KETCHIKAN, Alaska (BP) -- Alaska Baptists celebrated baptisms, new pastors to their state convention, progress in areas without a Gospel witness, and heard other encouraging ministry reports during its 72nd annual meeting, Sept. 25-27, held in Ketchikan.
Ketchikan, known as "salmon capital" as well as "rain capital" of the world, is the southernmost city in Alaska and its fifth-largest, with an area population of nearly 14,000. With no road to Ketchikan except the on-island Tongass Highway, most people fly in despite the $600 cost one-way from Fairbanks in the center of the state. The meeting took place at the Ted Ferry Civic Center, with First Baptist Church of Ketchikan serving as host church. Read More