Howard and Gladys Giddens never had children of their own, but loved, nurtured, and cared for countless “children” through the years. Jimmy Elder, pastor of First Baptist Church in Columbus, refers to him as his “father in the faith.”
The 2007 Literacy Missions Conference will be held Oct. 26-28 at the Georgia Baptist Conference Center in Toccoa. The meeting will begin at 1 p.m. on Friday and conclude at the same time on Sunday. The annual event is a time of instruction, fellowship, and inspiration for both the newcomer seeking initial training and veteran seeking refresher courses.
Bobby Welch, during a recent overseas trip as SBC Executive Committee strategist for global evangelical relations, said his heart was moved to see how Southern Baptists are connected through the Cooperative Program to what God is doing around the world.
The annual breakfast meeting of the Georgia Baptist Retired Ministers, Missionaries, and Spouses Fellowship will be held in the Fellowship Hall of Warren Baptist Church in Augusta at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 13.
Only the second president in the North American Mission Board’s 10-year existence, Geoff Hammond – along with 125 new missionaries and seven chaplains – was charged and commissioned during ceremonies at Eagles Landing First Baptist Church here Oct. 8.
Singing is an integral part of a church service, but the hymns and worship songs are much more than words and music. They are teaching tools that help a group of believers grow in their relationship with Christ and His church.
J. Robert White, executive director for the Georgia Baptist Convention, shared some pertinent information with the GBC staff at a recent meeting of Convention employees. Index Editor Gerald Harris thought much of what the executive director shared would be good for all Georgia Baptists to hear and the following interview provided the forum for White to share that information.
NAMB President Geoff Hammond, just concluding his sixth month as head of the North American Mission Board, unveiled his Dream Team of upper level management during the Oct. 9-10 Board of trustees meeting.
One name is synonymous with evangelism at Southwestern Seminary: Roy Fish. The seminary designated Oct. 10 as “Roy Fish Day” and honored the distinguished professor emeritus in chapel and at a reception in his honor.
Four months after nine local firefighters were killed in a furniture store blaze, members of Charleston Baptist Church honored emergency responders with special services featuring a guest speaker who knows what it’s like to lay his life on the line to save others.
The Open Door By J. Robert White, Executive Director, GBC Published October 25, 2007
Who will win this Eskimo child to faith in Christ? Sitting atop her Daddy’s four-wheeler alongside the Kobuk River where she lives in Ambler, Alaska, this Eskimo child is one of a population of 307 in this remote village of North Alaska. If she comes to faith in Christ it will likely be through the ministry of a Georgia Baptist couple, Paul and Glenda Worsham.