Louisiana Baptist pastors employed social media to reach out to congregations they had urged stay home out of safety concerns in the face of Hurricane Barry— with dining room tables, home offices and vacant worship centers serving as pulpits.
By Brian Blackwell / Baptist Message
Since U.S. Customs and Border Protection began releasing asylum-seeking migrants in New Mexico, at least eight churches affiliated with the Baptist Convention of New Mexico have provided, or are currently providing, assistance to migrants.
By Daniel Porter / Baptist New Mexican
Former Southern Baptist missionary, minister and state convention worker Mark Aderholt pleaded guilty July 2 in a plea deal related to the sexual assault of a minor two decades ago.
By Diana Chandler / Baptist Press
Four hundred evangelical witnesses, including Southern Baptists, sought to share their faith with Mormons who attended the “Mormon Miracle” pageant in Manti, Utah, during the pageant’s 53rd and final year.
By Karen L. Willoughby
LifeWay Christian Resources trustees unanimously elected Ben Mandrell as the organization’s 10th president during a called meeting June 28 in Atlanta.
By Carol Pipes / LifeWay Christian Resources
A woman who says she was stalked and repeatedly raped at gunpoint by a male student at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2014 and 2015 has filed suit against the seminary and its former president, Paige Patterson.
Paul Baxley, executive coordinator of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, celebrated the “capacity of local congregations to serve God in their communities” while also challenging churches to increase gifts to global CBF missions causes.
By Carrie Harris and Aaron Weaver / Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
Colorado pastor Ben Mandrell unanimously was recommended as the next president and CEO of LifeWay Christian Resources by the trustees’ presidential search committee.
Attendees at the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship general assembly honored retired Executive Coordinator Suzii Paynter and heard reports and updates on CBF missions and ministries.
By Carrie Harris / Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
The 2019 Cooperative Baptist Fellowship general assembly included a day focused on racial justice, including a worship service featuring testimonies from pastors deeply engaged in racial justice and reconciliation.
The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Governing Board met June 18 ahead of the 2019 CBF General Assembly in Birmingham, Ala., to hear reports and welcome new Executive Coordinator Paul Baxley and incoming Moderator Kyle Reese.
Matt Chandler, the pastor of The Village Church in Flower Mound, spoke to luncheon attendees at the SBC in Birmingham about an allegation of sexual abuse involving a former children’s minister at the church.
By Adelle M. Banks / Religion News Service