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  • AVANCE: Jimmy Draper says unity evidences the Gospel

    by Keila Diaz, posted Tuesday, June 12, 2018 (10 days ago)

    Photo by Samuelle Grove
    DALLAS (BP) -- AVANCE 2018 welcomed nearly 100 pastors and their wives as well as church leaders and planters for a night of fellowship, networking and prayer.

    AVANCE, held in conjunction with the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting, is a partnership of LifeWay Christian Resources, the International Mission Board, the North American Mission Board, GuideStone Financial Resources and the SBC Executive Committee.

    Ramon Osorio, Hispanic church planting catalyst with the North American Mission Board, opened the evening with several prayer sessions. Read More

  • Jimmy Draper named Executive Committee ambassador

    by Art Toalston, posted Monday, April 09, 2018 (2 months ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Jimmy Draper, former president of the Southern Baptist Convention and president emeritus of LifeWay Christian Resources, has been named "EC Ambassador" by D. August Boto, interim president of the SBC Executive Committee.

    Draper, who has maintained an active speaking schedule since retiring from LifeWay in 2006, is "someone for whom no introduction or explanation need be given," Boto said in an April 9 announcement. "He is someone whom involved Southern Baptists all across our nation would immediately recognize and trust." Read More

  • Draper, Vines support pastors' counsel to Trump

    by Diana Chandler, posted Friday, July 01, 2016 (one year ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) –- Uphold love and unity in conduct and conversations regarding the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, former Southern Baptist Convention presidents Jimmy Draper and Jerry Vines urged in an open letter to Southern Baptists.

    Negative reactions to the attendance of several noted Southern Baptists at a June 21 New York meeting of 1,000 evangelical leaders with Donald Trump precipitated the letter, the two wrote. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: The true measure of success

    by Jimmy Draper, posted Thursday, July 09, 2015 (2 years ago)

    Most of God's faithful servants over the centuries have been unknown, Jimmy Draper, president emeritus of LifeWay Christian Resources, writes. God sees real success as not "in what we do for Him," Draper notes, "but in confidence in what He has done and is doing for us." Read More

  • Missions fuels Jimmy Draper scholarship recipient

    by Aaron Earls, posted Wednesday, May 20, 2015 (3 years ago)

    Photo provided by LifeWay
    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Not long after LifeWay Christian Stores associate Anna Dible began asking customers if they would like to purchase a Bible to send to South Asia, she asked God a question as well: "Can I go?"

    Dible believes God called her to go and used her selection as the recipient of LifeWay's Jimmy Draper Mission Scholarship to make it possible. Read More