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  • Hankins announces retirement plans

    by Staff, posted Monday, November 12, 2018 (27 days ago)

    RUSTON, La. (BP) -- David Hankins, executive director of the Louisiana Baptist Convention, announced his plans to retire during the pre-convention meeting of the convention's Executive Board in Ruston, La., Monday (Nov. 12).

    "At the close of this annual meeting, I will be giving Dr. Bailey, president of the Executive Board, official notice of my intention to retire," said Hankins.

    His retirement will be effective June 30, 2019.

    "The theme of this year's annual meeting is 'Marking the Next Generation,'" Hankins told the board. "I have great confidence in the future generation of leaders God will choose to lead Louisiana Baptists." Read More

  • Flood relief to extend 'as far as the eye can see'

    by Louisiana Baptist Message & BP Staff, posted Friday, August 19, 2016 (2 years ago)

    Photo by Jered Thomas/Baptist Message
    FRENCH SETTLEMENT, La. (BP) -- Aboard a Black Hawk helicopter rescuing flood victims in south Louisiana, Staff Sgt. Chad McCann saw "water to the roofs of homes as far as you can see," with the Amite River still rising, "methodically washing away foundations, structures and trees."

    "It is way worse … more widespread" than even Hurricane Katrina, said McCann, a member of Union Baptist Church in Deville, La., who made 80 airlift rescues after Katrina's 2005 onslaught. Read More

  • KATRINA 2005-15: 'We remember'

    by David Hankins, posted Wednesday, August 26, 2015 (3 years ago)

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (BP) -- It's hard to believe it has been 10 years since Hurricane Katrina left her mark across southeast Louisiana. Who can forget how we felt when we saw the broken levees, the flooded homes and churches, the devastation at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, the Superdome refugees and the broken lives.

    Just a month later, approximately 200 miles to the west, Lake Charles and southwest Louisiana were coming to grips with the devastation left by Hurricane Rita. Read More