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  • Ark. Baptists unanimous in opposing more casinos

    by Arkansas Baptist News Staff, posted Tuesday, November 06, 2018 (one month ago)

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    JONESBORO, Ark. (BP) -- Just two weeks before Nov. 6 balloting, Arkansas Baptists expressed their opposition to Issue 4, a proposed constitutional amendment to allow casino gambling to expand to four additional Arkansas counties.

    Arkansas Baptists unanimously approved a resolution encouraging all voters to vote against Issue 4, which would expand casino gambling beyond Hot Springs and West Memphis.

    Messengers at the 165th annual meeting of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC) further committed to restore and rehabilitate individuals involved in "problem gambling" and also provide a "safety net" for gamblers' families and communities if Issue 4 is approved. Read More

  • Ark. Baptists begin new CP formula for SBC causes

    by Arkansas Baptist News Staff, posted Monday, November 27, 2017 (one year ago)

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    RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (BP) -- At the 164th annual meeting of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention, with "Encourage to Engage" as its theme, ministers and laypeople worshiped, prayed, elected officers, conducted business, approved resolutions, enjoyed fellowship and heard inspirational messages.

    ABSC leaders reported 549 messengers from churches across the state registered for the Nov. 7-8 ABSC sessions at First Baptist Church in Russellville. Read More

  • Ark. Baptists increase CP for SBC missions, ministry

    by Staff/Arkansas Baptist News, posted Friday, November 04, 2016 (2 years ago)

    LITTLE ROCK (BP) -- Focusing on the theme "Engage," messengers gathered for the 163rd annual meeting of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC) held Oct. 25-26 at Immanuel Baptist Church in Little Rock.

    During the two-day meeting, Arkansas Baptists worshipped and prayed together, conducted business, approved eight resolutions and agreed to increase the percentage of Cooperative Programs dollars they send to Southern Baptist Convention national and international causes. Read More

  • Ark. Baptists elect first black officer

    by Staff/Arkansas Baptist, posted Friday, December 04, 2015 (3 years ago)

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    HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (BP) -- Arkansas Baptists have elected as second vice president Steven Bell, pastor of Otter Creek Community Church in Little Rock, who is believed to be the first African American officer in the group's history.

    The vote came at the Arkansas Baptist State Convention's (ABSC) 162nd annual meeting at Hot Springs Baptist Church in Hot Springs. Bell, a Pine Bluff native, planted the Otter Creek church in 2012 and previously served as a youth pastor for eight years in Little Rock. Read More

  • Ouachita pres. to head Ark. independent colleges

    by Trennis Henderson/Ouachita Baptist University, posted Tuesday, May 19, 2015 (3 years ago)

    ARKADELPHIA, Ark. (BP) -- Rex Horne Jr., president of Ouachita Baptist University since 2006, has announced his resignation effective this summer in order to serve as president of Arkansas' Independent Colleges & Universities. Read More

  • Arkansas Baptists: 'Every One Matters'

    by Staff/Arkansas Baptist News, posted Thursday, November 13, 2014 (4 years ago)

    TEXARKANA, Ark. (BP) -- An estimated 1,000-plus Arkansas Baptist messengers and guests converged on Trinity Baptist Church in Texarkana Oct. 27-29 to conduct business, worship and hear inspiring sermons and entity reports during the 161st annual meeting of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention, Pastors' Conference and related meetings. Read More