Haitians seek shelter near church in Port-au-Prince

Haiti ShilohA blue tarp tied to what is left of Shiloh Baptist Church in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, serves as a safe haven for some members who survived the Jan. 12 earthquake.Video Included


U.S. Baptists issue urgent fundraising appeals for Haiti

 Baptist groups in the United States have launched urgent funding appeals for earthquake relief in Haiti.

Church historian: No easy predictions for Baptists’ next 400 years

Nobody can predict with certainty what the next 400 years hold for Baptists—or for any religious denomination, church historian Martin Marty told a gathering at Baylor University.

Baptist World Alliance rescue team arrives in Haiti

A Baptist World Aid Rescue24 team has arrived in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and has begun work in a local clinic, according to a news release from the Baptist World Alliance.

Baptist Briefs

Texas Baptist church employees are invited to participate in the 2010 Southern Baptist Convention Church Compensation Survey, provided through the joint efforts of Baptist state conventions, LifeWay Christian Resources and GuideStone Financial Resources.

Baptist pastor among dead in Haiti

Baptists in Haiti mourned the death of a beloved pastor killed in the Jan. 12 earthquake.

ABC, CBF plan multi-pronged responses to Haitian earthquake

American Baptists plan to tap both international relief efforts and local churches with strong ties to the Haitian-American community in responding to human suffering caused by the Jan. 12 earthquake in Haiti.

Baptists prep for immediate, long-term responses to Haiti quake

Baptist groups in the United States are gearing up for both immediate and long-term responses to the earthquake that killed thousands in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

Florida will lead initial Southern Baptist relief response in Haiti

Haiti VictimsSouthern Baptists are mobilizing to assess disaster relief needs after the largest earthquake in more than 200 years rocked Haiti the evening of Jan. 12. Florida Baptists will lead the initial Southern Baptist disaster relief effort.


Trial under way for former Baptist preacher charged with murder

Jury selection got under way Jan. 12 in a murder trial of a former Texas Baptist minister accused of killing his wife.

SBC president undergoes surgery

Southern Baptist Convention president Johnny Hunt underwent successful cancer surgery Jan. 7 at Northside Hospital in Atlanta. An update on the First Baptist Church of Woodstock, Ga., website said Hunt rested well after the operation and was expected to be released from the hospital Jan. 8.

Former IMB administrator, MasterLife creator, diagnosed with leukemia

Avery Willis, a former Southern Baptist missionary and administrator best known as developer of the MasterLife discipleship materials used around the world, has been diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia.

Baptist deaths in 2009

A number of widely known Baptists passed away in 2009. Here are some of the most newsworthy.

Baptist Briefs: GuideStone offers new tool

GuideStone Property & Casualty has just released the Ministry Protection Plan, an online tool that walks participants through the process of developing a comprehensive risk-management plan.

Baptist churches encouraged to invite a woman to preach

Baptist Women in Ministry is seeking pulpits for an annual emphasis to promote and encourage women preachers.
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