By Rev. Herman R. Yoos, III, Bishop
After 10 years of serving as the Director of Evangelical Mission in the South Carolina Synod, Pastor Bob Beaver has announced that he will retire at the end of June. Under his leadership the South Carolina Synod has experienced significant growth in our Latino worshipping communities around the state and we have received three new congregations, including: Faith, Pickens; Crossroads, Indian Land; and Breath of Life, Blythewood.
Pastor Beaver has also been a blessing in building up partnerships with African-American pastors and congregations. including the welcoming of Pleasant Springs at Christ Mission with Pastor Leroy Cannon.
In addition Pastor Beaver has worked with numerous congregations in strategic planning, in helping them to engage more with their communities, and always with an emphasis in sharing the Love of Jesus Christ with our Neighbors.