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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

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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 […]

VLC Endorses CMBA Executive Director Search Team Report

Executive Director Search Team members met with VLC members Tuesday, June 21, to present Rev. Jamie Rogers as candidate for the top leadership role within the Columbia Metro Baptist Association (CMBA) Family of Churches. VLC members voted to endorse the search team report, and announced a special called meeting on Tuesday, July 19, at 1:30 […]

VLC Member Spotlight: Buck Williams, Mt. Elon Baptist

This month’s Visionary Leadership Community (VLC) Member Spotlight is on William “Buck” Williams, member of Mt. Elon Baptist in Hopkins. The VLC meets almost monthly to conduct CMBA business and share ministry updates from our Family of Churches across the Midlands. Mt. Elon will host the group’s June meeting. A Columbia, S.C., native, Buck grew […]

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