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  • KBC names Woods, Donnell co-interim exec. directors

    by Roger Alford/Kentucky Today, posted Monday, November 19, 2018 (20 days ago)

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    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- Two top assistants to outgoing Kentucky Baptist Convention Executive Director Paul Chitwood will serve together as interim leaders of the organization while a search committee works to find his replacement.

    Chitwood was selected as the new president of the International Mission Board Nov. 15.

    The KBC Administrative Committee appointed Curtis Woods, associate executive director for convention relations, and Jim Donnell, associate executive director for convention operations, to serve as co-interim executive directors. Read More

  • Ky. Baptists cut ties with dually aligned churches

    by Kentucky Today and Baptist Press, posted Tuesday, November 13, 2018 (26 days ago)

    Photo by Robin Cornetet/Kentucky Baptist Convention
    PIKEVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- The Kentucky Baptist Convention will cut ties with a small group of churches that remain dually aligned with a missions network that took steps earlier this year to allow the hiring of LGBT staff members.

    Messengers to the KBC annual meeting voted today (Nov. 13) to accept a recommendation from the Credentials Committee, the Administrative Committee and the Mission Board to terminate affiliation with congregations that choose to remain a part of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (CBF).

    The CBF was founded in 1991 as a fellowship of churches that objected to the ideology and methods of the Southern Baptist Convention's Conservative Resurgence. Read More

  • EDUCATION DIGEST: KBC, Cumberlands take steps to end covenant agreement; Truett McConnell to launch publishing house

    by Baptist College & BP Staff, posted Monday, October 29, 2018 (one month ago)

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    Today's Education Digest: Kentucky Baptist Convention and University of the Cumberlands take steps to end voluntary covenant agreement; Truett McConnell University to launch publishing house.

    WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. (BP) -- The University of the Cumberlands is working with Kentucky Baptist Convention leaders to take steps to dissolve their voluntary covenant agreement.

    The proposal, which is subject to the approval of messengers at the 2018 KBC annual meeting, provides for UC to elect its own trustees. Read More

  • Spared from abortion, Jason Lovins tells his story

    by Mark Maynard/Kentucky Today, posted Friday, October 26, 2018 (one month ago)

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    PIKEVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- Jason Lovins' life story keeps people on the edges of their seats as he confides that he was conceived in the rape of a 15-year-old girl as she walked home from the pool.

    And how that young Christian gave him life rather than have an abortion.

    Lovins tours the country singing with his band and telling people about forgiveness, redemption and the depth of God's love from a perspective that is both heartwrenching and heartwarming.

    With his Jason Lovins Band, he will share his story at "Hope for the Mountains," a one-day crusade Nov. 11 sponsored by the Kentucky Baptist Convention at the East Kentucky Expo Center in Pikeville. Read More

  • KBC, Sunrise win dismissal of adverse legal settlement

    by Diana Chandler, posted Friday, June 01, 2018 (6 months ago)

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- A federal judge has thrown out a legal settlement that would have allowed the American Civil Liberties Union to review whether a Southern Baptist foster home uses state funds to proselytize children.

    The settlement in a lawsuit the ACLU filed against Sunrise Children's Services, the Kentucky Baptist Convention (KBC) and the state of Kentucky is not viable, U.S. District Judge Charles Simpson ruled May 30, because it could not be enforced under current state laws. Americans United for Separation of Church and State also is a plaintiff in the suit.

    The decision is a win for the KBC and Sunrise, who appealed the decision brokered in 2015 by then-Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear's administration. But the dismissal means the lawsuit filed in 2000 will continue in the courts. Read More

  • Ky. board seeks break from CBF donor churches

    by Todd Deaton/Western Recorder, posted Tuesday, May 08, 2018 (7 months ago)

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    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- The Kentucky Baptist Convention Mission Board took a step May 8 toward distancing KBC churches from congregations that contribute to the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, a missions network they say has given an appearance of approving homosexual behavior.

    Acting on a recommendation by their Committee on Credentials, Mission Board members endorsed a recommendation that churches making financial contributions to the CBF are "no longer considered to be in cooperation" with the convention. Read More

  • Ky. Baptists urge evangelism, pledge to monitor CBF

    by Todd Deaton/Western Recorder, posted Wednesday, November 15, 2017 (one year ago)

    Photo by Myriah Snyder, Western Recorder
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- Messengers to the Kentucky Baptist Convention in Louisville launched a major evangelistic initiative, spoke out on gambling and violent crime and tasked their credentialing committee with monitoring potential actions by the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.

    Meeting at Highview Baptist Church's east campus Nov. 14, they also elected a western Kentucky pastor as their president and set a Cooperative Program budget goal of $21.5 million for 2018-2019.

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  • Zimbabwe trip seeks to foster racial reconciliation

    by Myriah Snyder/Western Recorder, posted Wednesday, November 01, 2017 (one year ago)

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    ZIMBABWE (BP) -- A group of Kentucky Baptists embarked on a mission trip to Zimbabwe with a twofold focus on biblical training for national pastors and lay leaders, while also exploring and modeling racial reconciliation.

    Reflecting back on the experience, some of those on the racially-diverse mission team -- made up of five Anglo-Americans and eight African-Americans -- shared how the trip brought healing and strengthened relationships. Read More

  • Amid drug crisis, sheriff lets faith guide him

    by Mark Maynard/Kentucky Today , posted Monday, October 23, 2017 (one year ago)

    Photo by Mark Maynard/Kentucky Today
    CATLETTSBURG, Ky. (BP) -– For Bobby Jack Woods, a 37-year veteran lawman, it isn't easy being the sheriff in drug-ravaged Kentucky, where 1,404 people died from overdoses in 2016.

    But his faith in God helps him handle the heart-wrenching plague of drug abuse he encounters on a daily basis.

    In recent years, more Kentuckians have been dying from drug overdoses than from car crashes. Heartache, grief and brokenness are rampant. Read More

  • New initiative to generate funds for Ky. churches

    by Robin Cornetet/Kentucky Today, posted Wednesday, June 28, 2017 (one year ago)

    Is your church raising money for a planned building expansion, mission trip, or summer camp? A new initiative through the Kentucky Baptist Convention could soon help churches with that. Read More