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Ghost town church sees Holy Ghost revivalORGAN, N.M. (BP) -- With numerous dilapidated buildings and only 323 residents according to the 2010 U.S. census, Organ, N.M., appears on at least one website listing American ghost towns. But Pastor Mitch Newton prefers to think of it as a Holy Ghost town because of the surprising work God has done through the town's Baptist church.
Over the past three years, Faith Christian Fellowship has grown from five worship attendees to more than 25. The congregation has baptized six people over that span, with three more baptisms scheduled for the coming weeks. Read More
Awaken Ada: 'Overwhelming' events draw 200 decisionsADA, Okla. (BP) -- If God were to begin a spiritual awakening in the "Bible Belt," He might just choose a place like Ada to do it. That is what Brad Graves, pastor of Ada First Baptist Church, believed.
Through a multi-day event in February called "Awaken Ada," the church saw approximately 200 spiritual decisions and has recorded more than 65 baptisms.
"Many describe what happened in Ada, Okla., last week as unbelievable, overwhelming, anointed; and most said it was simply indescribable," said Graves who mentioned there were a few "only God" moments leading up to Awaken Ada. Read More
Revival key for family unit, pastor saysKATY, Texas (BP) -- More than 3,000 people of all ages worship each week at Kingsland Baptist Church in Katy, Texas. Bucking a decades-old national trend, children past nursery age sit with their parents during Sunday morning worship.
Family togetherness is a significant aspect of home life, church life and denominational life at Kingsland Baptist Church, where Ryan Rush has been pastor since May 2014. Read More
In D.C., Floyd urges pastors to pray for revivalWASHINGTON (BP) -- The widespread sense Americans cannot solve their own problems gives Southern Baptist Convention President Ronnie Floyd hope, he told a gathering of pastors Thursday evening (May 21) in Washington.
Floyd brought his call to prayer for revival and spiritual awakening to a packed ballroom of more than 600 people at the annual Watchmen on the Wall pastors briefing. He spoke to the crowd of mostly pastors a night after preaching at a worship service in the U.S. Capitol building. Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Fewer churches growing, more churches declining
SBC President Ronnie Floyd outlines four action steps in view of statistics showing that fewer Southern Baptist churches are growing, and more declining, in latest five-year span, 2008-13, compared to the years 1978-83. Read More