In the last 20 years, about 380 ministers and volunteers in Southern Baptist churches sexually abused more than 700 people, according to a comprehensive investigative report by the Houston Chronicle and the San Antonio Express-News.
By Houston Chronicle
Southern Baptist Convention leaders called the reports of hundreds of sex abuse cases in affiliated churches evidence of “pure evil” and “satanic” behavior within their ranks.
By Adelle M. Banks / Religion News Service
Churches and ministries in the Tijuana area that ministered to Haitian immigrants seeking to cross the border into the United States saw their labor bear fruit, and now the recipients of that ministry want to help Central American immigrants.
By Isa Torres / Hispanic Beat Reporter
As the Southern Baptist Convention faces a rare leadership vacuum at the top of two of its agencies and two of its seminaries, some have raised questions about whether its statements committing to diversity will be reflected in hiring decisions.
GuideStone Financial Resources has released its 2019 Ministers’ Tax Guide for 2018 Returns.
By Holly Taylor / Baptist Press
Jack Harwell, editor of The Christian Index for 21 years during his 30 years with Georgia Baptists’ newsjournal, died Jan. 18 at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.
By Art Toalston / Baptist Press
Charles Wade, former executive director of the Baptist General Convention Texas, delivered remarks at a memorial service for Jimmy Allen at Big Canoe Chapel in Big Canoe, Ga., on Jan. 18, 2019.
By Charles Wade
Southern Baptists joined tens of thousands of other Americans in demonstrating pro-life convictions during the annual March for Life Jan. 18 in Washington, D.C.
By Tom Strode / Baptist Press
Evangelist Bailey Smith, former president of the Southern Baptist Convention, died Jan. 14 at his home in Duluth, Ga. He was 79.
By Baptist Press Staff
Mountains fascinate Trudy Cathy White, from the mountaintop outside her childhood home where parents Jeannette and Truett Cathy of Chick-fil-A fame led family Bible studies to the rough spiritual mountains that have tried her faith.
By Diana Chandler / Baptist Press
Amid new claims sexual abstinence pledges harm teen girls, an early leader in the evangelical purity movement said he does not second-guess its central message.
By David Roach / Baptist Press
A former International Mission Board missionary and South Carolina Baptist Convention associate executive director was indicted Dec. 18 in Fort Worth for alleged sexual assault of a minor 21 years ago.