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  • Prioritize prayer, Gaines says in SBTS chapel message

    by Annie Corser, posted Thursday, April 13, 2017 (10 days ago)

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    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- Southern Baptists should prioritize prayer for unity and evangelism, Southern Baptist Convention President Steve Gaines said in a chapel message at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary setting forth key aspects of prayer.

    "I'm praying that the priority of the Southern Baptist Convention ... will become literally a house of prayer," Gaines said. "I'm praying that when people think about the Southern Baptist Convention the very first thing they will think of is this: That's the group of folks, those are the folks that pray." Read More

  • Gaines names 2017 Committee on Committees

    by BP Staff, posted Thursday, April 13, 2017 (10 days ago)

    PHOENIX (BP) -- Appointments to the Southern Baptist Convention's Committee on Committees have been announced by SBC President Steve Gaines, pastor of Memphis-area Bellevue Baptist Church in Cordova, Tenn. Read More

  • TRUSTEES: Steve Gaines named SBTS visiting professor

    by Andrew J.W. Smith, posted Wednesday, April 12, 2017 (11 days ago)

    Trustees of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary unanimously approved the installation of Southern Baptist Convention President Steve Gaines to a visiting professorship during their April 10 meeting. Read More

  • Strike on Syria called 'just,' prayer urged

    by David Roach, posted Friday, April 07, 2017 (16 days ago)

    Screen capture from U.S. Department of Defense
    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Following a U.S. missile strike against Syria, Southern Baptists pledged prayer and claimed the action was appropriate retribution for deadly chemical attacks allegedly carried out by the Syrian military.

    Southern Baptist Convention President Steve Gaines said he "completely support[s]" President Trump's authorization of the attack. Former U.S. Army Chief of Chaplains Douglas Carver said the strike "met the 'just war' criteria for military actions." Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission ... Read More

  • ERLC 'unity' statement praised by Gaines, Graham

    by David Roach, posted Tuesday, March 21, 2017 (one month ago)

    BP file photo by Bill Bangham
    NASHVILLE (BP) -- An extended statement by Russell Moore and the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission executive committee, "Seeking Unity in the Southern Baptist Convention," has drawn praise from SBC President Steve Gaines and former SBC President Jack Graham among others.

    Meanwhile, Christian worldview analyst John Stonestreet said in a radio interview that controversy surrounding Moore, the ERLC's president, gives Southern Baptists an opportunity to "model what it looks like to have deeply held differences ... on political issues" yet "keep the main things the main things and move forward in a way that improves the reputation of the Gospel." Read More

  • Bellevue reaches $1M in Cooperative Program gifts

    by Lonnie Wilkey/Baptist and Reflector, posted Tuesday, March 14, 2017 (one month ago)

    BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (BP) -- Bellevue Baptist Church has become the first church in the Tennessee Baptist Convention to send $1 million through the Cooperative Program over a 12-month period.

    In early March, the Tennessee Baptist Mission Board received a check for $83,333 that brought Bellevue's total giving through the Cooperative Program to $1 million since last April 2016. Read More

  • Gaines at rally: Evangelism should be priority

    by Nathan Handley, posted Tuesday, March 07, 2017 (one month ago)

    Photo by Kristi Woody
    JACKSON, Tenn. (BP) -- Evangelism should be the priority of every Christian, Southern Baptist Convention President Steve Gaines said at the March 5 West Tennessee Evangelism Rally.

    "Heaven and hell are looming in the balance, and that's a lot more important than anything else," Gaines, pastor at Bellevue Baptist Church in Memphis, told those gathered at Union University in Jackson, Tenn.

    Gaines was the featured preacher at the rally, sponsored by Union and the ... Read More

  • Singing 'Down on My Knees,' Gaines exhorts SBC to pray

    by Diana Chandler, posted Tuesday, February 21, 2017 (2 months ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- In Nashville all of 24 hours while his wife Donna was home in Memphis, Southern Baptist Convention President Steve Gaines had already spoken with her four times, he said, because he loves her and simply loves to hear her voice.

    The conversations with his wife served as an analogy to encourage Southern Baptists to talk with God and tell others about our Savior, the theme of his sermon on the first evening of the SBC Executive Committee meeting in Nashville Feb. 20-21. Read More

  • Gaines Q&A: from Trump to prayer for revival

    by Joe Westbury/Georgia Christian Index, posted Thursday, February 16, 2017 (2 months ago)

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    ONTARIO, Calif. (BP) -- Southern Baptist Convention President Steve Gaines discussed a range of topics of interest to Baptists in a question-and-answer session with state Baptist paper editors during their Feb. 14-16 annual meeting in Ontario, Calif.

    The discussion covered President Donald Trump's first 25 days in office including the refugee crisis; controversial comments by Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission president Russell Moore during the election; churches tithing 10 percent to the Cooperative Program and state conventions splitting their CP receipts 50/50 with national entities; Millennials and the future of the convention; and the future of the nation. Read More

  • 2016: Hatmaker, SBC election, wildfires among BP's most-read stories

    by Shawn Hendricks, posted Wednesday, December 28, 2016 (3 months ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- It was a year of unexpected election outcomes, race-related violence, ongoing global terrorism and natural disasters. It also was another year of controversial comments and consequences.

    In 2016, the most-read Baptist Press story was one about a popular author and speaker who sparked a firestorm for statements she made in an interview about gay marriage.

    This year's list of stories, compiled by the web-traffic tracker Google Analytics, also includes coverage of a tragic highway crash that took the lives of a young missionary ... Read More