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Widow shares experience on one-year anniversary of pastor's slaying

March 8, 2009, started out as a fairly normal Sunday for Cindy Winters. Her husband, Fred, got up early to preach the 8:15 a.m. service at First Baptist Church in Maryville, Ill. One of their daughters rode with her father because she was working in the nursery that morning. Cindy and their other daughter came later. Then the nightmare began.
       

250 Baptist churches destroyed by Chile quake

About 250 Baptist churches in Chile were destroyed in the powerful earthquake that shook the country Feb. 27, according to the Baptist World Alliance.
       

Ranch provides beacon of hope to hungry and hurting

More than 300 churches from both sides of the Texas-Mexico border pick up food every two weeks from Cornerstone Children’s Ranch. In a matter of days, the ministry distributes as much as 20,000 pounds of food.
       

Former BCFS resident returns to counsel children

Julie ParraJulie Parra, a former resident at Baptist Child & Family Services, returned to supervise and counsel other children on the campus who struggle with the same feelings of anxiety, loneliness and sadness she once faced.

       

Band gets big break, identity serving as second-string worship leaders

Members of the Dutton Band balance nationwide touring with a committment to lead worship regularly at The Heights Baptist Church in Richardson.
       

Baylor University slated to receive its largest gift in history

Baylor University has announced the largest gift in the school’s history—an estate provision estimated at $200 million from an anonymous donor.
       

Texas Baptists set record in giving to world hunger offering

Hunger OfferingTexas Baptists gave a record $901,401 to help the hungry through the Texas Baptist Offering for World Hunger in 2009.

       

Religious Right spokesman on Texas school board unseated by challenger

The Religious Right suffered a surprise setback in Texas when incumbent Don McLeroy—a creationist and critic of church-state separation—narrowly lost his re-election bid for the powerful State Board of Education to challenger Thomas Ratliff in the March 2 Republican primary.
       

African-American Baptist groups pledge $50 million for Haiti

America's five largest historically African-American Baptist organizations are cooperating to raise $50 million to help rebuild Haiti and provide aid to victims of a Jan. 12 earthquake that devastated the area surrounding the capital of Port-au-Prince.
       

Former Baptist editor Fletcher Allen dies

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (ABP) -- A retired denominational journalist who worked three decades at Baptist newspapers in three states died Feb. 27 after a long battle with cancer.
       

Baptist expert says Establishment Clause applies to foreign policy

A Baptist church-state specialist voiced concern about a think-tank report urging a new direction for U.S. foreign policy focused on the role religion plays in world affairs.
       
 
 

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