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SCFWB Weekly Vol 4 No 5

SCFWB Weekly, Vol., 4, No.,5                                                                    

February 01, 2017

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.

2017 SCFWB State Meeting Hotel Accommodations

Country Inn & Suites (Headquarter Hotel) located at 1739 Mandeville Rd, Florence, SC 29501-7026 Hotel has been recently remodeled, has interior hallway access to rooms and is rated 4 stars by Tripadvisor. Reservations need to be made by phone (843) 317-6616 and mention the SCFWB State Meeting. Hotel is approximately 7 miles from the Church. Price is $89 per night. Reservations must be made by Feb 15th


Days Inn located at 2111 W. Lucas St. Florence, SC 29501 Hotel has exterior access to rooms and is rated 3.5 Stars by Tripadvisor.  Reservations need to be made by phone (800) 363-2297 and mention the SCFWB State Meeting. Hotel is approximately 7 miles from the Church. Price is $58-$68 per night depending on number of adults. Reservations must be made by Feb 8th



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


Minister News

Rev. Teddy Rabon please pray for me and my family as I am praying and seeking the Lord’s will in ministry and that I am currently available to fill in at churches and also available for revivals….contact number is 843- 520-6407.

Ladies News


SCWAC State Meeting will be held on March 18th at North Spartanburg Free Will Baptist Church. Registration will begin at 9:00 a.m. Diana Bryant, WNAC President will be our guest speaker. Lunch will be served.


Beaver Creek WAC District Meeting will be held on Saturday, March 4th at the Inman Free Will Baptist Church. Registration will begin at 9:00 a.m. Nelda Highsmith (NC Vice President) and Sue Rutland will be our guest speakers. They will be sharing with us their involvement with the Hanna Project and the different countries they have visited. Please come and be a part of this important meeting that we might learn together the opportunities God may have us help serve in this important ministry of spreading the gospel.


Central District Convention to be held on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 9:30 am, at Mt. Ariel FWB Church, in Conway, SC. Our theme for this year is “For Such a Time as This, Bow the knee”. Our thought, “When things happen that we don’t understand, we need to bow the knee”.


SC District WAC Meeting February 25, 2017 Registration @ 9:00 Meeting: @ 9:30 Mt. Elon FWB Church

Speaker:  Mirial Gainer, former missionary to Japan


Youth News

Summer Camps 2017…Mark Your Calendars!!


PLEASE plan your VBS around these dates…..

Our Summer Camps have been scheduled and we are Excited for a great year coming up.

The Theme for both camps will be “Glow in the Dark!”  Theme verse is 1 Peter 2:9

The camps will be at Camp Pee Dee in Marion, S.C.


Teen Camp will be in June this year …June 12th-15th  Monday-Thursday morning cost $175

Junior Camp will be in July…… July 24th-28th   Monday- Friday morning  cost $135

The State CTS Competition has two upcoming events:

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


Dustin Hancock – Araras, Brazil

Gracelyn Coker – Chicago

Maggie Coker – Nashville

Kelsey Hill – Nashville

Hunter Langston – Nashville

Bayley Floyd – Virgin Islands

Michael Pennell – Virgin Islands



Hannah Reid – Ecuador

Kaylin Ridgeway – Ecuador


Truth and Peace

Jonathan Carlson – Liberty FWB Church

Maysey Floyd – Horse Branch Free Will Baptist Church

Nathan Ledford – First Freewill Baptist

William Sargent – Horse Branch Free Will Baptist Church

Denise Wiggins – Peace Free Will Baptist Church




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) In the last three weeks I have counseled three couples. They are Christians but are feeling the pressures of making a living and paying the bills. Brasil has an unemployment rate of 12% and a very large percentage of those working are unregistered and have no benifits, such as health and retirement. In my 3 cases they began to take our their feeling on one another. Please pray for these three couples and their children. I told them that if one wanted to argue, let the other just request that they pray together about the problem. One couple told me that praying is working! Praise the Lord!

Carlisle Hanna (India) is currently stateside. Please pray for efforts to secure another visa.

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 –  Last week I told you about T being sent to the hospital for observation because of high blood pressure. The doctor has told him that he needs to stop lifting weights in order to bring his blood pressure down. This has been hard for him because it is something he enjoys very much. I believe that T has a lot of leadership potential. Pray that I can help him to understand that whatever success he seeks should be for the glory of God.


Matt/Hailie Deckard (Ecuador) Are stateside and raising support to go to Ecuador to work in the Christian school, Jungle Kids for Christ. 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 are thankful for many opportunities that we had during the Christmas holidays to share about Jesus in various towns.  (Alpedrete, Moralzarzal, Guadarrama, and Collado Mediano)  Pray that we will be able to continue developing relationships with the people we met, and that doors will open for more testimony to be shared.

Mirial Gainer (Japan) Had Major Surgery on Dec 5th to remove a mass. She is beginning to see improvements from the surgery and was just released from the doctor and is looking forward to the state meeting.


Sister Lossie Evans Wife of Rev. Johnny Evans has been through her first rounds of treatments, and is having some issues with her heart.

* Sister Faye Miles (Wife of Rev. Tony Miles) has started chemotherapy treatments and is seeing some improvements. Please remember them in prayer.

*Richie Miles(Son of Rev. Tony Miles) who has Parkinson’s will had a procedure on his brain. Everything went well and he went home today!

*Rev. Parvis Ashoori (Central) is in rehabilitation at Vibra hospital in Charleston. 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 waiting to be admitted to the hospital due to hemorrhaging. 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 receive regular dialysis. Please remember him in prayer.


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

*Lake City Area Minister Luncheon – Tuesday February 21, 10:30 AM at Rail Way Restaurant, Lake City SC

*Spartanburg Area Minister Luncheon – Monday, February 13, at The Grapevine Restaurant, in Boiling Springs 11:30 AM

*Lancaster Area Minister Breakfast – Monday, January 30 at 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 April 8th, at 9AM

*Beaver Creek Conference Meeting – TBA

*South Carolina Conference Meeting – April 7th Friday 5:30 AM

*True life Conference Meeting – Saturday March 18, 2017 at 9:30AM Bethel 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

29th– 2nd Revival Liberty Lancaster With evangelist Mike Blanton and Evidence 7pm nightly


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

5th-9th Revival “It’s Pouring Down at Rains” Rains FWB Church Evangelist Rev. Teddy Rabon/ special music, The Parson’s Family, Sun-Tues, Savannah Rabon Wed. Sunday @ 6pm, 7:30 pm Mon-Wed


19-24 Old Fashioned Revival TurningPoint FWB Church (Beaver Creek) Rev. Joe Author, Rev Wesley Campbell. Special Singing Nightly by the Parsons, Joyaires, and the Rogers Family. 10:30&6 Sunday and 7PM mon-Friday

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

Jesus Wept

What did he weep over?


Before the tomb of Lazarus- Possibly at the unbelief of his friends- Joh 11:35 Jesus wept.


Over Jerusalem – Lu 13:34 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which killest the prophets, and stonest them that are sent unto thee; how often would I have gathered thy children together, as a hen doth gather her brood under her wings, and ye would not!


On the cross- Lu 23:46 And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost.


“Prosphero Theos”

Chris Todd

SCFWB Executive Secretary


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