Johnny Hunt, pastor of First Baptist Church in Woodstock and immediate past president of the Southern Baptist Convention, has extended his leave of absence from the church through mid-September, citing physical and emotional exhaustion.
Sweat rolls down Todd Riddle's* bald head as he thumbs through the mountain of cash heaped on his dining room table. Wrapped in cheap, plastic bags, the money is being prepped for a transfer at a crumbling airstrip in the middle of nowhere in North Africa.
Several members of High Hill Baptist Church heard the heavy popping of a car's muffler at about a quarter 'til noon on June 27. Still, they thought nothing of it. After all, this was an area where people still routinely leave doors to cars and churches unlocked.
Several teams of students from Baptist Collegiate Ministries around the state took part in evangelism opportunities in Haiti's capital city months after the devastating earthquake there.
Barry McCarty The stranger among us is a wonderful friend of Southern Baptists By J. Gerald Harris, Editor Published August 26, 2010
If a connoisseur of church architecture launched out in search of the most beautiful worship facility in Georgia he/she just might want to include Peachtree Christian Church in Midtown Atlanta as one of the churches on a must-see list.
When it comes to religious freedom, people of the Muslim faith have the right to build mosques in America that are convenient to their communities under local standards, Richard Land told Warren Olney, host of Public Radio International's "To the Point" radio broadcast Aug. 11.
Not ready to rock At an age when many settle for a chair on a porch, this senior is By Scott Barkley, Production Editor Published August 26, 2010
Finishing up her Master of Divinity degree at New Orleans Seminary in 1996, Margaret Burks admits the toughest class her final semester had nothing to do with theology or ministry methodology, but athletics.
Great Expectations - an online Sunday School training event broadcast during Sunday School Week at LifeWay Ridgecrest Conference Center - drew an estimated viewership of 10,000-12,000 people around the world, according to Bruce Raley, LifeWay's director of leadership and evangelism training and events, who co-hosted the event sponsored by LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention.
SBC registration secretary Jim Wells has released official registration figures for the 2010 Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Orlando, confirming earlier unofficial results showing a boost in registered messengers compared to 2009.
Year-to-date contributions through the Southern Baptist Convention's Cooperative Program are 3.08 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.
The messengers of the Southern Baptist Convention in Orlando adopted the Great Commission Task Force Recommendations by what was interpreted as a considerable margin. While most are rejoicing over that decision, others are anxious to see how the recommendations will be implemented and what the SBC will look like in the next decade.
A man who is like a spiritual father to me began what he called a "family altar" with his wife before they were married, and has faithfully continued the practice through the arrival of children and grandchildren for more than 50 years.
The Open Door By J. Robert White, Executive Director GBC Published August 26, 2010
Every September Georgia Baptists receive a very important offering, our State Missions Offering.
We hear about churches that mistreat their pastor in so many ways, and it causes us to feel indifferent toward them. However I want to share with you about a church that truly walked another mile for their pastor.