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James Griffith, former Ga. Baptist exec, diesPALMETTO, Ga. (BP) -- James H. "Jim" Griffith, 89, executive director emeritus of the Georgia Baptist Convention, died May 7 at Southwest Christian Hospice in Union City, Ga. He had been admitted to the facility the previous Wednesday in failing health. Read More
Ga. Baptist missions-ministry center now debt-freeDULUTH, Ga. (BP) -- The debt on the Georgia Baptist Missions and Ministry Center has been paid in full by a $25 million gift from the Georgia Baptist Health Care Ministry Foundation.
The announcement of the gift, which relieves the convention of an annual $1.6 million debt obligation, was made during the GBC Executive Committee's March 10 meeting at the Atlanta-area center in Duluth, which opened in September 2006. Read More
Atlanta fire chief fired over pro-family bookATLANTA (BP) -- Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran has been terminated following a city investigation into a book he wrote that calls homosexual behavior immoral and upholds a biblical view of sexuality.
Cochran is a deacon, Sunday School teacher and Bible study leader at Atlanta's Elizabeth Baptist Church, a cooperating church with the Georgia Baptist Convention. A two-time Atlanta fire chief, Cochran also served as U.S. Fire Administrator under President Obama from 2009-10.
Mayor Kasim Reed said Jan. 6 that Cochran's failure to obtain proper city permission to publish the book and his refusal to remain silent about the matter during an investigation contributed to the firing. Read More
Atlanta fire chief gets Baptists' defenseATLANTA (BP) -- Georgia Baptist Convention leaders are rallying to defend Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran, who has been suspended without pay for a month and ordered to undergo sensitivity training over a book he wrote that upholds a biblical view of sexuality.
Cochran is a deacon, Sunday School teacher and Bible study leader at Atlanta's Elizabeth Baptist Church, which is affiliated with the Georgia Baptist Convention. Read More