reading, and a variety of music led by the Baraca Chorus, along with the lesson from the Bible. Lawrence Webb, the teacher of the class for 29 years, tells the story, in his own words.

A Metanoia ‘marathoner’ is leaving

A Metanoia ‘marathoner’ is leaving

Stacy Brown was 19 and still in college when she joined the Metanoia team in 2005. Now she’s taking all she’s learned about mentorship, diversity, inclusion, and community to her new job with Charleston County schools.

Together for Hope expanding in South Carolina

Together for Hope expanding in South Carolina

We are expanding to serve all 10 counties in South Carolina that come under the umbrella of Together for Hope, CBF’s rural poverty initiative. To make this effort successful, we are adding other non-profits to our coalition.