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  • Georgia's J. Robert White announces plans to retire

    by Gerald Harris , posted Tuesday, March 13, 2018 (9 months ago)

    Photo by Joe Westbury/The Christian Index
    DULUTH, Ga. (BP) -- Georgia Baptist Mission Board Executive Director J. Robert White signaled his intention to retire after more than 25 years in the position in a letter he read to the GBMB executive committee today (March 13).

    White, 71, announced his retirement would become effective Dec. 31, 2018, when he has completed 26 years as the mission board's executive director.

    Although White grew up in Florida and Alabama, he had served as pastor of Tabernacle Baptist Church in Carrollton, Ga., in the 1970s and early 1980s ... Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Staggered & humbled

    by Jonathan Akin, posted Friday, March 10, 2017 (one year ago)

    Jonathan Akin, a young Baptist leader and pastor, recounts being "staggered" and "humbled" in an exchange with Georgia Baptist leader J. Robert White, who has led the state convention for 20-plus years. Read More

  • Sickness at potluck highlights food safety

    by Scott Barkley, posted Tuesday, June 09, 2015 (3 years ago)

    SCOTT BARKLEY/Index
    DULUTH, Ga. (BP) -- The potluck dinner is often seen as a treasured part of church life. It's a welcomed stereotype because of the fellowship and good times that come with overeating highly caloric casseroles, side dishes, and various meats cooked in various ways. And that's before the desserts, often enough of them to fill a row of folding tables stretching half a basketball court.

    With those things, though, comes a real danger. A 54-year-old woman died, and others were hospitalized, from a possible case of botulism, reportedly linked to an Ohio church potluck in April. Read More