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  • Pa./S. Jersey increases CP, launches simulcast

    by Mark Sentell, posted Wednesday, November 15, 2017 (5 months ago)

    Photo courtesy of the Baptist Resource Network of Pennsylvania/South Jersey
    YORK, Pa. (BP) -- The Baptist Resource Network (BRN) of Pennsylvania/South Jersey increased the percentage of Cooperative Program gifts it will forward to Southern Baptist Convention causes and saw hundreds view the first-ever livestream of its annual meeting.

    Some 207 messengers and 93 guests from 110 churches gathered at the Wyndham Garden Hotel in York, Pa., for the BRN's Nov. 2-3 annual meeting, with an emphasis on church health. Engaging the lost, discipling believers and developing "next-generation leaders" were among the characteristics of healthy churches discussed. Read More

  • Whitworth elected Pa./S. Jersey exec.

    by David Roach, posted Thursday, January 05, 2017 (one year ago)

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (BP) -- Barry Whitworth, a longtime church planter and state convention staff member, has been elected executive director of the Baptist Convention of Pennsylvania/South Jersey by a unanimous vote of the convention's Executive Committee.

    Whitworth succeeds David Waltz, who retired after 23 years of leading the two-state convention, which has rebranded itself the Baptist Resource Network of Pennsylvania/South Jersey (BRN). Whitworth will assume his new role Feb. 1. Read More

  • Pa./S. Jersey honors retiring exec. Stan Smith

    by Tiffany Meeder, posted Thursday, December 15, 2016 (one year ago)

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    BOLIVAR, Pa. (BP) -- The Baptist Resource Network of Pennsylvania/South Jersey (BRN) at its annual meeting celebrated the upcoming retirement of interim Executive Director/Treasurer Stanley K. Smith.

    Smith will retire in March, 2017, after 32 years with the BRN, most recently as interim executive director following the March 2016 retirement of longtime executive director David Waltz. Previously, Smith served as associate executive director and director of the missions division. Read More

  • Waltz's 23 years applauded by Penn./S. Jersey Baptists

    by Brodie Smith, posted Monday, November 23, 2015 (2 years ago)

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    HARRISBURG, Pa. (BP) -- When David Waltz began leading Pennsylvania/South Jersey Baptists in 1993, he committed to the position temporarily, only until a replacement could be found.

    "I did agree to be acting director until they could find someone who could really do the job," he said at the Baptist Resource Network (BRN) of Pennsylvania/South Jersey 2015 annual meeting. "During those months, I began to feel a very strong sense of God's call -- that he wanted me to take the position -- and I discovered I ... Read More

  • Penn./S. Jersey marks 45 years, staff retirements

    by Brodie Smith, posted Monday, November 23, 2015 (2 years ago)

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    HARRISBURG, Pa. (BP) -- Pennsylvania/South Jersey Baptists marked at their annual meeting 45 years of service and the retirement of several long-term employees, including Executive Director-Treasurer David Waltz.

    The 330 messengers and guests were the largest number of delegates at a Baptist Resource Network of Pennsylvania/South Jersey (BRN) annual meeting in eight years. Just over 100 of the BRN’s 321 churches were represented. Read More