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  • W.Va. Baptists 'all in,' tackle opioid crisis

    by Cleve Persinger, posted Wednesday, November 15, 2017 (10 months ago)

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    FAIRLEA, W.Va. (BP) -- During their annual meeting, West Virginia Baptists were urged to be "all in" through seeking to grow as a convention united in generosity in response to the Gospel. Messengers also pledged to battle the state's drug epidemic during the convention's 47th annual meeting.

    During the West Virginia Convention of Southern Baptists (WVCSB) annual meeting -- held Nov. 2-3 at First Baptist Church of Fairlea, W.Va. -- 173 messengers and 41 guests marked a continued increase in total attendance over previous WVCSB annual meetings. Read More

  • W.Va. state convention pres. Ron McCoy dies

    by David Roach, posted Monday, December 12, 2016 (one year ago)

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    WHEELING, W.Va. (BP) -- Ron McCoy, the second-term president of the West Virginia Convention of Southern Baptists who urged his state's Baptists last month to be catalysts for revival, died Dec. 8 after a battle with cancer. He was 78.

    Associational missionary for the Upper Ohio Valley Baptist Association in Wheeling, W.Va., since 2014, McCoy was elected WVCSB president in 2015 and again last month.

    Addressing attendees at the WVCSB annual meeting Nov. 3-4 in Triadelphia, ... Read More

  • W.Va. Baptists set goals for 2020

    by Cleve Persinger, posted Monday, November 21, 2016 (one year ago)

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    TRIDELPHIA, W.Va. (BP) -- Gathering around the theme "a new day," West Virginia Southern Baptists were introduced to three new convention strategists and presented with four-year goals for church planting and baptisms.

    Meeting Nov. 3-4 at the Fairfield Inn and Suites Wheeling Triadelphia at The Highlands in Triadelphia, W.Va., 155 messengers and 48 guests marked a 120 percent increase in total attendance over last year's West Virginia Convention of Southern Baptists annual meeting. Read More

  • W.Va. increases CP, decries Planned Parenthood

    by Staff/Baptist Press & West Virginia Convention of Southern Baptists, posted Tuesday, November 17, 2015 (2 years ago)

    CEREDO, W.Va. (BP) -- Messengers to the West Virginia Convention of Southern Baptists called for an end to public funding of Planned Parenthood and increased the percentage of Cooperative Program receipts they will forward to Southern Baptist Convention causes. Read More

  • W.Va. elects new exec

    by West Virginia Convention of Southern Baptists staff, posted Monday, September 14, 2015 (3 years ago)

    SCOTT DEPOT, W.Va. (BP) -- William D. 'Bill' Henard, III has been elected as the new executive director-treasurer of the West Virginia Convention of Southern Baptists. With a unanimous vote, the WVCSB Executive Board elected Henard during a Sept. 12th meeting at the Baptist building in Scott Depot.

    Henard will assume his new role in October. He has served as the senior pastor of Porter Memorial Baptist Church in Lexington, Ky., since 1999 and as a professor of ... Read More

  • W. Va. Baptists defend traditional marriage

    by Staff, posted Monday, December 01, 2014 (3 years ago)

    CROSS LANES, W.Va. (BP) -- West Virginia Baptists adopted a resolution supporting traditional marriage and honored retiring executive director Terry Harper during the West Virginia Convention of Southern Baptists annual meeting in Cross Lanes. Read More

  • W.Va. exec Terry Harper to retire

    by Art Toalston, posted Wednesday, October 01, 2014 (3 years ago)

    SCOTT DEPOT, W.Va. (BP) -- Terry Harper, lead missionary and executive director of the West Virginia Convention of Southern Baptists, has announced his retirement, effective at the conclusion of the convention's Nov. 6-7 annual meeting.

    Harper, 66, has led West Virginia Baptists 13 years, longer than any other executive director since the state convention, now with more than 200 churches, was established in 1970. Read More