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S.C. search committee nominates Jim Austin

COLUMBIA, S.C. (BP)–A seven-member search committee seeking a new executive director-treasurer of the South Carolina Baptist Convention has found its nominee in Missouri. Jim Austin, an associate executive director of the Missouri Baptist Convention, is the committee’s choice to succeed Carlisle Driggers, who retired at the end of February after 15 years as the convention’s […]

Carlisle Driggers to retire from S.C. leadership post

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Carlisle Driggers
WINNSBORO, S.C. (BP)--B. Carlisle Driggers, saying “the time has come for me to announce my retirement,” will step aside as executive director-treasurer of the South Carolina Baptist Convention on Feb. 28, 2007, after 15 years at the helm of the nation’s oldest state Baptist convention.
      His will be the second-longest tenure for an executive director in South Carolina. Charles Jones held the position for 17 years, from 1925-42.

Exhibit honoring ‘Miss Bertha’ opens at SBC Library & Archives

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--An exhibit honoring the life and ministry of Bertha Smith, missionary to China and Taiwan, has opened for a two-year run at the Southern Baptist Historical Library and Archives in the Southern Baptist Convention building.

S.C. Baptists launch ambitious 3-year assignment to S. Asia

COLUMBIA, S.C. (BP)--In quiet but efficient fashion, messengers to the 184th annual session of the South Carolina Baptist Convention elected a veteran pastor as president and launched the convention's most ambitious international missions partnership ever.

Evans Whitaker elected as Anderson College president

ANDERSON, S.C. (BP)--Evans Whitaker has been elected as the 12th president of Anderson (S.C.) College. Whitaker, 42, has been vice president for university advancement at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn., since 1996.

EKG and the SBC: Putting First Things First

Southern Baptists, never short on vision or the ability to put the hopes of our hearts into inspiring words, are taking a huge step to move the Kingdom of God forward, and the goals — at the least, the measurable results — are not even laid out in advance. At the 2002 Southern Baptist Convention […]

FIRST-PERSON: EKG and the SBC: Putting first things first

GREENVILLE, S.C. (BP)--Southern Baptists, never short on vision or the ability to put the hopes of our hearts into inspiring words, are taking a huge step to move the kingdom of God forward, and the goals -- at the least, the measurable results -- are not even laid out in advance.