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.
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.
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.”
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.
Vacation Bible School 2021 at First Baptist Church in Greenwood was shortened to three days, only had church kids, served pre-wrapped snacks and everyone wore masks. Still it felt more like normal with crafts and games, prayers and stories.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nell Green, one of the first to serve CBF in global missions, now lives in Rock Hill. She is taking on the role of Global Missions Advocate to create a culture where mission flourishes.