Hello. I'm Sonny Holmes


October 31, 2014 marked my retirement from  pastoral ministry. After a banking and hospital administration career God called Harriet and me to church ministry and we've been privileged to serve four great congregations---Woodland Baptist Church (Wake Forest, NC), First Baptist Church of Goose Creek (Goose Creek, SC), Hampton Heights Baptist Church (Greenville, SC), and Northwood Baptist Church, (North Charleston, SC). There was also a time as Director of Pastoral Ministries at the South Carolina Baptist Convention.


Harriet Thomas and I have been married for more than forty-five years. God blessed us with wonderful children, Elizabeth (Liz) Carpenter, who is married to Scott and mother of John Lewis and Laura, and Brian, who was married to Katherine before he was killed in 2011.


I graduated from The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina with a B.S. in Business Administration (1971), completed the M.Div. with languages at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (1982), and the Doctor of Ministry in Christian leadership at SEBTS (1990).

President of the South Carolina Baptist Convention 2011. Served as trustee of the Baptist Courier, The Baptist Foundation of South Carolina, Charleston Southern University, and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. In the Spring, 2017

semester, I began as an Adjunct Professor in

the School of Christian Studies at

Charleston Southern University.

Why is this site and book titled Finish. Period.

Encouraging pastors has always been the next chapter of my ministry life. As I approached retirement age everyone challenged me to finish well or strong. Late one evening I saw

this video clip on television. It is

the rationale for Finish. Period.

You can watch it too, by clicking

right here. I have permission from

Values.com to reference this video clip.

CALL ME: 1-843-607-1903​

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