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  • McCain's Bapt. 'church home' & pastor host funeral

    by David Roach, posted Thursday, August 30, 2018 (4 months ago)

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    PHOENIX (BP) -- The Southern Baptist congregation late Sen. John McCain called his "church home" hosted his Arizona memorial service today (Aug. 30). In addition to a eulogy by former Vice President Joe Biden, the service included references by Pastor Noe Garcia to the love North Phoenix Baptist Church felt for McCain and "the faith he has placed in Jesus Christ."

    McCain died Aug. 25 at age 81, a year after being diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer.

    During the funeral's invocation, Garcia called McCain "a true American hero" and "a man loved by this church." After reading from 1 Thessalonians 4:13-14, Garcia prayed, "We will grieve. We will mourn, Father. But we will do so with a different hope because of the faith [McCain] has placed in Jesus Christ. We can with confidence grieve with the hope to know that this very moment he is spending eternity with Jesus Christ, his Lord and Savior." Read More

  • 'Leverage' of CP fosters church's ethnic initiatives

    by Karen L. Willoughby, posted Friday, June 02, 2017 (one year ago)

    The "leverage" of the Cooperative Program helps First Southern Baptist Church of Phoenix plant churches among immigrant populations, pastor Stephen Hayes told Baptist Press. Read More

  • Business casual, no ties recommended for Phoenix

    by Diana Chandler, posted Thursday, June 01, 2017 (one year ago)

    Messengers and speakers attending the Southern Baptist Convention 2017 Annual Meeting in Phoenix are encouraged to dress appropriately for daily temperatures surpassing 100 degrees. Read More

  • AVANCE 2017 to hear IMB's Edgar Aponte

    by Art Toalston, posted Friday, April 21, 2017 (one year ago)

    Mobilization will be the focus of the Hispanic Advance Challenge -- AVANCE 2017 -- on Monday, June 12, prior to the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting in Phoenix. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Crossover -- too important to neglect in prayer

    by Ralph Tone, posted Thursday, April 20, 2017 (one year ago)

    "The eternal destinies of thousands of people will hang in the balance," Ralph Tone writes of the importance of the Harvest Crusade and Crossover Phoenix prior to the SBC annual meeting. The Gospel message that will be proclaimed is "too important to neglect in prayer," he writes. Read More

  • Committee on Resolutions named for 2017 SBC

    by Baptist Press Staff, posted Wednesday, March 29, 2017 (one year ago)

    PHOENIX (BP) -- Southern Baptist Convention President Steve Gaines has named the members of the Committee on Resolutions for the June 13-14 SBC annual meeting in Phoenix.

    Gaines, pastor of Memphis-area Bellevue Baptist Church, appointed the committee in keeping with the provision in SBC Bylaw 20 that its members be named 75 days prior to the start of the annual meeting. Read More

  • SBC Crossover in Phoenix adds Greg Laurie crusade

    by Tobin Perry, posted Thursday, November 10, 2016 (2 years ago)

    PHOENIX (BP) -- As Phoenix-area Southern Baptists prepare for next summer's SBC annual meeting, they are praying that a new addition to Crossover activities could lead to long-lasting spiritual fruit.

    At the invitation of the North American Mission Board, Southern California evangelist and pastor Greg Laurie has scheduled his national Harvest America outreach at the University of Phoenix Stadium for June 11, 2017, which will coincide with Southern Baptists' Crossover efforts. Read More

  • Super Bowl shines light on city in need of Gospel

    by Tobin Perry, posted Friday, January 30, 2015 (3 years ago)

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    PHOENIX (BP) -- As Southern Baptists turn their eyes to Phoenix and Super Bowl XLIX this weekend, local Southern Baptists say they'll encounter a city in desperate need of new evangelistic churches.

    According to the North American Mission Board's Center for Missional Research, evangelicals make up only 12.6 percent of the population of the Send North America: Phoenix region. The metro area also has only one Southern Baptist church for every 19,338 people. Read More

  • Super Bowl, Phoenix Open boost Baptist witness

    by Shawn Hendricks, posted Friday, January 30, 2015 (3 years ago)

    Photo by Shawn Hendricks/BP
    PHOENIX (BP) -- While thousands of sports fans descend on the Phoenix area this week, Southern Baptists look to make the most of ministry opportunities as the city hosts the Super Bowl and Phoenix Open.

    More than 200,000 are expected this week to watch Tiger Woods play in the Waste Management Phoenix Open, which began yesterday (Jan. 29) and will wrap up on Sunday. Then more than 60,000 people will pack University of Phoenix Stadium -- along with thousands of other fans and media gathered throughout the area -- for the Super Bowl. Thousands of football fans also were on hand at the stadium for the Pro Bowl on Jan. 25. Read More

  • 'Pop Up Church' aims to reach millennials

    by Shawn Hendricks, posted Thursday, January 29, 2015 (3 years ago)

    Photo by Shawn Hendricks/BP
    PHOENIX (BP) -- At Fair Trade Cafe in downtown Phoenix, where Super Bowl excitement continues to build, the big game seemed to be the last thing on Jim Helman's mind.

    Customers sipped their espressos and chatted at the popular coffee shop earlier this week while Helman and a few fellow Christians had something else brewing just outside in the open courtyard. ... Read More