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Mississippi church dedicates 150-foot-tall cross

BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (BP) – Easthaven Church in Brookhaven dedicated a massive cross on Good Friday.

FIRST-PERSON: Our turn

A little more than 100 years ago, Baptist soldiers and volunteers were returning to America from World War I-ravaged Europe, lamenting the physical, emotional and spiritual devastation they were leaving behind. Back home they found many of those same needs in a traumatized America.

NAMB Women’s Evangelism Conference: Creating a Culture of Evangelism

ALPHARETTA, Ga.(BP) – More than 300 women from across the United States and Canada attended a Women’s Evangelism Conference at the North American Mission Board (NAMB) April 8-9. The event challenged women to be part of what God is doing to expand His kingdom as they proclaim the Gospel.

Missionary joins God in pursuit of neglected peoples in Uganda

Sonya Herron stood beneath a small tent among a group of people with leprosy as well as others from the village and shared the Gospel with boldness. She called people to walk in the light as Jesus is the Light and challenged them to be fully committed to Christ. Afterward, an older man, missing one leg, came forward on crutches. He declared his allegiance to Christ in front of the entire group and put his faith in Jesus. The man, who suffers from leprosy, is one of almost 50 lepers in the village.

First baptism in years sparks growth at Texas church

MATHIS, Texas (BP) – Pastor Felix Treviño knew the metric stating a healthy church should have one baptism per year for every 15 people in average worship attendance, but First Baptist Church of Mathis simply was not seeing God move in that way.

Collegiate mentoring strategy highlights importance of accessibility

VALDOSTA, Ga. (BP) — A table sits inside the office of David Williams, campus minister for the Baptist Collegiate Ministry at Valdosta State University. It’s not a coffee table – small and made to hold magazines or mugs on a coaster. It’s taller and larger, one that welcomes extended conversations.

House Speaker Mike Johnson says he will push for aid to Israel and Ukraine this week

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Mike Johnson said Sunday (April 14) he will try to advance wartime aid for Israel this week as he attempts the difficult task of winning House approval for a national security package that also includes funding for Ukraine and allies in Asia.

SBC leaders call for prayer, support for Israel in light of Iranian attacks

NASHVILLE (BP) – Southern Baptist leaders are calling for prayer and peace in the wake of Iran’s direct attacks on Israel. The attacks occurred overnight Saturday Jerusalem time (April 13) as hundreds of drones and rockets were launched in retaliation for a strike Israel made April 1 against an Iranian consulate.

LifeWise Academy teaching Bible during public school days grows nationally

HILLIARD, Ohio (BP) -- LifeWise Academy founder Joel Penton was on Bluetooth, driving a vibrant red and yellow school bus fashioned into a camper, heading from Ohio with his wife and five school-age children to the newest academy sites in Arkansas, Tennessee and Georgia.

Masters weekend brings the crowds, but ministry needs continue through the year

AUGUSTA, Ga. (BP) — With its manicured greens, blooming azaleas and a spectator menu featuring prices from yesteryear, the scene at Augusta National Golf Club in the first full week of April is, indeed, a tradition unlike any other.