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N.C. pastor remembered for broad impact in community

VILAS, N.C. – Members of Cove Creek Baptist Church and the broader community in and around the Blue Ridge Mountain town of Boone are mourning the death of pastor Kevin Combs, who died in a heavy equipment accident on Monday, Feb. 26.

Pastor to ranchers’ ‘heart has kind of sunk’ amid Texas wildfires

CANADIAN, Texas (BP) – Pastor Bob Bynum, 77, has become somewhat of a rancher’s helper, wrestling cattle at times and helping when needed among the 20 or so ranchers who worship at Locust Grove Baptist Church.

N.C. church withdraws from local association amid scrutiny over abuse claims

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. – A western North Carolina church that was recently deemed not in friendly cooperation with the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) over issues related to sexual abuse claims has withdrawn from the Carolina Baptist Association (CBA) just days after the association had called a special meeting to consider its own action against the congregation.

Cooperation Group recommendations expected for late April, early May

NASHVILLE (BP) — Recommendations from the group tasked with defining what it means to be in friendly cooperation with the Southern Baptist Convention are expected to be presented in late April or early May.

Jeff Iorg to be nominated to lead SBC Executive Committee

NASHVILLE (BP) — A special-called meeting will take place March 21 for SBC Executive Committee members to consider the nomination of Jeff Iorg as the next EC president and CEO. 

S.C. pastor D.J. Horton to be nominated for SBC Pastors’ Conference president

MOORE, S.C. (BP) – A Spartanburg-area pastor will be nominated to serve as president of the 2025 Southern Baptist Convention’s Pastors Conference.

DR DIGEST: Texas, Oklahoma Baptists responding to fires in their own states

Texans on Mission serving in Panhandle; more on the way; Oklahoma DR responding to wildfires in that state.

Bible Study: Joy in suffering as Christ’s witnesses

Jesus commanded all His followers, from the birth of the church until now, to be witnesses of the salvation from sin that can be found in Him alone. But He never promised it would be easy.

Relationships drive Champion Forest’s support of urban churches

HOUSTON (BP) – Relationships drive Senior Pastor Jarrett Stephens of Houston’s multisite Champion Forest Baptist Church. Through his friendship with Detroit Pastor Torion Bridges, Stephens partners with a handful of pastors spreading the Gospel with few resources.

As Lahaina continues long road to recovery, SBDR volunteers played a key role along the way

MAUI, Hawaii – Yasushi Nemoto pastors Kahului Union Church on Maui on the opposite side of the island from Lahaina. As the fires started burning on August 8, 2023, Nemoto and others in Kahului were not completely aware of what was going on that day.