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  • Gaines calls for 21-day fast before Phoenix SBC

    by David Roach, posted Thursday, May 18, 2017 (9 days ago)

    PHOENIX (BP) -- Southern Baptist Convention President Steve Gaines has called Southern Baptists to 21 days of prayer and fasting leading up to the SBC annual meeting in Phoenix.

    The fast will begin May 23 and end June 12, the day preceding the June 13-14 SBC annual meeting, Gaines announced today (May 18) in a written call to prayer. He defined fasting as "doing without something in order to focus more attention on the Lord Jesus and His Kingdom," adding that "prayer and fasting are essentials in the Christian life." Read More

  • GAINES: 'A prayer for America'

    by Steve Gaines, posted Thursday, May 04, 2017 (23 days ago)

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    SBC president Steve Gaines offers prayer for America on National Day of Prayer. "We know that God answers the faith-filled, frequent, fervent prayers of His people," Gaines writes. "As Southern Baptists, we believe that we should pray and ask God to bless our nation and its leaders." Read More

  • Prioritize prayer, Gaines says in SBTS chapel message

    by Annie Corser, posted Thursday, April 13, 2017 (one month 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 (one month 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 (one month 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 (one month ago)

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    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 (2 months ago)

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    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 (2 months 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 (2 months ago)

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    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