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  • SBC DIGEST: Charles Stanley succession plan at First Baptist Atlanta; SBC This Week's #MyLottieStory videos; Kay Coles James to address Rose Day pro-life rally

    by Christian Index, Baptist Messenger & BP Staff, posted Wednesday, December 13, 2017 (5 months ago)

    Photo courtesy of First Baptist Atlanta
    ATLANTA (BP) -- First Baptist Church in Atlanta approved a succession plan presented by senior pastor Charles Stanley in both morning services on Dec. 10, formally naming the church's senior associate pastor, Anthony George, as Stanley's future successor.

    Although the succession plan does not include a fixed date, it does officially provide for the transition to George "at such time in the future, known only to God," when Stanley, 85, ceases to be First Baptist's senior pastor, according to a report in The Christian Index, newsjournal of the Georgia Baptist Convention. Read More

  • Stanley's expansive In Touch Ministries reaching globe

    by Gerald Harris/Georgia Christian Index, posted Wednesday, January 11, 2017 (one year ago)

    IN TOUCH/Special
    ATLANTA (BP) -- When pastor Charles Stanley launched "The Chapel Hour" in 1972 on Atlanta-area television stations, he probably never dreamed that 45 years later his ministry would become so expansive that it would cover most of the earth.

    Many may contend that few people have had the impact upon the world for good and for God like the pastor of Atlanta's First Baptist Church and the founder and president of In Touch Ministries. Read More