A grieving father’s Scripture-laden plea for mercy led to a lenient 180-day jail sentence for the truck driver who killed a missionary family of five in an auto accident last year.
By David Roach / Baptist Press
Charles Fuller, a Virginia pastor who chaired the Southern Baptist Convention’s Peace Committee, died July 28 in Roanoke, Va. He was 86.
Southern Baptist Convention President J.D. Greear announced he will form a Sexual Abuse Presidential Study Group in partnership with the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission.
David Platt, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s International Mission Board, announced he has initiated two “thorough, outside, independent” investigations into the mission board’s handling of past sexual abuse allegations.
By Art Toalston / Baptist Press
Suzii Paynter, who has led the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship five years as the organization’s executive coordinator, announced July 19 her plans to retire from the role.
By Ken Camp / Managing Editor
J.D. Greear has big intentions as he begins his presidency of the Southern Baptist Convention. He hopes to help the denomination step away from partisan politics and lean more on its bedrock mission of preaching the gospel and saving souls.
By Adelle M. Banks / Religion News Service
A data breach occurred at the International Mission Board that may have exposed personal information of current and former employees, volunteers and applicants.
By Baptist Press Staff
The International Mission Board knew about allegations against Mark Aderholt more than 10 years before he was arrested on charges he sexually assaulted a 16-year-old girl, according to police records, emails and an internal investigation from the organization.
By Sarah Smith / Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Mark Aderholt, a former employee of the South Carolina Baptist Convention and International Mission Board missionary, has been charged in Texas with sexually assaulting a teenager 21 years ago.
The SBC Executive Committee reports nearly twice as many messengers attended the 2018 Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Dallas when compared to the previous year.
By Diana Chandler / Baptist Press
Unless “serious wrongs” against former President Paige Patterson are “righted,” a Houston oil and gas executive and more than two dozen other donors warned their gifts to Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary will cease—including estate gifts that could total “tens of millions of dollars.”
Churches who disagree on substantive issues find common ground in criticizing the results of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship’s Illumination Project, in particular the changes to the CBF hiring policy regarding LGBT individuals.
By Eric Black / Editor