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Houston church, Hooters waitresses help hurricane victims

Rice Temple Baptist Church in Houston and the staff of a local Hooters restaurant helped victims of Hurricane Ike.

Baptist groups send aid to Gaza victims

Baptist World Aid, the relief-and-development arm of the Baptist World Alliance, gave an initial grant of $10,000 for medical treatment of people who have fled the fighting in Gaza.

Baptist groups send aid to Gaza victims

A three-member medical team from Hungarian Baptist Aid is in Egypt, helping both Palestinians and Israelis affected by the current Gaza crisis.

Baptist World Alliance responds to Muslim letter

The Baptist World Alliance has issued its formal response to a 2007 letter, written to Christians by 138 Muslim leaders, describing love for God and love for neighbor as common ground between the two faiths.

Wide variety of Baptists, other faiths found in 111th Congress

Baptists, they say, multiply by dividing. And the various Baptist churches and denominational groups represented in the incoming 111th Congress are emblematic of America’s broad array of Baptists -- and of religious life in general.

Gaza Baptist Church damaged in air strike

An Israeli air strike at Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip seriously damaged Gaza Baptist Church on New Year's Day.  The Israeli offensive was launched Dec. 27 after a week in which more than 200 rockets struck southern Israel from the Gaza Strip.

Faith anchors Tech student who wins contest, gains spot on football team

williamsWhen 21-year-old Matt Williams transferred to Texas Tech University last August, he was just excited about making new friends and getting involved at First Baptist Church. But after winning a Lynnwood Townhomes kick-for-rent contest at the Tech football game against Massachusetts on Sept. 20, Williams’ life changed, and he gained a spot on the Tech football team. 

Resort chaplains serve as modern circuit-riding preachers

As the 21st century heirs to the circuit riders’ mantle, resort ministry chaplains likewise travel light and cover plenty of ground.

Single mother makes journey from darkness to light

brandiFamily Care—a program of Children at Heart Ministries--gave 28-year-old single mother Brandi hope when she felt “there was no light in my life.”

‘What prevents me from being baptized?’ Certainly not the loss of a leg

A long journey brought Richard Baker to the baptismal waters at Windsor Park Baptist Church in DeSoto, and he wasn't going to let three flights of stairs stop him—even if he had only one leg.

Billy Graham joins South Carolina church

The best-known nonresident member of First Baptist Church in Dallas has moved his membership. Evangelist Billy Graham has joined First Baptist Church in Spartanburg, S.C.

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