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SCFWB Weekly Vol 4 No 2

SCFWB Weekly, Vol., 4, No.,2                                                                        

January 11, 2017

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State News


The 2017 SCFWB State Meeting

Theme (We Preach Jesus)


Preregistration is available Click Here


The meeting hosted by the South Carolina Conference will be held Thursday and Friday February 23th, and 24th at The Peace Free Will Baptist Church in Florence, located at 897 Third Loop rd. in Florence, SC. Registration begins at 8:30 am and services begin at 9 am.. General Board will convene on Wednesday February 22 at 10 AM. Hotel information will be forthcoming.


20th Anniversary Banquet for Rev. Sherwood Lee


Friday February 24th at 6:30 PM in the Fellowship Hall of Peace FWB Church 897 Third Loop rd. in Florence. This will be a fun filled evening for everyone! We are looking forward to lots of laughter as we honor faithful service to our state.


Please RSVP by clicking HERE



Church Treasurers


The 2017 Mileage rate is changing to $.535 per mile


Youth News

The State CTS Competition has two upcoming events:

CTS Practice Convention at Liberty FWB Church in Manning on January 28th beginning at 9 AM.

CTS State Competition Convention at Peace FWB Church in Florence on April 28-29. (More details will follow.)


Couples News


Here are some of the details:

When:  February 17-18 2017

Where:  Beach Cove Resort (4800 S. Ocean Blvd., North Myrtle Beach,SC)

Price:  $190 per couples (or deposit of $140 due by January 9, 2017)

Early Bird Price:  $180 per couple– if paid in full by January 9, 2017 (includes room, Friday night buffet seafood at Captain Bennett’s Calabash Seafood, Buffet Breakfast Saturday morning at Tradewinds Cafe at resort, includes tax and tip at restaurants, goody bags, etc.)

Special for Pastors:  If you have at least 5 other full paying couples from your church attending, you and your wife may attend for $155.00.

Speaker/Singer Back by Popular Demand:  Rev. Jim McComas, FWB North American Ministries Director of  Church Revitalizaiton

For the resort to guarantee the rooms, we need a $140.00 deposit per couple by January 9, 2017With your deposits, please include a listing with first and last names of all couples.  This would make a great gift for couples to give each other for Christmas!  All those who opt to PAY IN FULL by January 9, 2017 will receive a reduced rate of $180.00–(as mentioned above). Please make checks payable to DONNIE MILES.  897 3rd Loop Rd. Florence, SC 29505  Also, if some of your people would like to come a day earlier or stay later, let me know and we can get you the reduced rate. If you have any questions, please call 843 667-8798.




Andy Moore (Brazil)  This new year got off to a great start.  We had a watchnight service at our church with 40 people in which we prayed into the new year.  We are preparing this month for our first baptismal service since moving into our new building and we have recently started a new Sunday school class. Thank you for our prayers as we head into 2017!


Bobby Poole (Brazil) Should a Christian have “Pride”? Some might misunderstand “Pride” so I will use the word “Thankful”! Geneva and I started the First FWB Church in Ribeirão in 1962. Today it is pastored by our son, John. During December the Church Choir gave 10 presentations! According to the person responsible for “Evangelism” in the Church, during December a group of 150 people distributed some 4,000 invitations for their Christmas program and gave out over 7,000 Gospel tracts. I´m “proud”, no, I rather use, “I´m thankful”. The First Church touched the lives of hundreds of people during December. Praise the Lord!

Carlisle Hanna (India) was granted an extension on his visa until February 17, 2017 He is Currently on his way back to the US from India. Please pray for safe travel.

David Aycock  (Brazil) We are grateful for the way God is working here in Barbacena. In the month of November we baptized five people. They invited family members and friends to watch their baptism. We had many first time visitors. Fernando came forward two Sundays ago wanting to give his life to Christ. Pray for his spiritual growth. Thank you for your prayers and financial support. Please continue to pray and consider giving toward the construction of our Christian school. We need your help! David and Annette

Jonathan/Amy Postlewaite –  Pray for a friend of ours here in Pleven who is dealing with some emotional and physical problems. She had a very rough night earlier this week.


Matt/Hailie Deckard (Honduras) Are stateside and raising support to go to honduras to work in the Christian school. To schedule services contact Matt at mattdeckard.10@gmail.com

Neil/ Mandi Morgan (Spain) We are so excited that the mayor’s office has given our church a wonderful location to hold the community workshops. Fliers have been made and dates and times established. Please be in prayer for the final preparations for the workshops which will begin January 10. Please pray God will even now prepare hearts. nmorgan@fwbgo.com


Randy/Kris Valandingham (Aiken).The Home Mission Board was able to purchase a used mobile home for the Valandingham’s to live in. Pray for them as it is being set up and renovated.


