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SCFWB Weekly Vol 4 No 40

SCFWB Weekly Vol 4 No 40

October 11, 2017



Jason Crabb/ Selah concert Oct. 13 at 7pm at Lebanon Church. There is a discount available discount for everyone that purchases tickets because of the weekly update. Normally tickets are $30 and we will do them for $20. Call the church office 843-665-7605 or go to the website lebanonone.com and purchase them online. 


Randall House has launched FreeWillBaptistAuthors.com, a website that features all Free Will Baptist authors, regardless of where the book was published. Authors in good standing with a member church of the National Association of Free Will Baptists may submit books to be included on the website. Go to http://freewillbaptistauthors.com for details.


Disaster Relief Efforts

Let us continue to remember our brothers and sisters in both Florida and Texas as they deal with ongoing rebuilding efforts. If you would like to donate to the hurricane relief efforts you can make your check payable to SCFWB State Office and mail to PO Box 9 Turbeville, SC 29162 (Please put SCFWB DRT Hurricane Relief) in the memo line.


Leadership Conference

Leading With Integrity | 2017 Leadership Conference | Register


ANTIOCH, TN—Pastors and church leaders from across the nation will gather December 4-5 at Nashville Airport Marriott Hotel for the 2017 Free Will Baptist Leadership Conference. During the two-day conference, keynote speaker Clark Dickerson will explore the theme Leading With Integrity.

Registration for the 2017 conference is $195 and includes all materials and meals. Registration is available online. Rooms are available at the Nashville Airport Marriott for $137/night plus tax. Visit www.nafwb.org/leadershipconference to register and make hotel reservations.


Annual Theological Symposium: Welch College will be the site of the annual Theological Symposium next month, an event sponsored by the Commission for Theological Integrity. This free, two-day event will begin on Monday, October 23 in the evening, and go through Tuesday, October 24. Pastors, students, and laymen are encouraged to attend this time of stimulating discussion and paper presentations on a range of topics. This year’s program includes papers on Arminianism, missiology, faith and scholarship, and more. For more information, visit www.fwbtheology.com, or contact Jackson Watts at fwbtheology@gmail.com.

Couples Retreat 2018 : We will send out formal letters in October with all of the information. The place will be the same at Beach Cove Resort in North Myrtle Beach. The dates for the retreat are February 9th and 10th, 2018. Brother Jim McComas will be back with us singing and preaching. The cost will be the same as last year. The early bird price is $180. Otherwise, the cost is $190 with the deposit of $140 due to secure the room and $50 due when they check in. We will need the names and money by Friday, December 8th. We look forward to seeing you all again!

Youth News

SCFWB Fall Youth Retreat;

Our fall youth retreat is scheduled for November 3-4 2017, in Myrtle Beach, SC. The theme will be “Glow in the Dark” and 1 Peter 2:9 is our theme verse. Rev Tim Larrimore is the guest speaker. The hotel will be the Landmark Resort in Myrtle Beach. We will have great preaching, awesome singing, fun and fellowship for everybody. We plan to go to bowling Friday night after service and Grand Prix Speed Park (Go-Carts) on Saturday. Price is $115 for youth and adults each. Price includes Motel Lodging, Breakfast- Saturday morning, Bowling and Go-Carts and a T-shirt. During bowling on Friday night pizza will be served and a $10 Arcade card will be included. Ages 12 and Up welcome and remember an adult will need to be in each room with their youth.


ATTENTION: Please get paperwork off website and try to get Names for Room List at Hotel, and T- Shirt sizes …contact Teddy Rabon with info and let him know you are planning to go. The date for deposits and forms is OCTOBER 15th, most of all we need names, sizes, and start sending in deposits and paperwork. Please give me call or text, confirming your plans to attend.scfwb.org/youthministries


Ladies News


Prayer and Praise Rally November 11, 2017 at Fairview FWB Church, Singing, Testimonies, Food, Fellowship Contact Mission Prayer – Gail Hill (864) 680-7398


Shine Conference November 18, 2017 Seffner Florida, Seffner Christian Academey. Register at www.shineFWB.com


If you would like to learn more about beginning a Women Active for Christ group in your church, please CLICK HERE


Andy Moore (Brazil)  The Lord continues to give us opportunities to reach people.

We have had 15 visitors come to our church services in the last two weeks.  Continue to pray that the Lord will work in people’s hearts and that His Word will not return void.  Please pray specifically for Fabiana and Jéssica, two ladies that were saved in our church last year, but who are now struggling spiritually.


Bobby Poole (Brazil) Love to all of you. I am still doing fine, health wise and still able to stay busy. Thanks for the prayers of our SC folks!


Carlisle Hanna (India) From Pastor Stephen: Thanks for visits to flood affected areas and for His blessings in suffering. Pray for Uncle’s health. Pray for people who lost their houses and what little they had. Pray for Gopal Kisku and his hugent need of a house. Pray for my wife’s treatment and for other sick people. Pray for our ministry as all roads are closed. Please remember one unspoken request.



