Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Tuesday, January 1
Billy N. Looper, 76, husband of the late Mary Taylor Looper, passed away Dec. 31, 2012 at St. Francis Hospital. Born June 19, 1936 in Greenville County, he was a son of the late Hovey and Lou Ellen Couch Looper. Mr. Looper retired from Franklin Process Company. He was an active member of Rock Springs Baptist Church and of the Tom Sheriff Bible Fellowship Class. In addition to his wife and parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Broadus Looper. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013 at Rock Springs Baptist Church with Dr. David Gallamore officiating. Burial will follow in Siloam Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10 until 10:45 a.m. Thursday prior to the service at the church. …
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Thousands of pastors and laymen expected to attend 2013 South Carolina Baptist Evangelism Conference
Rock Springs Baptist Church, Hwy 123, Easley will host the 2013 South Carolina Baptist Evangelism Conference, February 19-21, 2013. Thousands of Baptist Pastors and laymen from across both South Carolina and North Carolina are expected to attend the Tuesday through Thursday meetings. From the opening session on Tuesday evening until its conclusion on Thursday evening, those in attendance will be lifted with wonderful gospel music and challenged by a program of outstanding evangelistic preachers from across America. These three days of excitement and joy will mark South Carolina Baptists' thrust for Reaching the Unreached in 2013 under the theme of the Power of One! Don Gibson, Minister of Music at Rock Springs, will direct the music. Each …
Friday, December 28, 2012
Sheriff-elect Rick Clark will be sworn in Sunday night at Rock Springs Baptist Church
The county's first new sheriff in over 40 years will be sworn in Sunday evening. Sheriff-elect Rick Clark will take his Oath of Office Sunday, December 30 at Rock Springs Baptist Church in Easley. The Oath of Office ceremony will be held during the regular Sunday night service at 6pm, Clark said. The public is invited to attend the Sunday night service and Oath of Office ceremony. “I am excited that I can start my term as Sheriff of Pickens County in my church,” Clark said. “Pastor Gallamore and Rock Springs mean a lot to me and my family and it seemed the perfect place to start my next phase of public service. I ask for continued prayers for the deputies and staff of the Sheriff's Office as we start this new mission together for the …
Saturday, March 31, 2012
Hundreds of kids turn out for an Easter egg hunt at Rock Springs Baptist Church
Saturday afternoon was the perfect time for an egg drop in Easley. Hundreds of kids and their families came to Rocks Springs Baptist Church to participate in the festivities. From bounce houses and egg dying to hot dogs and the actual egg hunt, fun could be found Saturday on the campus of the church. The kids enjoyed a puppet show and skit, made Easter decorations and enjoyed the beautiful weather outside.
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Faith is one of the many factors that could help voters determine which candidate earns their vote.
Churches are as much a part of South Carolina politics as making a stop at the world-famous Beacon Drive-In in Spartanburg. If a politician wants to win Palmetto State voters, who have chosen the eventual Republican nominee in every primary since 1980, the candidate has to start with the church leadership. This election season has been no different, as candidates, and even some of their spouses, meet with top church leaders and presidents of colleges with religious roots, in an effort to prove they are the right candidate with the right values to earn the votes of South Carolinians. "Religion is one of many factors that help primary voters in making their choice," said Matt Moore, executive director of the state's GOP. "However, I think …