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  • 'It's time': Wyo. exec. Lynn Nikkel to retire

    by Diana Chandler, posted Friday, August 31, 2018 (19 days ago)

    CASPER, Wyo. (BP) -- Lynn Nikkel is retiring from more than 13 years of executive leadership of the Wyoming Southern Baptist Mission Network to pursue church ministry opportunities in Oklahoma.

    "It's time," Nikkel told Baptist Press Aug. 30. "I've been here through a lot of changes and transition, and it's time for the network to take a new direction, to have some fresh leadership with fresh eyes to move forward into the future.

    "And it's also time for me and my family ... to move on and make a change as well," Nikkel said. He leaves the network, formerly the Wyoming Southern Baptist Convention, in December, and plans to relocate to Oklahoma where he has family members and has pastored two congregations. Read More

  • Wyoming Baptists adopt new convention name

    by Karen L. Willoughby, posted Wednesday, November 08, 2017 (10 months ago)

    Photo courtesy of the Wyoming Southern Baptist Mission Network
    CASPER, Wyo. (BP) -- The new name of the Wyoming Southern Baptist Convention is Wyoming Southern Baptist Mission Network, messengers decided during their 34th annual meeting on Nov. 2-3.

    Wyoming Baptists also approved selling the property on Casper Mountain Road that it has owned for 23 years, a budget $110,000 smaller than last year's budget, changing the name of its state missions offering, and a re-working of responsibilities for state convention vocational staff. Read More

  • Wyo. judge censured for gay marriage opposition

    by David Roach, posted Wednesday, March 22, 2017 (one year ago)

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (BP) -- Proponents of religious liberty have expressed mixed opinions on the Wyoming Supreme Court's censure of a judge for saying her religious beliefs would prevent her from performing same-sex weddings. Read More

  • Wyoming Baptists 'Trusting the Lord'

    by Karen L. Willoughby, posted Friday, November 11, 2016 (one year ago)

    RIVERTON, Wyo. (BP) -- The 33rd annual meeting of the Wyoming Southern Baptist Convention was a time of celebration and shared commitment to the continuation of God's work in Wyoming and around the world, Executive Director Lynn Nikkel told Baptist Press.

    With "Trusting the Lord" as its theme, based on Proverbs 3:5, the Nov. 3-4 event at United Baptist Church in Riverton brought together 114 registered messengers from 40 Wyoming churches, out of the state convention's 106 churches and church-type missions. More than 180 people attended the Thursday evening session. Read More

  • Amid energy volatility, Wyoming Baptists undaunted

    by Karen l. Willoughby, posted Monday, March 14, 2016 (2 years ago)

    TORRINGTON, Wyo. (BP) -- Former bison rancher Marty Rostad said he and his wife Nancy "don't consider ourselves church planters but God told us to start a church and we did."

    Lifeway Church in Torrington, Wyo., is at its five-year point, with about 120 people in Sunday morning worship. Rostad also planted Lifeway Church in Fort Laramie a year ago, with 40 now attending.

    "We moved here unfunded; didn't know anybody," Rostad said. "I think God was going to ... Read More

  • Wyo. Baptists mark 1st year of reorganization

    by Karen L. Willoughby, posted Friday, November 13, 2015 (2 years ago)

    BAR NUNN, Wyo. (BP) -- The Wyoming Southern Baptist Convention has marked its first year under a restructured format of three regions led by state strategists, after the group voted in 2014 to dissolve its eight associations.

    Executive Director Lynn Nikkel praised the WSBC Executive Board for its "wisdom and good counsel" in the restructuring ... Read More

  • Wyoming Baptists adopt regional format

    by Staff, posted Thursday, November 20, 2014 (3 years ago)

    THERMOPOLIS, Wyo. (BP) -- The Wyoming Southern Baptist Convention has restructured into three regions, ending its previous format of four geographic areas with eight associations, with the intent of increasing local ownership in reaching the state for Christ. Read More