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  • 2017 SBC exhibits highlight cooperative success

    by BP Staff, posted Friday, May 19, 2017 (4 days ago)

    Preaching, missions and church planting are on queue for the Southern Baptist Convention Cooperative Program booth in conjunction with the SBC 2017 Annual Meeting June 13-14 in Phoenix. Read More

  • Anglos, Koreans, Hispanics gather through Open Door

    by Arkansas Baptist News, posted Friday, May 19, 2017 (4 days ago)

    ROGERS, Ark. (BP) -- What might be described as "a little taste of heaven on earth" happens every Sunday for Anglos, Koreans and Hispanics at Open Door Baptist Church.

    There, the church's Anglo congregation worships at the same time as Open Door Korean Baptist Church while Iglesia Bautista Oikos holds its Sunday School followed by worship. Read More

  • Gaines calls for 21-day fast before Phoenix SBC

    by David Roach, posted Thursday, May 18, 2017 (5 days ago)

    PHOENIX (BP) -- Southern Baptist Convention President Steve Gaines has called Southern Baptists to 21 days of prayer and fasting leading up to the SBC annual meeting in Phoenix.

    The fast will begin May 23 and end June 12, the day preceding the June 13-14 SBC annual meeting, Gaines announced today (May 18) in a written call to prayer. He defined fasting as "doing without something in order to focus more attention on the Lord Jesus and His Kingdom," adding that "prayer and fasting are essentials in the Christian life." Read More

  • Credentials Committee for 2017 announced

    by BP Staff, posted Monday, May 15, 2017 (8 days ago)

    Southern Baptist Convention President Steve Gaines has announced appointees to the Credentials Committee for the 2017 SBC annual meeting in Phoenix. Read More

  • H.B. Charles to be Pastors' Conf. nominee

    by David Roach, posted Thursday, May 11, 2017 (12 days ago)

    Oklahoma pastor Brad Graves has announced the withdrawal of his candidacy for Southern Baptist Convention Pastors' Conference president to clear the way for Florida pastor H.B. Charles Jr. to be nominated as the first African American to hold that office. Read More

  • Fla. pastor Jose Abella to be 2nd VP nominee

    by David Roach, posted Wednesday, May 10, 2017 (13 days ago)

    PHOENIX (BP) -- Florida pastor Jose Abella will be nominated for second vice president of the Southern Baptist Convention, Georgia pastor Michael Lewis announced May 10.

    In 2010, Abella planted Providence Road Church, a bilingual congregation in Miami, and has served as pastor ever since. He is a preacher for this year's SBC Pastors' Conference, a former second vice president of the Florida Baptist Convention and a council member for the Hispanic Baptist Pastors Alliance. Read More

  • SEBTS' Strickland to be 1st VP nominee

    by David Roach, posted Tuesday, May 09, 2017 (14 days ago)

    PHOENIX (BP) -- Walter Strickland, a leader of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary's Kingdom Diversity Initiative, will be nominated for first vice president of the Southern Baptist Convention, former SBC President James Merritt announced May 9.

    Strickland, an African American, has been special adviser to the president for diversity at Southeastern since 2013. He also teaches theology at Southeastern and since 2015 has operated a consulting service to assist churches and other organizations with diversity-related issues. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: A pivot foot for the Gospel

    by Courtney L. Moore, posted Tuesday, May 09, 2017 (14 days ago)

    Courtney Moore applies the idea of a pivot foot in basketball to recent tensions among Southern Baptists -- staying rooted in one’s biblical convictions yet extending grace to fellow believers with differing perspectives. Read More