Category: South Carolina Annual Conference

Thomas, James S.
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Thomas, James S.

Educator and Leader for Abolishing the Central Jurisdiction Thomas was born in Orangeburg, South Carolina, and was ordained and became an elder in the South Carolina Conference of the Central Jurisdiction in 1944. After serving as a pastor, he taught at Gammon Theological Seminary. He became associate director of the Department of Education Institutions of...

Bennettsville-Cheraw Area Cooperative Ministry (BCACM)
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Bennettsville-Cheraw Area Cooperative Ministry (BCACM)

Holistic Rural Ministry The Bennettsville-Cheraw Area Cooperative Ministry (BCACM), established in 1966, is a specialized ministry with rural residents of South Carolina’s Marlboro and Chesterfield counties. With four pastors and a combined church membership below 2500, the cooperative includes one station church (Trinity UMC), two parishes (Cheraw and Bennettsville), and one circuit (Bennettsville Circuit). All...

Capers, William (1790 – 1855)
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Capers, William (1790 – 1855)

Founder of Plantation Missions Capers was born in South Carolina in 1790, the son of a well-to-do rice plantation owner. Given a fine classical education in his youth, he became a Methodist preacher at the age of eighteen and accepted a charge in the South Carolina Conference. After several years of pastoral service, Capers was...

Newton, J. C. C.
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Newton, J. C. C.

Christian Statesman, President of Kwansei Gakuin The life of Dr. J.C.C. Newton, one of the founders of Kwansei Gakuin, is a very inspirational. Not only was he a kind and skilled educator and pastor, his physical presence was so impressive, that even one week before his death, at the age of 83, a person attending...

Asbury Manual School and Mission
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Asbury Manual School and Mission

Heritage Landmark for Mission to Native Americans in South Carolina Fort Mitchell was built by the Georgia militia in 1813 during the Creek War on the main Indian trade route to the Tombigbee River. It was the trading post for the southeast from 1817 to 1820, and a military post until 1840. In September 1821,...

Gamewell, Frank D. (Francis Dunlap Gamewell) (1857 ~ 1950)
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Gamewell, Frank D. (Francis Dunlap Gamewell) (1857 ~ 1950)

Defender of the Methodist mission during the Boxer Rebellion Gamewell received world acclaim for organizing the defense of the Methodist Mission and the British Legation in Peking (Beijing) during the Boxer Rebellion of 1900. Born in South Carolina, he earned three degrees from Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, but was also trained in engineering at Rensselaer...