David Aycock  (Brazil) Thank you South Carolina for your faithful support and prayers. In the month of September we are having a special drive to raise $13,000.00 to finish our Christian School building. Please consider a special offering for our project.  Please pray for Marcos and Jeane. We are having a weekly Bible study with them. They have many hurdles to overcome. We are trusting the will allow the grace of God to bring salvation and victory in their lives. May God continue to bless your ministry as you faithfully serve Him, David and Annette – Barbacena, Brazil

Jonathan/Amy Postlewaite – Next Sunday October 22nd, we will host our first “gathering” in our house. The theme will be “Is there more to life than this?” Our plan is for this to be the beginning of a monthly event for people from the various Bible studies that we hope to start and something to invite unbelievers to when they ask about what our services looks like. Please pray that God will help us to draw together the people whom he wants to be there, that Christians who attend will be encouraged and/or challenged, and that the unbelievers who attend will hear a clear presentation of the Gospel message.


Matt/Hailie Deckard (Ecuador) Are in Ecuador and are getting settled in. Pray for them as they transition into ministry there.  mattdeckard.10@gmail.com


Neil/ Mandi Morgan (Spain) Praise the Lord we had 9 visitors at church Sunday. Pray that they will come back and learn more about our Savior. Praise the Lord also that we had 3 new students in our English class last week. Pray for us as we build relationships with them. Continue to remember us as we make preparations to come back to the states in December.



Randy/Kris Valandingham (Aiken).  Today he received the results from the mass they removed during his surgery, and we are praising the Lord there is no cancer! Continue to pray for the church in Aiken as they move forward for The Lord!



Tim/ Kristi Johnson (Spain) We are thankful for your prayers for our ministry here in Spain.  This week we’ve been quite concerned about the region around Barcelona succeeding from Spain.  We just saw on the news that they have signed a “Declaration of Independence” from Spain, and then immediately signed a suspension of it.  We don’t know exactly what that will mean for the country, but we are glad that we trust in a God who already knows what will happen during this time of uncertainty.  Continue to pray for unity in the country of Spain.



Mirial Gainer (Japan) Continues to care for her mother. Please remember them both in prayer



* Sister Faye Miles (Wife of Rev. Tony Miles) her tumors have increased in size a little and one is effecting her right kidney. They might have to put in a stint but Dr. is concerned it might not be possible to get to area. He said nephrostomy tube might be what he will do and she wears a bag on her leg. Pray that next couple of treatments will begin to shrink tumors. We still need prayers for God’s Will in our lives.  We take one day at a time. Bro. Tony Miles

* Rev. Paul Reid (Beaver Creek) From Sis. Mary. Paul is doing better at this time. Please continue to remember them in prayer.


*Rev. Bennie Turner (Eastern Conference) continues to receive regular dialysis please continue to remember him in prayer.


Minister Events

*Florence/Darlington Area Minister Breakfast – Tuesday November 14th at Bazen’s Restaurant Florence

*Spartanburg Area Minister Luncheon – Tuesday, November 14th at 11:30AM at the Grapevine Restaurant in Boiling Springs


*Lancaster Area Minister Breakfast – Monday, October  30, 2017, at Jomar’s Restaurant, Lancaster, SC – 9 AM

*Conway Area Minister Breakfast – Tuesday, November 7, 2017, at Mt. Ariel FWB Church in Conway, 8:30 AM

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


*Central Conference Meeting – Saturday October 14th, at 9AM South Conway FWB Church

*Beaver Creek Conference Meeting – Thursday October 26th 5PM at Liberty FWB, Church, Lancaster

*South Carolina Conference Meeting – TBA

*True life Conference Meeting – Saturday October, 21 9:30 AM Glory land, FWB Church, Rock Hill

*Eastern Conference Meeting – TBA




 Mondays in October Revival New Prospect FWB Church starting at 7:30 pm with different Preachers each week. Come out for a great time in The lord.


8-11 Revival 1st FWB Church Inman Sunday, October 8th, 2017 thru Wednesday, October 11th, Rev. Wesley Campbell, Speaker Sunday Service Times: Sunday Morning 11:00 am/Sunday Evening 6:00 pm Monday – Wednesday Services 7:00 pm

Nursery will be provided.


15 –150th Homecoming Celebration Mt. Elon FWB Church 10:30am Featuring a media presentation with appearances by special guests. Music will be provided by the Mt. Elon church choir. There will be a fellowship dinner after the service.  Mt. Elon Free Will Baptist Church 263 W. Seven Mile Rd. Pamplico


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

Do you like to drive fast?

On this day in 2008 a Belgium man named Luc Costermans drove a borrowed Lamborghini Gallardo 192 miles per hour. Now this is nowhere near the fastest time set, by a driver, but what makes this feat special is that Costermans is Blind! He accomplished this feat because of a few things.


  1. The right vehicle- A car with the ability to drive that fast
  2. The right tools- Loads of navigational equipment in the vehicle
  3. The right help- A driving coach seated in the passenger seat beside him


Through the use of these things in a sense Costermans was able to see well enough (metaphorically speaking) to accomplish a great feat.


Jesus gives us all the things that we need, which pertain unto life and godliness. Because of this we echo the words of the hymn writer who said “I once was blind, now I see”


2Pe 1:3 According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:


 “Prosphero Theos”

Chris Todd

SCFWB Executive Secretary


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