This week, I, Chris Reinolds and George Bullard, Executive Director of the CMBA, sat down with three Columbia South Carolina Church Musicians to talk about the past, the present, and the future of church worship through music.
Mar-1-Story Fred DeFoor WEB Download Fred DeFoor has retired after serving 34 years as Minister of Music at St. Andrews Baptist Church (SABC) in Columbia. A weekend retirement celebration included being awarded the Order of the Palmetto by Governor McMaster and during his final Sunday worship service on March 7, SABC declared DeFoor as its […]
As COVID-19-related concerns forced the sudden stop of in-person worship services in March, churches began planning and discussing issues related to ReGathering. CMBA resources were immediately available to help churches prepare for closures, produce livestream or prerecorded worship service options, begin incorporating safety measures and start planning for the eventual day when members could meet […]
During this October Minister Appreciation Month pray for Dee Vaughan and his wife Linda as he serves as Lead Pastor of St. Andrews Baptist Church.
“A Family Story”: Today St. Andrews Baptist Church will ordain Lisa Dempsey as a Baptist minister serving in a role as a chaplain – currently with PRISMA Health. The ordination council was held on Saturday with ten people serving on the ordination council. Lisa expressed a wonderful spirit of Christ, an obvious spiritual call to […]
Brenda Sheets took her first mission trip to Honduras with St. Andrews Baptist Church 14 years ago. A team from the church had been participating in medical missions in the Central American country through a faith-based organization out of Mississippi for about 10 years, and the newly retired teacher felt led to join them. She […]
In 2008, things began to change for pastor Ronald “Dee” Vaughan. Ministry had become burdensome, and that was a change for a man who loved local church ministry. He also began to feel a disconnection between the person he was felt forced to “create” for the church and the man he was on the inside. […]