South Carolina General Assembly
112th Session, 1997-1998

Bill 5138

Indicates Matter Stricken
Indicates New Matter

                    Current Status

Bill Number:                    5138
Type of Legislation:            Concurrent Resolution CR
Introducing Body:               House
Introduced Date:                19980512
Primary Sponsor:                Battle 
All Sponsors:                   Battle 
Drafted Document Number:        gjk\21550jm.98
Date Bill Passed both Bodies:   19980513
Subject:                        St. Paul Baptist Church of
                                Mullins, Resolutions


Body    Date      Action Description                       Com     Leg Involved
______  ________  _______________________________________  _______ ____________

House   19980513  Received from Senate
Senate  19980513  Introduced, adopted, returned
                  with concurrence
House   19980512  Introduced, adopted, sent to Senate

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Whereas, St. Paul Baptist Church of Mullins is one hundred years old, has enjoyed a tremendous past, and looks forward to a glorious future; the church is pastored by Representative Mack T. Hines, one of the outstanding members of the General Assembly; Representative Hines, well-known throughout South Carolina, became the pastor in 1984 and also has served as a member of the Board of Trustees of Morris College; and

Whereas, St. Paul in 1984 held services twice a month when Representative Hines assumed leadership of this wonderful congregation; the church's membership has grown tremendously in recent years, and the church now holds two worship services every Sunday morning; and

Whereas, St. Paul recently completed a new addition named the Christian Life Center, which cost more than a half-million dollars; the congregation has also added a paved parking lot which enhances the beauty of the church; and

Whereas, the church is notable for its dynamic Stewardship Campaign, which emphasizes each individual's time, talent, and treasure to support the church and its mission; St. Paul has a very strong youth program which sponsors activities such as outings for recreation and fellowship; and

Whereas, the church has grown from four choirs to the present seven choirs, and the congregation has grown to more than 460 members presently; and

Whereas, St. Paul has been able to purchase local properties and also leases real estate and a parking lot to an industry located in Mullins; and

Whereas, St. Paul reports more monies from Marion County than any other African-American church for the support at Morris College for Christian education; and

Whereas, St. Paul Baptist Church of Mullins clearly is one of the leading and most active and dedicated churches in the entire Palmetto State; it is a church which cherishes its past but which also looks ahead; the church serves Mullins and Marion County with a great abundance of faith, hope, and love and is widely regarded and greatly respected and admired for its ideals and activities; truly it gives the General Assembly much pleasure to be able to recognize this outstanding congregation in this special manner. Now, therefore,

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:

That the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina, by this resolution, recognizes and heartily commends St. Paul Baptist Church of Mullins for its outstanding faith and excellent outreach and service to the community.

Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the church's dedicated congregation and excellent pastor, who is also our distinguished and beloved colleague in the General Assembly, the Honorable Mack T. Hines.