Category Archives for "Missions"

Worship, Prayer Emphasis During CMBA Annual Meeting


The CMBA Family of Churches will gather for its Annual Meeting on Thursday, Oct. 6, at 6:30 p.m. at Winnsboro First Baptist Church. This will be a time of worship, prayer, and celebration for what God is doing through CMBA churches across the Midlands. All church members and staff are invited to attend. “We’d love […]

VLC Spotlight: Yvonne Murray, NorthStar Christian Center/Center of Hope

Yvonne Murray is a member of NorthStar Christian Center and serves as the director of the NorthStar Center of Hope, a community ministry located in the former Eastside Baptist Church building just off Forest Drive behind Richland Mall. Yvonne is in her first term serving on the Visionary Leadership Community (VLC), which meets almost monthly […]

Robbie McAlister: “God is Sovereignly Doing Something” Through Ukraine

The war in Ukraine and subsequent refugee crises have been leading stories across news platforms for most of 2022. South Carolina Baptists have been responding to needs through existing ministry connections that remain in Ukraine, partnerships with organizations, and relief efforts including that of a six-member mission team that traveled earlier this summer with the […]

VLC Member Spotlight: Dean Reynolds, Sawney’s Creek Baptist

Dean Reynolds is the pastor of Sawney’s Creek Baptist Church, located in the town of Ridgeway in Fairfield County. He is completing his first term this year serving on the Visionary Leadership Community (VLC), which meets almost monthly to conduct CMBA business and share ministry updates from our Family of Church across the Midlands. Sawney’s […]

Refugee Resettlement Ministry: Joining the Circle of Welcome

“… I was a stranger and you invited me in.” Matthew 25:35 The United Nations estimates that of the 89.3 million displaced people worldwide in 2021, 27.1 million of them were refugees – people forced to leave their country to escape war, persecution or natural disaster. These individuals and families have endured unimaginable situations, many […]

New CMBA Executive Director: “I Am Here to Serve”

CMBA pastors and lay leaders elected Rev. Jamie Rogers as their new Executive Director during a special called meeting Tuesday, July 19, in Columbia. Rogers, who begins his work September 1, says he is “excited to dream with Columbia-area Baptist churches about how we can all be better at fulfilling the Great Commission together as […]

Jamie Rogers Selected as CMBA Executive Director

COLUMBIA – Rev. Jamie Rogers has been named the next Executive Director of the Columbia Metro Baptist Association (CMBA). Pastors and lay leaders of CMBA member churches met Tuesday, July 19, and voted to affirm Rogers during a special called meeting held at St. Andrews Baptist Church in Columbia. Interim Director and CMBA Moderator Craig […]

Bill Wright Retires After 33 Years in Full-Time Ministry

Rev. Bill Wright will retire from full-time ministry effective June 30, 2022. Bill served on staff with CMBA for 14 years and in various other ministry and leadership roles within the association. He announced his plans earlier this month to his church, Temple Baptist, where he has also served as associate pastor. “Bill Wright served […]

Rogers Announced as New Executive Director Candidate at June VLC


The CMBA Visionary Leadership Community (VLC) met Tuesday, June 21, at Mt. Elon Baptist in Hopkins to conduct business and share ministry updates. Pastor Charles Wilson welcomed the group along with member Buck Williams, who was previewed in CMBA’s VLC Member Spotlight last week. The Executive Director Search Team presented VLC members with a report […]

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