The North American Mission Board conducted the largest commissioning service in its history when 144 missionaries and chaplains were sent forth Feb. 22 at First Baptist Church in Rincon, about 20 miles north of Savannah.
Marvin Renslow, the pilot of a commuter plane that crashed Feb. 12, left a "wonderful legacy" as his family's spiritual leader, Alan Burner, an associate pastor at First Baptist Church in Lutz, told the Florida Baptist Witness, newsjournal of the Florida Baptist Convention.
Keith and Shirley Fordham and Joe and Kim Stanley responded to the call for help from pastor Joey Rainwater of Campbellton Baptist Church in Fairburn. Joey needed some full-time evangelists to help his church get out of a baptismal slump.
Focus on the Family founder James Dobson has resigned as chairman of the Colorado ministry he started 32 years ago, but will continue to host his daily radio broadcast and is expected to stay involved in national politics.
Maverick with a purpose Troup's McCollough honored as associational missionary of the year By Sherri Brown, Special to the Index Published March 12, 2009
Aaron McCollough, director of the Troup Baptist Association, was recently named associational missionary of the year by the Georgia Baptist Convention.
Larry Wynn, pastor of Hebron Baptist Church in Dacula, has informed The Christian Index that he intends to nominate Dan Spencer as president of the Georgia Baptist Convention at the annual meeting at First Baptist Church Woodstock in November.
The third annual Ethnic Update Conference attracted nearly 60 ethnic pastors, leaders, and spouses from across the state to the Baptist Missions and Ministry Center on March 5-6. Representatives from Burndi, Hispanic, Arabic, Deaf, Romanian, Russian, Slavic, and Brazilian congregations attended.
A bill that would drastically expand federal funding for embryonic stem cell research has been re-introduced in the Senate, but British and Canadian researchers announced a scientific breakthrough March 2 that could change the course of stem cell research and eventually make the ethical debate moot.
For years travelers on the way to Savannah have passed under the Michael Guido Bridge. Had they pulled off I-16 into this small south Georgia town, they could also have visited Guido Gardens and taken note of the water tower inscribed with "Home of the Sower."
Southern Baptist Disaster Relief staff and volunteers had barely closed the books on 2008's myriad of natural disasters when January's ice storms across America's midsection kicked 2009 off to a fast start.
"Theresa Thompson was a dedicated young woman with an incredible passion for the nations," Golden Gate Seminary President Jeff Iorg said as he presented her parents, Gene and Marilyn Thompson, and her sister, Sheila Wilbanks, with a commemorative plaque Feb. 14 announcing the Theresa Thompson Endowed Scholarship for Career Missions.
Churches that purchase a movie license for the film "Fireproof" between now and the end of March can get a 10 percent discount thanks to a partnership between Outreach, Inc., and the North American Mission Board.
Year-to-date contributions through the Southern Baptist Convention's Cooperative Program are 3.27 percent below the same time frame last year, according to a news release from SBC Executive Committee President and Chief Executive Officer Morris H. Chapman.
This is in response to your article dated Feb. 26th concerning how evangelist Ronnie Hill gave away a new Chrysler 300 LX in a gospel raffle to a Methodist woman who, along with 10,300 others, took the time to sign up for the raffle by listening to Hillís online three-minute evangelistic presentation.