• NEW - an hour ago

    Post-Joachin recovery: S.C. Baptists move forward

    by South Carolina Baptist Courier Staff, posted Friday, October 09, 2015 (an hour ago)

    Baptist Courier photo by Raz Bradley
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (BP) -- First Baptist is mourning yet, like so many other churches in Columbia, S.C., and across the state, engaging in ministry as flooding continues to grip Hurricane Joachin survivors and first responders.

    Richard Milroy, 82, "died in his car sometime in the last couple of days due to devastating floods," minister of discipleship Wes Church wrote to First Baptist members, The Baptist Courier, newsjournal of the South Carolina Baptist Convention, reported Oct. 6. Read More

  • new - 2 hours ago

    In Honduras, hunger offering aids Mayan corn farmers

    by Ann Lovell, posted Friday, October 09, 2015 (2 hours ago)

    BGR photo
    LAS MEDIAS DOS, Honduras (BP) -- Lucio, a 23-year-old Chorti farmer, emerges from the hedgerows with a machete in hand. He has been tending his small plot of land in preparation for the next sowing season for corn.

    In the past, soil erosion complicated his efforts and made his farm less productive. Read More

  • Foley to retire as Univ. of Mobile president

    by Kathy Dean, posted Friday, October 09, 2015 (6 hours ago)

    MOBILE, Ala. (BP) -- Mark Foley, president of the University of Mobile, has announced he will retire in 2016 after more than 17 years as head of the Baptist-affiliated college.

    Foley, 65, announced his retirement during the Oct. 8 meeting of the university's trustees. Read More

  • NAMB trustees approve Send Relief, IMB aid

    by Mike Ebert, posted Thursday, October 08, 2015 (yesterday)

    Photo by John Swain/NAMB
    SALT LAKE CITY (BP) -- Trustees of the North American Mission Board have approved the establishment of Send Relief -- a new compassion ministry to offer Southern Baptists opportunities to meet physical needs and serve underprivileged communities. Also during their Oct. 7 meeting, NAMB's trustees approved a $4 million budget reduction so the entity can send funds to assist International Mission Board (IMB) missionaries. Read More

  • Send Relief VP Melber brings 'passion, experience'

    by Mike Ebert, posted Thursday, October 08, 2015 (yesterday)

    Photo courtesy of David Melber
    SALT LAKE CITY (BP) -- David Melber was approved as vice president of Send Relief by North American Mission Board trustees at their Oct. 7 meeting in Salt Lake City. NAMB's trustees also approved funding for the new ministry area.

    "I know David's passion, experience and his heart for people make him a great fit for this new role," NAMB President Kevin Ezell said. "Southern Baptists want to help people who are hurting, and ... Read More

  • N.C. history museum to host Billy Graham exhibit

    by K. Allan Blume, North Carolina Biblical Recorder, posted Thursday, October 08, 2015 (yesterday)

    BGEA file photo
    RALEIGH, N.C. (BP) -- The North Carolina Museum of History will open a special exhibit to honor the life of Billy Graham on Nov. 6, the day before the famed evangelist's 97th birthday.

    The exhibit will include memorabilia, displays and multimedia documenting his early days as the son of a dairy farmer, his family life, his friendships with dignitaries and his leadership through national and international crises like 9/11. Read More

  • Empty & baffled as he looked at Bible display

    by Alex Sibley, posted Thursday, October 08, 2015 (yesterday)

    FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) -- Vincent stood baffled in front of the numerous Bible translations at the Lifeway Christian Store on Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary's campus.

    Lifeway associate Patricia James was called over to assist him and, in the process, they struck up a conversation. Read More

  • 101-year-old's salvation caps wife's 24-year prayer

    by Brian Blackwell/Louisiana Baptist Message, posted Thursday, October 08, 2015 (yesterday)

    Photo courtesy of Calvary Baptist Church
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (BP) -- Lou Warshaw prayed for 24 years that her husband George would accept Christ as his Lord and Savior.

    After years of refusing to give up on the hope that he would become a Christian, God answered her prayers when, at the age of 101, George made that decision and followed through with believer's baptism. Read More