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Baptist Health System President Trip Pilgrim has been named senior vice president and chief development officer for Vanguard Health Systems, parent company of Baptist Health System in San Antonio.

Students at Youth Evangelism Conference respond to call to service

Teenagers reacted differently to hearing the gospel during the Youth Evangelism Conference, but whether they showed an outpouring of emotion or stood in stoic reflection, they were affected.

Broadway Baptist Church youth choir detours through Nashville

Fernia Harris of Nashville, Tenn., got a special surprise on her birthday July 8. A group of teenagers from Broadway Baptist Church in Forth Worth volunteered three days to scrape and paint the exterior of the 1920s-era house where Harris and her husband live and care for their disabled daughter.

Leonard: Baptists must find new ways to express ideals

Baptist denominational systems across the United States are in transition and being redefined, spawning a number of issues that are complicating and clouding the Baptist landscape, Bill Leonard told a group of Associated Baptist Press supporters.

Religious liberty demands constant vigilance, congressman reminds Baptists

An advocate in the U.S. Congress for church-state separation thanked Baptists for their contributions to religious liberty and reminded them of the need to continue defending the wall of separation.

BWA chief invites Baptists to gather around the table of fellowship

The communion table provides a metaphor for how the Baptist World Alliance can unite Baptists in a “true spirit of hospitality,” Neville Callam insisted. Callam, general secretary of the worldwide organization, addressed the challenge of bringing Baptists together during the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship’s general assembly in Houston.

Highest freedom is freely giving self to God, Baptist historian says

Baptists must aspire to the kind of freedom that leads them to relinquish their autonomy to God, historian Walter Shurden told participants at the William H. Whitsitt Baptist Heritage Society’s annual meeting.

Missions and ministry the focus of Texas CBF gathering

Texas members of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship focused on missions and ministry as well as doing business when they gathered during the national CBF annual general assembly in Houston.

Christian leaders push president to reform immigration law

Christian leaders, including three members of President Obama’s faith advisory council, pushed the president to make good on his promise of comprehensive immigration reform.

'Helping Hand' ministry shows God’s love to West Dallas

Brother Bill’s Helping Hand  in West Dallas teams up with multiple agencies to provide resources to more than 900 families each year.

Youth volunteers share two-fold message: God and service

About 160 middle school and high school World Changers from nine churches across the nation served in low-income Dallas neighborhoods.
 
 
 
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