The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Governing Board adopted a revised hiring policy and implementation procedure that allows LGBT individuals to be considered for some staff positions but maintains limits for ministry leadership positions and missions field personnel.
By Ken Camp / Managing Editor
Ken Hemphill, an administrator at North Greenville University and a former Southern Baptist Convention seminary president, will be nominated for SBC president, a coalition of Southern Baptists announced Feb. 1 via a Baptist state paper.
By David Roach / Baptist Press
Two years after withdrawing from a closely contested election for Southern Baptist Convention president, North Carolina pastor J.D. Greear once again will be nominated for SBC president, Florida pastor Ken Whitten announced Jan. 29.
The Southern Baptist Convention has been added as a co-defendant in a lawsuit accusing retired Texas state judge Paul Pressler of sexual abuse.
Baptists have a biblical mandate and God-given opportunity to extend “the gift of abundant friendship” to immigrants and refugees, speakers told the annual meeting of the North American Baptist Fellowship.
GuideStone Financial Resources plans to relocate in late summer 2018 to leased offices about 10 miles north of its current facility in Dallas’ Uptown district.
By Roy Hayhurst / GuideStone
The North American Baptist Fellowship unanimously elected Jeremy Bell, a Western Canadian with roots in Northern Ireland, as its general secretary.
Cybersecurity and sexual abuse in the church will be among the topics addressed at GuideStone Financial Resources’ second annual Employee Benefits Summit in Dallas.
Hance Dilbeck was elected as the next executive director of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma in a unanimous vote by the convention’s board of directors Dec. 11 in Oklahoma City.
By Baptist Messenger Staff
Paul Pressler, a key figure in the self-identified “conservative resurgence” in the Southern Baptist Convention, is fighting a lawsuit by a former office assistant who alleges the onetime Texas appeals court judge sexually abused him over the course of several decades.
By Adelle M. Banks / Religion News Service
Opinions of leaders in all areas of Southern Baptist life are solicited in an online survey studying the qualities of effective leadership by associational directors of missions.
By Diana Chandler / Baptist Press
Even in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, Southern Baptist missionary Jorge Santiago has experienced the truth of Romans 8:28—that God can work all things together for good.
By Brandon Elrod / Baptist Press