The Southern Baptist Convention’s International Mission Board will reorganize over the next year to focus more on local churches’ involvement in missions and provide flexibility to reach people groups across geographical lines.
By Vicki Brown, Associated Baptist Press
Veteran Baptist communicator David Wilkinson has been named executive director for Associated Baptist Press.
Waves of volunteers hit the shores of Oahu, Hawaii, for the first-ever co-ed student-missions event sponsored by Woman’s Missionary Union.
By Stephanie Blackmon, Associated Baptist Press
Greg Warner, who has been executive editor of Associated Baptist Press since 1991, informed the independent news service’s directors and staff he would be stepping down for medical reasons.
FamilyFest, a hands-on missions opportunity for families sponsored by Woman’s Missionary Union, drew more than 100 volunteers for mission activities in the Kansas City, Kan., area.
By Sue Sprenkle, Associated Baptist Press
Dellanna West O’Brien, who led the Southern Baptist Woman’s Missionary Union through some of its most trying times, died Sept. 7 at age 75.
Greg Warner, who has led Associated Baptist Press since its infancy 18 years ago, informed the agency’s directors and staff Aug. 26 that he would be stepping down for medical reasons.
By Robert Marus
About $13 million in donations to Union University leaves it still about $5 million short of what it needs to rebuild its campus, which was destroyed by a tornado in February.
By John Rutledge
An eye-opening visit by a Baptist Sunday school class from Columbia Baptist Church in suburban Washington, D.C., to a Moscow hospital nearly 20 years ago sparked a project that today provides millions of dollars in medical supplies to almost 100 countries around the world–CrossLink International.
By Robert Dilday, Virginia Religious Herald
Criswell College President Jerry Johnson resigned Aug. 5, after a public clash with the pastor of First Baptist Church in Dallas over the institution’s future.
More than 230 children, teens and adults took to the pool during a swim camp sponsored by the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship in one of the poorest counties the the United States .
By Carla Wynn Davis
Dorothy “Dot” Sherman, wife of Dr. Cecil Sherman, the founding coordinator of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, passed away Aug. 1 in Richmond, Va., following a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was 90.
By Lance Wallace, CBF Communications