The Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton has been one of the movie locations for such films as Smokey and the Bandit and Stroker Ace. The 1.54-mile quad-oval track with a seating capacity of over 125,000 is one of the fastest tracks on the NASCAR circuit.
Brian Branam was enjoying his tenth year as pastor of Ridgecrest Baptist Church in Birmingham when he was first contacted by the pastor search team of Liberty Baptist Church in Dalton. Branam had led the Birmingham church to relocate their new site ten miles from the old facility in the eastern section of Alabama’s largest city.
It's a question that both haunts and drives Tom Elliff, the kind that sometimes wakes him in the middle of night. But IMB's president won't answer it until he dies, stands before the judgment seat of Christ, and hears it fall from the lips of his Savior: "What did you do with what I entrusted to you?"
Delegates to the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) May 23 approved new membership guidelines which open the ranks of the organization to homosexual members. Young men who openly claim to be homosexual may now participate as Scouts.
Discover Point Church is not your average, traditional Georgia Baptist congregation. In fact, Lead Pastor Philip Lehman stated, "Here at Discover Point, we don't have traditions – only fun, friendly people who love God."
I was watching the local news and there was a report on crime and neighborhood watch groups. The law enforcement official was stressing the importance of the statement that if you "see something then say something."
Maysville Baptist Church recently enjoyed the ministries of evangelist Jon Reed and Erica Branch at our Big Tent Event. It was more than just a revival; it was an intentional time of reaching people in our surrounding communities with the Gospel.
Are you aware that the founders of the Georgia Baptist Convention were Calvinists? Did you know that throughout the nineteenth century the consensus among Georgia Baptists was, you guessed it, Calvinism?
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Turner Bowman* walked into a jail cell as the door slammed behind him. He knew all too well the sounds, smells, and sights of captivity. "I was serving as a jail chaplain when God called me not just to a person in physical bondage, but a people in spiritual bondage," he said.
The face of Georgia is changing. No one knows that better than the Georgia Baptist Convention's Intercultural Church Planting and Missions Ministries team. State missionary Jerry Baker has been watching the change for 35 years.
It's graduation season, when bright young students must endure one final, mind-numbing lecture before collecting their degrees: the commencement address.
The Open Door By J. Robert White, Executive Director GBC Published May 30, 2013
I have had the joyous privilege of baptizing five of my nine grandchildren so far. I was thrilled this week when my daughter Kathy told me that her youngest daughter Hannah, age 8, was ready to talk to me about making her profession of faith and being baptized. I was overjoyed.