Tim/ Kristi Johnson (Spain) We recently joined together with our fellow missionaries to host a special appreciation dinner for the leaders of our Free Will Baptist churches.  It was so exciting to spend time with all of them and hear about how God is using them in their various ministries.  Pray for each of our pastors and leaders as they follow God’s will in their lives.

Mirial Gainer (Japan) Had Major Surgery on Dec 5th to remove a mass, and is home now recovering



Sister Lossie Evans ( Wife of Rev. Johnny Evans as they are seeking The Lord’s Will regarding some recent test results

* Sister Faye Miles (Wife of Rev. Tony Miles) has started chemotherapy treatments again due some recent cancer spots found. Please remember them in prayer.

*Rev. Parvis Ashoori (Central) has had a second stroke, and is in rehabilitation in Georgetown. Please remember him in prayer.

* Rev. Paul Reid (Beaver Creek) Is in long term care at Wesley Commons please remember him in prayer.

*Linda Wilson (Wife of Pastor Rodney Wilson, Low Country FWB Church) is currently receiving fulltime care and is likely facing surgery again. Please remember them in your prayers.

*Rev. Earl Stanley (True Life) had colon surgery and is recovering. Please remember him in prayer.

*Danielle Seaton (Wife of Rev Brad Seaton, St. John’s) (SC) Her back pain continues to get better week by week. Please continue to pray for progress for her.


*Rev. Bennie Turner (Eastern Conference) Continues to have regular Dialysis Please pray for him.



*Florence/Darlington Area Minister Breakfast – Tuesday February 14, at Bazen’s Restaurant, Florence SC 8:30 AM

*Lake City Area Minister Luncheon – Tuesday January 17, 10:30 AM at Rail Way Restaurant, Lake City SC

*Spartanburg Area Minister Luncheon – Monday, January 13, 2016 at The Grapevine Restaurant, in Boiling Springs 10:30 AM

*Lancaster Area Minister Breakfast – Monday, January 30, 2016, Jomar’s Restaurant, Lancaster, SC – 9 AM

*Conway Area Minister Breakfast – Tuesday, February 7, 2016, at Mt. Ariel FWB Church in Conway, 8:30 AM


*Central Conference Meeting – Saturday January 14, 2017 at Mullins/Marion FWB Church 9am

*Beaver Creek Conference Meeting – Thursday January 26, 2017 at 1st FWB Simpsonville 5:00pm

*South Carolina Conference Meeting – January 19th-20th Annual Meeting Beulah FWB Church Pamplico. Thursday 5:30 PM & Friday 9:30 AM

*True life Conference Meeting – Saturday January 21, 2017 at 9:30AM Faith FWB Church

*Eastern Conference Meeting – Saturday March 11, 2017 Olanta FWB Church 9:30 AM






29th– 1st Revival Mt Trolley FWB Church (Central) Jan 29th thru 1st of Feb with brother Wesley Campbell at service starts at 6pm on Sunday and 7pm Monday thru wend thanks this is from preacher Timmy Hodge


2-5 Camp Meeting  First Free Will  Baptist Church Myrtle Beach (Central) ,Thursday thru Saturday starts at 7pm Special guests Evangelist David Ring ( Thursday night)The Parsons  Dr.David Crowe, Rev Jim McComas


Please email church news and upcoming events to chris@scfwb.com

Hail to the Chief

Lyrics to the anthem of the President


Hail to the Chief we have chosen for the nation, Hail to the Chief! We salute him, one and all. Hail to the Chief, as we pledge cooperation In proud fulfillment of a great, noble call. Yours is the aim to make this grand country grander, This you will do, that’s our strong, firm belief. Hail to the one we selected as commander, Hail to the President! Hail to the Chief!


In a few short days the inauguration of our next President will take place. But 2000 years ago Zion there was a Chief cornerstone laid and his name is Jesus.


1Pe 2:6 Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded.


 1Pe 5:4 And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.

Peter in all of recorded scripture seems to be the only who refers to Christ as Chief. That is not to say that all others failed to give God proper due, but, simply to show that Peter had a unique way of looking at Christ.


Chief- The most important element or ingredient- obviously that applies to our Lord. He is the chief ingredient of Salvation, the chief element of our peace, our Joy.


Chief- The person with the highest authority- Don’t think of the trinity as some hierarchy, but simply that of 1, God manifested in three persons. The Captain of our salvation, the blessed and only potentate, Jesus by the name that is above all names, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow and every tongue confess.


“Prosphero Theos”

Chris Todd

SCFWB Executive Secretary


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