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

    by Diana Chandler, posted Tuesday, February 21, 2017 (7 days 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 (12 days 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 (2 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

  • Gaines: 10 things Christians can do after election

    by Lonnie Wilkey/Baptist and Reflector, posted Monday, November 14, 2016 (3 months ago)

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    SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (BP) -- Following the recent election of a new U.S. president, Southern Baptist Convention leader Steve Gaines challenged American Christians to once again ask, "What can I do for my country?"

    In his Nov. 13 message to Tennessee Baptists, Gaines shared a well-known quote from John F. Kennedy's inaugural address in January of 1961: "Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country?" An estimated 1,600 Tennessee Baptists from across the state gathered Nov. 13 at the Sevierville Convention Center for a worship service on the opening night of their annual ... Read More

  • After election: The Christian response

    by Steve Gaines, posted Wednesday, November 09, 2016 (3 months ago)

    Southern Baptist Convention leaders Steve Gaines and Frank S. Page issued separate articles on how Christians should respond to the Nov. 8 presidential election. "The world is watching us," Gaines writes. "May they see Jesus in us." Read More

  • Gaines to EC: SBC needs 'renewal from heaven'

    by David Roach, posted Tuesday, September 20, 2016 (5 months ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Spiritual awakening, soul winning and stewardship will be the three-pronged emphasis of Steve Gaines' Southern Baptist Convention presidency, he told the SBC Executive Committee Monday (Sept. 19).

    Addressing the EC via video because of a scheduling conflict, Gaines said America's morally deteriorating culture evidences the need for revival and awakening. He asked Southern Baptists to pray for revival using Psalm 85:6 and Habakkuk 3:2 as prompts. Read More

  • Gaines: Election rhetoric can inhibit evangelism

    by David Roach, posted Wednesday, September 14, 2016 (5 months ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Conviction and kindness are the prescription of Southern Baptist leaders for the final eight weeks of the U.S. presidential campaign.

    With early voting by mail having begun in North Carolina and in-person early voting slated to begin in three states next week, Southern Baptist Convention President Steve Gaines, Dallas pastor Robert Jeffress, Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. and Cedarville University President Thomas White are among those to weigh in with ethical and spiritual advice for voters. Read More

  • Violence brings cry for 'true way of our Lord'

    by Diana Chandler, posted Friday, July 08, 2016 (7 months ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- The collision of fear and mistrust has driven the violence upon violence that killed two black civilians and five police officers in three separate states in as many days, Southern Baptist pastor Lee Wesley told Baptist Press.

    "There is a fear on the part of police officers when they go into the black community, and that fear heightens their approach to these problems," said Wesley, whose pastorate Community Bible Baptist Church is in Baton Rouge, La., where two white police officers pinned Alton Sterling nearly immobile and shot him dead in a parking lot early July 5. Sterling, 37, had been accused by a 911 caller of displaying a gun while selling CDs outside a convenience store. Read More

  • Bellevue sings of 'King' on Fox, Carnegie Hall

    by Diana Chandler, posted Monday, June 20, 2016 (8 months ago)

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    NEW YORK (BP) -- The choir from newly elected Southern Baptist Convention President Steve Gaines' pastorate sang the Gospel alongside Elvis hits in New York's Times Square on Fox TV today (June 20) in advance of their concert tonight at Carnegie Hall.

    An Elvis impersonator with the choir said the Memphis, Tenn., group loves to sing of "the King." Read More