• 1995 bombing made them grapple with forgiveness

    by Bob Nigh/Oklahoma Baptist Messenger, posted Monday, April 20, 2015 (12 hours ago)

    Photo by Bob Nigh
    OKLAHOMA CITY (BP) -- Although Oklahoma City police chaplains Jack and Phyllis Poe weren't inside the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building when a truck bomb exploded at 9:02 a.m. on April 19, 1995, the aftereffects of the tragedy pushed them to grapple with forgiveness.

    "One of the things we really didn't understand is, as caregivers, we want to make a difference, but we didn't realize that you can give yourselves away. And, Phyllis and I gave ourselves away," Poe said, reminiscing about the tragedy as its 20th anniversary approached. Read More

  • Okla. City chaplain still comforted by Psalm 139

    by Bob Nigh/Oklahoma Baptist Messenger, posted Monday, April 20, 2015 (12 hours ago)

    Photo by Bob Nigh
    OKLAHOMA CITY (BP) -- Joe Williams is familiar in his innermost being with the terms Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Compassion Fatigue.

    He had to deal with images of death and destruction on an intimately personal level in order to help others with tragedies such as the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995. Read More

  • Greear to nominate Floyd for 2nd term

    by Staff, posted Monday, April 20, 2015 (11 hours ago)

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (BP) -- Arkansas pastor Ronnie Floyd will be nominated for a second term as president of the Southern Baptist Convention, North Carolina pastor J.D. Greear announced today (April 20).

    Floyd "is a leader God has raised up for us at this crucial hour, and sensing God's hand upon him, I want to see him lead us for another year," Greear, pastor of The Summit Church in Raleigh-Durham, N.C., wrote in a statement to Baptist Press announcing his intention to nominate Floyd at the June 16-17 SBC annual meeting in Columbus, Ohio. Read More

  • SBC Credentials Committee named

    by Staff, posted Monday, April 20, 2015 (7 hours ago)

    Columbus, Ohio (BP) -- Southern Baptist President Ronnie Floyd has named members of the Credentials Committee for June 16-17 annual meeting in Columbus, Ohio.

    Hayes Wicker, senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Naples, Fla., will serve as chairman. Read More

  • Tellers Committee named for SBC

    by Staff, posted Monday, April 20, 2015 (7 hours ago)

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (BP) -- Members of the Tellers Committee for the June 16-17 Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Columbus, Ohio, have been named by SBC President Ronnie Floyd.

    David Galvan, lead pastor of Primera Iglesia Bautista, Nueva Vida in Dallas (New Life Church ) in Dallas, will serve as chairman. Read More