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  • Trump meets with SBC's Ezell, other relief leaders

    by Mike Ebert, posted Friday, September 01, 2017 (one year ago)

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    WASHINGTON (BP) -- President Donald Trump met with leaders of the three largest disaster relief organizations in the United States at the White House today (Sept. 1) to discuss relief efforts in south Texas in the wake of historic flooding and other damage left by Hurricane Harvey.

    Included at the meeting were Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (SBDR), represented by North American Mission Board (NAMB) President Kevin Ezell; American Red Cross, represented by the group's president, Gail McGovern; and the Salvation Army, represented by Col. David Hudson, the group's USA national chief secretary. Read More

  • Ezell: SBC needs a 'Gospel Conversation Resurgence'

    by Mike Ebert, posted Thursday, June 15, 2017 (one year ago)

    Pledging "NAMB will do its part," North American Mission Board President Kevin Ezell said the SBC needs a "Gospel Conversation Resurgence" if declining baptism numbers are to turn around. More church plants, he also noted to messengers at the SBC annual meeting in Phoenix, will yield more conversations about Jesus. Read More

  • 2016 Annie Armstrong giving 2nd highest ever

    by Diana Chandler, posted Wednesday, October 12, 2016 (2 years ago)

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    ALPHARETTA, GA. (BP) -- The nearly $59 million given to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering in 2016 ranks second highest in the offering's history, the North American Mission Board announced today (Oct. 12).

    Southern Baptists gave $58,860,553 in the fiscal year ending Sept. 30 to the offering named for noted missionary Annie Armstrong, second only to the $59,463,281 given in 2007, NAMB said. Read More

  • Ezell: NAMB-state partnerships remain strong

    by Kevin Ezell, posted Friday, November 13, 2015 (3 years ago)

    ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) -- This is the time of year in our Southern Baptist family when our state Baptist convention partners gather for their annual meetings. I have enjoyed being a part of several of these events this year, which always provide a chance to hear about how God is working through our churches and partnerships in North America.

    It is also a great time to express my gratitude for the partnership ... Read More

  • NAMB trustees approve Send Relief, IMB aid

    by Mike Ebert, posted Thursday, October 08, 2015 (3 years ago)

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    SALT LAKE CITY (BP) -- Trustees of the North American Mission Board have approved the establishment of Send Relief -- a new compassion ministry to offer Southern Baptists opportunities to meet physical needs and serve underprivileged communities. Also during their Oct. 7 meeting, NAMB's trustees approved a $4 million budget reduction so the entity can send funds to assist International Mission Board (IMB) missionaries. Read More

  • Prepare for temptation, Ezell says on marriage

    by Erin Roach, posted Wednesday, September 09, 2015 (3 years ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- As Christ-followers seek to uphold their marriage vows in an adultery-ridden culture, a Southern Baptist entity head shared some ways to prepare for temptation.

    "Temptation is inevitable. You are going to be tempted," Kevin Ezell, president of the North American Mission Board, said as he preached earlier this year at Long Hollow Baptist Church in Hendersonville, Tenn., where he has been serving as interim pastor. Read More

  • IMB, NAMB celebrate missionaries, sending churches

    by Laura Fielding, posted Thursday, June 18, 2015 (3 years ago)

    Photo by John Swain/NAMB
    COLUMBUS, OHIO (BP) -- In a darkened convention center hall filled with Southern Baptist messengers, individual pinpoints of light illuminated the darkness. Moments earlier, in passionate pleas, IMB President David Platt and NAMB President Kevin Ezell urged Southern Baptist messengers not to be cold toward the vast lostness in the world, but to join in God's global mission as church planters, missionaries and sending churches to take the light of the Gospel to a dark world. Read More

  • NAMB's Ezell nurtures church after pastor's death

    by Lonnie Wilkey/Baptist and Reflector, posted Tuesday, April 14, 2015 (3 years ago)

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    ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) -- The pastor's heart in Kevin Ezell would not let him say no when the Nashville-area Long Hollow Baptist Church asked him to serve as interim pastor.

    The North American Mission Board president intentionally had not taken any interims after he joined NAMB's staff in September 2010 although he has filled the pulpit on occasion at First Baptist Church in Alpharetta, Ga., where he is a member. Read More

  • Resurrection power fuels new church plant

    by Kevin Ezell, posted Thursday, April 02, 2015 (3 years ago)

    Photo courtesy Mosaic Church
    A new church plant's success story is a reminder of the Gospel's power, writes North American Mission Board President Kevin Ezell. In the church's first year, Mosaic Church of Lloydminster in Alberta, Canada, has seen more than 200 people come to faith in Jesus -- 44 of those new believers have been baptized. Read More

  • Measuring church planting success

    by Kevin Ezell, posted Friday, March 27, 2015 (3 years ago)

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    ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) -- Recently the North American Mission Board shared good news that Southern Baptist church plants were up 5 percent in 2014. We still have a lot of catching up to do because our church planting efforts lost pace with population growth decades ago, but hopefully last year's increase will begin a new trend.

    In addition to starting more churches, we must pay close attention to the health of these new congregations. Do they have staying power? Are they reaching people for Christ? Do they give to missions causes? In short, are they having an impact? We cannot and will not sacrifice quality for the sake of quantity. Read More