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Georgia family of six sells home, crosses continent to encourage church planters

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) – Kevin and Casey Kilgore had what most would consider normal lives. Kevin had served as an associate pastor at Northside Baptist Church in Tifton, Ga., for 14 years. They had four daughters, all in public schools, a mortgage – and a cat.

State Baptist conventions take historic actions to prevent sexual abuse, care for survivors

NASHVILLE (BP) – As Southern Baptists continue to reckon with sexual abuse and take measures to prevent it and to care for survivors, many state Baptist conventions took historic actions at their annual meetings this fall.

‘Mission of God’ fuels theological education to the ends of the earth

ONTARIO, Calif. (BP) — You likely wouldn’t call Kristen Ferguson a “techie.”

2019 Texas law seen as a model to protect churches against sexual abuse predators

Southern Baptist leaders hope a 2019 Texas law passed with bipartisan support may become a model for other states in helping churches pass information among themselves about potential perpetrators of clergy sexual abuse.

Lifeway’s Access curriculum helps churches minister to adults with special needs and their families

NASHVILLE (BP) – Andy is the kind of guy everyone enjoys being around. When he enters a room at Longview Heights Baptist Church in Olive Branch, Miss., everyone knows he’s there. Andy loves people, and people love Andy.

As Church Staffs Grow, Ministry Leaders Look to the Bible for Titles

For generations of Southern Baptist churches, the term “pastor” had a clear and rarely debated meaning. He was the man who preached on Sundays and led the church throughout the week. But with the rise of mega-churches inside and outside the SBC and the corresponding growth of church staffs, that simplicity has changed.

30 years later, Southern Baptists recall Hurricane Andrew as disaster relief turning point

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) – Mickey Caison and his team of South Carolina Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers were exhausted when they pulled into First Baptist Church of Homestead, Fla., on the evening of Aug. 25, 1992, just one day after Hurricane Andrew barreled into South Florida with winds of around 141 miles per hour.

MEMORIAL DAY: ‘I’ll be waiting for you.’ SBC chaplain remembers fallen son

MADERA, Calif. (BP)—Marc Unger and his 19-year-old son, Daniel, were taking one last trip to Walmart before Daniel deployed to Kuwait the next day with the California National Guard. Unger will never forget the conversation that night.

Southern Baptists champion religious liberty

KELLER, Texas (BP) – Growing up Baptist, Bob Roberts Jr., understood the importance of religious freedom. He’d heard the stories about Baptists who had played seminal roles in the development of religious freedom in America.

Local church autonomy makes cooperation stronger, say Southern Baptist leaders

NASHVILLE (BP) – There is an old, not-so-funny joke Southern Baptist preachers like to tell. It starts with this question: Where is the headquarters of the Southern Baptist Convention?