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  • Charles Stanley: photography an 'awesome opportunity'

    by Laura Erlanson, posted Friday, February 08, 2019 (14 days ago)

    Photo by Lauren Shelburne
    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Charles Stanley's journey into photography began decades ago with a borrowed camera he had no idea how to use.

    "I didn't have a camera, and I was going on a mission trip to Haiti," he told attendees at the 2019 Southeastern Photojournalism Conference. "My wife had the finest camera Kodak made in those days, and she said, 'Why don't you just take my camera?'"

    With some coaching from the man seated next to him on the plane to Haiti, he learned just enough for the trip.

    "I was there for about three weeks. I came home with the most incredible photos and didn't know what I was doing most of the time." Read More

  • Photojournalism conference to honor Charles Stanley

    by BP Staff, posted Friday, January 25, 2019 (28 days ago)

    Submitted photo
    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Charles Stanley will be honored for his use of photography in ministry during the Southeastern Photojournalism Conference Feb. 1-2 at the SBC Building in Nashville.

    Stanley, a former president of the Southern Baptist Convention, is the longtime senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Atlanta, founder of In Touch Ministries and an accomplished photographer.

    Stanley's photography is "an inspiration, and his use of the visual image to share the Gospel has impacted so many people," said conference director Bob Carey, a former president of the National Press Photographers Association. Read More

  • SBC DIGEST: Charles Stanley succession plan at First Baptist Atlanta; SBC This Week's #MyLottieStory videos; Kay Coles James to address Rose Day pro-life rally

    by Christian Index, Baptist Messenger & BP Staff, posted Wednesday, December 13, 2017 (one year ago)

    Photo courtesy of First Baptist Atlanta
    ATLANTA (BP) -- First Baptist Church in Atlanta approved a succession plan presented by senior pastor Charles Stanley in both morning services on Dec. 10, formally naming the church's senior associate pastor, Anthony George, as Stanley's future successor.

    Although the succession plan does not include a fixed date, it does officially provide for the transition to George "at such time in the future, known only to God," when Stanley, 85, ceases to be First Baptist's senior pastor, according to a report in The Christian Index, newsjournal of the Georgia Baptist Convention. Read More

  • Stanley's expansive In Touch Ministries reaching globe

    by Gerald Harris/Georgia Christian Index, posted Wednesday, January 11, 2017 (2 years ago)

    IN TOUCH/Special
    ATLANTA (BP) -- When pastor Charles Stanley launched "The Chapel Hour" in 1972 on Atlanta-area television stations, he probably never dreamed that 45 years later his ministry would become so expansive that it would cover most of the earth.

    Many may contend that few people have had the impact upon the world for good and for God like the pastor of Atlanta's First Baptist Church and the founder and president of In Touch Ministries. Read More