ONTARIO, Calif. (BP) — You likely wouldn’t call Kristen Ferguson a “techie.”
Southern Baptist leaders hope a 2019 Texas law passed with bipartisan support may become a model for other states in helping churches pass information among themselves about potential perpetrators of clergy sexual abuse.
NASHVILLE (BP) – Andy is the kind of guy everyone enjoys being around. When he enters a room at Longview Heights Baptist Church in Olive Branch, Miss., everyone knows he’s there. Andy loves people, and people love Andy.
For generations of Southern Baptist churches, the term “pastor” had a clear and rarely debated meaning. He was the man who preached on Sundays and led the church throughout the week. But with the rise of mega-churches inside and outside the SBC and the corresponding growth of church staffs, that simplicity has changed.
ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) – Mickey Caison and his team of South Carolina Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers were exhausted when they pulled into First Baptist Church of Homestead, Fla., on the evening of Aug. 25, 1992, just one day after Hurricane Andrew barreled into South Florida with winds of around 141 miles per hour.
MADERA, Calif. (BP)—Marc Unger and his 19-year-old son, Daniel, were taking one last trip to Walmart before Daniel deployed to Kuwait the next day with the California National Guard. Unger will never forget the conversation that night.
KELLER, Texas (BP) – Growing up Baptist, Bob Roberts Jr., understood the importance of religious freedom. He’d heard the stories about Baptists who had played seminal roles in the development of religious freedom in America.
NASHVILLE (BP) – There is an old, not-so-funny joke Southern Baptist preachers like to tell. It starts with this question: Where is the headquarters of the Southern Baptist Convention?
CLARKSTON, Ga. (BP) – Carrie A. can point to the moment during her experience as a North American Mission Board (NAMB) Journeyman when she realized she was simultaneously in the middle of the Bible Belt and the 10/40 window.
COWLEY, Wyo. — God blessed Water of Life Church in its first five years of existence. Despite the most disruptive single event to churches worldwide in decades – the COVID-19 pandemic – the church doubled in size. People were baptized. Ministries started and flourished. All of this happened in a rural context that is among the most difficult in North America.