South Carolina District

South Carolina pastor passes away

South Carolina pastor passes away

Rev. Michelle DeRossett, of Liberty, South Carolina, passed away February 25, 2018. She was 31 years old. DeRossett served as assistant pastor at Hilltop Wesleyan Church in Liberty. Her primary focus as assistant pastor included children’s ministry. A Greentown,...
​South Carolina’s Rev. W. D. James passed away

​South Carolina’s Rev. W. D. James passed away

Rev. William D. James died on April 7, 2017, in Pickens, S.C. Rev. James was graduate of both Southern Wesleyan University and Indiana Wesleyan University. A veteran of the United States Navy, Rev. James first served as a Wesleyan pastor in Indiana and then spent more...
​Ninth grade dropout no longer ashamed

​Ninth grade dropout no longer ashamed

There’s no way to adequately describe how deep darkness can affect you when you fail like I have. An unbearable and cavernous solitude was created when I, a homeschooled ninth-grade student who had barely finished that year’s coursework, chose to end my...
​South Carolina District serves firefighters during wildfire

​South Carolina District serves firefighters during wildfire

(See picture gallery below.) A spark from an unattended campfire fell into the dry leaves on Pinnacle Mountain in South Carolina on November 9, 2016. A wildfire was born, which eventually consumed more than 10,000 acres on Pinnacle Mountain and Table Rock Mountain. It...
​Wesleyan campground is fire-fighting headquarters

​Wesleyan campground is fire-fighting headquarters

More than 70 wildfires are burning thousands of acres across eight southern states include Georgia, Tennessee, and North Carolina. Dry weather and drought are fueling the blazes as more than 100,000 acres have already been burned and many have been evacuated. Smoke...
Gone fishin’

Gone fishin’

A team that included representatives of the South Carolina and South Coastal districts of The Wesleyan Church went on a “fishing trip” in Castries, St. Lucia, February 22-29. But this wasn’t an ordinary fishing trip–this was a trip with the goal of...
Wesleyans in the news

Wesleyans in the news

Each week, both Wesleyans and Wesleyan churches are featured in online news publications. As we are alerted to those news items, we are privileged to pass them along. If you see a news item that relates to Wesleyans, please forward to communications@wesleyan.org....
Wesleyan leader and mentor, Dr. Daniel Finch, passes

Wesleyan leader and mentor, Dr. Daniel Finch, passes

A leader and pastor within The Wesleyan Church has passed away. Dr. Daniel Eugene Finch died on January 9, 2016, in Duluth, Ga., at age 79. Dr. Finch was born on June 1, 1936 in Manitou Springs, Colo. He held three undergrad degrees, a masters and a doctorate. He...
Wesleyans stepping up to assist South Carolina flood victims

Wesleyans stepping up to assist South Carolina flood victims

Wesleyans in the Carolinas are stepping up to help those recently plagued by flood waters in South Carolina, known as the “1,000 year event.” “The record setting rains have brought devastation to the midlands area, which includes Columbia and south...
Kingdom vision behind transfer of former ALIVE property to SWU

Kingdom vision behind transfer of former ALIVE property to SWU

April 21 was a momentous day for the South Carolina District and Southern Wesleyan University (SWU) as the official transfer of the former First Wesleyan/ALIVE Wesleyan Church property on the campus of SWU was completed. These entities, closely tied together because...
New Latino members welcomed into South Carolina church

New Latino members welcomed into South Carolina church

United Wesleyan Church in Easley, S.C., recently celebrated welcoming new members into its church family. Two years ago a cell group of Latino members in the community began meeting in the space provided by the United Wesleyan Church congregation. Led by Pastor Orvan...
South Carolina Wesleyan teen dies in private plane crash

South Carolina Wesleyan teen dies in private plane crash

Dakota Jacks, a student from Pickens, S.C., high school and from Pickens View Wesleyan Church, was riding in a small plane from Southern California to South Carolina. The plane was piloted by a family friend who also died when the plane went down in rugged terrain...
Women experience hope together at annual Carolina Women’s Retreat

Women experience hope together at annual Carolina Women’s Retreat

The North Carolina East, North Carolina West, and South Carolina districts of Wesleyan Women came together for the Carolinas Women’s Retreat. The 2nd annual retreat was held at Springmaid Beach & Resort in Myrtle Beach, S.C., on April 4-6, 2014, with almost 500...